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Davide Ballardini has already taken points off Juventus, but notes Cagliari “will take a different approach” against Milan.
Gonzalo Bergessio and Francesco Modesto scored in Catania for a 1-1 draw, although Parma debutant Stefano Okaka threatened a late winner.
Serse Cosmi and his revived Lecce are certainly not frightened at welcoming Inter. “We have reason to be optimistic.”
Edy Reja tries to get Lazio back on track after two consecutive defeats, but it won’t be easy against “a ferocious Chievo side.”
Maxi Lopez is in the Milan squad for tomorrow’s game with Cagliari, but Thiago Silva is still unavailable.
Delio Rossi confirms new Fiorentina signing Amauri will play in Sunday’s Tuscan derby against Siena, but Alessio Cerci is dropped again.
Sassuolo are the new sole Serie B leaders after Torino were held by Varese, knocking the Granata down to third, while Brescia put Empoli in the relegation zone.
Tonight’s Juventus-Udinese showdown should go ahead as planned despite heavy snow, as the new Juventus Stadium prepares for a big test.
Maxi Lopez reveals “it was my choice to wait for Milan and I’d do it all again, because playing here has always been my dream.”
Luis Enrique has “absolute faith” in the Roma players after their setback against Juventus, as they prepare to face Bologna on Sunday.
Cristiano Doni admits he thought he’d “get away with it” in the betting scandal, but now urges other players to tell the authorities everything.
Milos Krasic’s agent confirmed the Juventus outcast “will only move to a top club, preferably in England, so with all due respect Lazio are not in his thoughts.”
Walter Mazzarri warns Napoli ahead of Genoa, but also insists UEFA “got it wrong” with his two-match ban against Chelsea.
Claudio Ranieri has not called up PSG transfer target Thiago Motta for Inter’s trip to Lecce. “We have fallen, but we will get back up.”
Massimiliano Allegri prepares to face his former club Cagliari and is confident “Maxi Lopez can do well at Milan.”
According to reports, Ajax striker Mounir El Hamdaoui is currently in Italy undergoing his medical to complete a Fiorentina transfer.
Radja Nainggolan’s move to Juventus is part of a transfer merry-go-round involving Marco Parolo and Fulham’s Patjim Kasami.
There are shock reports in Italy that Lazio could hand Djibril Cissè over to QPR so they can bring in veteran Pippo Inzaghi from Milan.
Inter are focusing their attentions on Porto’s Fredy Guarin as they decide whether Thiago Motta will join Paris Saint-Germain.
Prepare for all this weekend’s Serie A action, including a Scudetto six-pointer between Juventus and Udinese tonight.
Catania boss Vincenzo Montella looks forward to today’s relegation scrap with Parma, but admits he’s “surprised by the unprecedented” Maxi Lopez-Milan saga.
There are reports Alexander Merkel will be out for up to six weeks with a sprained knee, adding to Milan’s midfield injury crisis.
Parma are on the verge of signing MacDonald Mariga from Inter, said his agent. “The announcement is imminent.”
The changes to the Serie A fixture list from Week 23 to 27 have been confirmed, with Milan-Juventus moved forward.
Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara flew to the top of the Serie B table by beating Modena last night, while Juve Stabia sealed a four-goal thriller with Crotone.
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Walter Gargano has launched a scathing attack on Wesley Sneijder for the Ducthman’s poor challenge on the Napoli midfielder in midweek.
Maxi Lopez is delighted after finally completing his move to Milan and has promised to repay the club’s faith in him.
Adriano Galliani has revealed how close Milan were to reaching an agreement with Manchester City over Carlos Tevez.
Martin Caceres has completed his move to Juventus this evening, joining from Sevilla on an initial six-month loan.
After a late twist that saw Manchester City reject Milan’s latest attempts to sign Carlos Tevez, the Italians have now signed Maxi Lopez.
Juventus face Udinese this weekend without Mirko Vucinic, but are able to call up Claudio Marchisio, Simone Pepe and Elijero Elia.
Francesco Guidolin has conceded that his Udinese side’s opponents this weekend, Juventus, are still very much ahead of the Zebrette.
Morgan De Sanctis believes Napoli are on the right track to improve their League position and is ready to commit to the club long term.
Milan’s deadline for a decision on Carlos Tevez and Maxi Lopez looks set to be extended, as negotiations for the Manchester City striker gradually progress.

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