Juve and Inter name squads
Fredy Guarin is in the Inter squad to face Juventus and Wesley Sneijder returns to training, while the Bianconeri have Andrea Barzagli back.
Montella 'almost joined Napoli'
Vincenzo Montella’s Catania are flying high and the Coach reveals he was almost Walter Mazzarri’s assistant manager at Napoli.
Lazio: 'No more mistakes'
Lazio Coach Edy Reja is suspended, so assistant manager Giovanni Lopez warns they “cannot afford more mistakes” against Cagliari.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephan El Shaarawy against Roma’s trident Francesco Totti, Fabio Borini and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Serie B: Torino hit sixth gear
Torino demolished Gubbio 6-0, while Modena held Livorno in a four-goal thriller, but Verona and Pescara crumbled.
Mancini: 'Inter era had to end'
Roberto Mancini points out Inter’s current crisis was predictable. “Sooner or later this moment had to arrive, as you can’t win forever.”
Ranieri: 'Inter ready for Juve'
Claudio Ranieri insists Sunday’s Derby d’Italia is “more important for Juventus than Inter, so they have more to lose.”
Delio Rossi 'offered to resign'
Delio Rossi reveals he offered to resign after Fiorentina’s 5-0 defeat to Juventus. “It seemed only right to say if I was a weight, then I could step aside.”
Conte: 'Juve-Inter game of their lives'
Antonio Conte warns that Inter “will play the game of their lives” against Juventus on Sunday night. “It’s important for the present, but the past doesn’t interest me.”
Zanetti offers to quit Inter
Javier Zanetti has put his future on the line. “I’ll play against Juventus as if it were the last game. If Inter ask me to, I’ll step aside in June.”
Della Valle's Fiorentina revamp
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle hopes to finish the disastrous year, then “bring this side back among the protagonists in Italy and Europe.”
Mazzarri fights Napoli fatigue
Walter Mazzarri warns he’ll have to rotate the increasingly tired Napoli squad against Catania. “It’s the last step and we need our fans.”
Coppa Final Juve-Napoli in London?
President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggests a Napoli-Juventus Coppa Italia Final is too big for Rome. “We could play in Paris or London.”
Damiao snubs Juve for Napoli
Brazilian talent Leandro Damiao admits he’d “love to play in Serie A,” but warns Juventus he would prefer to join Napoli.
Maradona 'happy' with new Napoli
Diego Armando Maradona confirmed he’d love to sit in the stands and cheer Napoli on. “I suffered with them in the Champions League.”
Sneijder feeling his age
Inter star Wesley Sneijder admits his injury problems are a sign of age. “My body struggles to recover from knocks.”
'Tech would be the end of football'
President of the Italian Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi claims introducing technology “would be the end of football.”
Pazzini: Juve can revive Inter
Giampaolo Pazzini is fired up for Sunday’s Juventus-Inter showdown and will “continue to believe in third place until it becomes mathematically impossible.”
Serie B: Sassuolo close on Toro
Sassuolo squeezed past struggling Empoli to maintain the pressure on Serie B leaders Torino on Friday night.
Cafu considers Milan-Roma
Former Roma and Milan star Marcos Cafu reads today’s big clash and insists Luis Enrique’s vision “just needs some time.”
Serie A Previews: Super Saturday
Bone up on all this weekend’s Serie A games, including top action today with Milan-Roma and Palermo-Udinese, then the massive Juventus-Inter.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Aquilani Liverpool contract confusion
There is some confusion over Alberto Aquilani’s contract, as some sources say Milan will buy him outright from Liverpool if he faces Roma tomorrow.
Italy U-21 get-together squad
Ciro Ferrara has called up four new faces for his Under-21 international get-together, preparing to face Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
Roma-Barcelona doubts for Bojan
The future of Bojan Krkic is in the balance, as it’s reported neither Roma nor Barcelona want to buy him out permanently.
Mutti 'forget Palermo 0-7 Udinese'
Bortolo Mutti warns Palermo they must “play to win” when Udinese come to torn on Saturday evening, trying to forget their 7-0 defeat.
Chiellini: 'Juve-Inter the top rivalry'
Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini has snubbed Milan by pointing out “Inter remain our greatest rivals” ahead of the Derby d’Italia.
Boateng back for Milan-Roma
Milan have Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alessandro Nesta and Mark Van Bommel back in the squad to face Roma on Saturday.
Lazio deals for Brocchi and Biava
Lazio have officially extended their contracts with Cristian Brocchi and Giuseppe Biava for another year.
Jovetic back for Fiorentina
Stevan Jovetic and Valon Behrami have recovered from injury and are in the Fiorentina squad to face Genoa on Sunday.
Guidolin's Palermo memories
Francesco Guidolin admits it is a special game, but the Udinese Coach puts “personal” issues to one side when facing his former club Palermo.
Guardiola analyses Milan-Roma
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola confirmed he’ll be keeping a close eye on Milan-Roma to “analyse” his upcoming Champions League opponents.
De Ceglie: Motivation is easy
Paolo De Ceglie says Juventus need little to motivate them for this weekend’s clash with Inter or for the season run-in.
De La won’t cash in on Tenors
Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that he is reluctant to sell any one from Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi this year.
Heinze in, Greco out
Despite uncertainty all week, Roma have confirmed that Gabriel Heinze will be fit to face Milan this weekend.
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