What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
'Tyne-Wear Derby bigger than Milan's'
Newcastle United defender Davide Santon believes the rivalry between his club and Sunderland is fiercer than between Inter and Milan.
Lazio fined for Europa League racism
Lazio have been fined €40,000 by UEFA for the 'improper conduct' of their supporters in a Europa League tie against Tottenham.
Maicosuel 'suffered' after penalty miss
Udinese striker Maicousel has spoken about his infamous penalty miss against Sporting Braga in August's Champions League play-off.
Miccoli 'betrayed' by Corvino
Palermo sriker Fabrizio Miccoli has hit out at former Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino, saying he has 'not behaved like a man'.
Hernanes: I lost motivation last year
Lazio playmaker Hernanes has admitted that at some points last season he was demotivated in the Italian capital.
Yepes: Every game crucial
Milan defender Mario Yepes believes that every game from now on is like a cup final after their poor start to the campaign.
Lazio nearing new stadium proposal
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has responded to comments from Rome's mayor that the city is ready for a new stadium.
Mazzarri: Napoli & Juve are the best
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri believes his side's match against Juventus on Saturday is between the best two teams in Serie A.
Udinese didn’t make Diamanti move
Udinese were never an option for Italian international Alessandro Diamanti during the summer, his agent has confirmed.
Milan never pondered Allegri axe
Milan chief Adriano Galliani has insisted that his club have never considered the idea of sacking Massimiliano Allegri.
Pasquale renews Udinese deal
A day after extending the contract of Giampiero Pinzi, Udinese have done the same for left-back Giovanni Pasquale.
Cavani Italian return delayed
Napoli are still waiting for Edinson Cavani to return from South America after his flight back to Italy was delayed.
Cannavaro picks Napoli over Juve
Fabio Cannavaro has admitted that he will be supporting Napoli against Juventus when his two former clubs meet this weekend.
Totti and De Rossi miss training
Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi missed Roma training on Thursday because of fitness issues.
Matri and Quagliarella to start
Sky Sport Italia are speculating that Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella will start for Juventus in their tie against Napoli.
Inter turn to Mudingayi
Gaby Mudingayi is being tipped to start in Inter’s game against Catania on Sunday afternoon.
Matthaus picks Napoli for Scudetto
Former Inter and Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has backed Napoli to become champions of Italy in 2012-13.
Diakite still has Lazio hope
The agent of Modibo Diakite is refusing to rule out a new contract at Lazio – even if talks have stalled.
Gabbiadini to stick with Bologna
The agent of Manolo Gabbiadini is adamant that his client will continue to fight for a regular place at Bologna.
Mazzarri could quit Napoli
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has admitted that he could take a break from football at the end of the season.
Boateng commits to Milan
Kevin-Prince Boateng has dismissed suggestions that he could leave Milan in favour of a switch to Bayern Munich.
Buffon set for new Juve deal
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has given the green light for Gigi Buffon to be handed a new contract.
‘Borriello will face Roma’
Genoa are confident that Marco Borriello will be fit enough to face former club Roma this weekend.
Ibrahimovic: No Milan nostalgia
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted that he has no regrets about leaving Milan for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Bianchi on Palermo wish-list
Palermo are reportedly the latest club to show an interest in Torino striker Rolando Bianchi.
Vidal: No red card agenda
Arturo Vidal has rejected theories that he was purposely dismissed for Chile in order to be in better shape for Juventus’ game against Napoli.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ireland stand by Trap
Giovanni Trapattoni will stay on the Republic of Ireland bench after confirmation from the Football Association of Ireland.
Lobont fractures finger
Roma goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont could be out of action for some time after he was diagnosed with a fractured finger.
Lotito: 'Lazio respect Milan'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito is not fooled by Milan’s current problems. “We must have belief in ourselves while aware we’re facing a great opponent.”
Inter revive Paulinho talks
Inter are reportedly stepping up their attempts to sign Paulinho, although the Corinthians star’s price-tag has doubled since he was on the verge of a move last summer.
Liverpool consider Ilicic
Liverpool are thought to have sent talent scouts to view Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist and Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic.
Villa hire whistleblower Farina
Aston Villa have appointed Simone Farina, a whistleblower in the betting scandal, as their new ‘community coach.’
'Lazio-Milan not the last for Allegri'
Adriano Galliani has reassured Saturday’s meeting with Lazio “will not be the last for Massimiliano Allegri, no matter what happens.”
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