AZZURRI

Giampiero Ventura admits he could use Gigi Buffon in his Italy staff after the 2018 World Cup. “Why not?”
UEFA has announced that Italy will host the 2019 Under-21 European Championships.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced plans for a 48-team World Cup, split into groups of three sides each.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura wants a full house in Palermo for “the most difficult match of the group” against Albania.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is “not surprised” that Chelsea are top of the Premier League as Antonio Conte is “a winner”.
Italy Under-21s have been drawn with Germany, the Czech Republic and Denmark for the Under-21 European Championships.
World Cup-winner Luca Toni has officially qualified as a sporting director, having passed his FIGC exam.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura says “the door is open” for Mario Balotelli but worries over off-field issues.
Giampiero Ventura promises “we’ve started down an important path for the future of Italy”.
22-year-old Atalanta right back Andrea Conti has revealed that Dani Alves of Juventus is his role model.
Giampiero Ventura was pleased with the Italy players of “the future” after his get-together and opened the door to Mario Balotelli.
Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula says his first Derby della Madonnina was a “beautiful emotion”, despite the result.
Gianni Infantino denies expanding the World Cup will dilute the quality - “Italy and England were knocked out by Costa Rica…”
Antonio Conte warns Juventus “must look beyond Serie A” this season - “when you have that squad you must have big objectives”.
Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi ‘is ready to force a move to Chelsea,’ reports in England say.
Sevilla attacker Franco Vazquez remains undecided about his international future, admitting that he will decide 'when the call comes'.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran is frustrated at losing several key players against Cagliari after they got injured on international duty.
Ciro Immobile said his first priority over the summer was Lazio and he got back his confidence in front of goal.
Atalanta’s Azzurri new boy Roberto Gagliardini claims “I see myself” in former Juventus star Paul Pogba and expects “bedlam” against Roma this weekend.
Villarreal talent Nicola Sansone admits he turned down Germany because “I feel Italian” and had an odd meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Giampiero Ventura has called up 22 players from Serie A and B for an Italy get-together, including Milan’s Manuel Locatelli and Atalanta’s Andrea Petagna.
Marco Parolo explains how Simone Inzaghi has given Lazio “freedom and a new energy” this season.
Franco Baresi believes Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci “has reached full maturity”.
Cesare Prandelli admits his Italy exit “still hurts” and claims fans and media “massacre” the CT of the national team.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura reiterates his stance on Mario Balotelli - “no-one has ever questioned his ability…”