CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Borja Valero has expressed his desire to take Inter back into the Champions League and asserts “I’d never join Juventus” out of loyalty to Fiorentina.
Marco Fassone says the Scudetto is “almost impossible” for Milan this season but “I leave the door open to anything”.
Andrea Agnelli says Juventus “only exist to win” but warns Italy risks losing prestige if its European performance does not improve.
Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu insists returning to the Champions League must come before any challenge for the Serie A title.
New Roma signing Cengiz Under is “very excited about the possibility of playing in the Champions League” and aims to be a regular starter.
Mario Mandzukic responded to the furore over a fake interview about Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci by assuring “I always speak face-to-face.”
A debunked story suggested Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves had a locker room brawl during the Champions League Final, allegedly confirmed by Mario Mandzukic.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi notes it will be easier to reach the Champions League this year - “there’s one extra place”.
Dani Alves “a little selfish when I went to Juventus and didn’t listen to my family or friends, but I came to PSG to win the Champions League and play with Marco Verratti.”
Napoli centre-back Nikola Maksimovic insists the Scudetto “is not a dream, it’s an objective”.
Jorginho says Napoli “have to think about doing well, not Juventus” ahead of the Serie A season.
Carlo Ancelotti believes the Champions League will “be more competitive than ever” with Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG.
Dries Mertens heaped praise on Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri. “If I become a Coach in future, then my idea of football will be the same as Sarri’s.”
Maurizio Sarri has learned how to handle Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ rages and admits “winning is more enjoyable than compliments.”
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been invited to the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon.
Luciano Spalletti reveals he told Inter “to give me back what I left behind at Roma – Champions League football” and warned “some players will have to go elsewhere.”
Napoli start pre-season training for 2017-18, as big stars cut their vacations short for the Champions League preliminary round.
Inter legend Ronaldo defends Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma - “there’s too much emotion”.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri says it was “right” to exclude Leonardo Bonucci against Porto.
Max Allegri explained his plan for the Champions League Final against Real Madrid and why Juventus faltered at the last hurdle.
It’s reported Juventus had to pay a €400,000 penalty to cancel their end of season celebration after losing the Champions League Final to Real Madrid.
Esteban Cambiasso has accused Juventus of misrepresenting Italy as they are “the only team that have lost Champions League Finals against Spanish teams”.
Gianfranco Zola believes Juventus Coach Max Allegri “is ready for a big international club, but he has time, while Gigi Buffon deserves the Ballon d’Or.”
Leonardo Bonucci insists “none of what was written, talked about or reconstructed is true” regarding his supposed slap on Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala in Cardiff.
Rumours suggest the Juventus players argued in the dressing room at half-time in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Max Allegri confessed he thought about leaving Juventus after the Champions League Final defeat, but Beppe Marotta “never doubted” the Coach would stay.
Dani Alves insists Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon doesn’t need the Champions League to be remembered as a legend.
We had an exclusive chat with calcio expert James Horncastle about Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli, Juventus Champions League chances and Italy optimism.
Tragic news, as a 38-year-old woman injured in the Turin Juventus Champions League Final fanzone stampede has died.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri calls Marco Verratti a "great player" but “I think he’ll stay at Paris Saint-Germain”.