NEWS

Stefano Pioli reveals his half-time talk “was easy” as Lazio didn’t need more motivation against Milan.
Philippe Mexes is heading for a lengthy ban after he physically attacked Stefano Mauri during Lazio-Milan.
Milan scored after four minutes, but Lazio dominated the rest and won 3-1 with Marco Parolo’s brace and Philippe Mexes sent off.
Parma confirmed they are “seriously thinking about” signing Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez.
Eusebio Di Francesco was disappointed at Sassuolo’s defeat to Cagliari, but eager to keep Simone Zaza.
Gianfranco Zola said match-winner Duje Cop “impressed everyone” after Cagliari beat Sassuolo 2-1.
Stephan El Shaarawy starts for under-fire Milan and Stefan de Vrij recovers for Lazio in tonight’s duel for Europe.
New signing Duje Cop gave Cagliari an impressive 2-1 victory over Sassuolo to escape the drop zone.
Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano confirmed interest from Roma. “It’s a good club and would be an interesting adventure.”
Vincenzo Montella said Chelsea can only sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina by paying his release clause.
Luca Rossettini has given Cagliari a surprise half-time lead over Sassuolo thanks to dire marking.
Parma called new buys Cristian Rodriguez and Silvestre Varela against Cesena, but also rebel Antonio Cassano.
Andrea Pirlo has not recovered from flu and therefore misses out on Juventus-Chievo.
Alberto Gilardino assured “motivation is fundamental” after he underwent his Fiorentina medical.
Marcelo Brozovic is “very happy to be joining Inter, but also sad at leaving Dinamo Zagreb.”
Leaders Carpi got back to winning ways at Varese, Bologna keep up, Spezia and Frosinone share the spoils and Livorno win a six-goal Brescia battle.
Simone Zaza and Domenico Berardi start as Sassuolo take on Gianfranco Zola’s new-look Cagliari.
Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi slammed Roma, suggesting “those who use the violin get advantages.”
Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni aimed a few sideswipes at Antonio Cassano, but will call him for the game with Cesena.
Kostas Manolas is available, but Vasilis Torosidis misses Roma’s trip to Fiorentina tomorrow night.
Lazio have Stefan De Vrij, Lucas Biglia and new buy Mauricio ready for tonight’s game against Milan.
Samuel Eto’o has arrived in Rome for his medical to complete a transfer to Sampdoria.
Andrea Ranocchia has recovered, but Hugo Campagnaro is out of Inter’s game with Torino.
Rudi Garcia admits Roma’s many draws are “a problem” going to Fiorentina and went back over the refereeing issue.
Roberto Mancini warned Inter must “change gear quickly” to progress in Serie A and Europe, starting against Torino.
Roberto Mancini hopes Daniel Osvaldo “can find the best solution” and Yaya Touré is “one of the best in the world.”
Antonio Conte asks Italian football to “put ego aside” for the Nazionale and defends his call for get-togethers.
Antonio Cassano’s wife confirmed via Twitter that the player has taken legal action over unpaid Parma wages.
Alberto Gilardino underwent his medical with Fiorentina this morning. “I am very happy to be here.”
Max Allegri warned Juventus not to underestimate Chievo and glossed over the meeting with Antonio Conte.
There are reports Ravel Morrison has agreed a free transfer to Lazio in July after his contract with West Ham expires.
Antonio Conte feels Juventus would benefit from selling Paul Pogba and backs Sebastian Giovinco’s move to Toronto FC.
Dries Mertens assured he has “really no reason” to leave Napoli and understands Rafa Benitez’s squad rotation.
Roma have a deal with Chelsea for Mohamed Salah, but hold off in case they get Luiz Adriano from Shakhtar Donestk instead.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte admits it “still hurts” to see his old side Juventus, as they “achieved miracles” together.

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