NEWS

Fiorentina have Nikola Kalinic and Federico Bernardeschi available for their trip to Sampdoria, but Matias Vecino is still out of action.
Suso and Gustavo Gomez are back in the squad as Milan host Palermo, but there’s still a lengthy injury list.
Frosinone faltered in Ascoli, while Benevento, Bari, Perugia and Carpi fell, so there’s a chance for Spal to break away tomorrow.
Gianluca Caprari wiped out an Omar El Kaddouri opener, but a point apiece does little for either Empoli or Pescara.
Roberto Gagliardini is again out of the Inter squad travelling to Crotone tomorrow afternoon.
Pepe Reina is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Lazio, joined by Brazilian striker Leandrinho, but Lorenzo Tonelli and Emanuele Giaccherini miss out.
Emerson Palmieri is out of Roma’s trip to Bologna tomorrow afternoon and Daniele De Rossi remains in doubt.
Palermo Coach Diego Lopez assures “nobody here has given up” on Serie A safety ahead of their trip to Milan, especially with Alessandro Diamanti back.
Simone Inzaghi is without Stefan de Vrij, but insists Lazio “are ready to take on Napoli” for third place after knocking Roma out of the Coppa Italia.
There are increasing reports that Roma will only offer Daniele De Rossi a one-year contract, so Inter, Juventus and MLS clubs are on alert.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea want Marcelo Brozovic, but Inter could receive a new €30m offer from Tianjin Quanjian.
Paulo Sousa is pleased with Fiorentina’s new defensive solidity and expects “a game with a lot of quality” against Sampdoria.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “diminished the gap with Juventus” during his tenure and are focused on Bologna even after the Coppa Italia exit.
Sinisa Mihajlovic joked that Cagliari-Torino “could end 6-7” and explains why Andrea Belotti “is appreciated by all those who love football.”
Vincenzo Montella wants Milan focused on beating Palermo and ignoring rumours over his future. “I hope to continue, but it depends on many situations.”
Juventus are preparing an €80m summer swoop for Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti, though Corentin Tolisso is a cheaper alternative.
Simone Inzaghi insists “Lazio were in my destiny” and after reaching the Coppa Italia Final, they are targeting Napoli. “Nothing is impossible.”
Spartak Moscow Coach and former Juventus assistant manager Massimo Carrera is a candidate to replace Luciano Spalletti at Roma.
Raffaele Cantone, the chief of the Anti-Corruption bureau, warns against a “Juventus witch-hunt” and insists there’s organised crime in all fan groups.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly irritated Lorenzo Insigne by demanding he sign a new contract minutes ahead of the Juventus clash.
Napoli face another anxious wait, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in doubt for Sunday’s massive clash for third place with Lazio.
Max Allegri is due to sign a new contract tying him to Juventus through to June 2020, according to La Stampa.
Current Venezia Coach Pippo Inzaghi hopes Milan can find his heir in the Number 9 jersey, while admiring Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile.
Chievo legend Sergio Pellissier is in no hurry to hang up his boots and trusts he can make his mark on Juventus this evening.
Zdenek Zeman warns today’s relegation dogfight between Empoli and Pescara is “the most important game of the season.”
Elseid Hysaj’s agent confirms “German and English interest, but we have no need to leave Napoli” next season.
Franck Kessie’s agent confirmed clubs interested in the Atalanta midfielder include “Roma, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and more in the Premier League.”
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Genoa defender Armando Izzo’s six-year ban from football for alleged match-fixing will reportedly be confirmed next week.
Dries Mertens says he and former Napoli teammate Gonzalo Higuain “are still friends” as he wants to be considered a No 9, not a false nine.
Dries Mertens has revealed that he is loving life at Napoli but “hates” comparisons with club icon Diego Maradona.
Franck Kessie’s agent claims that while Roma are leading the race for the Atalanta midfielder, a deal is not yet done due to “other top clubs” circling.
Mohamed Salah insists Roma “haven’t lacked anything this season” as “we’ve played much better” since Luciano Spalletti replaced Rudi Garcia.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique jokes Juventus should bench their entire attack against the Catalans on Tuesday. “They’ll be rested for the run-in that way…”
Former Inter striker Christian Vieri says that while he has forgiven Massimo Moratti’s stalking, he remains frustrated at the decision to sell Ronaldo in 2002.