NEWS

Walter Mazzarri brushed off new Juventus controversy to focus on a decimated Napoli’s difficult trip to Palermo. “I haven’t got time for Massimo Carrera.”
Massimiliano Allegri bitterly criticised Antonio Cassano, ruled out reports he wanted to resign and prepares for Milan’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria.
Davide Biondini is pleased to join Atalanta, but aimed a sideswipe at his former club. “I was hurt by Genoa.”
Zdenek Zeman is keeping tight-lipped over Maarten Stekelenburg and his Roma line-up against Catania, but notes Marco Borriello and Simone Perrotta “are not in my plans.”
Antonio Cassano launched an attack on Milan and Adriano Galliani after his transfer to Inter. “This time I’m not the one who got it wrong. I wasn't ungrateful.”
Antonio Cassano is in the Inter squad travelling to Pescara on Sunday, but Douglas Maicon and Rodrigo Palacio miss out.
Alessandro Del Piero was not invited to the Juventus Stadium today, but his agent reveals “he has not chosen his next club yet.”
Lazio have reportedly snapped up their new defender, agreeing a €4m deal with Bordeaux overnight for giant centre-back Michael Ciani.
“I will fly to Madrid over the next few days and we’ll see what happens,” confirmed Adriano Galliani as Milan launch a new bid for Kaka.
Andrea Pirlo slammed “loser” Walter Mazzarri, called Zdenek Zeman “strange” and pledged to get a Mario Balotelli haircut if Juventus won the Champions League.
Spanish media claim Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has made up his mind that Juventus is his preferred destination.
Manolo Gabbiadini has completed his transfer to the Stadio Dall’Ara via Juventus. “Other teams wanted me, but I preferred Bologna.”
Agent Mino Raiola explains why Omar El Kaddouri signed for Napoli after talks with Genoa, Parma and Juventus.
“Stevan Jovetic is off the market and Fiorentina will sign a new striker,” confirmed director of sport Daniele Prade ahead of today’s season debut.
Roberto Donadoni is without Amauri for tonight’s Juventus encounter, but hopes Parma can step it up for “the atmosphere of the big occasion.”
Francesco Guidolin assures Udinese “are concentrated” on facing Fiorentina today despite the Champions League play-off distraction.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
The Serie B 2012-13 season has begun with a 1-1 draw between Modena and Hellas Verona.
It is now official that Napoli have signed Omar El Kaddouri from Brescia. “He is an important player for the present and future,” said Aurelio De Laurentiis.
“Julio Cesar’s transfer to Queens Park Rangers is very probable,” said Inter’s transfer intermediary Kia Joorabchian.
There are reports Douglas Maicon’s agent is meeting with Real Madrid tomorrow to discuss the Inter right-back’s future.
Maxi Lopez might not get the chance to face his former teammates, as the Sampdoria striker is likely to miss the trip to Milan on Sunday.
Lucio is out of Saturday’s Juventus-Parma clash, but Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Pirlo make their comebacks.
Fiorentina open the Serie A season on Saturday against Udinese, but Vincenzo Montella insists “the team is not yet complete.”
Thiago Silva admits he was truly torn when leaving Milan for PSG and is “stunned” by Antonio Cassano’s move to rivals Inter.
In an unexpected twist, Luis Muriel is in the Udinese squad travelling to face Fiorentina in Saturday’s Serie A season opener.
Highly promising Caen striker M'Baye Niang is close to completing a loan move to Milan, after the French outfit reportedly accepted an offer this morning.
Amauri and Raffaele Palladino will not be able to face former club Juventus, as they are out of Parma’s squad travelling to Turin.
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi warns talks with Southampton have collapsed, even if “Gaston Ramirez threatened me and said he won’t play here anymore.”
Massimo Carrera hopes to maintain his 100 per cent record when filling in for Antonio Conte as Juventus take on Parma, but aimed another sideswipe at Walter Mazzarri.
Giampaolo Pazzini reveals how his exchange with Antonio Cassano came about. “You can’t say no to Milan.”
Walter Mazzarri’s touchline ban has been revoked on appeal, but Goran Pandev, Andrea Dossena and Juan Camilo Zuniga remain suspended for Napoli.
There are reports Milan are set to sign Denilson from Arsenal, which would mean him scrapping a loan to Sao Paolo.
Udinese have sent Gabriele Angella, Fernando Forestieri and Neuton to sister club Watford on season long loan deals.
This morning it was only a rumour, but Brescia starlet Omar El Kaddouri’s move to Napoli has now been confirmed, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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