NEWS

Davide Ballardini still believes there is room for Genoa to improve after an important 1-0 win over Sassuolo.
Walter Zenga says Crotone will be ‘playing for our futures’ in the next 18 Serie A matches.
Maurizio Sarri noted Napoli can push into “undiscovered territory” this season, but isn’t happy with a two-week Serie A break.
Roberto De Zerbi was pleased with Benevento’s performance after they beat Sampdoria 3-2.
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi believes his team are in a ‘magical moment’ after a 5-2 win at SPAL.
Monchi assures Radja Nainggolan is not for sale after Roma dropped him for excessive partying and the Belgian is in the stands.
Leonardo Bonucci is delighted to have scored his first Milan goal and hails his side’s start to 2018.
Gennaro Gattuso was “satisfied” with Milan for 70 minutes, but warns they “risked throwing it all away” against Crotone.
Roma drop Radja Nainggolan due to excessive partying and transform their midfield against Papu Gomez and giant-killers Atalanta.
Walter Mazzarri hailed the ‘response’ shown by Torino after his first game in charge ended in a 3-0 win over Bologna.
Napoli fought their way past Verona and Ciro Immobile hit four in Lazio’s seven-goal thriller at SPAL, while Milan, Benevento and Genoa scraped wins.
Lazio director Igli Tare admits Stefan de Vrij is “still undecided” on whether to sign a new contract, but “he will nonetheless end the season here.”
Milan director Christian Abbiati assured they “believe in Andre Silva” despite his lack of playing time and explains the Lucas Biglia pick.
Franck Kessie would “love to do just half” of what Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso achieved in his career.
Jorginho believes 2018 is “an important year” for Napoli and they want to start on the right foot against Hellas Verona.
Torino made a stunning debut under new Coach Walter Mazzarri, sweeping Bologna aside 3-0 with Salvatore Sirigu saving a penalty.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s five Serie A games, including Napoli-Verona, Milan-Crotone and SPAL-Lazio.
Napoli want to pick up where they left off in 2017, as Serie A leaders and Winter Champions, but host old foes Hellas Verona.
Milan start 2018 in the bottom half of the table and that makes beating Walter Zenga’s Crotone an absolute necessity.
Mauro Icardi bitterly criticised his Inter teammates after a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina. “It was a bad performance, we’ve been lacking the desire to fight.”
Inter confirmed they are tracking Gerard Deulofeu and it’s reported they’re negotiating with Barcelona to take him on loan.
Bologna director Riccardo Bigon insists they have “no intention” of selling Simone Verdi to Napoli, but “I cannot predict the future.”
Torino will activate their option to buy Tomas Rincon from Juventus today, at a total cost of €9m.
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent is “furious” with Napoli and “will 99 per cent leave, because we can’t stay there. Fiorentina wanted him.”
Walter Mazzarri makes his debut on the Torino bench, but has limited choices against Bologna due to an injury crisis.
It is reported that Napoli duo Emanuele Giaccherini and Lorenzo Tonelli are close to leaving the San Paolo.
Genoa boss Davide Ballardini hails opponents Sassuolo as ‘an example to Italian football.’
Benevento Coach Roberto De Zerbi labels today’s clash with Sampdoria as a ‘test of maturity’ for his side.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he is searching for the ‘new Jose Callejon.’
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia has told his club’s board to grant him new signings if they wish to stay in Serie A.
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta wants Paulo Dybala to be a figurehead at the club for years to come.
Gregory van der Wiel is reported to be on the verge of leaving Cagliari for Nice, with Benevento’s Gaetano Letizia lined up to replace him.
Blerim Dzemaili is set to return to Bologna following a loan spell at Montreal Impact, while Sion’s Pajtim Kasami could also arrive.
It is reported that Juventus consider Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian as a potential transfer target.
SPAL already held Lazio earlier this season and Coach Leonardo Semplici warns it’ll take “the perfect performance” to do it again.