NEWS

Max Allegri praised the “mental strength” of Juventus to beat Empoli and hinted his contract renewal is imminent.
Massimo Moratti confessed Inter bought Geoffrey Kondogbia “in part to stop Milan getting him.”
Claudio Marchisio wants Juventus to maintain the intensity after a 1-0 win over Empoli, “as this is the final push for the Scudetto.”
Mario Mandzukic broke his three-month Serie A goal drought as Juventus squeezed past Empoli 1-0.
Fabrizio Castori admits Carpi did not play well, but “we must not get depressed” by defeat to Sassuolo.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta shut the door on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and confessed Alvaro Morata “depends on Real Madrid.”
Eusebio Di Francesco insists he didn’t insult Milan, but “there’s a good chance I will stay at Sassuolo next season.”
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle slammed ex-Coach Vincenzo Montella for saying “stupid things” about their split.
Sassuolo keep their Europa League hopes alive with a 3-1 victory that puts local rivals Carpi back in the danger zone.
Juventus are forced to reshuffle with Daniele Rugani, Roberto Pereyra and Claudio Marchisio against Riccardo Saponara’s Empoli.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Dusan Basta have not recovered in time for Lazio as they take on rivals Roma.
Stevan Jovetic is back in the Inter squad to face Torino, but Danilo D’Ambrosio remains in doubt.
William Vainqueur is out of Roma’s squad to face Lazio in the Derby della Capitale.
Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella feels Fiorentina “should’ve shown me more respect, but there is no rancour.”
Join us for the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, as Carpi-Sassuolo is a local derby before decimated Juventus host Empoli.
Cesare Prandelli gave his view on the Italy job, Euro 2016, Francesco Totti and whether Mario Balotelli “can be saved.”
Keisuke Honda, Juraj Kucka and Alex are out of Milan’s trip to Atalanta on Sunday afternoon.
Cagliari are no longer leaders after a shock home defeat to Spezia, Pescara are revived, Perugia and Brescia crushed.
It’s a local derby between relegation-threatened Carpi and a Sassuolo side who can push for Europe with Domenico Berardi.
Fiorentina miss Nikola Kalinic and Mati Fernandez for tomorrow’s encounter with Sampdoria.
Gigi De Canio expects “the perfect Udinese performance against Napoli,” but Antonio Di Natale misses out yet again.
Edy Reja knows Sinisa Mihajlovic will fire Milan up, “but Atalanta want to win and still really need points.”
Juan Sebastian Veron would “love to return as Lazio President with Diego Simeone Coach and Alessandro Nesta director of sport.”
Paulo Sousa shrugged off questions about his Fiorentina future and challenges Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria.
Pepe Reina is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Udinese, but it remains to be seen whether he can start.
Stefano Pioli feels Lazio have more to fight for against Roma than position or prestige. “This is about pride.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic concedes the future of Milan “isn’t up to me,” but gave Jeremy Menez a good talking to.
Luciano Spalletti offered to help mediate between Roma, ultras and the authorities on the stadium boycott.
Maurizio Sarri said Napoli are “almost used to” playing with the pressure of knowing Juventus results as they visit Udinese.
Luciano Spalletti warned Roma must “control our emotions” against Lazio and so must fans when asking for Francesco Totti.
Giampiero Ventura slammed talk of his future and trusts Maxi Lopez to shine for “motivated” Torino against Inter.
Inter defender Jeison Murillo said his future is “always an unknown quantity” after Chelsea and Manchester United links.
Jack Bonaventura explains how he beat stress, is studying to be a Coach and is a “masochistic” player at Milan.
Adriano Galliani warns Milan can’t afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Domenico Berardi and Leonardo Pavoletti fit the new project.
Radja Nainggolan believes “Juventus and Napoli are not stronger than Roma,” while warning they can’t underestimate Lazio.