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Walter Mazzarri hails Napoli’s “memorable 2011 that was beyond our rosiest expectations. We proved we belong in the Champions League.”
Italian international Mario Balotelli deserves “a kick on the a***” for smoking, says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
Andrea Pirlo looks forward to a great 2012 for himself and Juventus. “Our hunger is growing, victory after victory.”
It’s reported Udinese have agreed a deal for ex-Chievo midfielder Gelson Fernandes to arrive in January.
It is increasingly likely Inter will loan out Luc Castaignos in January, as Bologna join the list of potential clubs.
Bortolo Mutti is confident he can turn Palermo around in 2012. “It has been a positive start and I can’t wait to start training intensively.”
Martin Caceres “has Juventus in his destiny and will be a warrior for Antonio Conte,” said the Sevilla talent’s agent.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis looks back on “a year of great growth and excellent results” ahead of Napoli’s 2012 gift Eduardo Vargas.
Antonio Conte “could not have imagined being top of the table” going into 2012, as his Juventus plan is progressing much quicker than expected.
As Alberto Gilardino prepares to join Genoa, Amauri admits he’d love to be his replacement at Fiorentina. “I’d accept with great enthusiasm.”
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda is “95 per cent” certain to join Queens Park Rangers from Manchester United next month.
It is reported Milan will sacrifice Alexandre Pato to PSG so they can sign Carlos Tevez, then Mario Balotelli in July.
Francesco Guidolin hopes 2012 will bring more of the same for Udinese, “so we can keep the fans dreaming.”
Leonardo Bonucci looks forward to a great 2012 from the camp in Dubai. “Now they all fear Juventus. The future depends only on us.”
Mariano Andujar “has played his final game for Catania,” confirmed general manager Pietro Lo Monaco following a huge row.
The nominations for the Oscar del Calcio have been announced, including Claudio Marchisio, Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Di Natale.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
As Juventus and Roma conclude negotiations on the loan transfer of striker Marco Borriello, reports indicate they will also open talks on David Pizarro.
Napoli’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon has dampened reports that the club are going to bring any more players in during the January transfer window.
Roma are reportedly set to have a new shareholder in the form of American Basketball star Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics.
Former Parma, Juventus and Milan tactician Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new Coach of Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
Alberto Gilardino has given his first reaction to his anticipated January transfer from Fiorentina to Genoa.
Stefano Pioli is confident Bologna can avoid relegation this season and admitted that there is likely to be some transfer activity in January.
Giovanni Trapattoni has reflected on Cristiano Doni’s latest alleged involvement in a betting scandal to hit Italy.
Claudio Ranieri has reflected on the difficult start to life at Inter this season and offered comment on a number of interesting topics.
Alberto Aquilani has given his verdict on the reported animosity between Alexandre Pato and Massimiliano Allegri.
Mauro Zarate’s days at Inter look to be numbered, with reports indicating that the club are not interested in making permanent his loan deal.
Roberto Mancini has given the strongest indication yet that Manchester City will make an approach for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
Antonio Cassano has revealed that in the moment he discovered that he needed heart surgery, playing football was farthest from his mind.
Napoli are being linked with a move for a second South American talent in the coming transfer window, Argentina international Claudio Yacob.
Fabio Capello has hit out at youth policies in both England and Italy and called for an end to the ‘stealing of talent’ from other countries.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has praised Roberto Mancini’s handling of his client and suggested that former Inter Coach Jose Mourinho ‘never believed in his talent’.
January transfer target to many clubs, Lazio’s Libor Kozak has been dealt a blow with the news that he has been ruled out of action for 10 days.
Alberto Gilardino will reportedly move a step closer to completing his move from Fiorentina to Genoa today as he undertakes a medical at Marassi.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.

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