NEWS

Italian media claim Juventus Coach Antonio Conte has turned down a job offer to replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.
Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia continues to attract interest from around Italy and Europe, including Tottenham and Chelsea.
Marcello Lippi celebrated his 65th birthday in China and cast his eye over the Italian football scene. “The clubs aren’t doing as well as the Nazionale.”
Valon Behrami insists Napoli “are not the favourites” going into tomorrow night’s showdown for second place with Milan.
Stefano Colantuono is keeping his cards close to his chest as Atalanta welcome Fiorentina tonight. “I cannot and will not talk about the tactics I’m going to use.”
Vincenzo Montella deals with a Fiorentina injury crisis for tonight’s trip to Atalanta and takes a sideswipe at Adriano Galliani. “He can pay for his own bodyguard.”
This extended Serie A weekend sees relegation dogfights, the Derby della Lanterna, showdown for second place Milan-Napoli and a thrilling Lazio-Juventus.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Hellas Verona’s promotion push stalled at Cesena this evening, while Massimo Maccarone gave Empoli an away victory.
One Roma and one Lazio supporter have been banned from attending football matches for five years after incidents at Monday's derby.
Fiorentina midfielder David Pizarro has insisted that Vincenzo Montella is the reason for the club's success this season.
Sampdoria midfielder Nenad Krsticic should be fit enough to play in the Derby della Lanterna this weekend.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini has claimed that Rolando Maran is doing 'an extraordinary job' at Catania as the two prepare to face each other this weekend.
Roma defender Dodo has admitted that he is desperate to prove his worth at the capital club.
Giorgio Chiellini is set to miss the next two weeks after over-stretching during Juventus' training session this afternoon.
The agent of Lazio defender Modibo Diakite has insisted that the only Italian side his client will move to is Napoli.
Chievo defender Dario Dainelli has insisted that Catania will pose a tough proposition when the two sides meet on Sunday.
Inter defender Walter Samuel has conceded that the Nerazzurri have not been consistent enough this season.
Roma midfielder Marquinho has revealed that the Giallorossi are hoping to finish the season as winners of the Coppa Italia.
Pescara boss Cristian Bucchi has admitted that Saturday's match against Siena is their last chance to avoid relegation.
Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani has claimed that his side do not have an attacking problem as they prepare to face Napoli.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti is facing a disciplinary hearing after he questioned the honesty of referees.
Centre-back Matias Silvestre could make a rare appearance for Inter against Cagliari on Sunday.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has underlined the significance of Sunday’s game against Napoli.
M’Baye Niang won’t be too concerned if he again fails to find the target for Milan in the game against Napoli this weekend.
Atalanta insist that they have no plans to sell Giacomo ‘Jack’ Bonaventura at the end of the season.
Former Fiorentina and Milan ace Manuel Rui Costa still rates Italian football highly despite its failure in Europe this season.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has named a 19-man squad for Saturday’s game at Atalanta.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed that he was contacted by Juventus in the summer of 2004.
Fiorentina are regularly sending scouts to watch Atalanta’s Giacomo Bonaventura in action, his agent claims.
Milan will continue to be a key part of the Berlusconi family empire, Barbara Berlusconi has stated.
Bayern Munich, conquerors of Juventus, will face Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Sampdoria will look to sign Vasco Regini at the end of the season, Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has stated.
After disposing of Lazio, Turkish side Fenerbahce will take on Benfica in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Palermo’s Josip Ilicic has confirmed that he turned down the opportunity to join Dynamo Kiev at the start of 2013.

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