NEWS

Palermo would have sacked Gian Piero Gasperini on Sunday had they not beaten Sampdoria, claims Sport Mediaset.
History favours Italy in their ties with France as the two nations meet in a glamour friendly at Parma this evening.
The agent of Giuseppe Rossi has urged Italian clubs to ponder the capture of his client during the January transfer window.
Hear the thoughts of Cesare Prandelli and Didier Deschamps as Italy take on France in Parma this evening.
It is only a matter of time before Andrea Consigli becomes a regular in the Giro Azzurro, says Atalanta teammate Guglielmo Stendardo.
The agent of Lazio’s Antonio Candreva has revealed why Juventus failed to sign him outright in the summer of 2010.
Diego Fabbrini will consider an Udinese exit in January should he fail to see more regular action.
Antonio Candreva is convinced that Italy’s attacking trident can deliver results in tonight’s friendly against France.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti says that he and Andrea Pirlo could co-exist in the same Italian national side.
Gigi Buffon will sign a new contract with Juventus by the end of next week, reports Tuttosport on Wednesday.
Wesley Sneijder will not be leaving Inter for Anzhi Makhachkala in January, the player’s agent has underlined.
The agent of Emanuele Giaccherini has defended his inclusion in the Italy squad despite a lack of playing time at Juventus. “Daniele De Rossi probably wouldn’t get a game there…”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stephan El Shaarawy is looking forward to partnering Mario Balotelli against France tomorrow. “Now I have to prove my quality.”
Giorgio Chiellini is one of the few old hands starting tomorrow’s Italy-France friendly. “It’ll be weird without Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo.”
Marco Materazzi was surprisingly nice about Zinedine Zidane, but blasted Rafa Benitez. “He thought he knew everything, but was afraid of his own shadow.”
Devis Mangia praised Italy’s second half performance in difficult circumstances, but acknowledged Spain were ruthless with any mistakes.
Siena are going to be without Massimo Paci for the next three weeks after he suffered a thigh strain.
Ezequiel Lavezzi confessed he misses Napoli and would welcome Daniele De Rossi at Paris Saint-Germain.
Italy’s Under-21 side paid the price for defensive errors, but dominated the second half and were denied by a goalline clearance in their 3-1 friendly defeat to Spain.
France manager Didier Deschamps is “happy to be back in Italy” for tomorrow’s international friendly against the Azzurri.
Francesco Guidolin has urged the Udinese ultras to stand by them during this difficult time. “This is a new and young side that needs the support of its fans.”
Cesare Prandelli has named his starting XI for Italy’s friendly with France, a 4-3-3 including Marco Verratti, Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Alexandre Pato looks ahead to Napoli-Milan, explains why he took the penalty and denies he was attacked by angry fans.
The tension is cranking up ahead of the Genoa derby and 15 Sampdoria ultras held a meeting with players and Coach Ciro Ferrara.
More injury news for Inter, as midfielder Fredy Guarin has been diagnosed with a thigh strain and is out for two to three weeks.
Former Roma midfielder Damiano Tommasi believes that Daniele De Rossi will stay at the club, despite rumours of a move to Manchester City.
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni believes that Mario Balotelli could go on to be the best player in the world.
Palermo boss Gian Piero Gasperini has claimed that the club cannot delude themselves, despite their 2-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
Urby Emanuelson has admitted that the there is a 'heavy atmosphere' around Milan after their poor start to the season.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that his exclusion from the squad for the game against Pescara was 'a good lesson'.
Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder could make a January move to Anzhi Makhachkala, according to reports in the Russian Press.
Massimiliano Allegri's relationship with the Milan players looked to be disintegrating after reports surfaced of his rant after the loss to Fiorentina.
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle is set to invest upwards of €10m in January to help secure a Champions League place.
Claudio Marchisio insists that his Juventus side have what is needed to become a major player on the European stage.

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