CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Kostas Manolas reveals he almost left Roma, but would be hard to prise away now, and believes they could’ve won the Champions League.
Milan could face a period of severe austerity measures to balance the books with Financial Fair Play after the Yonghong Li debacle.
Manchester United legend Gary Pallister has accused Romelu Lukaku of ‘disrespecting’ the Red Devils with his comments that he would join Juventus.
Giorgio Chiellini insists Juventus ‘absolutely aren’t unbeatable’, Inter and Napoli are their ‘biggest Scudetto rivals’ and ‘we’d gladly welcome back Paul Pogba’.
Gianluigi Buffon does not want a Paris Saint-Germain-Juventus Champions League Final and admits ‘there’s no chance’ of him playing for Italy again.
Carlo Ancelotti discussed dealing with stress, career setbacks and why Zlatan Ibrahimovic “is totally different” to his public image.
Paulo Dybala is back training with the Juventus squad after an injury scare for Argentina and could even play against Genoa.
Daniele De Rossi is looking towards the future and could follow his father into coaching, but has two Roma games he’d love to change.
Roma fan Filippo Lombardi has been jailed for three years for violent disorder, but cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a Liverpool fan.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi believes Gonzalo Higuain is “what Milan were missing” ahead of the derby on Sunday.
Real Madrid have reportedly begun negotiations with former Chelsea and Italy Coach Antonio Conte, claim Sportitalia and the Corriere dello Sport.
Dejan Stankovic is expecting “a fantastic Derby della Madonnina” between rivals Inter and Milan, trying not to look towards Barcelona.
Antonio Candreva felt “a sense of liberation” after Inter qualified for the Champions League, ending “years of exile.”
Andrea Barzagli believes this is the strongest Juventus he’s ever played in and with Cristiano Ronaldo the Champions League has gone “from dream to objective.”
Marek Hamsik’s father admits “it is too soon to tell if this could be his final season at Napoli” amid new reports of a move to China.
Kwadwo Asamoah believes Inter are “on the right track” and can continue their winning streak against Milan and Barcelona.
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti insists match fixing claims about Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star aren’t true - “we played a great match”.
Dries Mertens insists Napoli are still in for the Scudetto, as “Juventus haven’t entirely convinced me yet,” discusses his future and missing Maurizio Sarri.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku said Juventus are “one of the two-three best teams in Europe” and admits he’d love a move to Serie A.
Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani said Paris Saint-Germain risk very little in a match-fixing investigation, but Red Star Belgrade could be in dire trouble.
Paolo Maldini looked back over his lifetime at Milan with Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti and admiring Gennaro Gattuso.
Javier Zanetti believes Inter are just starting out a new great era and will eventually partner Mauro Icardi with Lautaro Martinez.
Former Inter chiefs Massimo Moratti and Marco Tronchetti Provera revealed how Jose Mourinho was chosen and why he was “lying down in tears on the team bus.”
Maurizio Sarri pledged “eternal love” to Napoli, picked the three best Italian talents, then tipped Juventus and Manchester City for the Champions League.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a European Super League is “out of the question” in a debate with Juventus President Andrea Agnelli.
Red Star and Paris Saint-Germain have denied reports in a French newspaper of an attempted fix of their Champions League match in Napoli’s group.
Luciano Spalletti said Inter must “give our absolute all” to beat city rivals Milan and build on their Champions League confidence.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri admits “Milan made a great signing” in Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri confirms “it’s time to win in Europe, having gone close before”.
Inter have already earned around €54m from ticket sales and the Champions League, around 20 per cent of last season’s revenue.