NEWS

Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivere has revealed how Mino Raiola warned him against signing Mario Balotelli prior to the striker’s arrival from Liverpool.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli has all-but-confirmed that he will become the new Coach of Valencia. “Good luck on my adventure? Thank you...”
The agent of Antonio Mirante has confirmed that the Bologna goalkeeper is nearing a return from suspected cardiac arrhythmia.
Juventus will reportedly “lock down” Paulo Dybala “at all costs” in a bid to deter Barcelona as they prepare to double the forward’s wages.
Milan’s prospective new majority shareholder Li Yonghong has reportedly doubled his investment from €100m to €200m as talks with Paolo Maldini are lined up.
Milan Bisevac has attacked Lazio for being “really badly organised”, to the extent that “it was a mistake to sign for them”.
Juventus target Axel Witsel has slammed the “colossal stupidity” of an ex-Zenit St Petersburg player’s remarks and insists he “only thinks” about the Russians.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Napoli announced that Raul Albiol’s injury is not serious after he limped off during the 4-2 Champions League win over Benfica.
Rui Vitoria was impressed with Napoli after a 4-2 drubbing of Benfica in the Champions League. “They are uniting pragmatism with quality.”
Dries Mertens praised Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri after a 4-2 win over Benfica. “He should’ve been in the Champions League sooner.”
Fabio Capello believes Valencia have made “an excellent decision” by bringing in Cesare Prandelli as their new Coach.
Maurizio Sarri said Napoli “proved we belong in the Champions League” after beating Benfica 4-2 and the atmosphere “remains on your soul like a tattoo.”
Nikola Maksimovic enjoyed his Napoli debut, a 4-2 Champions League victory over Benfica. “We won and that’s the crucial thing.”
Benfica winger Pizzi struggled to believe his side was beaten 4-2 at Napoli, or that they were trailing 4-0 at one stage.
Marek Hamsik said Napoli are “alive and kicking” after a 4-2 Champions League victory over Benfica.
Astra Giurgiu Coach Marius Sumudica warns they “became heroes” by upsetting the odds at West Ham and can do it with Roma too.
Napoli continued their perfect Champions League record with a 4-2 victory over Benfica thanks to Marek Hamsik, Arek Milik and a Dries Mertens double.
Eusebio Di Francesco warns Sassuolo “enthusiasm will be fundamental” against Genk after suffering an injury crisis.
Kalidou Koulibaly has “been waiting to hear the Champions League shout ever since I signed for Napoli” as they host Benfica.
Arek Milik and Dries Mertens reunite, as Napoli bring out the big guns for their Champions League clash with Julio Cesar’s Benfica.
The Roma squad for the Europa League match with Astra Giurgiu has been announced.
Napoli are the only unbeaten side in Italy and want to build the Champions League momentum too by hosting Benfica.
Samir Handanovic sees an “improved and more balanced” Inter under Frank de Boer as they visit Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Chelsea are expected to make a new €50m (£43m) offer for Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli in January.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli has reportedly signed a two-year contract to take over Spanish side Valencia.
Frank de Boer admits the trip to Sparta Prague is already “a crucial result” for Inter in the Europa League and forgives Marcelo Brozovic.
Roma President James Pallotta and CEO Umberto Gandini are in London tonight to attend Arsenal-Basel.
Luciano Spalletti warned fans won’t stand for much more in-fighting and controversy at Roma. “No more games.”
Luciano Spalletti says that while Roma “are stronger” than Astra Giurgiu, “there’s always the need to put it into practice”.
Sassuolo named their squad for the Europa League trip to Genk, but are still missing Domenico Berardi and Alfred Duncan.
Leandro Paredes vows “I won’t pass up the opportunity to play” ahead of Roma’s Europe League match against Astra Giurgiu on Thursday.
Danilo Cataldi insists Lazio will succeed under Simone Inzaghi – but not until they improve “physically and tactically”.
Fiorentina have announced a 19-man squad Thursday’s Europa League game against Qarabag, which does not include Gonzalo Rodriguez or Davide Astori.
Argentina have again left out Mauro Icardi as Ever Banega, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala are called up for next week’s games against Peru and Paraguay.