NEWS

Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti admits “I didn’t expect Stefano Sensi to be so good”, comparing him to Wesley Sneijder.
Romelu Lukaku should be fit to start Inter’s Champions League opener against Slavia Prague tonight.
Napoli are expected to start Lorenzo Insigne as a left midfielder and Fernando Llorente up top against Liverpool this evening.
Francesco Totti reveals he “had fun” watching Roma beat Sassuolo 4-2 and is tipping his former club to finish in Serie A’s top four this season.
Milan chief Zvonimir Boban has admitted that “we hoped to be further ahead” but urged fans to believe in the ‘process’.
Andrea Agnelli claims Juventus were blackmailed by ultras as it is alleged they threatened to sing racist chants if they did not receive free tickets.
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Walter Mazzarri has apologised and taken the blame for Torino’s 2-1 defeat to Lecce. “Our performance missed the mark completely.”
Fabio Liverani claims attack is the best form of defence for Lecce after they held on to beat Torino 2-1.
Lecce survived a late VAR scare to stun Torino 2-1 away from home and pick up their first Serie A win for seven years.
Napoli have Arkadiusz Milik back against Liverpool, who are without Divock Origi and possibly Andy Robertson.
Slavia Prague boss Jindrich Trpisovsky insists his side “want to make their mark in Europe” and expects Inter to be without Romelu Lukaku.
Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool players to expect a Napoli side who are “stubborn in a very positive way” tomorrow night.
Juventus will be without Douglas Costa for the next two weeks, but Miralem Pjanic should be fit to face Atletico Madrid.
Torino are without Nicolas Nkoulou against Lecce in Serie A this evening, while new signing Simone Verdi is a substitute.
Al-Rayyan are expected to meet Mario Mandzukic’s camp tomorrow after emerging as favourites to sign the Juventus striker.
Milan have publicly thanked the clubs and fans who showed Franck Kessie support after Verona supporters were alleged to have racially abused him.
Inter boss Antonio Conte has criticised the Italian Press for being too ‘fixated’ on formations. “They don’t give a damn in England!”
Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli will face “the best team in Europe” tomorrow but warns Liverpool that his side are better than they were last season.
Former Juventus director Luciano Moggi has hit out at Maurizio Sarri for “always looking for excuses. It’s bad for football.”
Verona insist they remain committed to tackling racism, despite standing by their tweet that fans did not abuse Milan’s Franck Kessie last night.
Antonio Conte claims Barcelona ”won’t be happy to face Inter” in the Champions League group stage this season.
Authorities have arrested 12 leaders of Juventus ultras groups as part of a nationwide investigation.
Nicolas Nkoulou remains out of the squad and Simone Verdi is not yet ready for Torino’s Serie A match against Lecce this evening.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko has unveiled his two-point plan to tackle racism in Italy – more protection from the FIGC and stadium bans.
Former Milan right-back Ignazio Abate has reportedly rejected an offer to join Sporting CP.
Bobby Duncan has vowed to keep “giving my all” after the ex-Liverpool striker bagged a brace on his debut for Fiorentina’s youth side.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears as he expressed regret about his late father not living to see him become a superstar.
A pundit has been dropped by an Italian football channel after he claimed the only way to stop Romelu Lukaku was by “throwing him 10 bananas to eat.”
Verona have issued a statement denying that their fans racially abused Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on Sunday, instead asking for ‘respect’.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne says “I hope to reach the Champions League Final and win it” and that “I didn’t choose Mino Raiola for a move away.”
Wanda Nara claims “no-one can say ‘no’ to Paris Saint-Germain” after praising the club for giving Inter loanee Mauro Icardi a ‘great welcome’.
Angelo Ogbonna admits “I’m lucky to be here” after surviving a road accident 11 years ago but disagrees black players should avoid Italy.
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Marco Giampaolo “won’t brush the dust under the carpet” after Milan squeezed past 10-man Verona. “They’re accustomed to playing as individuals.”