AZZURRI

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”.
Angel Di Maria warns Paris Saint-Germain it would be “madness” to sell Inter and Juventus target Marco Verratti.
Chievo striker Roberto Inglese has pulled out of Italy’s training camp and is replaced by Ascoli starlet Andrea Favilli.
Roma wing-back Emerson admits his pride in his first call to a training camp by Italy Commissario Tecnico Giampiero Ventura.
There are fears Fiorentina-owned Giuseppe Rossi has ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee for the third time.
Giampiero Ventura called up 23 players for his Italy get-together, including Federico Chiesa, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Calabria and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Italy are expected to call up Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa and Roma winger Emerson Palmieri for a get-together next week.
Spartak Moscow Coach and former Juventus assistant manager Massimo Carrera is a candidate to replace Luciano Spalletti at Roma.
Giampiero Ventura sees Andrea Belotti and Gianluigi Donnarumma as the symbols of an Italy side that “might not win the 2018 World Cup, but can do in 2022.”
Matias Silvestre’s agent believes an Italy call would be “just reward” for the Sampdoria defender’s form.
Italy have climbed three places in the latest FIFA World Rankings, and now sit 12th between Poland and Wales.
Ray Wilkins says Antonio Conte wants Andrea Pirlo to join his Chelsea coaching staff for next season.
UEFA confirmed Italy will host the Under-21 European Championship from June 16-30 2019 in five cities plus San Marino.
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni admits he is 'in no hurry' to extend his contract at the club.
Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the new Italy midfield coming through and Gianluigi Donnarumma “is the goalkeeper of the future.”
Fiorentina star Federico Bernardeschi discussed his “rare” ankle injury and why he is “inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s work ethic.”
Danilo D’Ambrosio thanks Giampiero Ventura for his Italy chance, and looks ahead to Inter-Sampdoria.
Manolo Gabbiadini is “really happy” at Southampton, says his agent, but “it’s impossible to predict the future”.
Gianluca Lapadula admits he considered quitting football before success at Milan. “Maybe it was best to go through all that to realise what it means to be here.”