NEWS

Former Inter Coach Gigi Simoni has cast doubt on the Nerazzurri’s decision to sack Walter Mazzarri so close to the Milan derby.
Manchester City are ready to take advantage of Juventus' inability to commit Stephan Lichtsteiner to a new deal, reports Tuttosport.
Sport are running the line that Real Madrid are ready to battle Barcelona and Manchester United for Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado.
Reports in Italy today suggest that should Xherdan Shaqiri prove hard to sign, Juventus will turn to Lukas Podolski.
Antonio Cassano is once more being paired with a return to Sampdoria, as he apparently meets with his agent.
Rafa Benitez has seemingly ruled out Napoli making a January bid for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
La Repubblica speculate that Walter Mazzarri may consider walking away from football altogether, following his Inter exit.
Dino Zoff pays respect to Francesco Totti, but suggests that the Roma veteran could have achieved more for club and country at an international level.
Reports continue to suggest that Parma’s financial situation is not improving and that a deadline to avoid a potential points penalty is today.
Gary Medel has expressed regret at seeing Walter Mazzarri depart from Inter, but he says immediate focus is now on impressing Roberto Mancini.
Ivan Perisic’s agent has confirmed previous talks with Napoli, but warns that Wolfsburg do not need to sell the player in January.
The President of the Albanian FA has admitted that Tuesday’s friendly with Italy will be difficult, but praised Albania’s Italian CT Gianni De Biasi.
Adriano Galliani believes Roberto Mancini’s appointment at Inter will make Sunday’s Milan derby more difficult for the Rossoneri.
Inter general manager Marco Fassone says a “negative atmosphere” was behind the dismissal of Walter Mazzarri, and admits the Nerazzurri must tighten their belts.
Milan tried to sign Francesco Totti when the Roma captain was in his youth, Adriano Galliani has revealed.
Francesco Totti says his dream remains to lift the Champions League trophy with Roma, and believes the Giallorossi can win the Scudetto.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he tried to sign Paul Pogba, before the midfielder joined Juventus.
Juventus are hopeful that Andrea Barzagli will return from injury, but Giuseppe Marotta admits the club are looking at targets in January.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has defended Gianlugi Buffon after the goalkeeper’s mistake in Italy’s draw with Croatia.
Alessandro Del Piero has discussed the possibility of returning to Juventus one day, admitting he’ll always be connected to the club.
A bout of flu has prevented Christian Maggio from joining up with Antonio Conte’s squad for Italy’s friendly with Albania tomorrow night.
Andrea Ranocchia admits he feels sorry for Walter Mazzarri after the Coach was replaced on the Inter bench by Roberto Mancini.
Former Palermo striker Igor Budan says that Croatian Ultras who caused chaos during last night’s match with Italy are not real fans.
Milan’s Jeremy Menez admits he would prefer to played at the centre of Filippo Inzaghi’s attacking trident.
Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Napoli’s position in the Scudetto race, saying the Partenopei are taking it one game at a time.
Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez has fuelled rumours of an exit in the summer, admitting he misses his family, who are in Liverpool.
Today's headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport
Andrea Ranocchia was impressed with Italy’s ability to “hold firm under pressure” from Croatia.
Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic snubbed hooligans and insisted Italy “are a tough team to take on.”
Matteo Darmian felt Italy will learn from their 1-1 draw with Croatia, but preferred the four-man defence.
Simone Zaza said Italy strikers had to “sacrifice ourselves for the team” in a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
Croatia manager Niko Kovac “apologised for what our fans did” after causing the 1-1 draw with Italy to be suspended.
Daniele De Rossi admits Italy “have to work on our possession play” after a 1-1 draw with Croatia.
Roberto Soriano had a “dream” Italy debut against Croatia, albeit one he wasn’t expecting.
Graziano Pellè said Italy knew “it wasn’t easy to get the ball off” Croatia after their 1-1 draw.

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