NEWS

Ciro Ferrara has commented that ‘perhaps the title race has not ever been open’ this season, due to Juventus’ mentality and way of playing.
Inter are reportedly ‘gathering information’ on Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski with the view to a move at the end of the season.
A majority of high profile Coaches in Italy polled are in agreement over the introduction of video technology into the game.
Carlo Ancelotti has wished Milan good luck, but says Atletico Madrid are favourite to progress from their Champions League tie.
Mateo Kovacic has admitted to his frustration with life on the bench at Inter: “For sure Walter Mazzarri prefers a more defensive style.”
Juventus forward Carlos Tevez believes that the Scudetto is now ‘three-quarters ours’, following victory at Milan on Sunday.
Speculation in the Spanish media is that Diego Costa will start for Spain against Italy, but Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Ramos won’t.
Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that Italy have “always been able to push the right buttons in order to complicate our lives.”
Fredy Guarin has commented that he is ‘calm and happy’ at Inter and is aiming to prove so to the club’s fans.
Giorgio Chiellini trained virtually alone in Italy’s first session ahead of facing Spain, before a one-on-one with Cesare Prandelli.
Vicente del Bosque says that whilst Borja Valero, Jose Callejon and Fernando Llorente have impressed in Serie A, he is struggling for space in Spain.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists it is his right as Azzurri boss to call up any player he sees fit, including Giorgio Chiellini.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti’s agent insists his client is happy with life at the Stadio Olimpico.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has refused to discuss the Azzurri’s disappointing draw with Livorno at the weekend.
Atalanta midfielder Carlos Carmona says his team’s weekend win over Chievo was a vital three points.
Former Azzurri midfielder Angelo Di Livio has hit out at Coach Cesare Prandelli’s code of ethics following his decision to leave Daniele De Rossi out of his squad.
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin says he is pleased with the level of performance he has been showing for the Nerazzurri.
Milan Coach Clarence Seedorf says his side’s confidence has not been harmed by their 2-0 home defeat to Juventus.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal says rumours linking him to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are ‘ridiculous.’
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is being linked with a summer transfer swoop for Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic.
Spanish duo Andres Iniesta and David Villa have spoken of their respect for Italy and their desire to come out on top against them.
Verona defender Rafael Marques says his team must give more if they are to upset the odds and qualify for Europe.
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi has been handed a three-match ban by Serie A’s disciplinary body after punching Mauro Icardi in the face.
Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Della Valle says he is confident that Borja Valero will be able to play against Juventus on Sunday.
Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani has paid tribute to the impact of Coach Clarence Seedorf and says the team have improved of late.
Gianluigi Buffon has praised Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli, claiming the tactician is a ‘spokesman for the nation’.
Francesco Totti has revealed he has one ambition left in the game – to win the Champions League with Roma.
Sergio Ramos has claimed that he can’t wait to play Italy on Wednesday, in what he believes will be an ‘exciting’ clash.
Sassuolo have confirmed that Eusebio Di Francesco has replaced Alberto Malesani as Coach.
Mattia Perin’s agent has revealed his delight at the Genoa man being called up for the Italy squad.
Cesare Prandelli has defended leaving Daniele De Rossi out of the Italy squad to face Spain on Wednesday.
Napoli will try and broker a deal for Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams, according to reports in the British Press.
Dave Taylor picks his best XI from a Week 26 that saw Juve continue to steamroll all in front of them, and those behind as well.
Vincenzo Montella has admitted that Antonio Conte was a worthy winner of the Panchina d’Oro award.

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