NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic believes Lazio “realised what they are risking and going through” ahead of their game with Livorno.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes new buy Keisuke Honda “has the right characteristics to shine at Milan.”
Andrea Poli freely admits “none” of the current Milan squad would’ve started during the glory days.
After Murat Yakin said “no comment” to rumours of a link with Lazio, it’s reported the Basel Coach could join in January.
Rafa Benitez urged Napoli fans not to jeer Inter boss Walter Mazzarri when he returns to the San Paolo.
Walter Mazzarri returns to the San Paolo as an opponent for tomorrow’s Napoli-Inter and expects a mixed reception.
Pepe Reina is back in the Napoli squad to face Inter, but Valon Behrami and Marek Hamsik miss out.
Antonio Conte tried to restore Juventus confidence ahead of tomorrow’s game with Sassuolo. “We are not failures.”
There are reports tension is growing between new Inter President Erick Thohir and Massimo Moratti.
The 2014 Italian Super Cup is expected to be on August 23 in Beijing, while the Coppa Italia Final could move to Milan in 2015.
Fiorentina go into the Europa League draw on Monday and Borja Valero would prefer to “avoid Porto and Ajax.”
Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is looking forward to a fair fight with Milan’s Mario Balotelli. “I won’t provoke him.”
Lorenzo Insigne takes on his mentor Walter Mazzarri in Napoli-Inter on Sunday and his agent aimed a sideswipe at Rafa Benitez.
Juventus-Sassuolo will have 9,000 children from schools cramming the stands in Turin.
Siena earned a thumping 2-0 victory away to Reggina in the Friday night Serie B game, pulling them away from danger.
Walter Mazzarri and Rafa Benitez face their past in Napoli-Inter, while Juventus-Sassuolo is moved and Milan-Roma concludes on Monday.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi has been suspended after failing a doping test, just months after surgery to remove a tumour.
Napoli could be without Pepe Reina and Valon Behrami for the big League clash against Inter on Sunday.
Catania chief Gigi De Canio is confident his men can overcome their current troubles and rocket up the table.
More reports in the Spanish Press this evening have suggested that Juventus will move for Iker Muniain in January.
Fiorentina winger Joaquin has insisted that he is finally settling into life in Italy, and has urged his team to go unbeaten until the winter break.
Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono is ‘not worried’ by his side’s growing injury list as they prepare to play Genoa.
Eugenio Corini believes his Chievo side will face a ‘changed’ Sampdoria team at the weekend.
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has claimed that his team are now focused on the match with Sassuolo at the weekend.
Andrea Mandorlini has insisted that his Hellas Verona team ‘must be ready’ to take on Catania.
Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia is being tracked by Napoli with the view of making a possible move in January.
Alessandro Del Piero has ruled out a return to Italy in January, insisting he is ‘happy’ in Sydney.
Basel boss Murat Yakin has refused to comment on rumours that he will take over at Lazio at the end of the season.
Parma director general Pietro Leonardi has dismissed suggestions that he could be on his way to Milan.
Urby Emanuelson is optimistic about Milan’s chances when they entertain Roma at San Siro on Monday.
Italy will be based at the Portobello Safari Resort in Mangaratiba during next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Next season’s Serie A campaign will begin on 31 August 2014 and conclude on 31 May 2015.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has applauded the ability of Juventus teammate Paul Pogba.
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella is expected to be in the stands for the game between Napoli and Inter this weekend.

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