AZZURRI

Giampiero Ventura claims Italy are working on more than one way of playing as he backs the Azzurri to be “a surprise package at the World Cup”.
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura admits he “misses” Juventus pair Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio but will look to youth against Albania and Netherlands.
Italy Commisario Tecnico Giampiero Ventura hails the 'batch of talent' available to him as national boss.
Italy Commissario Technico Giampiero Ventura belives that the Azzurri 'can win again' under his charge.
Marco Verratti’s agent has changed his tune, warning “he won’t leave Paris Saint-Germain unless they tell us to go.”
Gigi Buffon “hopes to wear the Juventus jersey for a good while yet” and trusts Italy “will soon have the strongest squad in 20 years.”
Manolo Gabbiadini has pulled out of the Italy squad with a thigh injury, so Atalanta’s Andrea Petagna is called instead.
Cesare Prandelli has “no regrets” over Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, revealing a hidden side to Mario Balotelli. “He’s more sensitive than most.”
Roberto Gagliardini, Leonardo Spinazzola, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Manolo Gabbiadini get Italy calls to face Albania and Holland.
Federico Chiesa says he is “delighted” with his maiden call-up to Italy Under-21s as following in father Enrico’s footsteps at Fiorentina is “a pleasure”.
Serie A trio Kevin Strootman, Stefan de Vrij and Wesley Hoedt have been named in the Netherlands squad to face Italy on March 28.
Mario Balotelli hit back at French media. “Seriously don’t ask me for interviews again. No one. Balotelli isn’t a game, is a person.”
Former women’s football star Patrizia Panico will make history, acting as the Coach of the Under-16 men’s squad for two games.
Fiorentina midfielder Federico Chiesa has received his first Italy Under-21 call-up for friendlies against Poland and Spain.
Marco Verratti has officially confirmed that he is taking legal action against French sports newspaper L’Équipe.
Marco Borriello should be called up for the Italy squad against Albania and the Netherlands, said the Cagliari striker’s agent.
Mario Balotelli told French radio about Nice, an Italy recall, racism, Liverpool and why Manchester City “had an Italian atmosphere.”
Fatih Terim thinks Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti would do “very well” as Italy CT.
Manolo Gabbiadini, Leonardo Spinazzola and Roberto Gagliardini could get call-ups for Italy’s games against Albania and Holland.
Marco Verratti's agent describes reports his client went clubbing on the eve of Paris Saint-Germain's match with Barcelona as 'pure invention.'
Cagliari have signed teenage striker Han Kwang Song, the first North Korean to play for an Italian club.
Southampton’s Italian masseur Gianni Fenu describes adapting to England, working with Graziano Pellè and why Manolo Gabbiadini is “already an idol.”
Italian international Marco Verratti reveals even Barcelona’s players thought last night’s PSG game was over.
Danny Blind has named his Netherlands squad to face Italy on March 28, including Stefan de Vrij and Kevin Strootman.
Re-elected FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio claims his first term was a success and that he will prioritise youth and coaching development going forward.