NEWS

Gian Piero Gasperini points out Inter can’t keep blaming him for their problems. “The alibi of a bad start no longer holds up.”
Daniele Bonera feels the break for international duty “has been good for Milan” after their post-Juventus controversy.
Brazilian defender Dedé admits he is “certainly proud” that Juventus sent scouts to view him play for the Seleçao this week.
Cesare Prandelli “will not stand for excessive criticism” of Italy’s performance in their defeat to the USA and confirmed he was in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Diego Milito tells Inter they can emerge from this crisis, “but we need unity. The club, team and fans must work together to get through this.”
Claudio Marchisio tries to look on the bright side of both Italy’s defeat to the USA and the controversy between Milan and Juventus.
Giuseppe Rossi looks set to head back to Serie A over the summer, as his agent confirms “it’s unlikely he’ll stay at Villarreal.”
Bologna are in mourning after the sudden death of singer Lucio Dalla, who was often seen in the stands at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
A day after making his debut for the Italian national team, Fabio Borini has received another boost, as Roma confirm he stays with them for another year.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi admits it would be a dream to turn out for Italy one, but says he is focused only on Inter at the weekend.
Walter Sabatini claims Roma are feeling the fear going into the weekend’s derby with Lazio, but insists he is confident in their ability to match their rivals.
Miroslav Klose has reassured Lazio fans that he will try to be available for the Biancocelesti’s derby with Roma this weekend, after a midweek injury scare.
Juventus full-back Paolo De Ceglie recognises the importance of beating Chievo this coming weekend. “Every game we face from here on in is fundamental.”
Roma have received a boost ahead of the Derby della Capitale with Lazio with the news that Francesco Totti is on course to feature.
Aurelio De Laurentiis has hit back at Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez for suggesting Napoli’s Edinson Cavani should consider moving club.
Urby Emanuelson expects League leaders Milan to face some problems in Saturday’s game against Palermo.
Reports in Italy on Thursday are claiming that Italian giants Milan are interested in Lecce youngster Luis Muriel.
Roma ‘keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is looking for payback against Lazio in this weekend’s capital derby.
Alberto Aquilani is hoping to be back in action by mid-March in order to assure himself of a Milan future.
Roma will win the derby this weekend against Lazio thanks to a goal from Daniele De Rossi, says Vincent Candela.
Gigi Buffon and his agent will wait until the end of the season before discussing a new contract with Juventus.
The agent of Sebastian Giovinco insists that no decisions have yet been made over the Parma player’s future.
Fredy Guarin is expected to train with the rest of the Inter squad from Monday for the first time since his January move.
Bologna are reportedly thinking about offering boss Stefano Pioli a new contract given his impact at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini admits that he fears Antonio Nocerino’s return to Sicily this weekend.
The likes of Genoa, Fiorentina, Cesena, Novara and Bologna will have to prove their mettle in a challenging Week 26.
Angelo Ogbonna insists his Italy side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to America on Wednesday night.
The Corriere dello Sport is today suggesting that Milan will look to sell Alexandre Pato at the end of the season.
Juventus and Milan have taken the first steps towards renewed peace, while Philippe Mexes has also said sorry.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Alessandro Matri concedes “the tempo was not as good as in other games” as Italy lost 1-0 to the USA.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy only perform “when there’s a lot at stake,” which explains their recent friendly slump.
Thiago Motta had an unusual new position as trequartista in Italy’s surprise defeat to the USA and the experiment did not go according to plan.
Giorgio Chiellini insisted the performance in Italy’s defeat to the USA “wasn’t so awful and we remain convinced we’ll have a great Euros.”
Fabio Borini admits he was “very emotional” on his senior Italy debut, even if it was in a surprise defeat to the USA.

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