NEWS

Chievo have Paul-Jose Mpoku back as they host on-form Napoli on Sunday night.
Gian Piero Gasperini was furious with Genoa after a 2-0 defeat at Empoli. “We threw in the towel. It’s unacceptable.”
Marco Giampaolo hailed an “important victory” over Genoa and Empoli’s smart work on the transfer market.
Carlos Bacca and Andrea Bertolacci are in the Milan squad to face Sassuolo, but Mario Balotelli is still out.
Emanuele Giaccherini gets his first start as bottom of the table Bologna visit Serie A new boys Carpi.
Crotone are still top after conquering Ascoli, while Cesena and Bari stall, Cagliari and Livorno climb, Perugia win the Umbria derby.
Empoli ended Genoa’s revival with a comfortable 2-0 win, as Rade Krunic and Piotr Zielinski broke Serie A ducks.
Edy Reja assured Atalanta “are ready and have what it takes to trouble even a side like Juventus.”
Stefano Pioli wants Lazio’s eighth straight home win against Torino, but sniped at Ravel Morrison.
Cesare Prandelli said he’s ready to get back to work, but “preferred not to comment” on Bologna links.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has “absolute faith” in Sinisa Mihajlovic and joked he’s the exorcist they need.
Torino have an injury crisis against Lazio on Sunday, but call up new buy Vasyl Pryima.
Max Allegri prepares Juventus for Atalanta and hits back at a “trial by media” over Paulo Dybala.
Empoli and Genoa open Serie A Week 9 with Massimo Maccarone against Manchester City-owned Oliver Ntcham.
Paul Pogba “chose to stay at Juventus and is still convinced of that choice. There’s no Barcelona deal,” said his agent.
Rudi Garcia expects “an exciting and entertaining” top of the table clash between Roma and Fiorentina.
Fabio Cannavaro has a new job as Coach of Al Nassr FC, the reigning champions of Saudi Arabia.
Sinisa Mihajlovic admits Mario Balotelli’s injury is “more serious than expected” and his Milan bench is precarious.
Paulo Sousa admires Roma and told Fiorentina fans they can hurt Mohamed Salah “with indifference.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic said if he can’t fix Milan’s problems, “then they need to call an exorcist!”
Rolando Maran sees Napoli as “the toughest team to face right now, but Chievo can cause them problems.”
Inter are reportedly ready to drop Adem Ljajic and go for Real Sociedad attacking winger Carlos Vela.
Pepe Reina believes Napoli can win the Scudetto under Maurizio Sarri. “He got us in the heart and the brain.”
Carlo Ancelotti tips Roma for the Scudetto, PSG for the Champions League, Manchester City the Premier League and France at Euro 2016.
Carlo Ancelotti backs Sinisa Mihajlovic to succeed and reveals he’d “only return to Serie A for Milan or Roma.”
Daniele De Rossi is in doubt for Roma’s Scudetto showdown with Fiorentina tomorrow.
Fiorentina are being linked with a potential January swoop for Chelsea loan flop Radamel Falcao.
Napoli look to have finally resolved their stadium woes after striking a two-year deal with the local council.
Palermo boss Beppe Iachini gave Mauro Icardi his senior debut, but hopes the Inter striker won’t be on target tonight.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi will reportedly visit the squad and under-fire Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic ahead of the Sassuolo game.
Pescara beat Pro Vercelli to temporarily go into fourth place, while Novara conquered Vicenza.
There are three Serie A fixtures today, including Inter’s visit to Palermo, before Milan-Sassuolo, Chievo-Napoli and top of the table clash Fiorentina-Roma.
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Juventus have met the agent of Paris Saint-Germain striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, though the high cost makes the deal difficult.
Cristiano Zanetti believes Roma and Fiorentina are equal teams, and the game will be decided by free kicks and counters.