NEWS

Bad news for Sampdoria, as hitman Mauro Icardi must undergo tests after he picked up a right knee injury during training today.
Roma director general Franco Baldini has confirmed Laurent Blanc “is on the short list of names for next season,” but won’t be called in this term.
Siena have explained the reason behind their decision to sell Luis Neto during the January transfer window.
Napoli turned down the chance to sign Bartosz Salamon before the youngster put pen to paper on a Milan deal.
Cristian Zaccardo says he expected to end his career at Parma until Milan made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Lazio have confirmed that Louis Saha will be presented to the media as a new Biancocelesti player this evening.
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is stunned by the transfer rumours surrounding his future. “It’s absurd.”
The agent of Ciro Immobile says the fact that Juventus wanted to re-sign his client in January shows how good he is.
Celtic Park will hold no fear for Andrea Pirlo or his Juventus teammates when the Champions League resumes this month.
Italian international tactician Cesare Prandelli is considering making a change to his code of ethics policy.
Lazio have reportedly signed free agent Louis Saha as a replacement for the injured Miroslav Klose.
Former Fiorentina patron Ranieri Pontello thinks that the club should learn from the Roberto Baggio sale and cash in on Stevan Jovetic.
Italy will go into tonight’s game against Holland in the knowledge that they have lost their last five friendly encounters.
Both Milan clubs are being linked with Juan Fernando Quintero, but his agent has suggested his future lies outside of Italy.
Bari star Nicola Bellomo is one to watch for the future, the player’s representative has commented.
Inter President Massimo Moratti thinks Andrea Stramaccioni is the right Coach for a side with a future.
Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne has admitted that he is targeting selection for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Juan Pablo Carrizo is delighted to have become the latest Argentine to join Italian giants Inter.
Hear the thoughts of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli ahead of tonight’s international friendly against Holland. (Video)
Gigi Simoni thinks former club Napoli do have a serious chance of beating Juventus to the Scudetto this season.
Former Milan player Ronaldinho will celebrate his 100th cap for Brazil in a friendly against England. (Video)
Mario Balotelli is at the centre of a racism row after comments made by Paolo Berlusconi – the brother of Milan President Silvio. (Video)
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Louis Van Gaal has praised Cesare Prandelli’s Italy ahead of tomorrow’s friendly and warns “Stephan El Shaarawy is more dangerous than Mario Balotelli.”
Ahead of Italy’s friendly with Holland, Dutch legend Marco Van Basten comments on Mario Balotelli, Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg and admits he’d love to be Coach of Milan.
Hernanes had been ruled out for a month after he was knocked unconscious, but there are reports the Lazio star is recovering quickly and could face Napoli on Saturday.
Giampaolo Pazzini is expected to miss this week’s match with Cagliari after the Milan striker underwent tests for a thigh injury.
President Maurizio Zamparini is prepared for Palermo’s potential relegation after hiring their third Coach. “If we go down, we’ll get back up.”
Former Roma President Rosella Sensi insists she would not have sacked Zdenek Zeman. “I would’ve stuck with Vincenzo Montella last season.”
Sampdoria could be without striker Eder for Sunday’s match with Roma, as he flew out to Brazil to deal with a family matter.
There are fears Cristian Brocchi’s career could be over after he was told he needs surgery for dislocated bones in his foot.
Napoli’s new signing Josip Radosevic has promised he’s “100 per cent fit and ready to play straight away.”
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has pulled out of Holland’s friendly with Italy tomorrow night, so Arjen Robben joins the squad.
Fabio Capello’s assistant Christian Panucci has revealed he “was asked if I was prepared to come back to Roma” as their new Coach.
Alberto Malesani warns Palermo “start a new season now” as he becomes their third Coach of the season, replacing Gian Piero Gasperini.

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