Argentinian legend talks all things Italy.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Roma and Napoli prepare to face off in Scudetto battle, while Diego Maradona visits Gazzetta.
– ‘I am Diego’; Maradona at the Gazzetta. So much enthusiasm for a timeless hero.
– “My Napoli? They are hungrier than Roma. I want to Coach them, but after Rafa Benitez”.
– On the Pope: “If I played for Napoli he would support me. Even if he is a ‘cuervo'”.
– On new Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir: “I don’t think he knows the difference between football and American football”.
– On AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli: “He sent me a photo once – he was smoking a cigar”.
– Totti-Higuain clash, the spectacle is here. Rudi Garcia looks for an eighth victory.
– Benitez wants a victory to underline that they are strong.
– Balotelli, more problems – at risk for Barcelona. He’ll certainly miss Udinese tomorrow. His request on Twitter: “Let me live”.
– Juventus, Adrian Mutu will cost €21m. FIFA agree with Chelsea, the fee must be paid with Livorno, now for the TAS.
– And there is a problem over Arturo Vidal, who arrives late from international break. He may be dropped and fined. Meanwhile, Massimo Moratti has calmed the controversy over Andrea Agnelli’s joke.
– The Scudetto is here; Roma and Napoli battle for first. Garcia insists that the visitors are the favourites, but that his side “will seize the moment”.
– Meanwhile, Benitez believes that whoever wins will have “done nothing” in terms of the title race.
– Two teams born to entertain. Totti to also stun in the Olimpico, while Higuain returns to win.
– Racism, Roy Hodgson in trouble because of a joke.
– Milan shock, Balotelli broken for real. Muscle tear, no Udinese and in doubt for Barca. From now on he will have a tutor.
– ‘Vidal storm’; Chilean returns late, Juve infuriated. A substantial fine and he may not play in Florence.
– Coach summit with with Agnelli, Marotta and Nedved – anger and irritation for the delay.
– Our interview with Gonzalo Rodriguez; “Look out Carlos Tevez, I have already stopped you”
– Garcia and Benitez trade words as their two sides go head-to-head.
– Inter boss Walter Mazzarri angry with Argentina – Palacio, Campagnaro and Icardi in Milan six hours late.
– An under guidance Balotelli KO – he will miss the match against Udinese due to a muscle problem and will be assisted by a tutor.