NEWS

Juventus director Fabio Paratici was spotted scouting France Under-21 international and Lyon talent Mouctar Diakhaby.
Former Milan goalkeeper Nelson Dida believes Gianluigi Donnarumma “can follow Gigi Buffon’s career path.”
Fiorentina turned down a €40m plus bonuses offer for Federico Chiesa from Roberto Mancini’s Zenit St Petersburg, it’s reported.
Vincenzo Montella tested a 3-4-2-1 formation in training, as Milan gear up for the Derby della Madonnina with Inter.
Giancarlo Antognoni bemoaned the number of “failed experiments” by Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura. “The whole team doesn’t work.”
Napoli are prepared to double Corinthians striker Jo’s current salary to take him to the Stadio San Paolo in January, claim Brazilian reports.
The injuries continue to pile up for the Italy Under-21 side, so Luca Valzania has been added to the squad against Morocco.
Roma-Napoli is scheduled for Saturday at 20.45 local time, but could be moved to 18.00 due to fears over crowd safety.
Italy are in the World Cup play-offs, but the final group game against Albania – and results elsewhere – will help define the draw.
Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet is catching the attention of clubs in England and Germany, including Newcastle United.
Milan are preparing a January bid worth £80m (€89m) for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, claims The Sun newspaper.
Luciano Spalletti had been approached to take the Italy job before Giampiero Ventura, it’s reported, but he turned it down.
It is reported that free-agent Bacary Sagna has been offered to both Inter and Milan.
Andrea Pirlo believes there is no doubt that Antonio Conte is ‘one of the best’ Coaches around.
Inter’s Joao Mario praises the job done so far by Coach Luciano Spalletti, insisting he gives the Nerazzurri ‘added strength.’
Former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo hopes Vincenzo Montella will be given time to turn the club’s fortunes around.
Italy’s players are training for the final time before heading to Albania for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier.
Lazio’s Luis Alberto believes a better mentality has helped him overcome obstacles on the road to becoming a first-team regular.
Luis Alberto believes Lazio are capable of competing with anyone after their fine start to the season.
It is reported that Antonio Conte is considering leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, with a return to Italy his preferred option.
Juventus are reported to be monitoring the situations of both Leon Goretzka and Emre Can.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has defended under-pressure Azzurri boss Giampiero Ventura.
Gigi Buffon says it is up to Italy’s senior players to lead the Azzurri to next summer’s World Cup.
Andrea Pirlo insists Italian football ‘is not sick’ despite the national team’s current issues.
Andrea Pirlo says he will end his playing career once his contract at New York City FC expires.
Gianni De Biasi says Italy will ‘100 per cent’ reach the World Cup, although beating Albania will be a ‘battle.’
Injuries to Mario Mandzukic and Andrea Barzagli mean Juventus are at risk of missing eight players for their match with Lazio.
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Milan striker Andre Silva scored a goal and provided an assist for Portugal today, so now has 11 in 16 senior caps.
Cesena made the ideal debut under new Coach Fabrizio Castori, beating Spezia, while Ascoli saw a penalty saved by Salernitana.
“It is incredible that players like Domenico Criscito and Sebastian Giovinco are left out of the Italy squad,” said agent Andrea D’Amico.
Chelsea could be without N’Golo Kante for the Champions League against Roma after he limped off on international duty with France.
Eusebio Di Francesco assures Roma fans and neutrals that the clash with Napoli will be “a wonderful game of football.”
Andrea Belotti is injured, but the Torino striker still visited his Italy teammates in the training camp this evening.
Albania Coach Christian Panucci acknowledges it’ll be strange facing Italy in the World Cup qualifier, but “there's too much negativity” around the Azzurri.