What the papers say...
Today's headlines in English from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Del Neri: ‘Toni must earn his place’
Luigi Del Neri says Luca Toni “has to fight for a place in the team” but wasn’t left out because he criticised his Verona teammates.
Donadoni: ‘Bologna wasted first half’
Roberto Donadoni slams Bologna after defeat to Verona - “when you waste 45 minutes it makes it more difficult”.
Pazzini: ‘Verona have heart’
Giampaolo Pazzini insists Verona aren’t giving up on Serie A survival - “this team has heart”.
Thiago Silva: ‘Ibra binned Gattuso!’
Thiago Silva reveals Gennaro Gattuso once got on the wrong side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who threw him in a bin!
Samir sinks sorry Bologna
Samir had a dream debut, as his header kept Verona’s slim survival hopes alive against lacklustre Bologna.
Bigon: ‘Toni? Del Neri decides’
Riccardo Bigon discusses Luca Toni’s exclusion from the Verona squad - “the Coach makes his choices”.
Emanuele Giaccherini starts, as Bologna welcome bottom-side Verona to Dall’Ara.
Report: Four games for Higuain
Reports suggest Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain will be given a four-match ban after his red card against Udinese.
Rossi: ‘Different Lazio attitude’
Delio Rossi insists Stefano Pioli is “a good Coach” but Lazio have “a different spirit” this season.
Salah: ‘Happy at Roma’
Mohamed Salah is “happy” at Roma, and explains how close he came to joining Liverpool.
‘Napoli claims laughable’
Former Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli says Napoli refereeing complaints are “laughable”.
Trap: ‘Difficult for Napoli’
Giovanni Trapattoni says “it’s difficult to believe” that Juventus will lose the Scudetto to Napoli now.
Pjanic flies in for Chelsea?
Reports in Italy suggest Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is on a flight to London, potentially for Chelsea talks.
‘Special ceremony for Maldini’
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi confirms a special ceremony will be held to remember Cesare Maldini.
Agent: ‘Koulibaly played badly’
Kalidou Koulibaly “is aware when he plays badly”, his agent says after the Udinese defeat.
Chiellini out for three weeks
Juventus will be without Giorgio Chellini for around 20 days after his latest injury.
Agent: ‘One game ban for Higuain’
Gonzalo Higuain’s agent says his client deserves only a one-game ban and repeats “Juventus had help, unlike Napoli”.
Galliani confronts Milan squad
It’s reported that a heated confrontation took place at Milanello between Adriano Galliani, Sinisa Mihajlovic and the squad.
Prandelli: ‘Scudetto almost over’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli analyses the Scudetto race - “six points is a lot”.
Bacca: ‘Milan a dream’
Carlos Bacca “always had the dream” of playing for Milan, but “Italian football is tough”.
Official: Conte signs with Chelsea
Italy CT Antonio Conte has been officially confirmed as the next manager of Chelsea.
Rudiger: ‘God on our side’
Roma’s Antonio Rudiger says ‘God was on our side’ against Lazio and that his understanding with Kostas Manolas is ‘better than before’.
Lippi: ‘Scudetto almost certain’
Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi believes ‘a Juventus Scudetto is almost certain now’ after extending their lead to six points.
Moratti: ‘Not selling shares’
Massimo Moratti says he’s ‘absolutely not’ selling Inter shares after reports of Chinese investment.
Zamp: ‘Relegation around the corner’
If Palermo lose against Lazio this weekend ‘relegation will be around the corner’, warns President Maurizio Zamparini.
Cavani ‘happy to stay’
PSG’s Edinson Cavani says ‘I’m ready to stay’ but reports claim he has told Juventus of his availability.
Perotti: ‘Scoring four not easy’
Roma’s Diego Perotti says ‘scoring four in a derby isn’t easy’ but warns ‘second place doesn’t depend only on us.’
Zamparini: ‘Novellino confused’
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Coach Walter Novellino ‘was confused’ against Chievo and that he ‘wants an explanation’.
Guidolin: ‘Azzurri an honour’
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin says becoming Italy CT ‘would be an honour for me’.
Thohir bids for WBA?
Reports say Inter President Erick Thohir has had a proposal to take over West Bromwich Albion turned down.
Tacchinardi: ‘League not over’
Ex-Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi warns that ‘the league isn’t over until its mathematical conclusion’.
Miha Lazio’s number one?
Reports say Simone Inzaghi could keep the Lazio job, but Milan’s Sinisa Mihajlovic is the favourite to take over in the summer.
Galliani: ‘Difficult Milan moment’
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani admits ‘we’re wondering why form has dropped’ and pays tribute to Cesare Maldini.
Higuain risks lengthy ban
Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain risks a three-match ban for his reaction to being sent off against Udinese, say reports.
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