NEWS

Roberto Mancini explained his surprise Inter choices against Milan and promises “good football” with Real Madrid.
Monaco are eyeing up Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar, a Morocco international.
Lazio finally seem set to complete their swoop for Ajax talent Ricardo Kishna at a cost of €4m.
Italy begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in Israel on September 5 2016, playing Spain in October 2016 and September 2017.
In a surprise twist, Napoli and Fiorentina target Davide Astori has reportedly been offered to Juventus.
Fiorentina are reportedly looking to pick up Davide Santon from Inter after the player refused a transfer to Watford.
Paulo Sousa says Fiorentina are 'developing' but 'need to take their time' on the pitch, whilst congratulating Giuseppe Rossi.
Assistant Coach of Albania Paolo Tramezzani says he was 'hoping to draw Italy' and promises they'll 'fight to the bitter end'.
Former euro and world champion Dino Zoff says 'Spain are not what they used to be' and believes the Azzurri have a good group.
Fiorentina have once again raised their offer for Gremio midfielder Walace, now meeting the Brazilian club's demands.
Napoli are reportedly looking to swoop for Olympique Marseilles' central defender Doria, who looks set to leave his club.
Gian Piero Gasperini says Genoa should aim low next season, whilst complaining that his team is being 'ignored'.
Stevan Jovetic is expected to fly in for his Inter medical on Tuesday for a total €15m transfer (£10.6m).
Roberto Mancini wants a reunion with Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy at Inter, claims the Corriere dello Sport.
Lazio will meet Genk on Monday to resume talks for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after his transfer to Fiorentina collapsed.
Galatasaray have told Inter to hand over Gary Medel in exchange if they want to sign Felipe Melo.
Roma are “down to the details” with Chelsea for Mohamed Salah, but Fiorentina threaten FIFA arbitration.
Fiorentina will reportedly sign Vlad Chiriches from Tottenham within the next 48 hours, fighting off Galatasaray.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Luca Toni and Giampaolo Pazzini combined as Hellas Verona held Caykur Rizespor to a 1-1 friendly draw.
Genoa surprisingly lost the Memorial Lugaresi 2-1 to Serie B side Cesena, though Goran Pandev was on target again.
Alvaro Morata said Juventus have “a real variety of options in attack” this season with Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.
Max Allegri saw a pattern after Juventus lost to Borussia Dortmund. “We ended the season conceding on the counter-attack…”
Juventus gave Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Simone Zaza, Norberto Neto and Daniele Rugani debuts in a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
Radja Nainggolan said he stayed because “it’s better to win one trophy at Roma than 10 at Juventus.”
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi said playing Italy in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will be “like a local derby.”
Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Francesco Bardi has completed a move to Espanyol on loan with option to buy from Inter.
Antonio Conte said facing Spain will be “extra motivation” for Italy in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
Udinese’s friendly with Galatasaray was abandoned after 35 minutes after Turkish fans repeatedly threw flares.
Palermo defeated Hapoel Haifa 2-1 in a friendly with Gaston Brugman and Mato Jajalo on target.
Gigi Buffon said Juventus are starting “a new era” this summer with radical changes to the team, but “we mustn’t limit ourselves.”
Italy will face Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Juventus unveil Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in a friendly against Borussia Dortmund, but Sami Khedira is injured.
Sinisa Mihajlovic liked Milan’s “mentality” against Inter, but “we must defend better on set plays. We’re on the right track.”
Napoli met with Gonzalo Higuain’s brother and father, reportedly offering him a contract renewal.