NEWS

Italy’s Under-21 side earned a confident 2-1 friendly victory away to the European Championship hosts Poland, even though Alberto Cerri missed a penalty.
Jakub Jankto thanks Udinese after scoring his first goal for the Czech Republic senior side.
Pavel Nedved “has some names” for Juventus but “I won’t tell you or they’ll cost more”.
Gianluigi Buffon assures “Italy won’t have any problems after me”, thanks to Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mattia Perin and Alex Meret.
Gianni De Biasi would be “the happiest person in the world” if Albania beat Italy but “I don’t know how many miracles Jesus gives you”.
Gianluigi Buffon considers how he’ll finally end his career - “maybe I’ll headbutt someone on the pitch, like Zinedine Zidane…”
Gabriel Barbosa hints Inter can still make the Champions League - “we still have the derby and the Lazio game”.
Italy CT Giampiero Ventura warns “there are no easy games” ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Albania.
Gianluigi Buffon says “it’s a huge pleasure” to play his 1000th game and jokes “there will be another thousand!”
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been diagnosed with a calf strain, and will be assessed next week ahead of the Juventus game.
Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso is reportedly getting closer to Juventus, who are offering a four-year contract.
The FIGC has announced that the Panchina d’Oro ceremony will be held on Monday, with Claudio Ranieri to receive a special prize.
Gustavo Gomez will fly back to Milan after being ruled out of international duty with a muscular problem.
Duvan Zapata’s agent gives “total availability” to Napoli but “there haven’t been signs of new interest”.
Pier Silvio Berlusconi points out “the deposits paid for Milan are already more than the full price paid for Inter…”
President Giorgio Squinzi wants Domenico Berardi to “become a symbol of Sassuolo” but “if someone comes in with €50m…”
Felipe Anderson reveals he received letters from Lazio fans explaining the importance of beating Roma - before he even signed.
Italy look likely to go with a 4-2-4 shape when they take on Albania in Palermo tomorrow night.
Milan are reportedly interested in Wolfsburg’s Luiz Gustavo, who could arrive regardless of the ownership situation.
Juventus and Lazio hero Pavel Nedvěd now appears on a special coin in his native Czech Republic.
Former Juventus midfielder Simone Padoin believes they have “all the credentials” to win the Champions League.
Albania’s Gianni De Biasi reveals “just one person” stopped him being Italy CT, by vetoing his candidacy.
Patrizia Panico hopes women as Coaches “will become natural as soon as possible” after taking charge the male Italy Under-16 team.
It’s claimed Juventus will pursue Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria if they reach the Champions League Semi-Finals.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has joined a campaign seeking to combat “fake news”.
Crotone President Raffaele Vrenna announces his resignation “with a lot of sadness”.
Arkadiusz Milik admits “it’s difficult” for Napoli to change things, so he’ll accept being benched “for now”.
Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti is confident Mauro Icardi will get his chance for Argentina “soon”.
Inter are reportedly interested in Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, but he’d cost around €50m.
Elseid Hysaj would “evaluate” offers, his agent confirms, but “Napoli want to fight for the Scudetto” so don’t want to sell.
Marco Verratti’s agent says he was “misintepreted in France” but reports say the midfielder’s Paris Saint-Germain future is uncertain.
Reports suggest Juventus are preparing a new contract for Alex Sandro, to ward off Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Kostas Manolas’ agent doesn’t rule out a summer transfer but “his future will be decided solely by Roma”.
Hernan Crespo believes Barcelona are “a step above” Juventus ahead of their Champions League Quarter-Final.
An investigation into the takeover of Milan alleges multiple investors have abandoned Sino-Europe Sports.

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