Ronaldo believes “Spain are the favourites tonight, but not by much” in the World Cup qualifier against Italy. “Gigi Buffon is a phenomenon.”
Juventus confirm Giorgio Chiellini’s calf injury is “not serious,” but he remains at risk against Chievo and Barcelona.
Juventus and Milan are preparing another transfer market duel in January for Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto.
Fernando Hierro gave his views on Spain-Italy. “Giorgio Chiellini is a big loss, Andrea Belotti is lethal, but Lorenzo Insigne can be decisive.”
Lazio President Claudio Lotito maintains he “waged a war to the death” with agents and ultras, including the Keita Balde Diao saga.
Arrigo Sacchi outlined the historic differences between Italian and Spanish football, how Giampiero Ventura and Maurizio Sarri “raised the cultural level.”
Juventus have a five-year contract lined up for Emre Can once his Liverpool deal expires, claims Tuttosport.
Italy look set to field a 4-2-4 formation against Spain tonight, with Lorenzo Insigne, Antonio Candreva, Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy’s first game with Spain “doesn’t much affect” Saturday as “there’s been a year of rebuilding”.
Alvaro Morata describes Gianluigi Buffon as “an alien” while Giorgio Chellini is more like a gorilla.
Stephan Lichtsteiner describes his omission from Juventus’ Champions League squad as “a hard blow”.
Juventus have announced their squad for the Champions League group stages, with Marko Pjaca and Stephan Lichtsteiner left out.
Keita Balde Diao’s agent claims talk that the Monaco new boy had an agreement with Juventus was “a colossal lie”.
Spain’s Nacho Fernandez admits “I watch a lot” of Italy’s BBC back three and that Leonardo Bonucci is his favourite out of the trio.
Juventus have confirmed that Giorgio Chiellini has left Italy’s training camp with a calf problem, ruling him out of World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Israel.
There are unconfirmed reports that Giorgio Chiellini will miss Italy's World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Israel with a calf injury.
With the transfer window shut, Football Italia rates the transfer campaigns of the big clubs, and first up it’s champions Juventus.
Juventus will reportedly go again in January for Emre Can, who has “no intention” of signing a new contract with Liverpool.
Juventus have officially loaned young striker Moise Kean to Verona for the rest of the season.
Leonardo Spinazzola’s agent confirms his client “will remain at Atalanta until 2018”, despite Juventus interest.