AZZURRI

Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has become a candidate to take over from Gordon Strachan on the Scotland bench.
Paolo Maldini looks back over his career working with Nils Liedholm, Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti and his father Cesare.
Paolo Maldini gives his verdict on the Milan Derby and hopes Napoli win the Scudetto this season. “Inter have results, but not good football.”
Simone Zaza admits Valencia was “a real turning point” in his career and reveals why he could never hate ex-Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that he will not be returning to Italy any time soon. “I don’t see a problem…”
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri notes that nine of the last 10 Scudetto winners have had the best defence.
Antonio Di Natale names Lorenzo Insigne as his heir - “he’s playing as a top player and he’s started scoring”.
Simone Zaza will forever be grateful to Sassuolo and Eusebio Di Francesco, but has “no regrets” about his time at Juventus.
Valencia striker Simone Zaza called the Euro 2016 penalty miss for Italy “the worst moment of my career. I didn’t ask to take it.”
It’s reported Fabio Capello will leave Jiangsu Suning, leading to inevitable links with the Italy job.
Mario Balotelli has posted a video of he and a friend racing mini motorbikes across a football pitch.
Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini admits the visit of Napoli is crucial, as “it’s a direct clash for the top places”.
Inter winger Antonio Candreva shrugs off criticism of his crossing, but “it’s there to be improved”.
Juventus and Italy captain Gigi Buffon has been offered a new job for his post-retirement career – Minister for Sport in the Italian Government.
Giampiero Ventura’s former assistant says it’s “unthinkable” for the Italy CT to keep leaving out Napoli’s Jorginho.
Jorginho’s agent denies reports his client called the FIGC to switch from Italy to Brazil - “I’ve never heard such absurdity”.
Italy have been assigned a place in the top tier of the UEFA Nations League, which kicks off next year.
Luigi Di Biagio said he was ‘fairly happy’ with Italy Under-21s’ 4-0 victory over Morocco on Tuesday.
Patrick Cutrone got on the scoresheet again as Italy Under-21s thrashed Morocco 4-0 on Tuesday for their third straight win.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists Italy can win the World Cup and reveals the key to their defensive reputation - human empathy.
Stefano Sturaro says he has the faith of Juventus boss Stefano Sturaro and admits “I didn’t watch” Italy’s recent World Cup qualifiers.
FIGC director general Michele Uva insists “no-one has dreamed” of questioning Italy CT Giampiero Ventura.
Gianluigi Buffon offers some names for a five-a-side team but admits “I’m very friendly with defenders, and I hate the strikers!”
Gianluigi Buffon discusses his long career, and says Gigio Donnarumma has “extraordinary skills”.
Gianluigi Buffon says he can “die in peace”, having won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.