NEWS

There are reports Tito Vilanova won’t be on the bench for Barcelona’s Champions League ties with Milan as he continues to receive cancer treatment.
Luciano Moggi couldn’t help but gloat after Zdenek Zeman was fired by Roma. “I can’t deny I saw it coming. Franco Baldini needs a new Calciopoli.”
Giampiero Ventura blamed defensive Sampdoria for the lack of entertainment, but Delio Rossi praised their work ethic.
A victory would put Napoli top of the table tonight, but they face a Catania side that has won three on the bounce.
Torino and Sampdoria both had chances, but ultimately a goalless draw was the correct reflection of this relegation tussle.
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi insists firing Zdenek Zeman to promote Aurelio Andreazzoli means they have “overcome a difficult situation in a responsible and strategic way.”
Ex-Roma Coach Carlo Mazzone claims the club “is incompetent” after it sacked Zdenek Zeman today.
Mario Balotelli is in the Milan squad for tomorrow night’s game with Udinese, though Christian Abbiati is in doubt.
Riccardo Meggiorini and Mauro Icardi hope to continue their amazing form as Torino and Sampdoria go head-to-head.
Sassuolo and Hellas Verona were held to draws, so Livorno closed to within a point of the leaders, Modena tumbled and Juve Stabia shocked Vicenza.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani confirms they are appealing to have Patjim Kasami’s transfer from Fulham due to a technical glitch and will “always be friends” to Zdenek Zeman.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin complimented Milan for their transformation and said Mario Balotelli “has the potential to become a top player.”
Palermo’s new signing Alejandro Faurlin reveals he “always believed” the move from QPR would go through.
Directors Franco Baldini and Walter Sabatini had a tense confrontation with Roma fans after firing Zdenek Zeman. “This was the only decision we could make.”
Ezequiel Schelotto admits his move to Inter has been a long time coming. “I always wanted to join this club, though there were some difficult moments during negotiations.”
It is now official, Roma have sacked Coach Zdenek Zeman after last night’s 4-2 home defeat to Cagliari.
Nicolas Anelka is ready to make his Juventus debut, as he is in the squad travelling to Chievo for the early Sunday match.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic says it is “a dream come true” to join Inter and return to Serie A after his spell in Germany.
Vladimir Petkovic prepared to face Genoa, laughed off links with Borussia Dortmund and insisted he is “very happy to be at Lazio.”
Massimiliano Allegri confirms Mario Balotelli “is ready to play” and could start his Milan debut against Udinese tomorrow evening.
Roma are having crisis talks on whether to sack Zdenek Zeman after last night’s 4-2 defeat to Cagliari, as Laurent Blanc and Marco Giampaolo are in pole position.
Inter named their squad for tomorrow’s trip to Siena, including new buys Mateo Kovacic, Ezequiel Schelotto and Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura is impressed with Sampdoria strike force, but insists the Granata “are on the right track” to get a result today.
Agent Mino Raiola has hit the headlines again by suggesting Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return to Juventus. “They’d have to really believe, though.”
Roberto Mancini has warned Mario Balotelli not to waste his talent after joining Milan. “Just look at Adriano...”
Antonio Conte begins his touchline ban against Chievo and looks back over Juventus’ Coppa Italia exit, but insists “I am not worried.”
Rolando Maran targets a new Catania record when visiting Napoli this evening. “Of course entering the history books is added motivation.”
Delio Rossi is “curious to see if the team has forgotten the 6-0” as Sampdoria follow up that thumping victory by taking on Torino.
Walter Mazzarri insists Napoli “cannot think about Juventus” when hosting Catania this evening, as the Scudetto race hots up.
Milan revealed Real Madrid “wanted €18m for Kaka” and released their updated Champions League squad list.
Roma director general Franco Baldini admits “the fans are right to protest” after a 4-2 home defeat to Cagliari and won’t rule out sacking Zdenek Zeman.
Napoli have the opportunity to close further on Juventus, but face a tough test with high-flying Catania, while Torino welcome Sampdoria.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport. 
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman has conceded that the club's hierarchy have the final say on whether he will leave the club.
Cagliari assistant Coach Diego Lopez and striker Marco Sau have admitted that they are delighted to have beaten Roma.

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