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Luca Marrone has revealed that he’s learning to become a central defender by keeping a close eye on Leonardo Bonucci in Juventus training.
Sulley Muntari could be back in action by the end of the year after the Milan man damaged knee ligaments in the summer.
Six Italian players are on the initial shortlist for the 2012 Golden Ball, the Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is claiming that Milan will fly out to New York for a meeting with available tactician Pep Guardiola.
Alessandro Del Piero admits he thought his Juventus career would have ended differently, while he’s revealed why he turned down the chance to join Liverpool.
The agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Milan fans to forget about a San Siro return – at least for now.
The Mauro Zarate who once brought the Stadio Olimpico crowd to their feet has disappeared, says former Lazio boss Delio Rossi.
Michael Bradley has no regrets about his decision to go and play his club football in Italy. “I’ve become a better player,” said the Roma midfielder.
A number of Serie A clubs are monitoring the contract situation of Rolando Bianchi at newly promoted Torino.
Abel Hernandez could be out for at least six months after the Palermo man damaged cruciate knee ligaments.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gian Piero Gasperini sees progress in Palermo since taking over, although “it is not ‘my’ team yet.”
Liverpool sent scouts to view Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist and are said to be lining up a €6m offer.
Giuseppe Rossi “can be a serious prospective signing” for Italian clubs in January despite his operation, says his agent.
Ciro Immobile has told Juventus they can wait, as Genoa are his main priority, and reassured Zdenek Zeman’s Roma.
Antonio Nocerino reveals why he has not repeated the remarkable scoring record he had at Milan last season. “I was more determined.”
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri has been linked with a January switch to Dynamo Kiev.
Johan Djourou’s agent has categorically denied talks with Roma, although he did admit “he could leave Arsenal in January.”
Chilean media report that Catania have prepared an offer for 23-year-old hitman Carlos Munoz.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has reaffirmed Antonio Conte’s innocence in the betting trial and insists “there was not a single shred of evidence” in Calciopoli.
Carlo Mazzone remains very good friends with Pep Guardiola and believes “if he comes to Italy it’ll only be for Milan or Inter.”
Former Roma star Eusebio Di Francesco believes Zdenek Zeman dropping Daniele De Rossi was “simply a way of firing him up.”
Bologna defender Cesare Natali admits he “felt like I’d been hit by a train” when hearing he’d be out for six months, but is coming to terms with the injury.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sensationally left the door open for a return to Milan. “If they need help, then they know where to find me.”
Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone added fuel to the fire of transfer rumours by confirming “I’d love to play in Serie A, hopefully with my beloved Milan.”
Juventus boss Antonio Conte and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis have been deferred to the disciplinary commission for varying offences.
Palermo’s Abel Hernandez has admitted that he feared he had sustained a serious knee injury while on international duty.
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has called for focus as the Italian Under-21 side try to qualify for the 2013 European Championship.
Marco Verratti would welcome Daniele De Rossi to Paris Saint-Germain should the midfielder ever leave hometown club Roma.
Milan forward Bojan Krkic has admitted that breaking through at Barcelona as a teenager has created problems for him.
Christian Maggio says that Italy are expecting a battle against an Armenia side who they still have to study.
Giorgio Chiellini says he’ll accept the decisions of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli amid reports that he won’t start against Armenia.
Nicklas Bendtner is hoping for a permanent future at Juventus despite only playing 13 minutes for the club so far.
Lorenzo Insigne says he’s living a dream after going from a San Paolo ball-boy to a crowd favourite at Napoli.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has decided his starting XI that will face Armenia on Friday – a 4-3-1-2 that will be spearheaded by Mario Balotelli and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

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