NEWS

Fiorentina did the bare minimum to win with a Nikola Kalinic penalty, but it was difficult to tell Bologna were down to 10 men for an hour.
Gonzalo Higuain faces his former teammates for the first time as Juventus host Napoli in a bitter grudge match for the Scudetto.
Inter are without Gabriel Barbosa, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Gary Medel and Stevan Jovetic for their trip to Sampdoria.
Gianluca Lapadula could face his old club and another Milan youth team player is given a chance against Pescara.
Ternana won a 4-3 thriller with Novara, Brescia were flatted by Entella, while Benevento, Bari and Cittadella got back on track.
Francesco Totti is out of Roma’s trip to Empoli and will require tests after suffering a thigh strain in training.
Fiorentina and Bologna go all-out for the attack in the Derby dell’Appennino at the Stadio Dall’Ara today.
Join us for the build-up and action to today’s Serie A games, Bologna-Fiorentina and the huge grudge match between Juventus and Napoli.
Simone Inzaghi is impressed by Sassuolo, welcomes back Lucas Biglia and complained Lazio are giving away too many penalties.
Inter could offer Geoffrey Kondogbia plus cash to tempt Paris Saint-Germain into selling Marco Verratti.
After the club backed Frank de Boer, Laurent Blanc’s agent “categorically denies any negotiations with Inter.”
Eusebio Di Francesco deals with an injury crisis against Lazio and would only leave Sassuolo “for an ambitious project.”
Pescara tactician Massimo Oddo concedes it’ll be “a special game” for him against old club Milan tomorrow.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo doesn’t know what to expect from Inter tomorrow night. “It is a crazy team, as the fans say.”
Inter boss Frank de Boer gives himself “6.5 out of 10, with the possibility to go up to 7” for the season so far.
Frank de Boer “got angry” with his Inter players after recent defeats, but feels they’re starting to believe in his philosophy ahead of the Sampdoria trip.
Cagliari defender Nicola Murru is out for at least six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Luciano Spalletti said Giovanni Martusciello is “the best Coach Empoli could have” and hopes Roma can find some consistency.
Luciano Spalletti admits Alessandro Florenzi is “irreplaceable” for Roma, but has faith he can return early from a ruptured ACL.
After Marco Verratti’s agent said he could leave Paris Saint-Germain, Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella reveals he nearly signed him at Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella admits “expectations have been raised” around Milan and they must deliver against Pescara.
Inter released their financial documents yesterday, showing Geoffrey Kondogbia cost €40.5m and Ever Banega €4.5m.
Figures including Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Ranieri, Cesare Prandelli, Walter Zenga and Andrea Pirlo predict Juventus-Napoli, but see Roma as Scudetto contenders.
Inter President Erick Thohir seems to have pocketed €131.6m interest for the money he put into the club coffers.
Dino Zoff warned if Napoli lose to Juventus tonight, “it’ll be hard for them to get back on their feet.”
Sevilla are again looking to Serie A for January reinforcements, specifically Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.
Italian reports suggest West Ham United have made a new offer for Manolo Gabbiadini, offering Simone Zaza to Napoli.
Juventus reportedly approached Daniele De Rossi to join them as a free agent, but he’ll either stay at Roma or go to MLS.
Milan are preparing a January swoop for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany winger Karim Bellarabi.
Roma rejected offers from Inter, England and China for Edin Dzeko and now he’s finally delivering, said the Bosnian’s agent.
Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti reveals why he rejected Real Madrid’s offer and tips Bayern Munich for the Champions League.
The big game between Juventus and Napoli is tonight, but there are still doubts over the line-ups.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Jose Altafini believes Gonzalo Higuain "has to celebrate” if he scores for Juventus against Napoli.
Marco Verratti’s agent warns his client could leave Paris Saint-Germain “if the French Press continue these attacks on him”.