MILAN - Brief news ahead of this
weekend's Serie A matches.
AC Milan centre-back Alessandro Nesta, 35, will decide at
the end of the season whether to retire following a series of
"I've won things other people could only dream of," he told
www.sportmediaset.it ahead of the leaders' trip to Palermo on
"I will consider my future at the end of the season. But
you've got to be honest with yourself. I don't want to be
shuffling around the field."
Milan, who have Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended on Saturday,
have several players whose contracts run out in the close
season, including Nesta and Andrea Pirlo, with the club taking a
risk and waiting to decide on any new deals.
Inter Milan defender Lucio has clarified comments reported
by Germany's Sport Bild that he may return to the Bundesliga.
"I never said I wanted to go back to Bayern Munich. I just
said that in football anything is possible and that if in the
future Inter no longer wanted me and Bayern did, I could return
to Germany," he said in an Inter statement.
Second-placed Inter, five points behind Milan with nine
games left, host Lecce on Sunday with Javier Zanetti set
to return after missing their Champions League last 16 triumph
over Bayern with flu. Diego Milito could also be fit.
In-form Champions League hopefuls Udinese have handed
coach Francesco Guidolin a new deal until 2015, the club, who
welcome Catania on Sunday, said in a statement.
Defender Fabiano Santacroce could be doubtful for
third-placed Napoli's home game with Cagliari on Sunday after a
club statement said he sat out training because of a blow to the
Fellow defender Hugo Campagnaro is still out injured.
Lazio, who dropped down to fifth after losing to derby
rivals AS Roma last weekend, entertain Cesena on Saturday
with three players suspended, including playmaker Cristian
Ledesma, and four others injured.
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