Fiorentina crumble in Empoli
Empoli ended their three-month negative streak and won the Tuscan Derby for the first time in 18 years, sending Fiorentina down to fifth place.
Napoli must beat Verona to keep the Scudetto race alive, but miss Gonzalo Higuain, Dries Mertens and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Donadoni: 'Roma not impenetrable'
Roberto Donadoni assured Bologna “will be extremely hard to beat” for Roma. “They are certainly not impenetrable.”
Zenit don't worry Fiorentina
Zenit have their director of sport in the stands, but Fiorentina insist Paulo Sousa “sent no signal he doesn’t want to continue.”
LIVEBLOG: Serie A Sunday
Join us for all the action from today’s Serie A games, including Empoli-Fiorentina, Napoli-Verona and Simone Inzaghi’s debut Palermo-Lazio.
Nikola Kalinic and Josip Ilicic take on Massimo Maccarone and Riccardo Saponara in an intriguing Derby di Toscana between Empoli and Fiorentina.
Inter closer to Chinese sale
Chinese Suning group investors will shortly be able to buy 20 per cent of Inter, say reports.
Zenit scout Sousa against Empoli?
Zenit St Petersburg will reportedly send a representative to watch today's Empoli-Fiorentina as they consider swooping for Paulo Sousa.
Roma: Falque for Rudiger
Roma are looking to buy Antonio Rudiger from Stuttgart without paying anything, by exchanging Iago Falque instead.
Pogba: 'Thanks Neymar, but...'
Paul Pogba thanks Barcelona's Neymar for his interest: 'It's nice when champions appreciate you, but I'm happy at Juventus'.
Napoli target Atalanta's Sportiello
Napoli are looking to reinforce their goalkeeping roster with Atalanta's Marco Sportiello, say reports.
Szczesny: 'Happy at Roma'
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he is 'really happy at Roma', whilst discussing the team's Champions League campaign.
Juve to activate Berardi option
Juventus have reportedly decided to activate their €25m option on Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi, beating Milan, Inter and Tottenham.
Novellino: 'Palermo are poor'
Walter Novellino agrees with Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini on the need to turn things around against Lazio.
Ventura: 'Toro must enjoy football'
Giampiero Ventura wants Torino to “get back to enjoying our football,” starting from today against Atalanta.
Giampaolo 'shares Viola philosophy'
Empoli boss Marco Giampaolo denied he’s in the running for the Fiorentina job. “We have similar philosophies.”
Serie A Previews: Pressure on Napoli
The Tuscan Derby opens proceedings, then Napoli must beat Verona without Gonzalo Higuain and Simone Inzaghi debuts in Palermo-Lazio.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Castori: 'Missed Carpi opportunity'
Fabrizio Castori saw Carpi’s defeat to Chievo as “a missed opportunity” and one they must get over quickly.
Allegri: 'Buffon decisive'
Max Allegri complimented Milan on their performance against Juventus, but “they found a great Gigi Buffon blocking their path.”
Miha: 'Milan heads held high'
Sinisa Mihajlovic was “angry with the result, not the performance” after Milan lost to Juventus “with heads held high.”
Gasperini on Genoa future
Gian Piero Gasperini was pleased with Genoa’s victory at Sassuolo, but wouldn’t be drawn on his future. “We’ll sit down and see what happens.”
Pogba: 'Juventus are mature'
Paul Pogba hailed “mature” Juventus for beating Milan, but warned “the title race isn’t over yet.”
Maran: 'Chievo dream'
Rolando Maran did not expect Chievo to be close to the European places after a 1-0 win over Carpi. “In my dreams…”
Juve comeback sinks Milan
Juventus fought back from an early Alex goal to beat 2-1 Milan at San Siro and continue their march on the Scudetto.
EDF: 'Milan interest is pleasing'
Eusebio Di Francesco rues missed opportunities for Sassuolo and admits “Milan interest is certainly pleasing.”
Marotta on Allegri and Morata
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed a Max Allegri contract renewal and Alvaro Morata “wants to continue with us.”
Galliani: 'Balotelli must earn Milan'
Adriano Galliani said Mario Balotelli “has to earn the right to play for Milan and convince us to buy him outright.”
Bonucci: 'Juve still hungrier'
Leonardo Bonucci shrugged off controversy and assured Juventus will beat Milan in terms of determination.
Genoa stun Sassuolo, Chievo soar
Sassuolo were stunned at home by Genoa despite dominating, while Chievo saw off Carpi to go into eighth place.
Bacca: 'Tough for Juve too'
Carlos Bacca expects tonight’s San Siro clash to be “difficult for Milan and also for Juventus.”
Milan give Mario Balotelli a rare chance to shine as they try to save their season and end the Juventus Scudetto march.
Melo: 'Inter could've won 6-2!'
Felipe Melo claims Inter “could’ve won 6-2” after scraping a 1-0 result away to Frosinone. “I thought we had a fantastic game.”
Stellone: 'Frosinone so unlucky'
Roberto Stellone thought Frosinone were “extremely unlucky” to lose 1-0 against Inter after rattling the woodwork three times.
Mancini: 'Excellent Inter'
Roberto Mancini felt Inter thoroughly deserved their 1-0 win at Frosinone and retains hope for third place.
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