AZZURRI

Italy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss international duty with an ankle injury.
Marcello Lippi admits “I made a mistake” in retiring, and could take another club job in Italy.
There are concerns for Marco Verratti after he had X-Rays on his left leg following Real Madrid 1-0 PSG.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has backed FIGC head Carlo Tavecchio over controversial remarks.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio describes a scandal over anti-semitic and homophobic remarks as “an obvious retaliation against me.”
Mino Raiola backs his client Mario Balotelli to “give a lot to Milan” and also the Italian national team.
The President of the Italian Olympic Committee condemns Carlo Tavecchio, but has “no requirement” to intervene.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is back in the eye of the storm after old antisemitic and homophobic statements resurfaced.
Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte has been linked to the Chelsea bench after Euro 2016, in replacement of Jose Mourinho.
Southampton striker Graziano Pellè is trying “to keep a tight hold” of the Italy shirt ahead of Euro 2016.
Andrea Ranocchia assures a match-fixing trial that Antonio Conte did not urge Bari to lose against Salernitana.
Empoli’s Riccardo Saponara says he’s best as a trequartista but would ‘play in any role for the national team’.
The agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists talk of a Scudetto challenge should be shelved until April.
Italy CT Antonio Conte wants to “prepare a little war machine” for the European Championships.
Cesare Prandelli says he’s “always ready” to return to the bench, whether it’s in Italy or abroad.
Italy will play Belgium in a friendly in Brussels on November 13, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Heysel.
Italy CT Antonio Conte will face a preliminary hearing over match-fixing links on February 18.
Carlo Ancelotti believes Marco Verratti has “all the qualities” to be Andrea Pirlo’s successor.
Alessandro Florenzi admits the two games against Bayer Leverkusen are crucial for Roma - “we want to have our say.”
Carlo Ancelotti reveals ‘there was no contact’ from Liverpool and denies Azzurri rumours: “There’s a desire to continue coaching a club.”
The Euro 2016 play-offs are Bosnia v Ireland, Norway v Hungary, Ukraine-Slovenia and the Scandinavian derby Denmark v Sweden.
Giampiero Ventura felt Torino deserved their Milan point after “a very difficult week,” but felt bad for Alessio Cerci.
Juventus, Roma and Chelsea are doing battle for Genoa-owned Italy Under-21 international Rolando Mandragora.
Ex-Juventus and Inter Coach Marcello Lippi can’t call the Derby d’Italia - “I don’t think there are favourites in these games.”
Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo calls for “pride and anger” against Torino tomorrow.