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As expected, Giacomo Bonaventura is back in the Milan squad to face Lazio tomorrow, but Andrea Conti misses out.
Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms Milan tried to use M’Baye Niang as a bargaining chip for Andrea Belotti, “but the offer was unsuitable.”
Luis Nani joined Lazio on transfer deadline day from Valencia, but his agent insists “it was not a last-minute operation.”
Today is the 54th birthday of Bologna Coach and former Milan midfielder Roberto Donadoni.
Gianluca Vialli believes Antonio Conte “almost felt it was easier” at Chelsea than Juventus. “Italians need to feel like we’re under pressure.”
There has been a change of referee, as Gianluca Manganiello will now officiate Atalanta-Sassuolo on Sunday.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric doesn’t trust Udinese to continue their negative streak ahead of tomorrow’s encounter.
Roberto Donadoni warned Bologna “learned our lesson” after a 7-1 home defeat to Napoli, as the sides meet again tomorrow evening.
Pippo Inzaghi admits his loyalties are divided on Sunday when old club Milan take on his brother Simone’s Lazio. “May the best team win.”
Milan and Inter are set to do battle for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal next summer, but only with Champions League qualification.
Sampdoria-Roma has been called off due to a weather warning, but there are concerns for four other Sunday Serie A games.
Roma President James Pallotta said Francesco Totti is “doing a great job as a manager along with Monchi.”
Demetrio Albertini is “astounded” that former teammates Simone Inzaghi and Vincenzo Montella became fine Coaches. “Strikers are egotistical.”
Demetrio Albertini looks back on Lazio bankruptcy and warned it’s “premature to judge the financial consistency of Milan, but nobody called me.”
There are reports Juventus Coach Max Allegri urged Roma to buy Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman and Medhi Benatia when he was close to them.
Sampdoria-Roma is postponed due to weather warnings, but Juventus host Chievo today, then Inter take on Spal, Milan visit Lazio, Napoli are in Bologna.
The Serie A weekend will be one fixture down, as tonight’s match between Sampdoria and Roma was cancelled due to the weather in Genoa.
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Mario Balotelli has dropped a hint via social media that he is to become a father for the second time.
Serie A returns after the international break, with several of the Scudetto contenders having one eye on Europe.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Gonzalo Higuain “owes a great deal” to the Partenopei after his move to Juventus.
The Italian Agents’ Association has backed calls for the Serie A summer transfer window to close early, following the Premier League example.
Trabzonspor have officially signed midfielder Jose Sosa from Milan, on loan with option to buy that will be activated in January.
Zdenek Zeman provided a classic example of Zemanlandia in the early Serie B game, as Pescara fumbled a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Frosinone.
Nicolas Burdisso had “offers from Italy and Spain that were more economically advantageous, but he wanted Torino.”
Juventus remain fifth in the updated UEFA club ranking, but Napoli climb above Europa League winners Manchester United.
Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa “had 12 proposals and Benfica’s was the lowest, but he chose this team,” said the Inter striker’s intermediary.
Benedikt Howedes chose to sing Bob Marley for his initiation ceremony with Juventus.
Marek Hamsik, Jorginho and Elseid Hysaj are believed to be in doubt for Napoli against Bologna on Sunday.
The Juventus Stadium was opened six years ago today and the statistics show the huge boost it made to their club coffers.
Saturday’s Serie A match between Sampdoria and Roma has been postponed due to a weather warning and might not be played until December.
Gonzalo Higuain’s father said the Juventus and Argentina forward “has to live with” memes and over the top criticism.
Torino President Urbano Cairo suggests Serie A games be played as far abroad as China, even the Turin Derby with Juventus.
Napoli will again not be speaking to the media ahead of the match with Bologna on Sunday.
Benevento Coach Marco Baroni has named his squad to face Torino on Sunday, including Vittorio Parigini and Achraf Lazaar.