NEWS

Milan and Chelsea have confirmed that Michael Essien has completed his transfer to the Rossoneri.
Mirko Vucinic’s move from Juventus to Inter could be back on, with Erick Thohir seen as looking to ease relations between the clubs.
Cesare Prandelli has mused on how Mario Balotelli needs ‘much love’ and that Clarence Seedorf is ‘saying the right things’ about the Milan forward.
Cagliari have announced that they have rescinded goalkeeper Antonio Adan’s contract, after just two months.
Fernando Llorente’s form for Juventus reportedly has him back in contention for a spot in the Spain squad.
Ishak Belfodil is understood to have arrived in London this morning ahead of completing a loan move to QPR.
Reports in Spain and Italy believe that Roma have an agreement with Barcelona to sign Antonio Sanabria, and he will be farmed out to Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco looks set to be shown the door at Sassuolo, with Alberto Malesani contacted for his availability.
Erick Thohir has labelled the upcoming week ‘important’, but says he doesn’t know if it includes a meeting with Juventus.
Neto lost out on the chance to set a new club record with Fiorentina for minutes played without conceding on Sunday.
Francesco Totti mused on Roma’s ‘strong signal’ sent yesterday in the title race, and on the importance of being ready when called upon.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vincenzo Montella joked that Fiorentina “are cursed” after injuries, dubious decisions and bizarre trajectories.
Gian Piero Gasperini was honest on refereeing decisions in Genoa’s 3-3 draw at Fiorentina and celebrated his birthday.
Alberto Aquilani found his first Serie A hat-trick “satisfying,” but was impressed by Genoa in a 3-3 draw.
Alberto Aquilani scored a hat-trick – and possibly a fourth – but Genoa still held Fiorentina to a spectacular 3-3 draw.
Antonio Conte felt Juventus would’ve beaten Lazio for a 13th straight win had they not seen Gigi Buffon sent off.
Mario Balotelli will be suspended for Milan-Torino after aiming a vulgar gesture at Cagliari fans.
Andrea Mandorlini believed the result was harsh on Hellas, while Rudi Garcia praised Gervinho.
Giampiero Ventura concedes it wasn't a great Toro performance, but Atalanta rage against the referee.
Fiorentina look to Alessandro Matri against Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa to close the gap on third-placed Napoli.
Sinisa Mihajlovic felt Sampdoria threw away two points, but Bologna's assistant manager saw a deserved draw.
Roberto Donadoni hailed Parma's achievement but Francesco Guidolin felt Udinese deserved a draw.
Mimmo Di Carlo saw a positive Livorno debut, but Sassuolo consider Eusebio Di Francesco's status.
Walter Mazzarri felt abandoned by Inter fans and Rolando Maran treasured this first away point.
Diego Lopez inevitably had Cagliari regrets, but Clarence Seedorf saw Milan spirit.
Rudi Garcia thought Roma “would’ve won” regardless of their controversial penalty at Verona and kept Scudetto hopes alive.
Michael Essien used Twitter to hit back at “haters” who claimed he failed his medical tests at Milan.
Sassuolo confirmed they are “taking a moment to reflect” on Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s position.
Walter Mazzarri blamed the “atmosphere” and lack of enthusiasm for Inter’s failure to beat Catania.
Clarence Seedorf was glad to see Milan “rediscovered their mental strength and courage” to come back in Cagliari.
Inter’s crisis intensified with a draw against bottom club Catania, while Parma, Torino and Livorno got precious victories.
Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice in the last three minutes to give Milan a 2-1 victory in Cagliari.
Roma closed to within six points of Juventus thanks to their 3-1 win at Verona, including a controversial penalty.
Clarence Seedorf aims to get Milan back on track against dangerous Cagliari, but Christian Abbiati misses out.

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