Giampaolo: 'Face Milan head-on'
Marco Giampaolo doesn’t see the meeting with Milan as a play-off for Europe, but Sampdoria “will face the opposition head-on.”
Signori: 'At 50 older, not wiser'
Beppe Signori celebrates his 50th birthday today and looks back over his career. “If it had been plain sailing, it wouldn’t have been fun.”
Donadoni: 'I want angry Bologna'
Roberto Donadoni asked Bologna to “pour more belief and determination” into their performance against Sassuolo.
Agent: 'Conte won't be Italy Coach'
Antonio Conte won’t return to the Italy job, said his agent, “as he prefers to work on a daily basis. I see him at Chelsea next year.”
Benatia: 'Napoli beautiful, Juve solid'
Medhi Benatia claims Napoli “play the most beautiful football, but Juventus are more solid” and don’t miss Leonardo Bonucci.
Mazzarri: 'Turin Derby is special'
Walter Mazzarri is wary of the balance between firing Torino up for the Derby della Mole with Juventus and “creating excessive tension.”
Chiesa: 'Passion for Milan and Sane'
Federico Chiesa admits his Fiorentina future is in doubt, but reveals a “passion” for Milan, Manchester City and Leroy Sane.
Chiesa: 'Football in my DNA'
Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa believes he has football in his “DNA” and sees plenty of young Italian talent coming through.
Alisson: 'Roma made me ready'
Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes he has improved at Roma and “football is all about the details” as he looks forward to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Training report: Torino
With the Derby Della Mole fast approaching, does Walter Mazzarri’s unbeaten Torino side have what it takes to topple Juventus’ title challenge?
Leeds United want Mbakogu
Leeds United are lining up a summer bid worth €5.1m for Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu, claim English papers.
Gasperini defines success for a Coach
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini reveals his approach to management. “The definition of success is getting the best out of a player.”
Napoli make first Torreira offer
Napoli have reportedly made an offer for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, funding it with Amadou Diawara’s sale to the Premier League.
Emre Can 'worth €40m'
Juventus have a deal to sign Emre Can as a free agent from Liverpool, said an agent, and “he’s worth €40m on the market.”
Agent: 'Candreva close to Chelsea'
Antonio Candreva was close to joining Chelsea, confirmed his agent, but he’ll be happy to remain at Inter “if they finish in the top four.”
What the papers say...
Today's Italian sports headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Alex Sandro 'will leave Juve'
Despite Alex Sandro’s protestations, a transfer intermediary who worked on negotiations with Chelsea insists he’ll “leave Juventus after a few years.”
Pellegri makes Monaco debut
Former Genoa prodigy Pietro Pellegri has made his Ligue 1 debut for Monaco at the age of 16, beating Kylian Mbappe's record.
Serie B: Bari take Cremonese
Bari continued their climb up the table with a victory away to Cremonese in a head-to-head for promotion places.
Bernard in doubt against Roma
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Paulo Fonseca confirms Brazilian winger Bernard might miss the Champions League clash with Roma.
Man 'dream of playing in Serie A'
Steaua Bucharest winger Dennis Man “has a dream of playing in Serie A and is one of the best talents in Romania,” said his agent.
Genoa close on Belgrano talent
Genoa are reportedly close to agreeing terms with Belgrano for 19-year-old centre-back Cristian Romero.
Dodo arrives for Santos medical
Sampdoria left-back Dodo has landed in Brazil and will undergo a medical before completing his transfer to Santos.
Zenga: 'Crotone was a challenge'
Walter Zenga accepted the Crotone job as “a challenge” and described the importance of “proposing ideas, not imposing them” on a team.
Zoff: 'Juve can knock Spurs out'
Dino Zoff is confident Juventus can still knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League and gives Gigi Buffon advice.
Juventus: 'Netflix liked our story'
Juventus explained how they became the subjects of a warts-and-all Netflix documentary. “They were interested in our story.”
Di Biagio to call Italy squad
Caretaker Italy Coach Gigi Di Biagio will name his first squad in a three-day training camp from February 26-28.
Biglia: 'I considered Argentina exit'
Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia admits he thought about retiring from international football and prefers Gonzalo Higuain to Mauro Icardi.
Juventus plan Fabinho swoop
Juventus are laying the groundwork to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Alisson and Miranda in Brazil squad
Brazil Coach Tite has listed 15 players he will take to the 2018 World Cup, including Roma’s Alisson Becker and Joao Miranda of Inter.
MediaPro taken over by Chinese buyers
MediaPro, the Spanish company that bought out the television rights to Serie A, has been taken over by Chinese group Orient Hontai.
Infantino plans new FIFA rules
FIFA President Gianni Infantino plans to revolutionise football, scrapping the January transfer market, limiting loans and introducing a salary cap.
Roma target Ajax talent De Jong
Roma have set their sights on Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong, nicknamed the ‘new Frank Rijkaard’ in the Netherlands.
Mancini: 'Under contract with Zenit'
Roberto Mancini has arrived in Italy, but shrugged off questions about the Azzurri job. “I’m under contract with Zenit.”
Alex Sandro: 'Only thought is Juventus'
Alex Sandro insists the draw with Tottenham Hotspur was “not a negative result” and his “only thought has always been Juventus.”
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