Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted he would love the chance to return to Serie A. The former Juventus and Italy head coach took charge at Stamford Bridge last year and has guided the club towards a possible Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season. Asked if he would return home, Conte told TV show Emigratis: "Yes.
Club legend Francesco Totti has fired a defiant message to Lazio ahead of a capital derby that could help Roma claim the second automatic Champions League spot in Serie A. It's like all the others: it's there to win, because on the pitch we want to destroy them," Totti said at the unveiling of his new brand of Nike football boots in the Italian capital.
Paul Pogba and Mario Balotelli are overrated and have been "very lucky in life", according to former Italy international Antonio Cassano. Pogba swapped Juventus for Manchester United in a world record transfer worth up to €120million in August, placing intense scrutiny on his performances after returning to Old Trafford. Once touted as one of Italy's most promising prospects, Balotelli has struggled on the pitch during spells at Liverpool and AC Milan, though he appears to have rediscovered his best form at Nice, having scored 13 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions.