AZZURRI

Roma legend Daniele De Rossi “worked with some of the 10 best Coaches in the world, Luciano Spalletti and Antonio Conte,” and is planning his future as a tactician.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed VAR (Video Assistant Referee) technology will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo are among the top five highest-paid players in Major League Soccer.
Italy could be invited to take part in the 2019 edition of the Copa America in Brazil, along with other nations from Europe, Central America and Asia.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hopes Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri can be Italy CT one day in the future.
Federation President Carlo Tavecchio believes Juventus are on track for a Treble this season, but “absolutely must not underestimate Monaco.”
Antonio Conte claimed winning the Premier League would Chelsea would be a greater achievement than three Scudetti at Juventus.
Matteo Darmian discussed his rapport with Jose Mourinho, future at Manchester United, Antonio Conte at Chelsea and links with Inter.
Mario Balotelli could leave OGC Nice for a new experience with Turkish club Galatasaray, according to reports in France.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he was going to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti until Walter Mazzarri blocked the transfer.
Amadou Diawara’s agents says it would be “a dream” for the Napoli midfielder to represent Italy.
Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa describes the “amazing sensation” of debuting against Juventus, and discusses his father’s influence.
Marco Verratti ranks Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva ahead of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini - “they need each other, he’s strong with anyone”.
Roma star Alessandro Florenzi was devastated after rupturing his ACL again. “It was worse than the first time, because I wasn’t expecting it.”
Dani Osvaldo claims he “used to smoke in the Italy locker room with Gigi Buffon” and Coach Cesare Prandelli.
The 2017-18 Serie A season will run from August 20 to May 20, but the winter break will be postponed to January.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura recalls “when I called-up Roberto Gagliardini people asked if I’d been drinking”.
Federico Chiesa says “it would definitely be nice” to spend another 10 years at Fiorentina, and aims for the Under-21 European Championships.
Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy admits injuries have stalled his career - “I’ve been out for a year and a half in total”.
Graziano Pellè confessed he “obviously would never have come to China if it wasn’t for all that money” after joining Shandong Luneng.
It’s reported Roma are only offering Daniele De Rossi a one-year contract, which the player isn’t keen to accept.
Giampiero Ventura is open to the prospect of calling-up Napoli’s Amadou Diawara - “if he becomes Italian, why not?”
CT Giampiero Ventura describes his “emotion” as he sees a new generation of Italy talent emerging.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent says the striker “will definitely not give up” after the latest in a series of knee injuries.
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti wants the media to stay out of his private life - “it’s the one thing I won’t miss when I retire”.