AZZURRI

FIFA have released the latest World Rankings and revealed that Italy have moved up a place after a first month under Antonio Conte.
Ciro Immobile confessed his debut Borussia Dortmund goal against Arsenal was “like a weight off my shoulders.”
The agent of Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has said it is not possible for his client to return to the peninsula in the near future.
Antonio Conte has explained why he will be cheering on every Serie A side in the Champions League and Europa League this season.
Marco Verratti has seemingly put an end to short-term discussion on his future by committing to a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus dg Beppe Marotta launched a surprising attack on Lazio President Claudio Lotito. “He has too much power.”
Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka insists Mario Balotelli “failed and mustn’t blame others,” but Liverpool can help him.
Arrigo Sacchi was harshly critical of Mario Balotelli, claiming in his absence “we’ll finally see what Milan can do.”
Italy Coach Antonio Conte visited Torino and reportedly asked Juan Sanchez Miño if he wants to play for the Azzurri.
Gigi Di Biagio warns Italy face a “tough team” in Slovakia for the Under-21 European Championship play-offs.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli says he is happy to see Antonio Conte on the Italy bench, and there is no controversy with Claudio Lotito.
Keita Balde Diao’s agent has revealed the player’s frustration in not being able to represent Spain yet, and offers from Juventus and Liverpool.
Gustavo Poyet has described Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini as a ‘totally new player’ at Sunderland this season.
Italy will have to beat Slovakia to clinch a place in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic.
Emiliano Viviano is looking to break back into the Italian national squad following his move to Sampdoria.
Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza admits his “life has changed” with a debut Italy goal, but brushes off Mario Balotelli comparisons.
Giacomo Bonaventura has expressed his delight at finding himself at Milan, and has dreams of making Antonio Conte’s Italy.
Palermo youngster Andrea Belotti is already dreaming big. “I want to impress Italy boss Antonio Conte.”
Antonio Conte reiterated he will only call Italy players who “are hungry and have that fire inside them.”
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has officially extended his Paris Saint-Germain contract until 2018.
Jorginho’s agent confirms that the player is counting down to a first Italy call-up, but asserts Brazil still remain in the picture.
Marco Verratti is ready to take on Andrea Pirlo’s role in the Italy squad, according to one former Coach of both, Carlo Ancelotti.
Serie A minnows Sassuolo are delighted with the immediate international impact made by striker Simone Zaza.
Emiliano Mondonico has warned Mario Balotelli that he’ll have to improve defensively if he wants a place back in the Italian national side.
There are six possible opponents for Italy’s Under-21 side when the draw for the Euro 2015 play-offs takes place on Friday.