JUVENTUS NEWS

Wojciech Szczesny’s wife claims the goalkeeper is ready “to become Juventus’ No 1 when Gianluigi Buffon retires.”
Juventus have inaugurated the World International School of Turin, part of a Bianconeri citadel taking shape in the Continassa area.
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha admits it “hurt to see my idol Gigi Buffon so sad,” along with Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo, after Italy missed the World Cup.
Nantes Coach Claudio Ranieri “always hopes an Italian club will win the Champions League, or Paris Saint-Germain,” then jokes about “parking two buses.”
Neto laments that he “didn’t have the confidence” of Juventus, and admits “maybe things could have gone differently if I’d stayed at Fiorentina”.
Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes assures “I’m ready to go onto the pitch” against Sampdoria this weekend.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio confirms his dream is “to win the Champions League”.
Gianluca Rocchi has been confirmed as the referee for this weekend’s Derby della Capitale.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik believes “Juventus are the team to beat” in Serie A but “we’re close or on the same level”.
Giorgio Chiellini concedes Napoli are ahead of Juventus “on merit” and deserve the plaudits they get but “we’ll do everything to beat them”.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini believes “the only way” to limit Barcelona's Lionel Messi is with teamwork - “if you try to anticipate his moves, you’re dead”.
Giorgio Chiellini admits “it’s clear there’s a need for reform” in Italian football, and clarifies his comments on Pep Guardiola.
Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira says he won’t play for Italy - “I’m Uruguayan, and my dream since I was a child has been to be part of the national team”.
Dani Osvaldo reveals he left football because “I prefer beer and barbecue to money”.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli’s appeal against a ban for illegal ticket sales has been postponed.
Sami Khedira has vowed to help Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon win the Champions League this season after being ‘hurt’ by his post-Sweden tears.
Paulo Dybala admits “it’ll be strange not to see Italy at the World Cup” but believes their no-show can “help them change their style of play.”
Italy missed a Patrick Cutrone penalty, but completed a comeback to beat Russia in a 3-2 thriller. “We lost our shape,” complained Gigi Di Biagio.
Dino Zoff criticised Giampiero Ventura, pointing out “you must also know how to be a Coach and not just a selector of players.”
The candidates for the Serie A Top XI players of 2017 are announced, with Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Gian Piero Gasperini up for best Coach.