AZZURRI

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio confirms Italy CT Giampiero Ventura has extended his contract - “we have full confidence in him”.
Today is the 44th birthday of former Juventus, Milan and Italy striker Filippo Inzaghi.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho believes “ourselves and Roma have narrowed the gap” on champions Juventus.
Journal du Dimanche claims Marco Verratti will sign a new Paris Saint-Germain contract worth €12m (£10.8m) per year.
Luigi Di Biagio says he is ready to take Italy Under-21s on “a new adventure” after being re-confirmed as their Coach.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed that Luigi Di Biagio will stay on as Coach of the Under-21s.
Today is the 48th birthday of Chelsea manager and former Italy CT Antonio Conte.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte “loses 2-3kg during the game” with his touchline antics, but admits he’s a more talented Coach than he was a player.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura told Andrea Belotti to “work hard and become the player we all believe he can be,” whether at Torino or elsewhere.
Antonio Cassano announced his retirement this week, but he has a new offer to become captain of the Italy Singer’s National team.
Today is the 51st birthday of former Juventus, Fiorentina and Italy midfielder Angelo Di Livio.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has urged Inter to “forget” about signing Arturo Vidal and revealed that he could return to Italy one day.
Cesare Prandelli insists Antonio Cassano made “a very honest decision” in retiring from football.
Italy legend Roberto Baggio claims Ricardo Centurion is the closest thing to his heir and that the “bitterness” of his penalty miss in 1994 will never pass.
Emerson Palmieri reveals he is thinking about the World Cup with Italy “every day” and believes Roma have “huge potential to go far”.
Today is Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi’s 34th birthday.
Cristian Zaccardo has had “lots of offers” due to his LinkedIn advert, and will donate a Sport Business scholarship.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has revealed that he tries to “imitate and learn from” Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.
Mattia De Sciglio has been included in the Juventus squad for their pre-season tour of the USA.
Marco Verratti has officially announced that Mino Raiola has been hired as his new agent.
Italian World Cup winner Cristian Zaccardo claims he has received “more than a thousand” offers after advertising for a new club on LinkedIn.
Andrea Agnelli says Juventus “only exist to win” but warns Italy risks losing prestige if its European performance does not improve.
Inter and Italy legend Giacinto Facchetti would have turned 75 today.
World Cup-winner Cristian Zaccardo is looking for a new club on LinkedIn - “I could play two more years at high levels”.
Italy’s women have been beaten 2-1 by Russia in their opening match of the European Championships.