NEWS

Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri warns his team will face Napoli “without fear” at the San Paolo tomorrow.
Napoli are without Kalidou Koulibaly and Giandomenico Mesto against Empoli, while there are concerns over Gonzalo Higuain.
Roma, Fiorentina and Inter are reportedly tracking Ianis Hagi, the son of Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi points out Milan star Fernando Torres “scores less than Alessandro Matri and Mauricio Pinilla.”
Having failed to sign Leonardo Pavoletti over the summer, Leeds United are approaching him again.
Napoli convinced Sampdoria to release Manolo Gabbiadini by raising the offer and the forward rejected Premier League bids.
Spanish paper Marca claims Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to extend his Real Madrid contract until 2017.
Inter are eyeing January targets including Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski of Arsenal.
Zdenek Zeman outlined his philosophy at Cagliari and why his return to Roma was “strange, never with the right mentality.”
There are reports Patrice Evra could return to Manchester United, so Juventus bring back Paolo De Ceglie from Parma.
Genoa winger Maxime Lestienne faces Milan and explains why he “refused” Rossoneri and Premier League offers.
Dejan Stankovic returns to San Siro as Inter’s opponent with Udinese and is pleased to see Roberto Mancini back.
Director Daniele Pradè denied a Roma offer for Norberto Neto and warned in January “Fiorentina will only sell.”
Gigi Buffon called Max Allegri an “extremely intelligent Coach” and trusts Juventus can reach the last eight in the Champions League.
After Fiorentina-Juventus, the round continues with Roma hosting on form Sassuolo, Genoa-Milan, Inter-Udinese and Napoli-Empoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle admits both they and Juventus could’ve had penalties in their 0-0 draw.
Vincenzo Montella thanked reporters for giving away Juventus secrets ahead of Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw. “You can’t hide anything!”
Massimiliano Allegri explained his change of tactics as Juventus were held 0-0 by Fiorentina.
Leonardo Bonucci confessed the 0-0 at Fiorentina was “a step backwards” for Juventus, but they will go for victory against Atletico Madrid.
There were ultimately more cards than clear scoring opportunities as Juventus were held to a tense 0-0 draw by rivals Fiorentina.
Second-placed Frosinone suffered a shock home defeat at the hands of Ternana.
Giovanni Trapattoni confirmed he has “given my word to a couple of national teams” and received an offer from Palermo.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco warned their only chance of beating Roma is to “run harder than them.”
Barbara Berlusconi announced Milan hope to have their new stadium completed by 2020, as plans are almost complete.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta slammed the “paradoxical” ruling that stops him suing Lazio President Claudio Lotito.
Andrea Pirlo confirmed Fiorentina-Juventus “is an important game that both sets of fans really care about.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni slammed the 15-month delay in charging Rudi Garcia with using a walkie-talkie.
Joaquin starts for Fiorentina against Juventus tonight and admits “it’s a different game in Florence.”
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi advised several players in his traditional Friday pep talk, above all Jeremy Menez.
Fiorentina and Juventus face off in one of Italian football’s biggest grudge matches, but it’s a return to the 3-5-2 for both teams.
Laurent Blanc confessed PSG are “reflecting on things” with Inter and Napoli target Ezequiel Lavezzi.
UEFA will continue its investigation into Roma and Inter’s Financial Fair Play status, reconvening in February.
Roma defender Leandro Castan has “no neurological complications” after brain surgery and will watch the Sassuolo game.
Palermo hitman Paulo Dybala confirms his decision to snub Italy for Argentina. “It’s my dream to play with Leo Messi.”

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