AZZURRI

Juventus striker Moise Kean has given Italy their opening victory in the European Under-17 Championship, beating Croatia 1-0.
Mario Balotelli is expected to get another chance with the Italy squad for June’s friendly against Uruguay, which will be hosted by OGC Nice.
Inter are doubling down on their pursuit of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, offering €10m per year and the presence of director Lele Oriali.
Andrea Belotti insists he’s not thinking about the €100m release clause, but is a Milan supporter and he “dreams of the Champions League and World Cup.”
Inter are on the verge of welcoming back director Lele Oriali, who is currently working as team manager for the Italy squad.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dropped hints he would love to return to Italy and joked about Simone Zaza’s Euro 2016 penalty.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura admits he had a “lively private life, but settled down when I met my wife” – by which point he was 61.
Mario Balotelli replied to Antonio Cassano’s claims he is “over-rated” by noting “there really are few friends and none of them at work.”
Italy have been fined €14,000 after the Albania match, with the visitors hit with a €92,000 fine.
Antonio Cassano admits “I only did 50 per cent of what I could have done” and picks his ideal XI.
Antonio Cassano believes Paul Pogba and Mario Balotelli are overrated - “they’re lucky to have a very good agent”.
Roma legend Daniele De Rossi “worked with some of the 10 best Coaches in the world, Luciano Spalletti and Antonio Conte,” and is planning his future as a tactician.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed VAR (Video Assistant Referee) technology will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo are among the top five highest-paid players in Major League Soccer.
Italy could be invited to take part in the 2019 edition of the Copa America in Brazil, along with other nations from Europe, Central America and Asia.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hopes Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri can be Italy CT one day in the future.
Federation President Carlo Tavecchio believes Juventus are on track for a Treble this season, but “absolutely must not underestimate Monaco.”
Antonio Conte claimed winning the Premier League would Chelsea would be a greater achievement than three Scudetti at Juventus.
Matteo Darmian discussed his rapport with Jose Mourinho, future at Manchester United, Antonio Conte at Chelsea and links with Inter.
Mario Balotelli could leave OGC Nice for a new experience with Turkish club Galatasaray, according to reports in France.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he was going to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti until Walter Mazzarri blocked the transfer.
Amadou Diawara’s agents says it would be “a dream” for the Napoli midfielder to represent Italy.
Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa describes the “amazing sensation” of debuting against Juventus, and discusses his father’s influence.
Marco Verratti ranks Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva ahead of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini - “they need each other, he’s strong with anyone”.
Roma star Alessandro Florenzi was devastated after rupturing his ACL again. “It was worse than the first time, because I wasn’t expecting it.”