NEWS

Davide Ballardini reportedly has one game to save his Palermo job, after being spared the sack yesterday.
Juventus and Napoli placed second and third on the International Federation of Football History & Statistics’ club rankings.
Sampdoria are reportedly looking to bring veteran midfielder David Pizarro back to Serie A.
The agent of Napoli midfielder Jonathan De Guzman says talk of a Carpi move is “just rumours”.
With the top four all winning and just three points between them, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 18.
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni is “proud” to have received applause from Milan fans in yesterday’s win.
Reports suggest Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s job is safe - at least until after the Coppa Italia tie with Carpi.
Mati Fernandez’s agent reveals “we reached a deal with Fiorentina a long time ago” for a contract renewal.
Reports suggest Valencia are preparing a €5m bid for Milan’s Keisuke Honda.
Lazio’s team doctor admits Mauricio is “doubtful” for Fiorentina but Stefan De Vrij’s recovery “is going better than we expected”.
Tests have reportedly ruled out a muscular injury for Roma’s Mohamed Salah, so he could face Milan.
Dries Mertens insists Napoli are taking their Scudetto challenge “one game at a time”.
PSG winger Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agent will reportedly meet Chelsea next week, providing competition for Inter and Juventus.
Daniele Orsato will referee Milan’s trip to face Roma on Saturday, while Nicola Rizzoli will run Fiorentina-Lazio.
Mati Fernandez has extended his Fiorentina contract until 30 June 2018, the club have announced.
Fiorentina have announced that Marcos Alonso has extended his contract until 30 June 2021.
Inter could offer Assane Gnoukouri on loan as part of their bid for Udinese full-back Silvan Widmer, say reports.
PSV’s Jeffrey Bruma and Empoli duo Federico Barba and Lorenzo Tonelli are reportedly Napoli’s alternatives to Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic.
Former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero is reportedly on the verge of joining Real Mallorca in a directorial role.
Genoa are not considering sacking Coach Gian Piero Gasperini despite a recent bad run of form, say reports.
Italy remain in 15th place in the latest FIFA rankings, while Euro 2016 opponents Sweden move up a place.
Liverpool have reportedly offered Inter €9m for Andrea Ranocchia, but Torino are also in the reckoning.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis and his Torino counterpart Urbano Cairo discussed a Nikola Maksimovic move yesterday, say reports.
Reports say Fiorentina aren’t giving up on Benfica’s Lisandro Lopez and have returned with a €7m bid.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly furious after their defeat to Bologna and could sack Sinisa Mihajlovic if things don’t improve soon.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maurizio Sarri told off Napoli for wasteful finishing, as “we deserved a bigger result” than 2-1 over Torino.
Giampiero Ventura was “angry” at Napoli’s second goal, as Torino fell to a 2-1 defeat at the San Paolo.
Marek Hamsik said Napoli “can certainly dream” of the Scudetto after beating Torino 2-1.
Lorenzo Insigne scored a magnificent goal and set up another for Marek Hamsik, seeing off Torino 2-1.
Luigi Del Neri believes “Verona’s season starts on Sunday” after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus.
Rolando Maran praised Chievo for their comeback against Roma. “We never lost our heads.”
The Palermo saga takes another twist, as Beppe Iachini reportedly has a row with Maurizio Zamparini and won’t be recalled after all!
Eusebio Di Francesco accused Sassuolo of “immaturity” and confirms Sergio Floccari requested a transfer.
Milan will reportedly make a decision overnight on whether to sack Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.