NEWS

Leonardo Spinazzola discusses his “dream and ambition” to play for Juventus, after a first Italy call-up.
Simone Verdi admits he got “goosebumps” when meeting Gianluigi Buffon on Italy duty.
Andrea Petagna believes Torino striker Andrea Belotti is “ahead of everyone” including Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuain.
Milan TV assures a new €100m deposit from Sino-Europe Sports will be paid this week.
Leonardo Bonucci didn’t train with Italy this morning, as he’s suffering with an illness.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent insists the centre-back “will not move from Napoli” in the summer.
Palermo’s Alessandro Diamanti has been given a two-match ban for his red card against Udinese this weekend.
Geoffrey Kondogbia confirms he feels “more comfortable” with Stefano Pioli, and recounts his arrival at Inter.
Mattia Caldara has left the Italy Under-21 training camp to return to Atalanta, as he’s struggling with an injury.
Roma are reportedly considering potential successors to Luciano Spalletti, including Paris Saint-Germain’s Unai Emery.
Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick “doesn’t want to talk about leaving”, despite links with big Italian and English clubs.
Radja Nainggolan assures he’s “very happy” at Roma, pointing out “if I went to England I’d have to start from scratch.”
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez insists “there has been no offer” for Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
It’s claimed Francesco Totti could become Roma sporting director if Monchi doesn’t join from Sevilla.
Reports in Spain claim Barcelona are pushing for Paulo Dybala, despite his impending Juventus renewal.
Roma President James Pallotta says the Stadio della Roma is needed to “continue to grow” and warns “I don’t want to spend €100m on names who won’t improve the team”.
It’s reported Davide Massa received threats after refereeing Juventus-Milan.
Miralem Pjanic looks forward to the Napoli double-header, and says the controversy around Juventus is “crazy”.
Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic is unfazed by playing Barcelona in the Champions League - “to win the competition you have to beat the favourites”.
Inter midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia admits it was a “humiliation” when Frank de Boer substituted him after 27 minutes.
Juventus and Barcelona are reportedly battling for Marco Verratti, though Paris Saint-Germain don’t want to sell.
Nevio Scala, who gave Gianluigi Buffon his debut, says Milan’s Gigio Donnarumma is the Juventus goalkeeper “20 years ago”.
Today's front page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann tips Juventus for the Champions League semi-finals - “they’re hard to play against, like us!”
Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirms Juventus “have every intention” of keeping Max Allegri, and confirms Corentin Tolisso interest.
Andrea Ranocchia says Frank de Boer struggled at Inter because “we didn’t work well in pre-season” under Roberto Mancini.
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan admits he was “disappointed” when Belgium left him out, but defends his smoking habit.
Inter centre-back Gary Medel will reportedly undergo scans in Chile to determine the severity of his injury.
Alejandro Gomez admits it will be “very hard” for Atalanta to reach Europe ahead of Inter and Milan but “we believe”.
Marek Hamsik confirms Napoli want second place but “we can’t forget Lazio and Inter”.
Marcelo Brozovic’s agent reveals “Inter have no right to make a counter-offer” if someone pays the midfielder’s €50m release clause.
The long-running takeover saga surrounding Milan could reportedly end in failure if a new €100m doesn’t arrive this week.
Pepe Reina says Spain “aren’t thinking of Italy”, and believes “neither Juventus or Barcelona will be happy” with the Champions League draw.
Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus can beat Barcelona, as the sides are different to the Champions League final of 2015.
Gianluigi Buffon’s agent admits “there was an agreement between Parma and Barcelona but he chose Juventus”.