Ciccio Graziani “cannot understand” Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura’s picks against Sweden. “Just put every player in their own position.”
Italy are expected to start Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Napoli are reportedly interested in signing the Spanish pair of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez and Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.
Jorginho’s agent claims his ‘fate’ was to play in the second leg of Italy’s World Cup playoff against Sweden on Monday.
Napoli forward Dries Mertens feels he has become the complete attacker. “I’m not just a finisher, I often drop back and can also turn left or right.”
Italy are expected to give Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini rare competitive starts in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.
West Ham United left-back Arthur Masuaku confirms Napoli interest, but “Juventus, Genoa and Milan” are also watching him. “Our objective is Serie A.”
Gonzalo Higuain has been dealing with the secret worry of his mother’s ill health for over a year, revealed the Juventus striker’s brother.
Sky Sport Italia report Italy will face Sweden with a 3-5-2 formation, starting Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini, but not Lorenzo Insigne.
Fabio Capello believes Carlo Ancelotti is the right man to lead Italy, rules himself out, and criticises the Azzurri performance against Sweden.
Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko “won’t comment” on reports he’s heading for Napoli, but denies clashes with Diego Simeone.
Gonzalo Higuain “was so happy” when he signed for Juventus and could not have asked for more after leaving Napoli, said his brother Nicolas.
Giampiero Ventura confirmed Italy “will change something” for their World Cup play-off with Sweden, but “we need tactics, heart and determination.”
There are reports Sime Vrsaljko has given the all-clear to join Napoli in January, so the club must agree terms with Atletico Madrid.
Marco Tardelli tore the Italy squad to shreds, above all Marco Verratti, and warns “if they play like they did against Sweden, it’s best to avoid the World Cup.”
Italy gamble their last chips to reach the 2018 World Cup tomorrow, but it’s not clear which system will be used against Sweden.
Bologna and Sweden full-back Emil Krafth admits he was overjoyed when discovering he’d face Matteo Darmian rather than Lorenzo Insigne.
Napoli could send Lorenzo Tonelli to Chievo in January as part of the deal bringing Roberto Inglese to the Stadio San Paolo.
With Marco Verratti suspended, Italy could go 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 in the second leg of the World Cup play-off against Sweden.
Roma are interested in Matteo Darmian from Manchester United or Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta in the January transfer window.