NEWS

Simone Inzaghi warned Lazio are decimated by injuries and bans, but “we still want to play for the win” at Torino tomorrow.
Paulo Sousa demands “greater intensity” from Fiorentina in their difficult trip to Cagliari and admits his job “depends on results.”
Ryan Giggs reveals the most difficult defender he ever faced was Inter full-back Javier Zanetti. “He had everything!”
Sinisa Mihajlovic calls for a “cauldron” atmosphere against Lazio and lays out Torino targets: “Top three finish in two or three years.”
There are reports Juventus could release Leonardo Bonucci to Manchester City if they get Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain.
Luciano Spalletti can see a difficult test with Palermo tomorrow and concedes Roma “cannot be taught determination.”
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola is “very excited” to see the home fans finally get their Serie A debut against Napoli tomorrow.
Rudi Garcia discussed what went wrong at Roma after taking the Olympique Marseille job. “The Giallorossi could’ve shown more class.”
Frank de Boer urged Inter to “not play with the handbrake on” ahead of their trip to Atalanta and defended his tactics against Southampton.
Antonio Rudiger is “ready” to give his contribution after scoring on his Roma comeback, ending a five-month injury nightmare.
As expected, Marcello Lippi is officially the new Coach of the national men’s football team in China.
Atalanta sensation Franck Kessié models himself on Yaya Toure and described being watched by big clubs including Inter, Manchester United, Chelsea, Napoli, Manchester City and Juventus.
Inter have started talks with former Paris Saint-Germain Coach Laurent Blanc, it’s reported, as Frank de Boer is hanging by a thread.
Andrea Pirlo believes “anything can happen” in tonight’s Milan-Juventus showdown, but won’t be drawn on who he wants to win.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura is “stunned” by the criticism of his side and warned “we’re only at the beginning of a generational shift.”
Edin Dzeko named Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart and Roma teammate Francesco Totti in his Dream Team. “Totti one of the best five players in the world ever.”
Tino Asprilla believes “Carlos Bacca is a better striker than Gonzalo Higuain” and predicts Milan will beat Juventus 3-2 tonight.
Netherlands Coach Danny Blind hit back at Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti over treatment of Kevin Strootman. “He should focus on his own problems.”
Lorenzo Insigne was in tears on the Napoli bench this week and his entourage is reportedly pushing him towards Liverpool.
Despite beating Southampton, it’s reported Inter Coach Frank de Boer remains in the balance with Andrea Mandorlini or Francesco Guidolin potential caretaker managers.
Andrea Belotti has agreed to sign a new contract with Torino, including a release clause worth over €60m, claim Tuttosport.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has invited Francesco Totti to work with him after retirement. “It would be an honour.”
Serie A referee Gianluca Rocchi’s house was burgled and €100,000 worth of items stolen.
All eyes on San Siro this evening as second-placed Milan host leaders Juventus, but before then it’s the Genoa Derby, while tomorrow Napoli are in Crotone, Atalanta-Inter and Roma-Palermo.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s struggles at Napoli could prompt Everton to renew their offer in January, according to Italian reports.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed Axel Witsel will arrive, in January or next summer, but “we can’t force Domenico Berardi.”
Beppe Marotta hinted at a Juventus swoop for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva. “This reminds me of the opportunity for Andrea Pirlo.”
Former leaders Cittadella went into freefall with a home defeat to Ascoli and Spezia swept Brescia aside.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Former Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi believes the Mauro Icardi controversy “would never have happened at Juve”.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi has once again been left out of the Argentina squad for the upcoming games with Brazil and Colombia.
Beppe Iachini laments “injuries didn’t allow” him to succeed at Udinese, following his sacking.
Gennaro Gattuso believes “we can’t talk of a Milan worthy of the Scudetto” but praises Vincenzo Montella.
Wojciech Szczesny confirms Roma’s objective this season is “to fight for the Scudetto with Juventus”.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella has recalled Keisuke Honda to the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Juventus.