NEWS

Italy tried out the 4-3-1-2 system in training today with Riccardo Montolivo as trequartista behind Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Andrea Dossena’s agent confirms he discussed the Napoli winger’s future with Milan, although “there has not been a formal offer.”
David Pizarro has returned to Roma after his Manchester City spell and pledged to “end my playing career” at the Olimpico.
Catania talent Francesco Lodi admits he was “disappointed” to be left out of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad. "I thought I'd done enough."
There are reports Napoli have pin-pointed the ideal replacement for Ezequiel Lavezzi – Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic.
Carlos Dunga has been linked with the Fiorentina and Lazio benches, but insists he “must choose a club where I can work without them changing the tune.”
Milan will give Alexander Merkel back to Genoa next season, confirmed Rossoblu director of sport Stefano Capozucca.
Miroslav Klose has thanked Lazio for revitalising his career ahead of Euro 2012. “I have found a family here.”
Inter 19-year-old Philippe Coutinho impressed so much on loan to Espanyol that he was nominated breakout player of La Liga this season.
Roma’s negotiations with Real Madrid are continuing over the future of Fernando Gago, which could include a swap with Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has thanked the Indonesian supporters for their “joy and passion” during the summer tour.
Pescara’s promotion celebrations have been hit by a bizarre incident, as the open-top bus went up in flames!
The Italy squad underwent a new fitness assessment that included the use of cameras, while they also had a surprise UEFA doping test.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni prepares to face Italy in Euro 2012 and assures he is “still useful” in the modern game.
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy can shine at Euro 2012 by taking inspiration from Juventus. “At Milan they thought I was finished, but here I am...”
Pippo Inzaghi has left the door open to continuing his Serie A career at Fiorentina. “It is a splendid city and I’ve received several offers. We’ll see.”
Christian Maggio confirms Ezequiel Lavezzi is leaving Napoli. “We’d known for some time that Pocho wanted to go.”
Pescara directors have confessed “Roma have been asking after Zdenek Zeman for 10 days and this marriage could well go through.”
The Serie B regular season is over, but the dates and kick-off times of the promotion play-offs and relegation play-outs are drawn up.
Edinson Cavani laughed off reports linking him with Juventus. “The Coppa Italia is simply the start for Napoli. I know how the media game goes.”
Genoa goalkeeper Sebastien Frey has taken to Twitter in order to deny reports he was heading back to Ligue 1.
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012, which will face Italy.
Gennaro Gattuso’s agent has suggested Juventus sign him and fellow ex-Milan teammate Maxi Lopez. “It’d be a bargain.”
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has joined Gianfranco Zola, Carlos Dunga and Rafa Benitez in the race for the Lazio job.
Rodrigo Palacio “can’t wait” to get his Inter career started and wants Ezequiel Lavezzi to join him. “With Pocho we’d be truly stellar!”
Thiago Silva has joined Zlatan Ibrahimovic in demanding new signings. “To win, Milan need quality reinforcements.”
Italy and Juventus legend Dino Zoff has advised the Scudetto winners to “buy an important centre-forward for the Champions League.”
Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar shot down transfer rumours. “I am staying and I want to win the Europa League.”
Italy starlet Marco Verratti has warned the big clubs to forget about signing him this summer. “I am staying. This was not my last game for Pescara.”
Siena Coach Giuseppe Sannino has advised Juventus or Inter to snap up Mattia Destro. “He has qualities outside the norm.”
Zdenek Zeman has won Serie B with Pescara, but dropped a big hint he’s heading to Roma. “I’d love to continue with this group, but I know that I can’t.”
Italy tested out a new trident attack of Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco in training.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Empoli and Vicenza go into the relegation Play-Out to see who'll join Albinoleffe, Gubbio and Nocerina in Lega Pro.
Italy’s Euro 2012 opponents Spain saw off Serbia 2-0 in a friendly on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s debut.

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