SASSUOLO NEWS

Join us for build-up and action as it happens from today’s seven Serie A games, including Verona-Roma, Juventus-Sassuolo, Udinese-Milan and Benevento-Napoli.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta used Schopenhauer to respond to Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “He puts on a show.”
Check out all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, including Udinese-Milan, Juventus-Sassuolo and Bologna-Fiorentina.
Juventus have to hope Federico Bernardeschi holds out amid an injury crisis as they host Sassuolo on Khouma Babacar’s debut.
Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado are out for Juventus against Sassuolo, while Federico Bernardeschi remains in doubt.
Sassuolo Coach Beppe Iachini “breathed a sigh of relief” when Matteo Politano’s move to Napoli fell through and prepares to face Juventus.
Massimiliano Allegri confessed Juventus are forced to start Federico Bernardeschi against Sassuolo amid an injury crisis, as Douglas Costa misses out.
Aurelio De Laurentiis gave the background to Napoli’s failed bids for Matteo Politano, Simone Verdi and Gerard Deulofeu, plus Amin Younes guarantees.
Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa are both in doubt to face Sassuolo on Sunday, so Juventus consider a change of tactics.
Uruguay international Mauricio Lemos explains why he left Las Palmas for Sassuolo. “Serie A is the perfect place for a defender to improve.”
Napoli’s Aurelio De Laurentiis is relieved that he did not “throw money away” for Matteo Politano as the Sassuolo winger “isn’t as good as Simone Verdi”.
Maurizio Sarri’s agent claims the Napoli Coach did not ask the club to sign anyone in January.
Napoli forward Jose Callejon declares “we believe in the Scudetto” and believes the trip to face Juventus “will definitely be decisive”.
Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali insists Juventus didn’t block Matteo Politano’s move to Napoli - “we’re an independent club”.
Diego Falcinelli admits “you can’t turn down Fiorentina”, and aims a jab at Sassuolo Coach Beppe Iachini.
The referees have been announced for Week 23 of Serie A, with Marco Di Bello assigned to Benevento-Napoli.
Andrea Pinamonti’s mooted move to Sassuolo reportedly collapsed because the Inter striker rejected the move.
Matteo Politano’s agent explained the move to Napoli fell through “because there was no agreement,” but it’s reported Sassuolo didn’t sign the paperwork.
Napoli have failed in their last-gasp bid to sign Matteo Politano from Sassuolo after seemingly agreeing terms for €29m plus Adam Ounas on loan.
Inter director Piero Ausilio insists they “did what we could, but were honest about financial conditions around Javier Pastore” and PSG.