NEWS

Eusebio Di Francesco said Sassuolo are “enjoying ourselves” in the top four and take that enthusiasm to Empoli.
Stefano Pioli wants a “positive” Lazio in the local derby with Frosinone and put last season behind them.
Roberto Mancini hit back at Inter critics after an “absurd” 4-1 defeat and is worried about Sampdoria’s strikers.
Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he was close to the Napoli job, but Maurizio Sarri is a better fit.
Sinisa Mihajlovic admires Napoli, but warns Milan “have identified their weaknesses.”
Juventus host Bologna with Roberto Pereyra a new addition to the absentee list.
Miralem Pjanic is in the Roma squad travelling to Palermo, but Francesco Totti and Edin Dzeko are still out.
Max Allegri urged Juventus to treat Bologna “as the most important match of the season,” but injuries increase.
Udinese will be without Napoli-owned striker Duvan Zapata for four months after he underwent surgery today.
Rudi Garcia does not regret staying at Roma and is confident they’ll turn things around against Palermo.
Walter Zenga’s Sampdoria already beat Roma and sees Antonio Cassano as their secret weapon against Inter.
Sampdoria Coach Walter Zenga concedes facing Inter and Roberto Mancini “cannot be a game like any other.”
Juventus look to Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy after Stephan Lichtsteiner had cardiac surgery.
Paulo Sousa urged Fiorentina fans to “dream, as it’s the first step towards achieving any target” ahead of the Atalanta game.
Eder told La Gazzetta dello Sport he was “honoured by Inter’s interest, but glad I stayed at Sampdoria.”
Matteo Darmian predicts a highly 'entertaining and uncertain' Serie A tournament, while discussing English football: 'It doesn't give you a second to breathe'.
Former Torino's Matteo Darmian discusses his experience at Manchester United, praising Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial.
Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says the World Cup is 'an open wound', while praising Mario Balotelli: 'He's matured.'
Gonzalo Higuain says he has a 'good understanding' with Coach Maurizio Sarri and believes Napoli's objectives are 'in our own hands'.
Gonzalo Higuain admits his goal against Legia Warsaw was 'among the best in my whole career', while looking forward to Milan-Napoli.
Stephan Lichtsteiner's surgery could call for a longer recovery time than expected as sources suggest he won't play for six months.
Paolo Maldini said the Ballon d’Or “has lost credibility” under FIFA and it’s “absurd” to exclude Gigi Buffon.
Nemanja Vidic’s agent insists there is “no truth” in reports of the Inter defender’s move to MLS club DC United.
Allan praises “incredible” Maurizio Sarri and assures Napoli “are going to Milan in order to win.”
Marco Verratti praised Italy boss Antonio Conte as “the best Coach I have ever worked with.”
Rolando Maran prepares for tonight’s Derby di Verona with Chievo “able to go beyond our limitations.”
Crotone temporarily climbed to the top of the Serie B table with a 4-0 demolition of Salernitana.
It has been a completely unpredictable season so far and this weekend looks no different with the Verona Derby, Palermo-Roma, Sampdoria-Inter and Milan-Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Dino Zoff says “it’s difficult for goalkeepers to get to the end” in the Ballon d’Or, after Gigi Buffon was snubbed.
Gonzalo Rodriguez admits Fiorentina are enjoying being top, but warns “there’s a long way to go”.
Gigi Buffon says he’s been ‘overwhelmed’ by support after missing out on a Ballon d’Or nomination.
Nicolas Anelka believes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will “be in the top five players in the world”.
Reports in Spain suggest Inter are interested in Atletico Madrid playmaker Angel Correa.
It’s reported Stevan Jovetic will be fit to represent Montenegro, but will miss Inter’s trip to Sampdoria.