NEWS

Former referee Paolo Casarin has criticised the President of the Italian Referees’ Association after his defence of Gianluca Rocchi.
Pepe Reina has explained that he ‘waited for the best opportunity’ this summer before choosing Bayern Munich, but says he’s grateful to Napoli.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says that he hopes to one day emulate former Parma and Juventus man Lilian Thuram.
Antonio Conte has offered his congratulations to Luigi Di Biagio’s Under-21 side for qualifying for the European Championship finals next summer.
Italy have confirmed that they will play Albania, most likely at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on November 18, just two days after facing Croatia.
Antonio Conte has expressed his satisfaction with Italy’s work so far and hit out at those criticising his team already.
Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Fiorentina have provided an update on the condition of the likes of Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Gomez and Marko Marin.
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
The agent of Roma midfielder Salih Ucan admits he’s in the dark over a potential loan move for his client, but it remains a ‘possibility’.
Inter could make a move for Sparta Prague winger Ladislav Krejci, dubbed ‘the new Nedved’ according to reports.
Michelangelo Albertazzi has enthused at life at Milan under Pippo Inzaghi, and also offers the inside track on weekend opponents Verona.
Jose Callejon believes Napoli are still in the hunt for the Scudetto despite their poor start to the season.
Winger Juan Manuel Iturbe looks likely to be the key absence for Roma’s fixture with Chievo on Saturday.
Milan could be without Jeremy Menez for their weekend trip to face Hellas Verona, but Diego Lopez is back training with the group.
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe that for November’s international fixtures, Carlos Tevez will finally be recalled to the Argentina squad.
Bologna’s prospective new owners are being linked with an audacious move to bring in Roberto Mancini as Coach.
Genoa defender Luca Antonini is at the centre of a controversy - despite his efforts in helping locals after the recent floods.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi thanks Carlo Tavecchio for moving an Italy friendly to Genoa, but calls on the football community to do more to help.
Fabio Capello will be summoned before Russia’s Minister of Sport following the national side’s poor start to Euro 2016 qualifying.
Croatia Coach Niko Kovac has given an update on the condition of Inter’s Mateo Kovacic, admitting he doesn’t know how serious his injury is.
Roma are reportedly set to offer Manchester United target Kevin Strootman a new contract extension.
Milan defender Alex has been impressed with Coach Pippo Inzaghi since joining the club, and admits: “I’ve never trained so much.”
Juventus are apparently close to a new contract agreement with Gigi Buffon, but also interested in Fiorentina’s Neto.
Bologna are close to being taken over by a group led by Canadian investor Joey Saputo and American lawyer Joe Tacopina.
Juventus reportedly were close to a draft agreement with Adrien Rabiot, before Paris Saint-Germain stepped in.
Tuttosport reiterate that clubs from England are following Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah and now list Everton and Southampton.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Matteo Darmian revealed how Antonio Conte prepared him to play in a three-man defence for Italy against Malta.
Manuel Pasqual believes it would’ve been a different game had some of Italy’s chances not hit the Malta woodwork.
Marco Verratti felt there was excessive criticism of Italy after a 1-0 win over 10-man Malta. “We got the points.”
Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.
Claudio Marchisio admits Italy “ought to prove ourselves more” against the likes of Malta and Azerbaijan.
Antonio Conte confessed that Italy “complicated our lives” against Malta, but should gain belief after four wins.