NEWS

Francesco Guidolin insists Saturday’s clash with Inter is effectively a “Champions League play-off” and Udinese are still among the favourites.
Serie B sides Bari and Crotone have been docked points after irregularities in their wage and tax payments.
Dave Taylor picks a fantasy best XI from the midweek round of Serie A action.
Giuseppe Rossi’s hopes of a return to fitness in time to make Italy’s squad for Euro 2012 are over as the Villarreal man seriously re-injures his right knee.
Cesena President Igor Campedelli has lavished praise on former player Emanuele Giaccherini, ahead of his return to the club this weekend.
Inter director Ernesto Paolillo has reiterated his club’s support for UEFA’s Financial Fair Play initiative. “It will lead to a positive revolution.”
Atalanta’s midweek celebrations for beating Napoli were soured slightly after thieves vandalised and broke into several cars owned by squad members.
Roberto Mancini has welcomed Mario Balotelli’s apology and reported determination to stay at Manchester City, but asks that he changes his ways.
Andrea Stramaccioni is prepared to alter his set-up to try to beat Udinese on Saturday night, as he admits Inter are ‘perfect victims’ for the Zebrette.
Massimiliano Allegri defends Milan’s performance this season, before demanding full focus on beating Genoa on Saturday night.
Edin Dzeko and Nemanja Vidic are not preparing themselves to leave Manchester for Serie A this summer.
Napoli are hoping to have Christian Maggio back in action for the Week 34 game at home to Novara.
Both Roma and Inter smell the hint of Champions League qualification going into what could be a decisive weekend in the race for third place.
Juventus are willing to offer a new contract to boss Antonio Conte, but there are no signs of an Alessandro Del Piero re-think.
Juventus could hold talks with Cesena officials about the future of Emanuele Giaccherini at the weekend.
Claudio Marchisio has underlined that he’d like to end his playing days with Juventus. “I now feel like a leader.”
Parma will have to survive the drop without the services of McDonald Mariga for the rest of the campaign.
Stevan Jovetic’s agent has admitted that he’s bored in having to deny constant reports of an imminent move for the Fiorentina ace.
After doing a deal for Nicola Leali, Juventus are also being paired with a swoop for Brescia’s other goalkeeper Michele Arcari.
Douglas Maicon’s agent has dismissed suggestions that the Inter player will require surgery at the end of the season.
In-form Inter striker Diego Milito has averaged a goal every 90 minutes since the start of 2012 – not bad for a Bidone d’Oro winner.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni believes that Juventus and Alessandro Del Piero can come to some agreement over his future.
Two possible scenarios have emerged for Alessandro Del Piero as the Italian media speculate over the Juventus hero’s future.
Esteban Cambiasso has rejected the possibility that he could leave Inter at the end of the current campaign.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has complimented the football of arch-rivals Juventus. “I’m impressed.”
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has rejected speculation that he could be heading back to Italy in the summer.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bologna held out to beat Cagliari 1-0 on Thursday night after Alessandro Diamanti’s free-kick, but the Sardinians did have several good chances to equalise.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is set for a return to management, but not in Serie A, as national side Serbia reveal negotiations are at an advanced stage.
Just 24 hours on from overseeing Atalanta's win over them, Coach Stefano Colantuono has distanced himself from rumours of a summer switch to Napoli.
Ricky Alvarez has assured fans that he will return a fitter and more complete player at Inter, after a difficult season so far.
Both Bologna and Cagliari go into Thursday’s final game of the midweek round without their star strikers through suspension.
Maurizio Zamparini has laughed off suggestions that Palermo are looking to bring in former Roma, Juventus and England Coach Fabio Capello.
Amauri has hit out at his critics and at Antonio Conte’s treatment of him at Juventus, and also revealed the truth behind playing for Italy.
Roma and Cagliari are not negotiating the transfer of Michele Canini, the player’s agent has underlined.

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