Napoli earned another spectacular win with Dries Mertens’ 28th Serie A goal and a Lorenzo Insigne stunner, but the 4-2 at Sampdoria was not enough for second place.
Francesco Totti said goodbye to Roma with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Genoa to take second place, as Diego Perotti netted in stoppages.
Director Mauro Baldissoni concedes Francesco Totti “is struggling to give up his playing career and accept the idea, but the doors of Roma are always open.”
Napoli visit Sampdoria with some slim hope left of snatching second place from Roma and of making Dries Mertens Capocannoniere.
Inter could loan out Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa to Liga side Las Palmas or Sampdoria after failing to make an impact worth his €29.5m tag.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is hoping Genoa can do his team a favour by holding Roma to at least a draw today.
Maurizio Sarri warned Napoli “have a duty to believe” in second place and admits he “didn’t realise the potential of Dries Mertens” early enough.
Fabio Quagliarella thanked Napoli fans for their messages and joked he sees himself in Maurizio Sarri’s team “on the bench.”
Borussia Dortmund have made a big step forward in the race for Sampdoria hitman Patrik Schick, but Juventus remain the favourites.
Paolo Tagliavento will officiate Roma-Genoa this weekend, while Luca Banti is in charge of Sampdoria-Napoli, as the race for second goes down to the wire.
Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero insists that star striker Patrik Schick 'will stay for another year'.
Reports suggest that Napoli are the latest club ready to make an offer for star Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick.
Milan also asked Sampdoria for Patrik Schick, but tried to offer Gianluca Lapadula plus cash, whereas the Blucerchiati want €25m straight up.
Roma have made a surprise approach for Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick, but Juventus remain in pole position, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Sampdoria are reportedly considering an offer for Mario Balotelli, as Patrik Schick and Luis Muriel could leave.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Luis Muriel’s celebration against Udinese was “wrong”.
Udinese’s Danilo has been given a two-game ban after his red card against Sampdoria at the weekend.
Antonio Cassano reveals he is “crazy” about Verona, where he could reunite with Giampaolo Pazzini.
Reports in Italy today suggest Juventus are interested in Andres Iniesta, if he decides to leave Barcelona.
Fabio Quagliarella believes Roma captain Francesco Totti “does not deserve to be treated like this”.