NEWS

Milan's official television channel insists "there was never any meeting" between Silvio Berlusconi and Marcello Lippi.
Diego Maradona promises to return to Italy and “celebrate as a fan” if Napoli win the Scudetto.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has met with Marcello Lippi in case Sinisa Mihajlovic is sacked, according to reports.
Reports suggest Roma President James Pallotta has decided to sack Rudi Garcia, but it won't be announced today.
Marcelo Brozovic’s agent admits “Premier League clubs know him well” but “if Inter think he deserves a new contract…”
Fiorentina and Spartak Moscow have agreed terms for on-loan Genoa midfielder Tino Costa, say reports.
Inter President Erick Thohir says they have ‘an ample squad’ but ‘it’s possible we’ll make some good buys in the market.’
Fiorentina have reportedly presented Palermo with an offer of €3m for defender Edoardo Goldaniga.
Fabio Viviani could replace Davide Ballardini as Palermo Coach today, as he is set for a lunch meeting with President Maurizio Zamparini.
There is reportedly rising tension between Fiorentina and Coach Paulo Sousa over their transfer activity.
Milan’s second half performance against Roma on Saturday night saved Sinisa Mihajlovic’s job, say reports.
Former Milan and Inter Coach Leonardo Araujo has emerged as a surprise candidate to succeed Roma Coach Rudi Garcia if he is sacked.
Domenico Berardi ‘has the talent to play anywhere’ says Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
Speculation linking Milan midfielder Andrea Poli to Napoli is ‘just the usual rumours’, according to his agent.
Torino have reportedly submitted a bid for Sevilla’s Ciro Immobile, but his agent says Sampdoria are interested as well.
Zenit St Petersburg and Guangzhou Evergrande are preparing offers for Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin, say reports.
PSG winger Ezequiel Lavezzi’s move to Inter in January ’is possible’ according to his agent’s associate.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Luciano Spalletti is in pole position to take over if Roma sack Rudi Garcia and a decision is expected on Monday.
Fiorentina are reportedly close to securing midfielder Tino Costa from Spartak Moscow, interrupting his Genoa loan.
Vincenzo Montella saw “a good performance and real belief” in Sampdoria despite their slender 2-1 defeat to Juventus.
Max Allegri “believed in the comeback” from Juventus, but expects Napoli and Inter “to fight to the end for the Scudetto.”
Gigi Buffon admits he “didn’t think we’d put together nine straight wins, but I knew Juventus would be protagonists again.”
Juventus notched up a ninth straight Serie A win to sink Sampdoria 2-1 and catch Inter in second place.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini announced he “will not sack Davide Ballardini for the moment” despite the team ignoring him.
Giampiero Ventura urged Torino fans to stop their protests against the club and Fabio Quagliarella after a third straight defeat.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta warned of “unpredictable” Sampdoria and told fans not to expect big January buys.
Juventus can join Inter in second place with a ninth consecutive victory, but face on-form Sampdoria and Antonio Cassano.
Roma chiefs are having a summit in Miami to discuss whether or not Coach Rudi Garcia will be sacked.
Marco Giampaolo concedes “30 points in the first half of the season really is a lot” for Empoli.
Gigi Del Neri feels Verona “deserved to win” against Palermo. “We’ll fight as long as there is hope.”
Diego Armando Maradona is “so happy” for Winter Champions Napoli. “Now I want you to win the Scudetto!”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis assured Maurizio Sarri “is locked down for five years” and will get transfer gifts.
Palermo captain Stefano Sorrentino confirmed the team is at war with Coach Davide Ballardini. “He isn’t speaking to us.”
Maurizio Sarri warns Winter Champions Napoli that “Juventus are Scudetto favourites” and Gonzalo Higuain “is only at 60 per cent.”