NEWS

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has labelled Alexandre Pato as a ‘problem’ on the eve of the game against Juventus.
Juventus’ 3-0 win over Chelsea in midweek was the best performance since Antonio Conte took charge, says Giorgio Chiellini.
Dejan Stankovic and Cristian Chivu took part in Inter training on Friday as they continue their lengthy rehabilitation from injury.
Milan are reportedly considering showing Christian Abbiati the door at the end of the season once his contract expires.
Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini has offered boss Gian Piero Gasperini some advice. “Fabrizio Miccoli and Paulo Dybala can co-exist.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has thanked Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri for believing in his qualities after a goal-packed start to the season.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has a defensive headache ahead of the game at Milan on Sunday after Leonardo Bonucci was hit by illness.
Roma hot-shot Pablo Daniel Osvaldo took no part in training on Friday because of illness.
Barcelona’s young winger Cristian Tello could be of interest to Milan once the January transfer window opens.
Inter are hopeful that Andrea Ranocchia will be fully fit to take on Parma in Serie A on Monday evening.
Leonardo Bonucci has outlined that the 17-point gap between Juventus and Milan means nothing ahead of their meeting on Sunday.
Milan will reportedly consider loaning Alexandre Pato to another club in January, while the Brazilian will miss the Juventus game.
Vincent Candela has urged former club Roma to give summer signing Mattia Destro a regular place in the starting line-up.
Genoa sporting director Rino Foschi is refusing to comment on his club’s alleged interest in Juventus’ Simone Padoin.
Edinson Cavani has told Napoli to not bother with buying a new striker during the January transfer window.
Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi expects to be contacted by Milan regarding a possible bid for Angelo Ogbonna.
Italian champions Juventus are reportedly ready to tighten their grip on Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri hailed Napoli for progressing to the Europa League knockouts despite playing on a dismal pitch against AIK.
Edinson Cavani converted a last-gasp penalty to give 10-man Napoli a 2-1 win away to AIK and qualify for the Europa League knockouts.
The attack on Tottenham fans in Rome has taken on a new light, as so far the two hooligans arrested have been identified as Roma ultras rather than Lazio.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas praised Lazio for their performance that “put us under serious pressure.”
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was decisive in Rome and felt a draw was valuable “as Lazio are a great team.”
Vladimir Petkovic felt Lazio did enough to deserve victory against Tottenham and was glad to meet Paul Gascoigne too.
Francesco Guidolin sadly said goodbye to Udinese’s second European competition of the season and lost Dusan Basta to injury.
Lazio forced Hugo Lloris into a series of saves, hit the woodwork and wasted numerous chances, but a 0-0 draw with Tottenham is enough to see them qualify.
Anzhi manager Guus Hiddink has refused to confirm or deny talks for Inter’s Wesley Sneijder. “Ask him what he intends to do.”
Andrea Stramaccioni insists he is “happy to have given so many youngsters their debut” despite Inter’s 3-0 defeat to Rubin Kazan.
Milan have released a statement assuring Alexandre Pato only picked up a knock against Anderlecht and “tests did not show muscular lesions.”
Edinson Cavani and Eduardo Vargas lead Napoli’s attempts to qualify in tonight’s Europa League trip to AIK.
Udinese are out of the Europa League after Anzhi left it late to net twice in a 2-0 victory in Moscow and Willians was sent off. The Russians are now through to the knock-out stage.
Inter paid the price for fielding an inexperienced second-string side and were beaten 3-0 by Rubin Kazan, though Rodrigo Palacio hit the woodwork.
Paul Gascoigne has been given a hero’s welcome at the Stadio Olimpico, as his former clubs Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur face off this evening.
Lazio look to Libor Kozak, Stefano Mauri and Hernanes as they welcome Gareth Bale’s Tottenham to the Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio have released a statement suggesting there is “absolutely no foundation” behind reports the attack on Tottenham fans was by their ultras.

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