Pandev: No issues with Benitez
Former Napoli player Goran Pandev believes his old club can still lift the Scudetto, whilst he asserts there is no issue with Rafa Benitez.
Ausilio cautious on Juve dealings
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has admitted he’d prefer not to do business with Juventus.
Cana: We came to play football
Lazio defender Lorik Cana has spoken about the dramatic scenes during last night’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.
Essien: Inzaghi like Ancelotti
Michael Essien has praised Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi, comparing him to former Rossonero and current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Napoli eye Johnson, Milner
Reports in England are that Napoli are preparing mid-season moves for Liverpool’s Glen Johnson and Manchester City’s James Milner.
Allegri: There is no Vidal case
Max Allegri says there is no case with Arturo Vidal, whilst it is too early to suggest the title race is only between Juventus and Roma.
‘Everyone says calcio sucks, but…’
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has hit out Italy’s negative mindset with domestic football: “Everyone says Italian football sucks.”
Ausilio backs Mazzarri
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has thrown his backing behind Coach Walter Mazzarri, despite a disappointing start to the season.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Tavecchio: Azzurrini to the top
Carlo Tavecchio is confident that Italy’s current crop of Under-21 starlets will make the transition into the senior team.
Platini: TV replays bad for game
UEFA President Michel Platini has laughed off Juventus-Roma controversy, but is sternly against television replays assisting match officials.
Ucan staying at Roma - agent
The agent of Salih Ucan has quashed suggestions that his client could be heading out of Roma in January.
Rugani ‘harbours Juve hopes’
Daniele Rugani admits he hopes to one day challenge for a spot at Juventus, but that focus right now is on Empoli.
Zamp: Iachini a son to me
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has offered his unconditional backing to Beppe Iachini, claiming the incumbent Coach is ‘like a son’ to him.
‘Honda didn’t change, Milan did’
The brother of Keisuke Honda has put the Japanese midfielder’s recent good form down to an improved Milan under Pippo Inzaghi.
‘Another Inter will face Napoli’
Piero Ausilio has warned Napoli that they ‘will see another Inter’ when the two clubs meet at the Giuseppe Meazza this Sunday.
Brozovic agent coy on Inter move
The agent of reported Inter target Marcelo Brozovic has refused to be drawn on whether his client will move to San Siro in January.
Casarin: Nicchi defending indefensible
Former referee Paolo Casarin has criticised the President of the Italian Referees’ Association after his defence of Gianluca Rocchi.
Reina: Always grateful to Napoli
Pepe Reina has explained that he ‘waited for the best opportunity’ this summer before choosing Bayern Munich, but says he’s grateful to Napoli.
Koulibaly: Thuram my inspiration
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says that he hopes to one day emulate former Parma and Juventus man Lilian Thuram.
Conte congratulates Under-21s
Antonio Conte has offered his congratulations to Luigi Di Biagio’s Under-21 side for qualifying for the European Championship finals next summer.
Italy confirm Albania date
Italy have confirmed that they will play Albania, most likely at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on November 18, just two days after facing Croatia.
Conte: Glass not half-empty
Antonio Conte has expressed his satisfaction with Italy’s work so far and hit out at those criticising his team already.
Di Biagio: Qualification great, but…
Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
U21s: Italy advance to Euros
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Gomez increasing workload, Rossi…
Fiorentina have provided an update on the condition of the likes of Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Gomez and Marko Marin.
Trap: I won’t criticise Conte
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
‘Ucan could leave on loan’
The agent of Roma midfielder Salih Ucan admits he’s in the dark over a potential loan move for his client, but it remains a ‘possibility’.
Inter target ‘new Nedved’
Inter could make a move for Sparta Prague winger Ladislav Krejci, dubbed ‘the new Nedved’ according to reports.
Albertazzi: Verona tough to beat
Michelangelo Albertazzi has enthused at life at Milan under Pippo Inzaghi, and also offers the inside track on weekend opponents Verona.
Callejon still believes in Scudetto
Jose Callejon believes Napoli are still in the hunt for the Scudetto despite their poor start to the season.
Iturbe likely to miss Chievo
Winger Juan Manuel Iturbe looks likely to be the key absence for Roma’s fixture with Chievo on Saturday.
Milan have Menez doubt
Milan could be without Jeremy Menez for their weekend trip to face Hellas Verona, but Diego Lopez is back training with the group.
Argentina open to Tevez
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe that for November’s international fixtures, Carlos Tevez will finally be recalled to the Argentina squad.
New Bologna eye Mancini?
Bologna’s prospective new owners are being linked with an audacious move to bring in Roberto Mancini as Coach.
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