NEWS

Lazio are ready to close the €6m move for Belgium and KV Oostende left-back Jordan Lukaku.
Chelsea are set to sign Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez as soon as Asmir Begovic is sold.
Milan are reportedly ready to sign Piotr Zielinski from Udinese, but can’t do anything until Carlos Bacca has been sold.
Juventus will have to pay Nike €2m over the decision to sell unauthorised jerseys with three Scudetto starts, it’s reported.
Real Betis are keeping a close eye on Serie A, targeting Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina and Empoli’s Riccardo Saponara.
Torino have made a better offer for Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Clement Grenier, but he wants Milan.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been diagnosed with a muscular problem.
Napoli and Juventus will meet tomorrow to discuss Gonzalo Higuain, but it’s increasingly likely the only option will be his €94m clause.
Juan Jesus will “prove every day why I came to Roma” and admits “it’s difficult to play for Inter, as in general the team didn’t work.”
Mauro Icardi is in talks with Arsenal and the Inter striker will meet them next week in London, claim Sky Sport Italia.
While Inter renew their interest in Lazio winger Antonio Candreva, his agent blames Napoli for failing to complete the deal.
Roma are dealing with a Kostas Manolas issue amid Arsenal and Chelsea interest. President Jim Pallotta asks: “Why should he want to leave?”
Lazio are ready to sell Federico Marchetti to Liverpool so they can promote Etrit Berisha to first choice.
Mateo Musacchio was left out of Villarreal’s pre-season friendly, fuelling reports of an imminent Milan move.
Lazio have improved their offer for West Ham United striker Enner Valencia to €12m after Swansea City entered the race.
Marko Pjaca “chose Juventus because they’ve been tracking him for four years,” said the Dinamo Zagreb talent’s agent.
Max Allegri welcomed new stars Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves and Medhi Benatia, but “wouldn’t be surprised” if Gonzalo Higuain chose Juventus.
Max Allegri warns Paul Pogba and Leonardo Bonucci that “Juventus are now among the top four European clubs and want the Champions League.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Inter want Fabio Capello as a team manager and potential Coach to replace Roberto Mancini.
Despite Lazio protestations, Sao Paulo insist “there are no negotiations for Rodrigo Caio.”
Barcelona flew out to view Juventus transfer target Gabriel Barbosa, more commonly known as Gabigol.
Francesco Totti wants to end his Roma career with the Scudetto, but admits “it’s difficult because right now there’s a stronger team.”
Mauro Icardi was reportedly contacted by Napoli and said he was open to a transfer as Gonzalo Higuain’s replacement.
The Corriere dello Sport claims Juventus will sell several stars to pay Gonzalo Higuain’s €94m release clause from Napoli.
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Vincenzo Montella was “certainly happy” after Milan beat Bordeaux 2-1 on his debut as Coach. “The team showed good spirit.”
Vincenzo Montella’s Milan got off to an impressive start, beating Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 with a Suso brace.
Napoli have finally broken their silence on Gonzalo Higuain. “He never said he wants to leave and Juventus never asked for him.”
Antonio Conte spoke to Italian media after his debut Chelsea defeat and warned “we have to shake out skeletons from last season.”
Bologna, Cagliari, Genoa and Palermo thumped in the goals, but Chievo lost their friendly 3-0 to Standard Liege.
Antonio Conte said Chelsea “can compete for the title,” welcomes N’Golo Kante and is “waiting for” Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Fiorentina reportedly have a deal to take 20-year-old winger Hernan Toledo on loan from Velez Sarsfield.
Lazio defender Santiago Gentiletti has joined his new Genoa teammates in pre-season training.
Antonio Conte lost his debut on the Chelsea bench, falling 2-0 to Rapid Vienna in a performance with many defensive errors.
Carlo Ancelotti’s first friendly in charge of Bayern Munich was a 4-3 thriller against fifth-tier SV Lippstadt. “The first half was good.”