NEWS

Milan’s injury woes mean they could start Juraj Kucka and Alessio Romagnoli as full-backs against Sampdoria.
Liverpool are looking to Serie A for their new goalkeeper, reportedly targeting Samir Handanovic.
Simone Inzaghi warned Lazio to take the same attitude that allowed them to beat Inter and use it against Pescara tomorrow.
Lucas Ocampos gets his first Milan call-up and Davide Calabria is available, but it remains to be seen if he can start against Sampdoria.
Sassuolo have lost star striker Gregoire Defrel for tomorrow’s match with Genoa and it’s not clear when he’ll be back.
Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza has “been following Federico Fazio for a while, but it’s a shame I couldn’t see” injured Roma man Diego Perotti.
Sinisa Mihajlovic again blasted Maxi Lopez as Torino prepare for their trip to Empoli. “I’ve tried everything I can.”
Roma gave injury updates on Diego Perotti and Juan Jesus, both likely to miss Tuesday’s game with Fiorentina.
Udinese have officially signed creative midfielder Antonin Barak from Slavia Prague for next season.
Max Allegri insists Inter and Juventus “have the same potential in their squads, but fortunately they had a rough start” in the Scudetto race.
Roma made changes to their Europa League squad, bringing in Mario Rui and Bogdan Lobont.
Vincenzo Montella admits he could revamp the Milan defence entirely amid an injury crisis as they host Sampdoria.
Fiorentina announced changes to the Europa League squad, bringing in five new players including Riccardo Saponara.
Giorgio Chiellini hails Max Allegri, Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic, insisting their work rate for Juventus is underestimated.
Juventus hero Giorgio Chiellini warns the Derby d’Italia “can’t be a normal game for those who lived through Calciopoli” and he’d never join Inter.
Antonio Cassano looked back over his many regrets. “I should’ve listened to Francesco Totti. I turned down Juventus twice and ruined everything at Real Madrid.”
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent reveals talks with Southampton started six months ago and there’s no release clause or Napoli buy-back option.
Juventus and Inter clash tomorrow night on the pitch, but are reportedly also going to do battle for Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
Gianluca Scamacca “didn’t think twice” about accepting the transfer to Sassuolo from PSV Eindhoven. “Football is very different in Holland.”
Gigi Buffon “could continue playing after the 2018 World Cup,” said his agent, but Gianluigi Donnarumma won’t be his Juventus heir.
Manchester United are favourites for €35m-rated Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, though Chelsea and Milan are also interested.
Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza had dinner with Mauro Icardi and confirmed the Inter striker “can be called up,” but Diego Maradona declared both “traitors.”
Get ready for the weekend by reading up on games including tonight’s Bologna-Napoli, then Milan-Sampdoria, Genoa-Sassuolo and the Derby d’Italia Juventus v Inter.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There are reports Milan baulked at Martin Caceres wage demands after he passed a medical, so the move could be off.
Napoli have added Leonardo Pavoletti to their Champions League squad, but there’s still no room for Lorenzo Tonelli.
Leaders Verona converted a stoppage-time penalty to hold Benevento in a four-goal thriller with two red cards.
Patrice Evra insists he has “huge respect” for Juventus Coach Max Allegri and “he’d do well in England”.
Martin Caceres has reportedly passed his Milan medical, and will now work out personal terms.
Maurizio Sarri looks forward to Napoli’s Champions League return - ‘one day I’ll be able to say I played Real Madrid’.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri discusses Gonzalo Higuain’s departure - “I could have expected the Premier League, not Juventus”.
Maurizio Sarri believes becoming Napoli Coach was his “destiny”, and reveals he “couldn’t argue” with Diego Maradona.
Alex Sandro admits it’s “gratifying” to play a game like Juventus-Inter, but “we have to win and that’s it”.
Alexandre Pato reveals “Milan will remain in my heart” and regrets the manner of his departure.
Alex Sandro warns Juventus to “be prepared for a battle” when they face Porto in the Champions League Last 16.