Ventura: 'Italy objective achieved'
Giampiero Ventura insists the 1-0 win in Albania represents “another small step forward” for Italy, while being World Cup play-off seeds was “the objective.”
Italy: Azzurri conquer Albania
Antonio Candreva’s goal proved enough as Italy grabbed a precious 1-0 win in Albania that makes them top seeds in the World Cup play-off draw.
Napoli confirm Chiesa offer
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he made several offers for Federico Chiesa, but Fiorentina “wouldn’t give me a price-tag.”
Liveblog: Albania v Italy
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s crucial World Cup qualifier between Italy and Christian Panucci’s Albania.
U21: Morocco intrigue Di Biagio
Gigi Di Biagio expects a “fascinating and new experience” for his Italy Under-21 side in tomorrow’s friendly with Morocco.
Berisha: 'Panucci imposed discipline'
Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha, who plays in Serie A for Atalanta, explained how Christian Panucci imposed “discipline” ahead of the Italy game.
Italy return to the 4-2-4 formation with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Eder and Antonio Candreva in the final World Cup qualifier in Albania.
Ballon d'Or: Bonucci on short-list
Leonardo Bonucci and Gigi Buffon are the only Italian nominees for the Ballon d’Or, along with Dries Mertens, Edin Dzeko and Paulo Dybala.
Insigne: 'Del Piero is my hero'
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne reveals an unexpected name for his football hero – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.
World Cup play-off in Milan or Udine
The home leg of Italy’s 2018 World Cup play-off next month could be played at San Siro in Milan or Udinese’s Dacia Arena.
ADL: 'Ventura abandon 4-2-4'
Aurelio De Laurentiis urges Giampiero Ventura to drop the 4-2-4 system for Italy, prepares for Roma-Napoli and reveals his Roberto Inglese plans.
ADL: 'Never swap Sarri for Guardiola'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hit back at Max Allegri and assured he’d “never swap Maurizio Sarri for Pep Guardiola.”
Buffon joins Ballon d'Or nominees
The nominees for the Ballon d’Or continue to emerge, including Gianluigi Buffon, Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko.
Kaka considering retirement
Ricky Kaka admits he is considering retirement at the age of 35. “I don’t feel joy in playing anymore,” said the Orlando City star.
Ronaldinho: ‘Napoli can win the Scudetto’
Ronaldinho believes Napoli can win the Scudetto, and praises Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
‘Fergie could have signed Zidane’
Manchester United’s former chairman reveals Sir Alex Ferguson turned down the chance to sign Zinedine Zidane, before he joined Juventus.
Tite to scout Jorginho
Brazil Coach Tite is expected to attend Napoli-Manchester City to assess Allan and Jorginho.
Mertens, Dybala get Ballon d’Or nod
Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko are among the names nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
Brozovic to miss derby
Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic appears certain to miss the derby with Milan, as he has a muscular injury.
Agent: ‘Napoli wanted Gonalons’
Maxime Gonalons’ agent says Napoli “called me every day”, the year before his client joined Roma.
Tavecchio: ‘No pressure on Ventura’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio assures that Giampiero Ventura’s job “has never been up for discussion”.
Capello: ‘Five teams for Scudetto’
Fabio Capello insists “there are five teams in the fight” for this season’s Scudetto, but he sees Juventus as favourites.
Ronaldinho: ‘Milan better next year’
Ronaldinho predicts Milan will be “even stronger next year” but sees the top four as “difficult” this season.
No sackings in Serie A so far
For the first time in almost 20 years, no Coaches have been sacked in the first seven weeks of the Serie A season.
‘Galatasaray will return for Asamoah’
Galatasaray President Dursun Ozbek says the Turkish club will make a new offer for Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah.
Lopez: ‘I’ll meet Icardi’
Maxi Lopez says he’ll meet Mauro Icardi one day but “it doesn’t keep me up at night”.
Szczesny: ‘Couldn’t reject Juventus’
Wojciech Szczesny explains his decision to move to Juventus - “when they call you, you have to go”.
Can: ‘Juventus bid an honour’
Emre Can says it was “an honour” to receive an offer from Juventus, but assures he’s focused on Liverpool.
Allegri: ‘Coach not that important’
Max Allegri claims “it makes me smile” when people talk up the importance of Coaches, as players matter more.
‘Real Madrid are CL favourites’
Juventus Coach Max Allegri sees Real Madrid as “number one favourites” for this year’s Champions League.
Allegri: ‘Higuain makes me angry!’
Massimiliano Allegri admits “I get angry” with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain as “he can do a lot more”.
Allegri: ‘Harder to win than be beautiful’
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns “it’s easier to be beautiful than winning” and predicts “it’ll take 86 points” to win the Scudetto.
Sarri: ‘Wouldn’t have lasted at Milan’
Maurizio Sarri predicts he “wouldn’t have lasted long” had he been appointed as Milan Coach.
Sarri: ‘Not thinking of leaving Napoli’
Maurizio Sarri says leaving Napoli “is the last thing on my mind right now”, despite the release clause in his contract.
Sarri: ‘Juventus still favourites’
Maurizio Sarri insists Juventus remain Scudetto favourites, and it would be “presumptuous” to compare his Napoli to them.
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