EUROPA LEAGUE

Milan have been drawn against CSU Craiova in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
Milan will learn their opponents for the third qualifying round of the Europa League when the draw is made this afternoon.
Milan will face Lugano in a friendly on July 11, the first match for their new signings.
Fiorentina director Carlos Freitas awaits developments from Federico Bernardeschi and Nikola Kalinic, then confirms the moment Paulo Sousa had to leave.
Atalanta will build up to their Europa League games with a friendly against Borussia Dortmund in Austria on August 1.
Serie A was ranked fifth in the UEFA coefficients for 2016-17, but retains a healthy lead over Ligue 1 overall.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi admits he thought the Orobici’s 2016-17 campaign was a joke and that their objective next season is “survival”.
We bring you Part Two of our exclusive interview with Paolo Bandini on Antonio Conte’s man-management, Serie A myths and how Roma handled the Francesco Totti situation.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists the Europa League is Atalanta’s priority “even if it’ll take something out of us in the League”.
Marco Fassone says Milan are “ready to do everything” to keep Gianluigi Donnarumma, but “the final decision is his”.
Alejandro Gomez put a dampener on the Atalanta party when he confessed “I don’t know if I’ll be here in the Europa League next season.”
Jose Mourinho confessed Manchester United’s Europa League win “reminded me of Inter-Bayern Munich – we had it in the bag from the first minute.”
“Everyone thought it was to be taken for granted Manchester United” would win the Europa League, said Matteo Darmian after lifting the Cup.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko is the top scorer of the 2016-17 Europa League with eight goals, on a par with Zenit’s Giuliano.
Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League Final in Stockholm and have thus qualified for the Champions League.
Alessandro Nesta insists Milan were right to celebrate sixth-place - “it’s an important step and a great milestone”.
Juventus and Manchester United are the main contenders for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa.
Milan stepped on the gas in the second half to beat Bologna 3-0, including a Keisuke Honda free kick, and qualify for the Europa League.
Inter have announced that Mauro Icardi is struggling with a thigh injury and will be “evaluated day-by-day”.
UEFA has announced that the winner of the Champions League will be presented the trophy on the pitch.
Atalanta have qualified for the Europa League and already building for next season, reportedly swooping for KAA Gent right-back Thomas Foket.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini admits that he will 'prioritise the Europa League over Serie A next season'.
Gian Piero Gasperini has taken Atalanta into Europe after 26 years after drawing 1-1 with Milan and assures “we want to make a good impression.”
Gerard Deulofeu’s deflected late equaliser grabbed a Milan point in Bergamo, but Atalanta still qualify for Europe after 26 years.
As Milan, Inter and Fiorentina all stumble toward the season’s finishing line, we take a look at the run-ins for the Europa League contenders.
Sergio Romero shrugged off reports he was wanted by Inter. “I doubt I’ll be in Italy next season, as I’m happy at Manchester United.”
At the end of two fiery clashes, Manchester United and Ajax have reached the Europa League Final, eliminating Lyon and Celta Vigo by narrow margins.
Week 36 was expected to be crucial in the relegation battle and the chase for the Europa League, but in truth there hasn’t been much change.
Marco Fassone assures the new owners want “a strong Milan”, and will sign “experienced and quality players” in the summer.
Alejandro Gomez acknowledges Atalanta are facing “one of the best teams in the world” in Juventus but “we want to end the season in Europe”.