AZZURRI

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.
Carlo Tavecchio has been re-elected as President of the FIGC after winning almost 55 per cent of Monday’s ballot.
Italy World Cup winner Marco Materazzi has vacated his role as Coach of Indian club Chennaiyin FC.
Marco Verratti insists he “wants to stay and my dream is to win the Champions League here with Paris Saint-Germain.”
Simone Zaza admits he will “never forget” the missed Euro 2016 penalty. “I didn’t have the strength to rise from it,” but he’s found it again at Valencia.
Simone Zaza discussed adapting to his new life at Valencia, wants to “forget about West Ham as quickly as possible” and admits he can be too gladiatorial.
Roberto Mancini discussed his playing career, “tactically unevolved” Premier League and why it was right to leave Inter. “The new owners didn’t know about Italian football.”
Roberto Mancini admits he’d love to be Italy Coach, especially with the crop of talented young players, but Mario Balotelli “risks throwing away a career.”
Arrigo Sacchi says Torino striker Andrea Belotti is “an example” for young players due to his work ethic.
Armando Izzo is “terrified of losing everything” after a prosecutor requested a six-year ban for the Genoa defender.
Legendary goalkeeper Dino Zoff admits he sees Milan prodigy Gianluigi Donnarumma “even better than myself”.
Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma turns 18 today and Giovanni Galli assures “a goalkeeper like him is born every 30-40 years.”
Mario Balotelli has been handed a two-match Ligue 1 ban for insulting the referee, as agent Mino Raiola threatened to “cut his tongue off.”
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura admits “we need” Marco Verratti but “the problem is having him healthy, injury-free”.
Giampiero Ventura “will meet” with Mario Balotelli, but Federico Fazio won’t be given an Italy call.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent admits the forward moved to Southampton to put himself in contention for the World Cup in 2018.
Juventus teenage sensation Moise Kean spoke of the “honour” of wearing the Italy jersey. “I dream of winning the World Cup.”
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura confirmed he is “watching” Porto defender Alex Telles against Juventus for a potential Azzurri call-up.
Marcello Lippi believes Serie A has improved thanks to “a change of mentality, a courageous attitude”.
Mario Balotelli returned to the Nice starting XI this evening, but received his third red card of the season in Ligue 1.
Roberto Baggio spent his 50th birthday with victims of the earthquake in Amatrice. “It was my best birthday, the one most full of meaning.”