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Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti could reportedly be sacked if the Nerazzurri do not beat Parma this weekend.

According to ANSA, a meeting took place between Spalletti and Inter CEO Beppe Marotta ‘to take stock of the situation’ following the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 defeat to Bologna on Sunday.

Corriere della Sera goes a step further, claiming the Coach ‘should’ be in charge for the trip to Parma and that his position ‘will be weighed up’ after that.

The former Roma boss has presided over three straight defeats, one of which saw the Beneamata exit the Coppa Italia, and still no win this calendar year.

Napoli’s all-time leading scorer and player with the most appearances Marek Hamsik is involved in talks over a possible move to a Chinese club, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday.

According to reports, Hamsik could sign a contract over the next 48 hours with Dalian Yifang and not original targets Guangzhou Evergrande. Sportitalia claim they are offering €25m to buy the Slovakia international.

The Slovakian midfielder, who has scored 121 goals for Napoli during 12 seasons in all competitions, made his 520th appearance in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Sampdoria.

Former Arsenal forward Gervinho struck twice in the second half as Parma came from 3-1 down to earn a point at Serie A leaders Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juve the lead in the 36th minute with a deflected shot.

There were then three goals in six second-half minutes – Juve’s Daniele Rugani volleyed in and Antonino Barilla headed home for Parma before Ronaldo nodded in his second.

Gervinho’s flicked effort and strike in stoppage time completed the fightback.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was furious with his team for allowing Parma to level.

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti said Ivan Perisic had been “conned” by Arsenal and hinted director Beppe Marotta “did the damage” by revealing his transfer request.

The tactician spoke to RAI Sport and in a Press conference after tonight’s Coppa Italia quarter-final exit at the hands of Lazio, decided in a penalty shoot-out, 1-1 in extra time.

Perisic was on the bench during Inter’s Coppa Italia tie against Lazio where his name jeered by fans, as director Marotta had confirmed the Croatian put in a transfer request last week.

Lazio heaped more pressure on Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti after beating beating the Nerazzurri in a penalty shootout to set up a two-legged Coppa Italia semi-final with AC Milan.

Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha saved spot-kicks from Inter’s Lautaro Martinez and Radja Nainggolan before ex-Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva scored the winning penalty in a 4-3 victory.

It had finished 1-1 after extra-time after Ciro Immobile linked up with Felipe Caicedo to put Lazio ahead. But Mauro Icardi’s 125th-minute penalty for Inter took the game to a shootout.

Beppe Marotta insists Inter have ‘complete confidence’ in Coach Luciano Spalletti, despite links with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

According to Repubblica, Conte is on top of Marotta’s shortlist to replace Luciano Spalletti.

The future of Spalletti has not been decided yet but several reports claim the Inte boss could lose his job at Inter if he fails to win or at least come close to winning, at least one trophy this season.

The Serie A giants face Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals tonight and are still in the race to win the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League group stage.

Antonio Conte said he is “waiting for the next destination, but I have not received any offers from Italian clubs. Chelsea is the past now.”

The former Italy, Juventus and Chelsea Coach spoke to Sky Sport Italia this evening.

“I’m fine, very good. I certainly miss the training ground, but I had decided to have some rest for this year. I am very relaxed and waiting for the next destination.

“I went to see Atalanta v Juventus, as I flew in to Milan from London to attend the game. I have not received any offers from Italian clubs.”

Four-time defending champions Juventus on Wednesday crashed out of the Coppa Italia with a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by Atalanta BC, while AS Roma suffered a humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of ACF Fiorentina.

Juventus had been bidding for a fifth consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia double this season.

However, a Duvan Zapata brace after rightback Timothy Castagne’s opener put the side from Bergamo, Italy, through to a semi-final meeting with Fiorentina.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus earlier this month won their first trophy of the season in the Supercoppa Italiana.

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has told Gonzalo Higuain to focus on the job in hand and ignore interest from Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri is desperate for options up front, a plight reinforced by Chelsea’s 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat by Tottenham on Tuesday night, and a deal to take Higuain for the rest of the season is reported to be close.

Sarri managed Higuain at Napoli and, according to reports in Spain, could be reunited with the striker, who is on loan at the San Siro from Juventus, in the next 24 hours.

Hector Herrera has his heart set on joining Inter Milan as a free agent next season, according to Sportitalia, despite English and Spanish offers.

The Mexico international midfielder will be out of contract in June after six years at Porto.

He has been linked with a move to Serie A for several campaigns now, above all Napoli, Juventus, Roma and Milan.

However, Sportitalia maintain Inter have been working on Herrera since November, while Roma and Milan have turned to other targets.

The 28-year-old is reportedly so determined to come to San Siro that he has turned down a huge offer from a Spanish club.