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Juventus winger Douglas Costa has taken a swipe at Scudetto rivals Napoli. “I like playing good football, but I prefer to win.”
It is reported only official confirmation is missing for Edin Dzeko's transfer to Chelsea from Roma.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport...
Inter reportedly met with Javier Pastore’s agent again today, but a deal for the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder remains difficult.
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo believes calcio must “regenerate” before the Azzurri can return to the top of the world.
Paolo Maldini isn’t sure he’ll have a post-retirement career in football, as he could only ever work for Milan or Italy.
Fiorentina director general Pantaleo Corvino admits Milan Badelj “is not convinced of renewing”.
Valencia Coach Marcelino says there’s “no chance” of Joao Cancelo returning from Inter this month.
Sassuolo have officially confirmed the signing of Mauricio Lemos, on loan from Las Palmas with an option to buy.
Genoa have confirmed that Giuseppe Rossi will be out for at least 10 days with a thigh injury.
Former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio could become the new head of the Lega Serie A, reports suggest.
West Ham United are reportedly willing to pay Joao Mario’s wages, but they don’t want to pay Inter to loan him.
Fabio Quagliarella wants to see Napoli win the Scudetto this season, even if he still feels “attached” to Juventus as well.
Angel Di Maria insists Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was “misunderstood” when he said he finds it difficult to play with Lionel Messi for Argentina.
New Inter signing Rafinha wants to “turn words into facts” between now and the end of the season.
Napoli are reportedly interested in Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, but any deal would be for the summer.
Stephan El Shaarawy reportedly has a muscle strain, so he could miss Roma’s trip to Sampdoria.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo doesn’t know if Edin Dzeko will play tomorrow but Roma have “a top-level squad” in any case.
Blaise Matuidi missed Juventus training today, as he has a severely bruised thigh after the win over Genoa.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi insists Roma and Inter have an advantage in the Champions League race as “we have more matches”.
Reports in Argentina suggest Gustavo Gomez’s agent threw a chair and broke a glass window in tense negotiations with Milan.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirms Napoli interest in Lucas Torreira but “I don’t need to sell him”.
Antonio Conte insists he doesn’t know if Chelsea will sign Roma’s Edin Dzeko in the coming days - “the club will inform you”.
Inter have offered a “significant” loan fee for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to the BBC.
Eusebio Di Francesco notes Roma “have Gregoire Defrel and Patrik Schick who can play centre-forward”, but the club will decide on Edin Dzeko.
Atalanta have been given a one-match closure of the Curva Nord Pisani for racist chanting against Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, but the sentence is suspended for one year.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo insists Roma can live without Edin Dzeko. “They have a very good squad and can handle these situations.”
Eusebio Di Francesco has asserted that Chelsea target Edin Dzeko will start Roma’s game against Sampdoria on Wednesday.
Marek Hamsik insists he will have nothing to say to Simone Verdi when Napoli face Bologna this weekend as “the San Paolo will take care of him.”
Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic is reportedly closing in on a six-month loan to Massimo Carrera’s Spartak Moscow.
Benedikt Howedes will reportedly be the player that makes way for Stephan Lichtsteiner in Juventus’ Champions League squad.
Marko Pjaca’s agent claims the Schalke loanee “would’ve found space” at Juventus by filling in for the injured Paulo Dybala.
Milan are reportedly considering whether to give Gennaro Gattuso the chance of emulating Antonio Conte’s legacy at Juventus.
Roma are reportedly looking to replace Chelsea-bound Edin Dzeko with Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.
Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly overtaken Crystal Palace in the race to sign Italy striker Eder.