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Palermo boss Beppe Iachini “can only apologise” to the fans after a 3-0 Coppa Italia home defeat to Modena.
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Marcello Lippi trusts Antonio Conte can succeed on the Italy bench. “He has my same hunger for victory.”
Adriano Galliani said Mario Balotelli’s exit was “in the interests of the player, of Milan and of Liverpool.”
Benfica are in talks with Palermo for Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez, confirmed his agent.
Avellino have their own Luis Suarez situation after Gianmario Comi bit a Bari player during a Coppa Italia tie.
Napoli are leaning more towards Tottenham midfielder Sandro than Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva.
Pippo Inzaghi said Milan will “gain in team spirit and hunger” with Mario Balotelli’s move to Liverpool.
There are reports Roma will sign Kostas Manolas when Mehdi Benatia moves to Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid offered Asier Illarramendi to Napoli, according to Il Mattino newspaper.
Cesena face Casertana in the Coppa Italia tonight and Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli warns “it’ll be like a Serie A match.”
Milan and Roma target Jackson Martinez assured reporters he will “always respect Porto even if 30 offers come in.”
Milan are reported to be in talks with Manchester City for Alvaro Negredo, who could well be loaned out.
It’s reported Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has already given the all-clear to join Juventus.
Milan and Juventus are considering the same targets: Radamel Falcao, Leandro Damiao, Fernando Torres and Fred.
Inter are reportedly lining up a proposal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, but must sell first.
Torino President Urbano Cairo joked about “stingy” Milan and confirmed a new overseas offer for Alessio Cerci.
Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi expects great things from Keisuke Honda. “I always said he was very underrated.”
Lazio debut in the Coppa Italia against Bassano today and Stefano Pioli warns they are “built to qualify for Europe.”
Ezequiel Schelotto’s agent confirmed he’ll complete the loan from Inter to Chievo “by Monday.”
Milan reportedly have a deal for Club Brugge talent Maxime Lestienne, the cheaper alternative to Alessio Cerci.
Copenhagen midfielder Franco Mussis will fly in for his Genoa medical today. “It’s a great opportunity.”
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Palermo are ready to sign Columbus Crew and Costa Rica defender Giancarlo Gonzalez.
Eusebio Di Francesco confessed Sassuolo weren’t at their best in the Trofeo TIM against Milan and Juventus.
Jeremy Menez and Stephan El Shaarawy beat Sassuolo 2-0, as Milan also saw off Juventus to win the Trofeo TIM.
Cagliari made short work of Catania, Avellino upset Bari, but Varese only squeezed past Virtus Entella in the Coppa Italia.
Palermo crashed out of the Coppa Italia with a shock 3-0 home defeat to Modena.
Massimiliano Allegri was pleased to have Arturo Vidal back and has “blind faith” in Juventus after a mixed Trofeo TIM.
Roberto Pereyra gave Juventus a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sassuolo in the Trofeo TIM mini-match.
Pippo Inzaghi said Milan are “on the right track” and can win back their fans after beating Juventus in the Trofeo TIM.
Juan Manuel Iturbe and Seydou Keita gave Roma a 2-1 friendly victory away to AEK Athens.
Keisuke Honda gave Milan a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in the opening Trofeo TIM mini-match.
Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni broke his silence on the alleged Antonio Cassano row. “We’ll say more next week.”
Udinese told Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina to forget Luis Muriel. “He’s not on the market, but maybe next year.”

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