NEWS

FIFA’s ad-hoc Electoral Committee confirms it will not consider Michel Platini’s candidacy while he’s banned.
France CT Didier Deschamps defends Paul Pogba, but admits the Juventus man must offer more defensively.
Reports suggest Roberto Donadoni is being lined-up to replace Delio Rossi at Bologna.
It’s reported Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona could rival Juventus for Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi.
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Samir Handanovic explained his last-gasp save on Mattia Destro. “In a week nobody will remember how Inter won at Bologna.”
Delio Rossi felt Bologna “deserved to draw 1-1” with Inter, but again failed to take their chances.
Roberto Mancini “wants much more” from Inter after their 1-0 win away to Bologna. “Maybe we do play better with 10 men.”
Mauro Icardi celebrated Inter’s victory in Bologna, but admits “I don’t get much service.”
Mauro Icardi gave 10-man Inter a much-needed victory away to ineffective Bologna, but Felipe Melo and Roberto Mancini saw red.
Leaders Crotone are pegged back by Brescia, but Cagliari and Perugia share the spoils, so Cesena catch them in second.
Spanish media report Roma will hire current Barcelona director of marketing Laurent Colette.
Marcello Lippi reveals he was “close to becoming Lazio Coach several times,” but went to Inter and Guangzhou Evergrande instead.
Inter team manager Dejan Stankovic is confident “quality will emerge in the long run” ahead of tonight’s game with Bologna.
Mario Suarez is continually linked with a move away from Fiorentina, as Sevilla and Liverpool are interested.
Inter make changes for tonight’s visit to the Dall’Ara, as the defence and attack are revamped against Bologna.
Stefano Colantuono said Udinese can get points off Roma the same way they beat Juventus this season.
Inter aim to end their negative streak tonight as they visit a Bologna side on the way back up.
Beppe Iachini realises Napoli “are at their peak,” so Palermo need a perfect performance to stop them.
Gianluigi Donnarumma had trials with Napoli, Juventus and Inter, but the 16-year-old goalkeeper “only wanted Milan.”
Andrea Mandorlini “accepts” the speculation over his Verona job as the injury crisis intensifies ahead of Fiorentina.
Sassuolo are without suspended goalkeeper Andrea Consigli and injured Luca Antei for tomorrow’s game with Juventus.
Milan are still missing Mario Balotelli, Jeremy Menez and Mbaye Niang for Wednesday’s match with Chievo.
Juventus are without Roberto Pereyra, Kwadwo Asamoah, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Martin Caceres for the trip to Sassuolo.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran warns his side “want to get some points” at Milan tomorrow.
Stefano Pioli admits his Lazio side “want to improve” their away form, starting with Atalanta tomorrow.
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli isn’t keen to talk about the Scudetto - “maybe in March I can answer that question.”
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco warns “we’ll face a different Juve compared to the beginning of the season.”
Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is sure Torino won’t be distracted by Saturday’s derby with Juventus.
Atalanta Coach Edy Reja sees Lazio “limitations” but fears “unstoppable” Felipe Anderson.
Stefan de Vrij feels “at home” at Lazio, and there was “never real interest” from Manchester United.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa insists he’s not worried, despite three defeats in a row.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri warns Palermo are “dangerous”, and plays down Scudetto talk.
Rudi Garcia praises Roma’s “spirit of sacrifice” and reveals he always “prefers to look at the positive things.”
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia points out that his players are “top because they deserve it” but warns against complacency.