NEWS

Roma are reportedly closing in on a contract renewal with Douglas Maicon and opening talks with Alessandro Florenzi.
SportMediaset are running the line that Juventus are willing to sell Arturo Vidal as early as January and for offers around €35m.
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has admitted that one day in the future he would like to play for Juventus.
Milan director Umberto Gandini has suggested ‘wildcard’ entry to the Champions League for ‘teams of prestige’, but UEFA say no.
Paul Pogba backs Max Allegri to continue Juventus’ run of success, as he also expresses hope in Kingsley Coman.
Paolo Maldini has backed Mattia De Sciglio to become a top class player at Milan, as he remarks at the full-back’s ability to overcome difficulty.
Antonio Conte says Marco Verratti must have patience behind Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, whilst he backs Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Chile Coach Jorge Sampaoli has backed Arturo Vidal and says the midfielder is determined to return to his best form.
Antonio Conte is expected to run a heavily Juventus-influenced Italy XI against Azerbaijan, including Andrea Pirlo.
UEFA have confirmed that the seeding process from next year’s Champions League may be changed, with only the holders and seven title winners seeded.
Sulley Muntari has explained what Pippo Inzaghi has brought to Milan that was ‘missing these last two years’, as he asserts the Rossoneri now ‘only need belief’.
Vincenzo Iaquinta says Juventus made the right choice in bringing in Max Allegri as Antonio Conte’s replacement, as he talks regret.
As the player confirms he will evaluate his situation, Juventus are being linked with opening talks with Xherdan Shaqiri.
Angelo Palombo senses that life at Sampdoria under Sinisa Mihajlovic is similar to how it was under Gigi Del Neri.
Emanuele Giaccherini has advised Mario Balotelli to ‘show a little more hunger’ in order to break into Antonio Conte’s Italy squad.
Jorginho would sign a new contract at Napoli ‘straight away’ out of a desire to stay at the club ‘10 years’, according to his agent.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Commissario Tecnico Antonio Conte has remarked at Andrea Pirlo’s importance to Italy even just in the dressing room.
Antonio Conte has warned his Italy players not to take their Euro 2016 qualification for granted, as he pays respect to Azerbaijan.
Andrea Pirlo says that Antonio Conte is the only Coach who could have convinced him to return to the Italy set-up.
Claudio Bellucci says Gonzalo Higuain will come good at Napoli, commenting that he remains a striker ‘everyone would want’.
Marco Storari concedes Roma have ‘come on leaps and bounds’ this year, and the title race is most likely between Juventus and them.
Claudio Bellucci has backed his former Coach Walter Mazzarri, but admits the signs at Inter do not look good.
Enrico Castellacci confirms Marco Verratti is out against Azerbaijan, allays Giorgio Chiellini concerns and details Dani Osvaldo and Thiago Motta injuries.
Khouma Babacar believes his wonder strike in Fiorentina’s 3-0 victory over Inter last weekend was the most important goal of his career to date.
Roma’s Francesco Totti has joked that perhaps even some Lazio fans hold a secret affiliation for him ‘within themselves’.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has put Italy forward to FIFA to trial the introduction of video technology in football.
Walter Gargano has made clear his commitment to Napoli and says facing Walter Mazzarri will have no bearing, as ‘things didn’t end well’.
Luigi Di Biagio admits his Italy Under-21 side are going to Slovakia to win tomorrow, but he warns them against complacency.
Erick Thohir has reflected on continued talks with Milan to understand their intentions on San Siro, as he remarks at how ‘owning a stadium isn’t enough’.
Tuttosport speculate today that Andrea Barzagli may not return to action for Juventus until as late as the new year.
Berti Vogts expresses his fondness for Italy and asserts they will have ‘many chances’ to defeat his Azerbaijan, but that his players will hold no fear.
Diego Lopez says he hopes to be back training with his teammates as soon as Monday, as he outlines Milan’s coming challenge with Verona.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been called up to the France squad as replacement for the injured Laurent Koscielny.
Palermo have confirmed that they have integrated former Napoli and Udinese assistant Coach Fabio Viviani into Beppe Iachini’s staff.

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