NEWS

Andrea Pirlo, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile start tonight in Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan.
Genoa’s friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk has been cancelled due to severe flooding that left one man dead.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio is “optimistic” after a 1-1 European Championship play-off draw in Slovakia.
Andrea Belotti earned Italy a creditable 1-1 draw in Slovakia for their European Under-21 Championship play-off.
Several Serie A Coaches have come out in favour of technology in football, but Juventus boss Max Allegri is “against it.”
Atalanta winger Marcelo Estigarribia will be out for at least six months after an injury with Paraguay.
Kevin Strootman committed his future to Roma, saying he dreams of scoring a goal “in our stadium.”
Serie A clubs claim Government plans to make them pay for extra policing is tantamount to an illegal tax.
Verona striker Nene reveals he was forced to turn down an offer from Milan while he was still at Cagliari.
Ashley Cole could be reunited with Petr Cech, as Roma are interested in the Chelsea goalkeeper for January.
Danilo D’Ambrosio reveals he “always dreamed of playing for Inter” and learned from Douglas Maicon.
Udinese will be without striker Luis Muriel for three weeks after he sprained his ankle and knee.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirmed Sami Khedira’s wage demands rule him out and he’s in favour of technology.
Napoli are targeting West Bromwich Albion left-back Sebastien Pocognoli in January.
Daniel Osvaldo joked Antonio Conte should “save time and not call me” after another injury for Italy.
Paris Saint-Germain and sides from England are said to be monitoring Kwadwo Asamoah’s contentment at Juventus, even if the Bianconeri won’t sell.
Keisuke Honda’s potential unavailability through January will reportedly see Milan decide to try and sign Liverpool’s Suso then.
Sergio Romero has confirmed that he will meet with Sampdoria to ‘find a solution’ and that ‘in January or June’ he will look to leave.
Roma are reportedly closing in on a contract renewal with Douglas Maicon and opening talks with Alessandro Florenzi.
SportMediaset are running the line that Juventus are willing to sell Arturo Vidal as early as January and for offers around €35m.
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has admitted that one day in the future he would like to play for Juventus.
Milan director Umberto Gandini has suggested ‘wildcard’ entry to the Champions League for ‘teams of prestige’, but UEFA say no.
Paul Pogba backs Max Allegri to continue Juventus’ run of success, as he also expresses hope in Kingsley Coman.
Paolo Maldini has backed Mattia De Sciglio to become a top class player at Milan, as he remarks at the full-back’s ability to overcome difficulty.
Antonio Conte says Marco Verratti must have patience behind Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, whilst he backs Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Chile Coach Jorge Sampaoli has backed Arturo Vidal and says the midfielder is determined to return to his best form.
Antonio Conte is expected to run a heavily Juventus-influenced Italy XI against Azerbaijan, including Andrea Pirlo.
UEFA have confirmed that the seeding process from next year’s Champions League may be changed, with only the holders and seven title winners seeded.
Sulley Muntari has explained what Pippo Inzaghi has brought to Milan that was ‘missing these last two years’, as he asserts the Rossoneri now ‘only need belief’.
Vincenzo Iaquinta says Juventus made the right choice in bringing in Max Allegri as Antonio Conte’s replacement, as he talks regret.
As the player confirms he will evaluate his situation, Juventus are being linked with opening talks with Xherdan Shaqiri.
Angelo Palombo senses that life at Sampdoria under Sinisa Mihajlovic is similar to how it was under Gigi Del Neri.
Emanuele Giaccherini has advised Mario Balotelli to ‘show a little more hunger’ in order to break into Antonio Conte’s Italy squad.
Jorginho would sign a new contract at Napoli ‘straight away’ out of a desire to stay at the club ‘10 years’, according to his agent.
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