Italy

Garcia: A win is a win

Roma coach Rudi Garcia said he was relieved to have recorded a 2-1 victory against Atalanta on Saturday, despite producing a less than satisfactory performance.

Pereyra: We did our homework

Roberto Pereyra said his club was handsomely rewarded for its efforts during the 3-0 drubbing of Lazio in the Italian Serie A on Saturday.

Benitez has trust in squad

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez believes his side can maintain their great run of form ahead of Sunday's Serie A clash with Cagliari.

Montella confident of success

Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella has backed his side to bounce back from their recent run of poor results.

Swansea won't recall Michu

Swansea manager Garry Monk has ruled out the possibility of recalling striker Michu from his loan spell at Napoli in January.

Castan set for brain surgery

Roma defender Leandro Castan is set to have an operation on his brain to remove a lesion caused by a condition commonly known as 'cavernoma'.

Leiva eyeing Liverpool exit

The agent of Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted that his client could depart the Anfield outfit in the January transfer window.

Key duo sign on with Juventus

The news that Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have extended their contracts with Juventus has been hailed as an "important day" for the club.

Pizarro eyes Fiorentina stay

Veteran Fiorentina midfielder David Pizarro has expressed his desire to stay at the Stadio Artemio Franchi beyond the end of the season.

Yanga-Mbiwa in Roma infirmary

Roma have confirmed that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury whilst on international duty last week.

Udinese confirm Muriel lay-off

Udinese head coach Andrea Stramaccioni will be sweating on the fitness of Luis Muriel after he limped off with a thigh injury in a friendly match on Saturday.

Benitez rules out Balotelli swoop

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has rejected talk that he could offer Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli an escape route back to Italy in January.

Tough start for returning Mancini

New Inter coach Roberto Mancini admits the upcoming fixtures against AC Milan and Roma will be both "fascinating and difficult".

Benitez: One game at a time

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez refused to be drawn on whether his side are in the title race, choosing instead to focus on one game at a time.

Mancini won't make Balotelli move

Newly-appointed Inter coach Roberto Mancini has ruled out the possibility of making a move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in January.

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