NEWS

Cagliari will welcome back Davide Astori to their squad for the game against Inter on Sunday.
Bologna defender Mikael Antonsson has insisted that the Rossoblu can beat Roma when the two face each other on Saturday.
Atalanta boss Stefano Colatuono has called for his team to be ‘more effective than beautiful’ against Udinese.
Udinese striker Nico Lopez has admitted that he may have to leave the club at the end of the season.
Marek Hamsik’s glass was half-full after Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Swansea in the Europa League on Thursday.
Inter are set to be without Hernanes for the game against Cagliari on Sunday, according to reports this afternoon.
Thiago Motta has signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep him at the club until 2016.
Nemanja Vidic’s agent has confirmed that the defender is ‘just details’ away from signing for Inter.
Torino defender Kamil Glik claims that all the pressure is on Juventus ahead of the Derby della Mole this weekend.
Davide Ballardini is aware that his Bologna side will come up against a ‘quality’ Roma outfit on Saturday.
Eugenio Corini has admitted that it is important for Chievo to beat Catania in Week 25, as he appeals to fans to get behind the team.
Marco Materazzi says he regrets Lucio’s response to his recent comments, as he apologises to Erick Thohir for Inter fans’ criticism.
Franck Ribery has backed Verona striker Luca Toni to return to the Italy squad in time for the World Cup in Brazil.
Emiliano Moretti says that Torino hold Juventus in respect, but do not fear them ahead of this weekend’s derby.
Lazio are seen as closing in on a new contract for Stefano Mauri and potentially also for Miroslav Klose.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta says that any call-up to the Italian national team would be down to Cesare Prandelli.
Luca Antonelli says that he is not looking to prove anything to anyone at Napoli, as he prepares to line up against them with Genoa.
Rudi Garcia says he hopes to stay at Roma for a long time and bring success, as he urges fans to follow regulations on territorial discrimination.
Rudi Garcia has named his squad to face Bologna and is able to include Vasilis Torosidis and Mattia Destro.
Diego Lopez’s position as Cagliari Coach is apparently still up in the air, with games against Inter and Udinese seen as decisive.
Cesare Prandelli is reportedly looking to organise a training camp in March for future Italy prospects and potential outside candidates to make the World Cup.
Diego Maradona is reportedly in line to make his return to the pitch, to help apparently help a friend at an Argentine fifth division club.
Federico Marchetti is increasingly linked with a move away from Lazio, with Napoli, Milan and Inter all suggested destinations.
Arturo Vidal has reaffirmed his commitment to Juventus, saying even if Real Madrid’s interest is genuine, “it would not change anything for me.”
Former World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf has labelled Milan forward Mario Balotelli as ‘unmanageable’ and ‘a kind of poison for the group’.
Claudio Marchisio has reflected that Juventus will face a strong Torino this weekend, to affirm his belief that ‘there are no easy derbies’.
Domenico Criscito has added Napoli to the list of clubs he would like to play for, when he plans to leave Zenit St Petersburg in the summer.
Adel Taarabt has revealed that life at Milan for him is ‘a dream’, and that he could not sleep after making his Champions League debut.
Milan, Inter and Roma have been confirmed as participating teams in next summer’s preseason tournament, the International Champions Cup.
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Coach Stoycho Stoev pointed out Lazio “got it wrong” if they underestimated Ludogorets.
Christian Maggio is confident Napoli can beat Swansea with “the support of the crowd” in the second leg.
Edy Reja admits he “had not planned” for Lazio’s home defeat to Ludogorets and told off Felipe Anderson.
Rafa Benitez expected “a difficult game” against Swansea, so was “satisfied” with Napoli’s 0-0 draw.
Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is “disappointed” to only draw 0-0 with Napoli in the Europa League.

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