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Juventus chief Beppe Marotta reassured Stephan Lichtsteiner and Claudio Marchisio, calling the Champions League “an objective.”
Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he will “fight to the end to defend my place” at Juventus, albeit hinting he’ll leave for Inter.
Carlo Ancelotti admits he could “never train Atletico Madrid or Barcelona, any more than I could train Inter or Lazio.”
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti said “there are seven teams who can win the Champions League,” including Juventus.
Stephan El Shaarawy says the Europa League is “Roma’s big objective” after missing out on the Champions League.
Napoli named their Champions League squad, including Marko Rog and Amadou Diawara, but not Lorenzo Tonelli.
Juventus named their squad for the Champions League, including new buys Gonzalo Higuain, Dani Alves and Juan Cuadrado, but no Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti believes changes to the Champions League are “a positive thing”.
Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Napoli “are the team that strengthened most” and rejected €50m for Kalidou Koulibaly.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Juventus can win the Champions League, and calls Max Allegri “a great Coach”.
Diego Perotti insists Roma still sit at “the table of the great teams” in Europe, despite their Champions League exit to Porto last week.
Paulo Dybala insists there was never any chance of him joining Barcelona as he “always said” he’d stay at Juventus.
Miralem Pjanic explains why he felt the need to leave Roma and confirmed Juventus “won’t set limits” on their Champions League ambition.
Luciano Spalletti urged Roma to “move on” from their Champions League humiliation and focus on the next test with Cagliari.
Luciano Spalletti wants Roma to “consolidate our rapport with European football” and sees a “balanced” Europa League group.
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has officially joined Sevilla on a one-season loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri confirms “Simone Zaza is in London” ahead of his West Ham move.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi warns Juventus are “stronger, more complete” this year.
Captain Gianluigi Buffon warns Juventus’ Champions League opponents “are not to be underestimated”.
Dynamo Kiev Coach Serhiy Rebrov says drawing Napoli in the Champions League is “good enough for us”.
The dates of Juventus and Napoli’s Champions League fixtures have been officially announced by UEFA.
Juventus and Napoli learned their Champions League opponents, with both receiving favourable groups.
Maxi Pereira, the Porto player felled by Daniele De Rossi in the Champions League play-off, will be out for two to three months.
Juventus are top seeds in the Champions League draw, while Napoli go into Pot 2.
Roma’s Champions League exit not only damages them financially, but it boosts the coffers of Juventus and Napoli.
Porto Coach Nuno Espirito Santo felt his men started with “the right approach” and that was the decisive factor against Roma.
Wojciech Szczesny admits Roma “didn’t keep our heads, but Porto were there for us to beat” in the Champions League play-off.
Luciano Spalletti insists “there was no warning and therefore we couldn’t prevent” the red cards as Roma crashed out of the Champions League to Porto.
Kevin Strootman doesn’t understand what went wrong when Roma crashed out of the Champions League to Porto. “It’s psychological.”
Miguel Layun said it’s “a pity Roma won’t be in the Champions League,” but Porto kept their heads in the play-off.
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