NEWS

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.
There will be no Napoli fans in Turin for the clash with Juventus next weekend, it has been confirmed.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric says “winning counts and it doesn’t really matter how you play” ahead of the derby with Sampdoria.
Lazio have confirmed that Stefan de Vrij “suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot”.
Former Inter striker Diego Milito criticises Mauro Icardi’s comments as “unnecessary” and “inappropriate”.
Juventus have recalled Claudio Marchisio and Mario Mandzukic for Saturday’s Serie A showdown against Milan.
Massimiliano Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Maurizio Sarri are reportedly being considered for FIFA World Coach of the Year, but Antonio Conte is not.
Simone Zaza believes he is ready to showcase the ‘Real Zaza’ and score his first West Ham United goal this weekend against Sunderland.
Manolo Gabbiadini insists he is not feeling the “pressure” at Napoli, despite his continued lack of appearances for the club.
Roma boss Luciano Spalletti has launched a scathing attack on Netherlands for their treatment of Kevin Strootman. “They massacred him”.
Adriano Galliani “trusts that Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract will be extended” by Milan, “as soon as he becomes an adult”.
Marco Giampaolo says victory over Genoa in Saturday’s Derby della Lanterna would “put Sampdoria back on track and where we deserve to be”.
Torino midfielder Joel Obi says his side “felt like we’d bought a Rolls-Royce” in Joe Hart as the goalkeeper made “confidence go through the roof”.
Vincenzo Montella claims Beppe Marotta’s pre-match appraisal of Milan is “a trap” and proves “they’re making too much fuss about us and want to distract us”.
Milan boss Vincenzo Montella insists “if I have to focus on one game, the one at Genoa will be more important” than Saturday’s clash with Juventus.
Milan are giving more chances to young Italians, Juventus boss Max Allegri told his pre-match press conference.
Andrea Poli says Milan will look to end their run of poor results against Juventus and says the Rossoneri 'are ready' for this great clash.