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Marco Giampaolo doesn’t see the meeting with Milan as a play-off for Europe, but Sampdoria “will face the opposition head-on.”
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.”
Roberto Donadoni asked Bologna to “pour more belief and determination” into their performance against Sassuolo.
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.”
Medhi Benatia claims Napoli “play the most beautiful football, but Juventus are more solid” and don’t miss Leonardo Bonucci.
Walter Mazzarri is wary of the balance between firing Torino up for the Derby della Mole with Juventus and “creating excessive tension.”
Federico Chiesa admits his Fiorentina future is in doubt, but reveals a “passion” for Milan, Manchester City and Leroy Sane.
Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa believes he has football in his “DNA” and sees plenty of young Italian talent coming through.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes he has improved at Roma and “football is all about the details” as he looks forward to Shakhtar Donetsk.
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 are lining up a summer bid worth €5.1m for Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu, claim English papers.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini reveals his approach to management. “The definition of success is getting the best out of a player.”
Napoli have reportedly made an offer for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, funding it with Amadou Diawara’s sale to the Premier League.
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.”
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.”
Today's Italian sports headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Despite Alex Sandro’s protestations, a transfer intermediary who worked on negotiations with Chelsea insists he’ll “leave Juventus after a few years.”
Former Genoa prodigy Pietro Pellegri has made his Ligue 1 debut for Monaco at the age of 16, beating Kylian Mbappe's record.
Bari continued their climb up the table with a victory away to Cremonese in a head-to-head for promotion places.
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Paulo Fonseca confirms Brazilian winger Bernard might miss the Champions League clash with Roma.
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 are reportedly close to agreeing terms with Belgrano for 19-year-old centre-back Cristian Romero.
Sampdoria left-back Dodo has landed in Brazil and will undergo a medical before completing his transfer to Santos.
Walter Zenga accepted the Crotone job as “a challenge” and described the importance of “proposing ideas, not imposing them” on a team.
Dino Zoff is confident Juventus can still knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League and gives Gigi Buffon advice.
Juventus explained how they became the subjects of a warts-and-all Netflix documentary. “They were interested in our story.”
Caretaker Italy Coach Gigi Di Biagio will name his first squad in a three-day training camp from February 26-28.
Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia admits he thought about retiring from international football and prefers Gonzalo Higuain to Mauro Icardi.
Juventus are laying the groundwork to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho, according to Mundo Deportivo.
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, the Spanish company that bought out the television rights to Serie A, has been taken over by Chinese group Orient Hontai.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino plans to revolutionise football, scrapping the January transfer market, limiting loans and introducing a salary cap.
Roma have set their sights on Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong, nicknamed the ‘new Frank Rijkaard’ in the Netherlands.
Roberto Mancini has arrived in Italy, but shrugged off questions about the Azzurri job. “I’m under contract with Zenit.”
Alex Sandro insists the draw with Tottenham Hotspur was “not a negative result” and his “only thought has always been Juventus.”