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England manager Roy Hodgson is confident his side are “not underdogs in any way” against four-times World Cup winners Italy tomorrow.
Marco Verratti was wanted by Juventus, Roma, Napoli and more, but Pescara and the player today confirmed he is “definitively off the market.”
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to tomorrow’s England-Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final. “How much of a boost would it be if we beat them?”
The blind auctions have been held and Roma bought Fabio Borini from Parma, while Bologna now own Alessandro Diamanti.
Paolo Di Canio believes Roy Hodgson can cause problems for the Azzurri, as his England “look like an Italian team from the 80s.”
Juventus have reportedly offered a staggering €20m, Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri for Napoli hitman Edinson Cavani, but Luis Suarez is also an option.
Thiago Motta is carrying an injury, so there are reports Riccardo Montolivo will start for a revamped Italy against England tomorrow.
There are reports Giuseppe Mascara is ready to end his contract with Novara and join Walter Zenga in Dubai.
Lecce President Giovanni Semeraro has said goodbye to the fans after selling the club, ending “18 unforgettable years.”
Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini is “wanted by Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham,” said his agent.
It’s reported that so few Italy fans are travelling to Kiev for tomorrow’s quarter-final with England that a charter plane had to be cancelled.
Patrick Vieira gives his verdict on tomorrow’s England-Italy quarter-final and reveals he’s been in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Parma will discover at 10.00 whether they own Fabio Borini or have sold him to Roma, but “either way we’ll be happy.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Greece held out as best they could, but were eventually swept aside 4-2 in the Euro 2012 quarter-final by Germany, including a goal from Lazio’s Miroslav Klose.
Bologna have officially bought out the remaining half of Saphir Taider’s contract from Juventus.
The mystery over Mattia Destro’s future drags on, as Massimo Moratti hints at a Genoa deal and Siena warn “we’re waiting for offers from Juventus, Inter and Roma.”
There are rumours Roma have the winning bid for Fabio Borini and Bologna will keep Alessandro Diamanti.
Inter have signed Samuele Longo back from Genoa, Juventus handed Albin Ekdal to Cagliari and Gaetano D'Agostino is all Siena among several deadline day co-ownership agreements.
The list of players going to a blind auction tomorrow morning has been finalised, including Fabio Borini, Alessandro Diamanti, Houssine Kharja and Andrea Lazzari.
Fabio Borini and Alessandro Diamanti are among the players whose future will be decided by a ‘blind auction,’ as their clubs couldn’t reach an agreement.
Lecce owners the Semeraro family have officially sold the club to Savino Tesoro after 18 years at the helm.
As the deadline approaches, a series of co-ownership deals have been finalised, including Pescara, Milan, Juventus, Udinese, Novara, Palermo and Genoa.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi claims Mattia Destro will “never go to a club I didn’t agree with” despite the fact he’s now co-owned by Siena.
Fabio Capello’s former England assistant has slammed “ungrateful” Wayne Rooney ahead of the Italy game. “He can’t teach us anything.”
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has warned that quality counts for little in a quarter-final, as “England are very solid.”
Morgan De Sanctis gives his insight into England manager Roy Hodgson’s approach and believes Italy “can win, but not without difficulty.”
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy and England “want to recapture the prestige that has been lost in recent years” during Sunday’s Euro 2012 quarter-final clash.
Chief medic Enrico Castellacci has run through the list of injuries currently being treating by his staff in the Italy camp.
Andreas Granqvist has claimed that it is a Milan derby for his signature this summer, something that has him considering his Genoa future.
Newly-retired Massimo Oddo is already contemplating on the ways in which he can return to the game, with three options suggested.
Scott Parker believes that whilst England are underdogs for Sunday evening’s quarter-final clash with Italy, a loss would still be a disappointment.
After cooling speculation that Marco Verratti was on the verge of joining Juventus, Pescara confirm that Napoli are also in negotiations for the midfielder.
Catania have confirmed the return of Takayuki Morimoto from Novara and indicated that they intend to keep hold of him this time.
Yet to meet his new Lazio Coach, Cristian Ledesma admits he is intrigued by Vladimir Petkovic, and promises to show him full dedication.

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