NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri worries Milan might have trouble changing pace and mentality to go from Barcelona to Chievo.
Claudio Ranieri warns Inter “enough walking, it’s time to start running” with a difficult match against Siena.
Stevan Jovetic has not recovered in time for Fiorentina’s trip to Palermo, so he isn’t even in the squad.
Roma director Walter Sabatini admits he is “disappointed, as we expected more” from the trip to Udine, but defends Luis Enrique.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals “Antonio Di Natale is under consideration” for an Azzurri place.
According to the latest reports, Andrea Pirlo will have a last-minute fitness test to see if he’ll start for Juventus against Lazio tonight.
Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio will be watching Lazio-Juventus, though he’s unimpressed with Edy Reja’s tactics.
Milos Krasic admits he’s “in crisis,” but Juventus “have not told me I am for sale. We’ll see how things go in January or June.”
The Players’ Association has joined in the BTP Day, in which people are urged to invest in Italian bonds during this time of crisis.
Eusebio Di Francesco tells Lecce they are out of time ahead of today’s clash with Catania. “It’s a Cup Final.”
Carlos Tevez’s future seems to be in Serie A, but his agent confirms “Milan are the first choice” while Juventus raise their offer.
Look ahead to all this weekend’s games, including four on Super Saturday with Lazio-Juventus, Atalanta-Napoli, plus Sunday’s Palermo-Fiorentina.
Arturo Vidal tells Juventus they must play “at 110 per cent” this evening against Lazio. “If we win, then we’re in the Scudetto race.”
Hitman Mauro Zarate is “eager to learn and become a great player – a player worthy of Inter.”
Stefano Colantuono hopes Atalanta can cause a huge upset against Napoli tonight, but warns “we need the perfect game.”
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Luis Enrique is not at all upset by Roma’s latest setback. “It was a defeat, nothing more. I don’t think we were worse than Udinese.”
Antonio Di Natale is back on top of the scorers charts and insists “Udinese played an excellent game against a great Roma side.”
The new FIGC Hall of Fame will include Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio, Gigi Riva, Marcello Lippi and Pierluigi Collina.
Franco Colomba warns Parma not to consider a trip to struggling Novara “any easier than the other games.”
Fiorentina will have to do without Houssine Kharja for two weeks, while Stevan Jovetic is still in doubt to face Palermo.
Roma reshuffle again in tonight’s trip to Udine, including Rodrigo Taddei at right-back, as they face Antonio Di Natale.
Attilio Tesser has confidence Novara can turn their season around with Parma. “We need fiery hearts and cold tempers.”
Juventus man Mirko Vucinic may no longer wear the Roma jersey, but facing Lazio is still a derby. “He wants to smash the game!”
Vincenzo Montella warns Catania they cannot take anything for granted against Lecce on Saturday, even if it’s an historic occasion.
Walter Mazzarri admits he has to rest some stars against Atalanta, but “not exaggerated. I want Napoli’s step up in quality.”
Andrea Pirlo is in the Juventus squad travelling to Rome for Saturday’s game and Lazio have Miroslav Klose back.
Carlos Tevez “is happy to move to Italy. We have spoken to Milan,” confirmed the Manchester City outcast’s agent.
Robinho has declared that his current period with Milan is the happiest of his six-year spell in European football.
Milan have confirmed that the injury Alessandro Nesta picked up against Barcelona in midweek will keep him out of action for a month.
Edy Reja has described Saturday night’s meeting between joint League leaders Lazio and Juventus as ‘important for both sides’.
Antonio Conte still refuses to talk about the Scudetto as he prepares his table-topping Juventus side for a difficult couple of games.
Inter have been dealt a blow in their bid to recover League form with the news that centre-back Lucio has been ruled out for three weeks with injury.
Cesare Prandelli has commended Serie A’s Champions League sides for helping to shift the League’s image to the international audience.
There could be some significant changes at the top of the table after this weekend’s round of Serie A games.

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