What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport...
Pellegrini out of U21 squad
Cagliari left-back Luca Pellegrini has pulled out of Italy’s Under-21 squad with a minor ankle problem.
Conte: 'I only work to win'
Inter boss Antonio Conte is “aware” that players struggle with his demands but insists his approach is geared towards “writing history”.
Insigne wife rubbishes Napoli reports
Lorenzo Insigne’s wife has rubbished reports that she is in hiding after a wave of attacks on Napoli players.
Ferrero: 'I'd like Florenzi at Samp'
Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero has confirmed his interest in signing Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi. “I’d like to see him in Blucerchiato...”
Rakitic: 'Feel sad at Barca'
Ivan Rakitic has put Serie A clubs on red alert after confessing that he is “sad” at Barcelona.
Milan 'make Kean approach'
Milan have reportedly been in touch with Mino Raiola about taking Everton and Italy striker Moise Kean in January.
Report: Qataris make Napoli offer
The Qatari ruling family have reportedly offered €560m to buy Napoli as Aurelio De Laurentiis is said to have “lost interest” in the club.
Smalling: 'I miss United, but...'
Chris Smalling maintains that while he does “miss” Manchester United, “I am enjoying my new chapter and feeling very settled” at Roma.
Ibra 'closer to Galaxy stay'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems closer than ever to staying at LA Galaxy as it reported the striker will not return to Europe for Bologna.
Parma defiant over Inter targets
Parma boss Roberto D’Aversa has warned Inter that they “will have to look elsewhere” in January, amidst Matteo Darmian and Dejan Kulusevski links.
'No Ronaldo problem for Portugal'
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate Goncalo Paciencia insists the Juventus forward has shown no signs of discomfort since joining up with the squad.
Maldini signs new Milan deal
Milan and Italy starlet Daniel Maldini has signed a new contract with the club, taking him through to 2024.
Ref confirmed for Bosnia-Italy
Swiss referee Sandro Scharer will officiate Italy’s penultimate Euro 2020 qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday.
Spinazzola suffers thigh injury
Roma could be without Leonardo Spinazzola after the international break as the full-back has suffered another thigh injury.
Reports: Juve look at Chong
Juventus are keeping tabs on Manchester United and Netherlands Under-21 winger Tahith Chong, according to reports.
Three-way battle for Mertens?
Milan and Juventus could reportedly join Inter in a three-way fight for Napoli attacker Dries Mertens.
Inter: Duncan if no Vidal?
Inter will target Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan in January if they cannot agree a deal with Barcelona for Arturo Vidal.
Zaza out for a month?
Simone Zaza might be out for a month with a sprained ankle, as tests reveal the Torino man’s injury is more serious than first expected.
Mirabelli: 'Gattuso told who to pick'
Massimiliano Mirabelli claims Gennaro Gattuso was "told who to pick" by the Milan hierarchy, who spent big knowing the FFP punishment would come.
Report: Ibrahimovic prefers Bologna
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will favour Bologna rather than Milan or Napoli if he returns to Serie A, it’s reported, though Manchester United are another option.
Orsolini: 'Italy call thanks to Miha'
Bologna winger Riccardo Orsolini wants to “make the most” of his first senior Italy experience, but is really starting to miss Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Castrovilli targets Euro 2020
Gaetano Castrovilli has big ambitions after being called up to the Italy squad, as he is now targeting a place in the Euro 2020 roster. "It's every child's dream."
Cistana: 'Lower leagues formative'
Brescia defender Andrea Cistana felt “emotional” when receiving his first Italy call and is glad he had “formative experiences” in the lower leagues.
Lucescu: 'Willian perfect for Juve'
Mircea Lucescu advised Juventus to make a move for Chelsea winger Willian, claiming "the Bianconeri would be ideal for him."
Milan duo suspended with Napoli
Milan are without Hakan Calhanoglu and Ismael Bennacer against Napoli, while Atalanta have Ruslan Malinovskyi suspended with Juventus.
Everton discipline Kean
Italy international Moise Kean was dropped from the Everton squad as a disciplinary measure, it’s reported, as he again showed up late.
Ancelotti plots return to 4-3-3
Carlo Ancelotti is studying ways of helping Napoli out of a difficult period and might look to a 4-3-3 formation to get the most out of Lorenzo Insigne.
Bastoni pulls out of Azzurrini squad
Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has pulled out of the Azzurrini squad due to injury, replaced by Venezia youngster Nicolo Casale.
Napoli €60m for Norwegian duo?
Napoli are reportedly ready to pursue their interests in RB Salzburg starlet Erling Haaland with a €40m bid, as well an offer for Genk midfielder Sander Berge.
Fonseca: 'Mkhitaryan will help Dzeko'
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be close to a return after the international break and Roma coach Paulo Fonseca feels the Armenian "could help Edin Dzeko."
Xhaka looking for house in Milan
Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka is reportedly already looking for a property in Milan, as his link to the Rossoneri strengthens before the transfer window this January.
Napoli players fear 'revenge attacks'
Napoli players are reportedly hiring bodyguards and living in fear of 'revenge attacks' from their own fans after Allan and Piotr Zielinski were victims of crime.
Napoli rivals Genk sack coach
Napoli’s Champions League opponents KRC Genk have fired coach Felice Mazzu, just months after the club won the Belgian title.
Vieira: 'Balotelli can't understand teamwork'
Nice coach Patrick Vieira was “disappointed” with Mario Balotelli. “It’s really difficult for him to understand that football is about teamwork.”
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