Leandro Castan is back in action after almost a year out following brain surgery. “I didn’t know I had that strength.”
Mohamed Salah, Edin Dzeko and Gervinho start together as Roma open the season with Luca Toni’s Hellas Verona.
The Serie A season begins at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) with Verona v Roma, so join us for all the build-up and action.
Pepe Reina is enthusiastic about the new Napoli and warns if Juventus don’t win the Scudetto “it’ll be a disaster for them.”
Juventus face “a much more balanced” Serie A season with Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli Scudetto challengers, said Max Allegri.
Joaquin is pushing to leave for Real Betis, while Fiorentina try to keep him but are forced into considering alternatives.
Claudio Ranieri tips Rudi Garcia’s Roma for the Scudetto, is intrigued by Milan and doesn’t envy Antonio Conte.
After Genoa, now Fiorentina are also targeting Roma flop Juan Manuel Iturbe for a loan move.
Torino President Urbano Cairo gave updates on Bruno Peres, Nikola Maksimovic, Amauri and Sanjin Prcic.
Andrea Mandorlini warned Verona can cause an upset against revamped Roma tomorrow. “Anything can happen.”
Hellas Verona announced their squad for the first match of the Serie A season against Roma.
Mohamed Salah’s lawyer told “losers to stop talking and making ‘promises’ you cannot fulfil” in a swipe at Fiorentina.
Antonio Cassano hopes to shine with Sampdoria and get back into the Italy squad. “The main thing is not to be an idiot.”
Roma have named their squad for the season opener with Verona, with Ashley Cole left out.
Rudi Garcia insists Francesco Totti is still important for Roma, but admits ‘he can’t play every game’.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia confirms Ashley Cole ‘will not be called’ for tomorrow’s trip to Verona.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says his team have ‘great ambitions’, but stops short of targeting the Scudetto.
Andrea Bertolacci calls Milan 'Italy's most important team' and believes Juventus have 'weakened' themselves.
Turkish Airlines have a new sponsorship deal with Roma and will have their logo on the team's shirts this season.
Alessio Romagnoli believes 'third place' would be a limit for his highly renovated Milan team and targets the Azzurri.