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In a surprise twist, there are reports Carlos Tevez was offered to Inter via Jiangsu Suning.
Marco Giampaolo believes it was “destiny” his first Serie A match as Sampdoria Coach will be against old club Empoli.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric is “very happy to be seeing Crotone again” in just the second round of the Serie A season.
Fiorentina are reportedly close to securing Cristian Tello from Barcelona for €7m after his loan spell.
Torino Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is “surprised” to be starting his season against former club Milan at San Siro.
Napoli are considering an offer for Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo, according to Sky Sport Italia.
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While some sources claim Gonzalo Higuain will be at pre-season training for Napoli, others suggest he rented an apartment in Turin.
Roma are having problems for Nacho Fernandez and Wojciech Szczesny, so could turn to Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez.
Mircea Lucescu confirms Axel Witsel “has asked to leave Zenit. He has two offers from Italy and two from England.”
Lazio winger Antonio Candreva seems closer to Inter, but his agent warned “it doesn’t depend on us. The clubs must talk to each other.”
Multiple reports claim Carlos Bacca rejected West Ham, but Napoli and Arsenal have not made formal offers to Milan.
There are reports in Russia that CSKA Moscow and Finland creative midfielder Roman Eremenko could be heading to Roma.
Gonzalo Higuain, his brother and father will all be at Napoli’s pre-season training camp on Monday, it’s reported.
Roberto Mancini told Inter they “cannot take any game for granted, especially in Serie A, while this year we’ve got Europe too.”
FSV Mainz defender Giulio Donati admits “it’d be wonderful to play for Napoli and we’ll see how negotiations go.”
Luciano Spalletti warned Roma to be wary of their Serie A opening fixture. “Don’t forget last year Udinese beat Juventus.”
Mirko Valdifiori’s move to Torino has been scrapped, as his agent reveals Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis “blocked his sale.”
Sassuolo turned down Villarreal’s offer for Nicola Sansone, revealed director general Giovanni Carnevali.
Inter director Piero Ausilio commented on the “unusual” calendar and warned they might not make any more signings this summer.
Roma named their 30-man squad for the North American tour, where they’ll face Liverpool and Montreal Impact.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reveals Antonio Cassano “accepted the rules and is happy to remain.”
Belgium international Jordan Lukaku is “excited” after completing his transfer from Oostende to Lazio.
See the full Serie A fixtures for 2016-17 as they are drawn up.
The Serie A fixtures for 2016-17 were drawn up today, opening on August 20-21 with Juventus-Fiorentina and Milan-Torino.
Giampiero Pinzi has formally terminated his contract with Chievo by mutual consent.
Antonio Conte confirmed his Chelsea staff includes ex-Juventus man Angelo Alessio, Carlo Cudicini, Gianluca Spinelli and Italy’s Costantino Coratti.
Juventus are considering dual €20m offers for Mario Lemina from Watford and Leicester City.
West Ham United and Arsenal aren’t the only options for Carlos Bacca, as Napoli now want the Milan and Colombia hitman.
Pepe Reina’s fitness concerns have prompted Napoli to approach Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Sampdoria have officially signed Filip Djuricic from Benfica, on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho reiterates Manchester United want “one more midfielder” as Paul Pogba talks continue.
President Urbano Cairo says Nikola Maksimovic will stay at Torino - “I rejected big offers last year”.
Sevilla sporting director Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo confirms they are “evaluating” an offer for Ciro Immobile, almost certainly from Lazio.
Rino Foschi will step down as Palermo sporting director, officially for health reasons.