NEWS

Roma have been dealt a slight boost with the news that Davide Astori may only miss around 15 days of action with a thigh injury.
Jeremy Menez says that Milan have the right squad to finish third in Serie A as he reflects on recent injury and form.
Roma have named their squad for tomorrow’s Serie A showcase with Napoli and are able to include Kostas Manolas.
Paolo Tagliavento has been designated to officiate the match of the weekend between Napoli and Roma.
Rafa Benitez has affirmed that Lorenzo Insigne remains a ‘very important’ cog in his Napoli team.
Atalanta’s Luca Cigarini has been given a three-match ban after his double yellow card in the Nerazzurri’s 1-1 draw with Napoli in midweek.
Walter Mazzarri has called on Rodrigo Palacio to relax about his goalscoring drought, drawing a parallel with Edinson Cavani.
Walter Mazzarri says that Inter are not willing to be caught cold when they face Parma at the Stadio Tardini on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez and Rudi Garcia have both appealed for peace when Napoli and Roma come face to face tomorrow.
Rafael Benitez says that the game against Rudi Garcia’s Roma can set Napoli’s season back on track.
Milan are in talks with Manchester United over trying to arrange a friendly to play against each other in 2015.
Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez has addressed rumours concerning Juan Camilo Zuniga, insisting any operation would not sideline him for too long.
As Roma caught Juventus up at the top, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Serie A’s midweek round of Week 9.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia is hopeful that defender Kostas Manolas will be fit to face Napoli, while also discussing Mattia Destro.
Rudi Garcia has warned that everyone will drop points between now and the end of the season, as his Roma eye a first Scudetto since 2001.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says he is well aware of how an away tie at Napoli could prove for his side.
Massimiliano Allegri has appeared to confirm that Carlos Tevez will be rested when Juventus take on Empoli on Saturday.
Massimiliano Allegri has hit back at criticism that his Juventus side is less hungry than under Antonio Conte.
Juventus are not even thinking about their Champions League clash with Olympiacos insists Max Allegri, as they must concentrate on Empoli.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that his side’s away form has been ‘disastrous’ of late.
Davide Astori will undergo an assessment today to determine the extent of his thigh injury, and faces at least three weeks out for Roma.
Genoa defender Luca Antonini has denied taunting Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri after scoring the winner against the Bianconeri on Wednesday.
Roma could field Daniele De Rossi in central defence for their trip to Napoli if the club’s injury situation doesn’t improve.
In disagreement over treatment of a knee injury, Napoli could sell Juan Camilo Zuniga in January should the right offer arrive.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri will rest Carlos Tevez for the Bianconeri’s trip to Empoli, according to reports.
Fernando Torres’ poor start to his Milan career can in part be attributed to a recurring ankle problem, reports suggest.
Out of favour Milan forward Giampaolo Pazzini could be in line for a return to former club Sampdoria.
Former Juventus defender Alessandro Birindelli believes Massimiliano Allegri’s side lack the fight that characterised Antonio Conte’s reign.
Today's front-page headlines from The Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini feels a 1-1 draw with Lazio was positive after a run of two straight defeats.
Stefano Pioli preferred Lazio’s performance in a draw with Verona compared to their victory over Torino.
Luca Toni’s penalty held 10-man Lazio 1-1 in Verona, but the Aquile still go into joint third place.
Luca Antonini enjoyed the fact Juventus were “gutted” to lose against Genoa. “After that adrenaline, I slept like a baby.”
Marek Hamsik can’t believe Napoli didn’t win against Atalanta, but now “we want a victory with Roma.”
Grande Milan Coach Arrigo Sacchi insists Marco van Basten “remains the best striker of all time.”

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