AZZURRI

CONI President Giovanni Malagò announced that “the only way to reform Italian football is to put it under a commissioner,” but will wait until December 11.
Reports in Peru suggest their national team could be excluded from the 2018 World Cup, in which case Italy would potentially be given their spot.
Nantes’ President says it’s “normal” that Claudio Ranieri has been linked with Italy but “he has a contract that has to be honoured”.
Mario Balotelli has launched a web series, with the first episode showing him winning a Mario Kart race on a mini-motorbike.
Former Milan President Silvio Berlusconi points out the new Chinese owners “always met their commitments”.
Argentina have reportedly cancelled their friendly with Italy on March 23 following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Ciccio Graziani, one of Italy’s 1982 World Cup winners, claims he would make the Azzurri ‘fly’ if he became CT.
Maurizio Sarri confessed he “can’t” rotate Lorenzo Insigne and hopes Manchester City can help keep Napoli in the Champions League.
Gigi Buffon thanked Ivan Rakitic offering to give up his spot at the 2018 World Cup, but the Italy goalkeeper warns “it might not be a great idea!”
Ivan Rakitic said winning the Champions League is “like a drug” for Barcelona and wishes he could give Gigi Buffon a World Cup swansong.
Giorgio Chiellini explained what it takes to be a great centre-back for Juventus. “A good defender must be pessimistic and think of the worst-case scenario.”
Carlo Tavecchio denies allegations of sexual harassment against him - “I’ve instructed my lawyers to act in all the relevant forums”.
Franco Carraro is willing to offer “advice and experience”, but won’t be commissioner of the FIGC.
Monaco defender Andrea Raggi believes Claudio Ranieri would be “the ideal profile” for the role of Italy CT.
Domenico Criscito’s agent warns “sooner or later we’ll have to start negotiating with teams”, as Zenit St Petersburg haven’t offered a contract renewal.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio, who announced his resignation today, has been accused of sexual harassment.
Ciro Ferrara admits “I want to coach Italy” but “I’m not the right profile at this time”.
Vincenzo Montella confirms “I spoke to Marcello Lippi” about the Italy job, but there was “nothing more”.
An angry Carlo Tavecchio shouted at journalists in French during the Press conference to announce his resignation.
Marcello Lippi has accused Carlo Tavecchio of having “a short memory” over Giampiero Ventura but reveals he also talked to two others about the Italy job.
Andrea Barzagli has urged Italy to emulate “Germany and Belgium for the next 10 years” and agrees Juventus “are lacking the will to suffer.”
Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), says he has a mandate to take interim charge of the FIGC.
Carlo Tavecchio claims Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura as Italy CT and that he should have sacked the Coach at half-time against Sweden.
Damiano Tommasi, head of the Italian Players’ Union, claims Carlo Tavecchio’s decision to step down from the FIGC was his own.
Carlo Tavecchio has confirmed his resignation from the FIGC. “I apologise to all Italians.”