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Inter striker Stevan Jovetic could miss the Derby d’Italia against Juventus due to injury, according to reports.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade says he ‘would take third place’ and praises Paulo Sousa.
Bee Taechaubol has reportedly requested a fifth extension for his purchase of 48 per cent of Milan.
Francesco Totti says his 39th birthday ‘could’ve been better’ and refuses to discuss a Roma Scudetto challenge.
Sevilla Coach Unai Emery says facing Juventus is ‘a great opportunity to show what we’re capable of.’
Carlos Tevez says he ‘dreamed about returning to Boca’ but that he is ‘suffering to see Juventus like this.’
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa “won’t hold back” ambitions after going top of the table with a 4-1 win at Inter.
Samir Handanovic took “my share of the responsibility” for Inter’s 4-1 hammering at the hands of Fiorentina.
Roberto Mancini insists the 4-1 defeat to Fiorentina “changes nothing” and explained his unusual Inter tactics.
Josip Ilicic said the key to Fiorentina crushing Inter 4-1 was “pressing and an early goal.”
Fiorentina are top of the table for the first time since 1999 after destroying leaders Inter 4-1 at San Siro with a Nikola Kalinic hat-trick.
Stefano Colantuono insists Udinese “always reassured me” even during their four-game losing streak.
Inter team manager Dejan Stankovic shrugged off criticism. “We’ve been sending out a message from the start.”
Beppe Iachini does not feel his position at Palermo is at risk despite a 2-1 defeat to nine-man Torino.
Giampiero Ventura enjoys Torino sitting eight points clear of Juventus, but saw “bizarre” refereeing decisions against Palermo.
Fredy Guarin insists criticism of Inter’s style “just motivates us even more” ahead of the Fiorentina clash.
Inter and Fiorentina go head-to-head for the top of the table with Stevan Jovetic facing his former club.
The top two going into this weekend go head-to-head at San Siro, as Stevan Jovetic faces his past in Inter-Fiorentina.
Erick Thohir says Inter's aim is not the Scudetto but being 'among the top ten clubs in the world', and backs Roberto Mancini for the job.
President Erick Thohir promises ‘new reinforcements’ in January and hopes for an Inter win against Fiorentina.
Coach Stefano Pioli is happy about the ‘excellent performance’ put in by Lazio in their 2-1 comeback against Verona.
Coach Delio Rossi calls Bologna’s 2-1 defeat to Udinese ‘our best game yet’, while defending Mattia Destro: ‘He’s not the problem’.
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco laments the goal ‘unjustly disallowed’ for Sassuolo after their 1-1 draw against Chievo.
Lucas Biglia claims Lazio ‘earned’ their 2-1 victory over Hellas Verona, and denies rumours that he’ll depart.
Lazio fought back for a win at Verona, but nine-man Torino beat Palermo to go second, Chievo held Sassuolo amid controversy and Udinese conquered Bologna.
Gigi Buffon told Juventus to “shelve the Scudetto talk for a few months” after losing three of the first six rounds.
Sinisa Mihajlovic said Milan “cannot keep giving our opponents a half” after their 1-0 defeat to Genoa.
Gian Piero Gasperini said Genoa “were superior to Milan,” even if they played better before the red card.
Milan crashed to a halt and Genoa emerged from crisis, as Blerim Dzemaili scored and Alessio Romagnoli saw red.
Lazio have Lucas Biglia back in midfield, but visit a Verona side in “full emergency mode.”
Roma stars Edin Dzeko and Francesco Totti are out for three to four weeks, while Seydou Keita has two weeks on the sidelines.
It’s reported Francesco Totti will be out for a month after he was diagnosed with a thigh strain.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirms Italy Coach Antonio Conte “spoke to Sinisa Mihajlovic” about Mario Balotelli.
Mark Clattenburg will officiate Roma’s Champions League trip to BATE Borisov on Tuesday.