Italy

Torres explains Milan decision

AC Milan striker Fernando Torres has insisted that his decision to leave Chelsea was not because of sour relations with manager Jose Mourinho.

Garcia dismisses Juve defeat

Roma boss Rudi Garcia says he has no interest in title rivals Juventus' defeat to Genoa, despite his side drawing level at the top of the standings.

Bonucci: Pitch not to blame

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has refused to blame the state of Genoa's pitch for their shock defeat on Wednesday.

Alex reveals PSG treatement

Milan defender Alex has revealed he was forced out the door at Paris Saint-Germain because the club wanted to sign a younger defender.

Allegri praise for Buffon

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has heaped praise on Gianluigi Buffon as the veteran goalkeeper closes in on his 500th appearance for the club.

Candreva: I almost left Lazio

Italy international Antonio Candreva has revealed he came close to leaving Lazio, just months after arriving at the Serie A outfit.

Pirlo: Mario needs to be loved

Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo believes that all Mario Balotelli needs to succeed at Liverpool is love and his manager's belief.

Torres eyes Milan impact

Fernando Torres says he is keen to have a similar impact in the Serie A for AC Milan as he had during his spells in Spain and England.

Mazzarri will get another chance

Inter president Erick Thohir says coach Walter Mazzarri will get another chance to prove his worth, following Sunday's 1-0 victory over Cesena.

Llorente earns Allegri praises

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has lauded Fernando Llorente for his resilience, after the Spanish striker opened his scoring account for the new season.

Inter hit back at Juve boss

Inter Milan have responded to Juventus' comments that the club accepted a league title they did not win following the Calciopoli scandal.

Garcia accepts Samp draw

Roma head coach Rudi Garcia insisted he was not disappointed following his side's goalless draw against Sampdoria on Saturday.

Golden Boy shortlist announced

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj have been included in a 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award.

Poli has great expectations

Andrea Poli said there was still a considerable amount to play for this season, despite what has been an inconsistent start to the campaign.

Garcia focused on Sampdoria

Roma coach Rudi Garcia said his squad had no choice but to put the Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich behind them.

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