NEWS

Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde admits he had “hoped for something more” than a 1-1 draw at Napoli.
Mattia Destro bagged a late brace in Roma’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Fenerbahce.
Gonzalo Higuain was visibly irritated after a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao. “Napoli have to play in the Champions League.”
Napoli were held 1-1 at home by Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League play-off thanks to stunning Gorka Iraizoz saves.
Ex-Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso is close to Leicester City and Catania’s Pablo Alvarez could join him.
Stjarnan Coach Runes Paul Sigmundsson is sure he can trouble Inter in the Europa League. “We know their weaknesses.”
Inter captain Andrea Ranocchia expects “a real battle” with Stjarnan in the Europa League tomorrow.
Inter President Erick Thohir boosted morale ahead of the Europa League play-off with Stjarnan. “I have confidence.”
Napoli assistant manager Fabio Pecchia explained some surprising Champions League picks against Athletic Bilbao.
Walter Mazzarri warned Inter “have everything to lose” in the Europa League play-off with Stjarnan tomorrow.
Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne start in Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte is expected to be at the San Paolo for Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Brazil and Botafogo goalkeeper Jefferson’s agent said he’d be “perfect at Juventus, Sassuolo or Palermo.”
Tottenham target Mattia Destro has “no preclusions about going abroad,” said the Roma striker’s fiancée.
Milan are still in negotiations to buy Swiss international Blerim Dzemaili from Napoli.
Mehdi Benatia could be taken off the market, as his agent met with Roma today to improve his wages.
New Brazil Coach Carlos Dunga called Napoli goalkeeper Rafael and Roma right-back Douglas Maicon.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has promised his World Cup bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini was his last.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto is targeting a call-up to the Brazilian national team in the near future.
Juventus are reported to be targeting Manchester City’s Matejia Nastasic as they look to bolster their defence.
President James Pallotta says he wants to make Roma one of the biggest sporting brands in the world.
Sky are reporting that Atletico Madrid have raised their offer for Torino’s Alessio Cerci to €14m, but it has been turned down.
Torino defender Emiliano Moretti has called for his team to show humility and courage against RNK Split.
Ibrahima Mbaye’s agent says the Inter player should complete a loan move to Serie A rivals Genoa soon.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is hopeful a deal can be done that would see his club sign Napoli’s Edu Vargas.
Milan’s Daniele Bonera says every Rossoneri player wants to redeem themselves after last season’s poor showing.
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says goalkeeper Diego Lopez was not forced out of the club and chose to leave himself.
New Fiorentina signing Marko Marin is targeting winning the Europa League with the club, having joined on loan from Chelsea.
Tuttosport report that Milan have had a new offer for Alessio Cerci, reported to be €12m, rejected by Torino.
Antonio Conte has confirmed he will first meet with Andrea Pirlo before determining the midfielder’s future with his Italy.
Antonio Conte says that he will look to instil a togetherness between Serie A’s Coaches, and a club spirit with Italy.
Antonio Conte has played down controversy over the involvement of sponsors in funding his contract as Italy Coach.
Antonio Conte has explained that his exit from Juventus earlier this summer was the natural conclusion on their three-year relationship together.
Antonio Conte admits he didn’t expect to be back in management so soon after Juventus, but says Italy couldn’t be turned down: “I like challenges.”
Carlo Tavecchio has introduced Antonio Conte as Italy’s CT, dismissing controversy over Puma’s involvement in his contract.

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