NEWS

Empoli look to Levan Mchedlidze and Riccardo Saponara as they welcome Cagliari, the team with the worst defensive record in Serie A.
Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara is eager for another goal against Milan today and is “flattered” by Juventus interest.
Gigi Buffon trusts Marco Verratti and Mario Balotelli have a bright future ahead of them for the Italy squad and looked back over his career.
Atletico Mineiro have reportedly approached Inter to ask for striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa.
Giampiero Ventura wants more clubs to follow Milan and Atalanta’s example by playing young Italian talent. “It’s an advert for my Nazionale.”
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes tonight’s top of the table clash with Juventus can be “the moment Roma become a great team.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic has no Juventus regrets and feels Torino will face Napoli “with heads held high,” but takes a sideswipe at Nikola Maksimovic.
Mohamed Salah is expected to make his comeback from the start for Roma this evening, but Paulo Dybala remains a Juventus doubt.
Inter could part company with Samir Handanovic this summer, so look to Mattia Perin, Alex Meret and Alessio Cragno.
West Ham United are sending Simone Zaza back to Juventus and would like Mario Mandzukic instead.
Gigi Buffon told L’Equipe about his sense of loyalty to Juventus, passion playing for Italy and why he is now “easier to criticise.”
Sassuolo will be without defender Paolo Cannavaro for six weeks after he suffered knee ligament damage.
Raul Albiol believes Napoli do not miss Gonzalo Higuain and can cause Real Madrid serious problems in the Champions League.
According to Rai Sport, Marco Verratti’s agent confessed Inter owners Suning are preparing a huge summer offer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Frosinone continued their push for promotion with a thumping 4-1 victory away to Trapani.
Read up on every Serie A game this weekend, including Milan-Atalanta and Juventus-Roma today, then Napoli-Torino, Lazio-Fiorentina and Sassuolo-Inter.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Inter have reportedly been warned off signing Francesco Acerbi in January but will go back in for the Sassuolo defender in the summer.
The agent of Gabriel Paletta has confirmed that talks have been opened with Milan over a new contract for the defender.
Three more names of those involved in Sino-Europe Sports’ takeover of Milan have been revealed as the consortium is reportedly worth over €1tn.
Davide Santon has made it clear that “I see my future at Inter” as the injured full-back hopes to be back playing next month.
The agent of Alberto Grassi admits the Atalanta starlet “interests” Torino but insists the Granata have yet to speak to his parent club Napoli.
Fiorentina general manager Pantaleo Corvino has confirmed Nikola Kalinic’s €50m release clause and that Paulo Sousa’s future will be decided “by April”.
Reported Inter target Diego Simeone has asserted that he will see through Atletico Madrid’s move to a new stadium, which takes place this summer.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a “Philippe Coutinho-esque” move for unsettled Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa.
Radja Nainggolan insists he holds no grudges against former teammate Miralem Pjanic but “really thinks” Roma can beat Juventus on Saturday.
Milan welcome back Carlos Bacca for Saturday’s clash with Atalanta in Serie A, but Matias Fernandez misses out with a knee injury.
Reported Roma target Jese Rodriguez “will get the chance to show his talent” at Paris Saint-Germain, according to his Coach Unai Emery.
Francesco Totti and Leandro Paredes appear certain to miss Roma’s trip to Juventus tomorrow.
Arkadiusz Milik’s surgeon confirms the Napoli striker can return to action “in a month”.
Zenit St Petersburg have signed Brazilian midfielder Hernani, opening the door for Axel Witsel to join Juventus in January.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits his Atalanta have a point to prove against Milan tomorrow after the Juventus loss.
Pepe Reina says Napoli will face Real Madrid “without any fear” but “now we have to think about the League”.
Stefano Pioli insists no Inter player has disappointed him so far - “I’m happy to Coach a great group”.
Vincenzo Montella shrugs off questions about Milan’s January transfer window - “I’m thinking about what I have”.