NEWS

Lazio will match a Scudetto-winning club record if they beat Cagliari tonight, so rely on Miroslav Klose.
Catania played almost the entire game with 10 men after Francesco Lodi’s dismissal and missed a penalty, but still held Torino 0-0.
Genoa striker Ciro Immobile went to hospital for tests after suffering head trauma during a training ground accident.
On Sunday afternoon clubs including Milan and Udinese will have anti-racism messages before their games.
Milan are forced to use Mattia De Sciglio in central defence after losing Mario Yepes, Daniele Bonera, Philippe Mexes and Robinho.
The first Serie A match of 2013 kicks off at 17.00 GMT as Catania welcome Torino.
Feyenoord have officially bought Graziano Pellè from Parma, making his loan into a permanent transfer.
Walter Mazzarri feels the Christmas break “did Napoli good” ahead of tomorrow night’s Derby del Sud against Roma.
Giuseppe Rossi passed his medical to complete a transfer to Fiorentina. “Bringing him back to Serie A is a gift for all of Italian football,” said Andrea Della Valle.
Serie B side Spezia have officially sacked Coach Michele Serena to bring in Gianluca Atzori.
Udinese midfielder Pablo Armero is “99 per cent” sure of becoming a Napoli player on Monday, said his agent.
Federico Peluso could make his Juventus debut against Sampdoria on Sunday, but Kwadwo Asamoah has left for African Cup of Nations duty.
Massimiliano Allegri tried to focus Milan on Siena, but instead had to reassure “Robinho and Ignazio Abate are staying with us.”
Tommaso Rocchi has been presented to the media and could make his Inter debut tomorrow. “I want to prove the doubters wrong.”
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'.

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