AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli could leave OGC Nice for a new experience with Turkish club Galatasaray, according to reports in France.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he was going to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti until Walter Mazzarri blocked the transfer.
Amadou Diawara’s agents says it would be “a dream” for the Napoli midfielder to represent Italy.
Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa describes the “amazing sensation” of debuting against Juventus, and discusses his father’s influence.
Marco Verratti ranks Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva ahead of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini - “they need each other, he’s strong with anyone”.
Roma star Alessandro Florenzi was devastated after rupturing his ACL again. “It was worse than the first time, because I wasn’t expecting it.”
Dani Osvaldo claims he “used to smoke in the Italy locker room with Gigi Buffon” and Coach Cesare Prandelli.
The 2017-18 Serie A season will run from August 20 to May 20, but the winter break will be postponed to January.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura recalls “when I called-up Roberto Gagliardini people asked if I’d been drinking”.
Federico Chiesa says “it would definitely be nice” to spend another 10 years at Fiorentina, and aims for the Under-21 European Championships.
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.”