‘Italy defence world’s best’
Daniele De Rossi believes the Italy defence is “the best in the world”.
De Rossi: “Italy have a team’
Daniele De Rossi admits Italy don’t have a standout star but “we have other features which many teams don’t”.
Hategan for Italy-Ireland
Romania’s Ovidiu Haţegan will be the referee for Italy’s final Euro 2016 group game against the Republic of Ireland in Lille.
Keane: ‘Ireland must be streetwise’
Assistant manager Roy Keane says the Republic of Ireland “have got to be streetwise” against Italy on Wednesday.
Alves to Juventus next week
Juventus will have to wait until next week to confirm the signing of Dani Alves, according to reports.
ADL: ‘Higuain will stay’
President Aurelio De Laurentiis expects Gonzalo Higuain to “play for Napoli for at least the next five years”.
'Ireland have heart, lack tactics'
Marco Tardelli says Italy's next opponent, his former trainees from the Republic of Ireland, have 'great character, but not much attention to tactics'.
Roma-Samp for Schick
Roma and Sampdoria are both after Sparta Praga's youngster Patrik Schick, although legal issues are a problem.
Agent: 'Inter want Berardi'
Domenico Berardi's agent confirms that 'a very determined' Inter are pressing for the Sassuolo striker.
'No Balotelli to Turkey'
Mino Raiola rubbishes links between Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli and Turkish club Besiktas: 'It's all made up!'
Hamsik: 'Me like Gerrard? Well...'
Slovakia star Marek Hamsik admits he is a fan of Wayne Rooney ahead of the game against England, whilst swearing loyalty to Napoli.
Witsel: 'Serie A fascinating'
Zenit St Petersburg striker and Roma target Axel Witsel admits 'Italian football fascinates me', though Milan's interest is 'a thing of the past'.
Torino press for Roma's Ljajic
Torino want to sign Roma's Adem Ljajic and are attempting to close the deal quickly.
Pogba: 'No answer for critics'
Paul Pogba has 'no answer for critics' after France qualified for Euro 2016's Round of 16.
Modric at risk for Italy
Possible Round of 16 opponents Croatia may lose Luka Modric to injury, but Mario Mandzukic should be ok.
Italy have Darmian case?
Italy full-back Matteo Darmian is apparently being worked on separately in training as his condition is lagging behind.
High-intensity training for Italy
Italy's training regime over Euro 2016 includes surprisingly heavy work-loads, monitored by a GPS system.
Roma after Zabaleta, Sagna
Roma have an interest in Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, as the former is also targeted by Inter.
'Pogba wants Ballon D'Or'
Paul Pogba's agent says 'Juventus don't want to sell him' to Real Madrid, but the player's objective is 'not money, but the Ballon D'Or'.
Raiola: 'Pogba? Nothing decided'
Paul Pogba's agent admits he is negotiating with Real Madrid, but says 'nothing is decided' for the Juventus star.
Tardelli: 'Italy defence has limits'
Marco Tardelli praises Italy for 'the strength of their defence', but also warns of their inherent limits.
Tardelli: 'Conte's Italy like 1982'
Italy icon Marco Tardelli says Italy can win Euro 2016 and singles out Manuele Giaccherini as his successor.
Conte tests Candreva alternatives
Coach Antonio Conte is considering alternatives on Italy's right wing as Antonio Candreva's conditions remain dubious.
Inter: €25m for Berardi
Inter make a €25m offer for Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi, viewed as an alternative to Lazio's Antonio Candreva.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Raiola: 'Pogba initial Real Madrid talks'
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola told Marca that Juventus are “in the initial phase” of negotiations with Real Madrid.
Bonucci: 'Padoin set the example'
Leonardo Bonucci replied to Simone Padoin’s farewell message by calling him “an example to everyone” at Juventus.
Arsenal increase Hysaj offer
Arsenal are reportedly raising their offer for Napoli and Albania right-back Elseid Hysaj to €19m.
Albania get historic victory
Armando Sadiku’s looping header gave Albania the historic victory over Romania, but they must wait to see if they’ll continue at Euro 2016.
France denied by Swiss woodwork
Paul Pogba hit the woodwork twice and Dimitri Payet once, as France failed to break down Switzerland, but both go through.
Glik close to Monaco for €13m
Torino defender Kamil Glik is reportedly on the verge of joining Monaco for €13m plus bonuses.
Southampton call in Zenga?
According to The Sun on Sunday, Southampton have approached Walter Zenga to be their new Coach.
Darmian: 'Italy ignored criticism'
Matteo Darmian explains how Italy “plugged our ears and kept working” amid criticism ahead of Euro 2016.
Padoin: 'Goodbye Juventus'
Simone Padoin wrote a moving letter of goodbye to Juventus fans after agreeing a transfer to Cagliari. “I don’t deserve your compliments.”
Mascherano told to forget Juve
Barcelona told Juventus transfer target Javier Mascherano that he is not for sale, according to Sport.
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