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Douglas Maicon’s agent reveals why he chose Manchester City in a decision “made together” with Inter.
Gianluigi Buffon admits “someone talked a bit too much” on the field in Bulgaria after Italy’s tense and argumentative draw.
Juventus are turning their attention from Fernando Llorente and Didier Drogba to ex-Milan flop Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is increasingly irritated at the media and assures “there is no war” with Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo looks set to keep his place in the Italy side against Malta, but Mattia Destro steps in for Sebastian Giovinco.
Walter Mazzarri confirms he won’t renew his Napoli contract yet and insists referees suffer from “psychological submission” to top clubs.
The Julien Velazquez saga drags on with Genoa insisting he is “definitively” their player and Independiente saying “they treated us like idiots.”
There are reports Fiorentina are introducing an ‘anti-Juventus’ clause into Stevan Jovetic’s new contract to bar him from moving to Turin.
Mauro Zarate has rejected a move to Turkey and is committed to Lazio. “These are his people and he wants to repay them,” said his agent.
Catania are preparing to face Fiorentina and the Elefantini reveal “Vincenzo Montella asked to be released from his contract.”
Patron Giampaolo Pozzo is confident Udinese’s dismal start to the season is “down to the difficult fixture list.”
Bulgaria Coach Luboslav Penev believes “we were the better side and deserved the win” against Italy in their World Cup qualifier.
An all-Serie A friendly test ended in a 1-1 draw between Parma and Sampdoria on Saturday evening.
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Varese snatched a last-minute victory at 10-man Modena, while Verona swept Reggina aside.
Italy can feel relatively content that Denmark-Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifying group ended in a goalless draw.
Udinese have confirmed Luis Muriel will be out of action for two-and-a-half months after a micro-fracture was discovered.
Roma’s chief medic admits Dodo and Federico Balzaretti are improving rapidly, “but we are a little worried about Daniele De Rossi.”
Torino celebrated Alessio Cerci’s first goal for the club in a 3-0 friendly victory against Como.
Paulo Vitor Barreto was on target in Udinese’s 1-1 friendly test with Croatian team Rijeka this afternoon.
New buy M’Baye Niang played with the youth team today and insists he “definitely made the right decision” turning down Everton for Milan.
Francesco Guidolin believes Diego Milito is “the ideal modern striker” and notes Zdenek Zeman “has changed.”
Antonio Candreva admits he “thought I wasn’t going to make it, but now I feel these are my colours” after winning over the sceptical Lazio fans.
Cesare Prandelli concedes Italy “must not” repeat the performance in Bulgaria. “We’ve got to rediscover our identity against Malta.”
Nicolas Burdisso is convinced “Roma will fight for the Scudetto” thanks to their new Coach Zdenek Zeman.
Milan legend Franco Baresi cast his eye over the current squad and told Antonio Cassano “it’d be better to talk less and play more.”
Sampdoria Coach Ciro Ferrara reveals he fought for Enzo Maresca and is ready to welcome Angelo Palombo back into the squad.
Maurizio Zamparini launched another scathing attack on his Palermo critics. “If they can find our supposed ‘slush fund’ then they can have it.”
Arsene Wenger believes Nicklas Bendtner’s loan spell at Juventus might not become permanent. “He will grow and then return to my team.”
Udinese starlet Luis Muriel has revealed he will be “more or less off the field for two months” after a consultation for his hip problem.
Daniele Bonera criticised former teammate Antonio Cassano for his attack on Milan after joining Inter. “That’s just what he’s like.”
Sources have suggested Fiorentina “promised” Stevan Jovetic will be sold to Manchester City next summer for €30m.
It’s reported that Napoli have already proposed a three-year contract extension to Walter Mazzarri, but the Coach is considering his options.
Pippo Inzaghi has given his blessing to new Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini. “He will be my heir and can score 20 goals this season.”
Juventus are reportedly gearing up their third attempt to sign Didier Drogba in January, while Fernando Llorente also remains a target.

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