NEWS

Zdenek Zeman prepares for tomorrow night’s showdown with Napoli and hopes to ride the wave of enthusiasm, although “Roma have to improve.”
Kevin-Prince Boateng is so shaken by the racist insults he received during a friendly that he confessed “I’ll meet my agent next week and see if there’s still a point to playing in Italy.”
As expected, Udinese have officially signed Alexander Merkel and Masahadu Alhassan from Genoa.
Tommaso Rocchi could make his Inter debut on Sunday, as he is included in the squad for the lunchtime kick-off against Udinese.
Didier Drogba’s agents have suggested “he has a lot of possibilities to arrive in Italy in January” for Milan or Juventus.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Francesco Totti took part in full training today and are in the Roma squad for tomorrow night’s trip to Napoli.
It’s reported that Santos and Atletico Mineiro have pulled out of talks for Robinho, as they cannot meet the €10m price-tag set by Milan.
Japanese international Yuto Nagatomo has officially signed a contract extension holding him to Inter until June 2016.
Juventus are back in action tomorrow against Sampdoria and Antonio Conte is targeting history. “Doing the Double means we are building something truly important.”
There are surprise reports that Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit have made a €10m offer for Milan full-back Ignazio Abate.
Cagliari face a tricky trip to Lazio this evening and Ivo Pulga admits he has an injury crisis after losing Mauricio Pinilla and Lorenzo Ariaudo.
Catania play the first Serie A match of 2013 when welcoming Torino and Coach Rolando Maran demands “the right concentration.”
Lazio will match the Scudetto-winning pace with a win over Cagliari tonight, but Vladimir Petkovic insists “we are not the anti-Juventus. We are just pro-Lazio.”
Giuseppe Rossi has said goodbye to Villarreal and revealed his Fiorentina move was sealed in a New York restaurant.
Having sold Alexandre Pato to Corinthians, Milan are now intensifying negotiations to sell Robinho. “If he wants to join Santos, he has to give something up.”
Italian media claim Southampton are close to securing a deal for sought-after Cagliari defender Davide Astori, though Napoli are still in the hunt.
Italian football kicks off again today with Catania-Torino and Lazio-Cagliari, while Inter visit Udinese, Samp test Juve and there’s the huge Napoli-Roma showdown.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
New Inter signing Tommaso Rocchi has spoken for the first time since his arrival from Lazio.
Josip Ilicic's agent has rubbished reports that the Palermo attacker could be on his way to Liverpool in January.
Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin has praised Sunday's opponents Fiorentina, claiming they are the 'revelation of the season'.
Santos Vice-President Odilio Rodrigues has claimed that the club are still in talks with Robinho, but the negotiations are 'complicated'.
Former Milan and Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Mario Balotelli is Manchester City's best bet for a Premier League title bid.
Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder would like a move to the Premier League, according to his agent.
Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted that he would walk off the pitch again if he was subjected to racist abuse.
Sampdoria Coach Delio Rossi has refused to give Andrea Pirlo special treatment when his side face Juventus this weekend.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has admitted that this season's derby win over Milan is what has kickstarted their campaign.
Fiorentina have officially announced the signing of Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.
Atalanta sporting director Gabriele Zamagna believes that Giuseppe Rossi's return to Italian football is good for Serie A.
Former Napoli and Inter boss Gigi Simoni believes Pablo Armero will be a success at the Partenopei.
President Silvio Berlusconi says his Milan side are ready to walk away from any game, in any competition, should they again be targeted by racists.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has committed his future to current club Roma. “I don’t want to leave,” he insisted.
Milan are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Serie A match against Siena at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this weekend.
Udinese have confirmed that Napoli are in advanced discussions to sign Pablo Armero this month.
The representative of Luis Cavanda has revealed that Aston Villa are interested in the young Lazio defender.

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