CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi says their goal is to “start the second half of the season as we ended the first,” ahead of their clash with Sampdoria.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has opened up about his relationship with coach Maurizio Sarri. “We are both stubborn!”
Lautaro Martinez has claimed he's “comfortable” at Inter amid rumours about interest from Barcelona and said “a lot changed” when Antonio Conte arrived.
Arkadiusz Milik has claimed it will take “patience” when they aim to “climb the table” and look ahead to the last 16 of the Champions League against Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the supporter’s team of the year, when UEFA reportedly changed the formation to accommodate the Juventus star.
Barcelona have officially sacked Ernesto Valverde, so will have new coach Quique Setien on the bench against Napoli in the Champions League.
Massimiliano Allegri has put himself forward for the Barcelona job, claim Mundo Deportivo, amid speculation Ernesto Valverde will be fired.
Mattia Caldara does “not want to let Atalanta down” after returning to Bergamo from Milan. “Nothing really has changed since I left.”
Diego Demme has arrived in Italy for a medical ahead of a reported €12m move to Napoli from RB Leipzig.
Napoli are reportedly ready to sign a new €4m deal with Allan, tying him to the club until June 2024.
Nicolò Zaniolo revealed the incredible turnaround from almost quitting football altogether to making his Champions League debut for Roma against Real Madrid.
Robin Gosens said Atalanta are “used” to play at San Siro and has claimed there are “big expectations” ahead of the Inter match this weekend.
Napoli left-back Mario Rui is in no rush for the Champions League to resume. “If I start thinking about Lionel Messi and Barcelona now, I will get a headache!”
Duvan Zapata has finally recovered from his injury and can’t wait to return for Atalanta. “I got anxious watching and not being able to help.”
Miralem Pjanic concedes Juventus are “getting used to” Maurizio Sarri after five years of Max Allegri, but fans “shouldn’t be too critical.”
Antonio Cassano has let loose with his caustic opinions on Juventus, Maurizio Sarri, Romelu Lukaku, the Champions League and why “Inter will win the Scudetto.”
France boss Didier Deschamps hopes his old side Juventus can win the Champions League this season. “They’ve had this objective for many years now.”
Matthijs de Ligt has revealed he wants “to stay” at Juventus “for a long time” and said he’s “proud to wear the shirt”.
Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez has said “it’s an honour” to become an honorary citizen of Bergamo and has claimed the city “has adopted me.”
RB Salzburg starlet Erling Braut Haaland has reportedly chosen a move to Juventus and should allegedly arrive in January.
RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has claimed that Juventus are one of several clubs interested in signing Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland.
Faouzi Ghoulam could leave Napoli in the January transfer window, with Olympique Marseille interested in the left-back, reports La Repubblica.
Mauro Icardi’s agent-wife Wanda Nara claims “it would be nice to see Romelu Lukaku also turn up in big games. Inter’s last No 9 scored 150 goals.”
Atalanta defender Jose Luis Palomino believes the 5-0 trashing of Milan made up for the defeat to Bologna last week. “We know it was fundamental to win today.”
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to pour all their Champions League enthusiasm on to Serie A, starting from Milan. “We can keep building in 2020.”
Blaise Matuidi confesses he left Paris Saint-Germain for Juventus because he could "win the Champions League here," rather than with his old side.
Juventus are reportedly leading the race for RB Salzburg starlet Erling Braut Haaland, readying a contract offer worth €3.5m a season.
Mauro Icardi said he enters “killer mode” when the opportunity arrives, as the Inter forward shines on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has admitted that “we all made mistakes” towards the end of Carlo Ancelotti’s reign.
Carlo Ancelotti has landed in Italy to meet Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis and iron out his contract release ahead of taking the Everton job.