NEWS

Coach Gigi Di Biagio saw improvements in the Italy Under-21 side after Brentford’s Marcello Trotta bagged a brace.
Javier Zanetti will retire at the end of this season to become an Inter director, confirmed Erick Thohir.
The agent of Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel has denied rumours linking his client with a move to Inter.
Napoli’s Christian Maggio is back in full training with the Partenopei squad and could be in contention for a Coppa Italia final place.
Benfica’s director of communications Joao Gabriel has hinted that UEFA want Juventus to progress to the Europa League final.
Sport Mediaset report that Galatasaray Coach Roberto Mancini is set to be replaced as boss of the Turkish outfit.
Former Fiorentina Coach Giancarlo De Sisti views this Saturday’s Coppa Italia final as a golden opportunity for Rafa Benitez.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has reflected on his experiences in Serie A, describing Naples as a city that breathes football.
Inter President Erick Thohir has commented on the decision by the Giudice Sportivo to close the Curva Nord of San Siro for two matches.
It is reported that Giovanni Trapattoni is ‘very close’ to signing a deal to take over as Coach of the Moroccan national team.
Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi says he is not thinking about leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window.
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero admits he is still unsure whether teammates Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez will be fit for the Coppa Italia final.
Inter have learned they will have to play their next two home Serie A matches in front of a closed Curva Nord.
CalcioNews24 report that Alessandro Del Piero has turned down the chance for a reunion with Marcello Lippi.
Erick Thohir has presented details of Inter’s €80m partnership deal and promised two purchases will be made this summer.
Joaquin Sanchez says that Fiorentina are aware that the Coppa Italia Final with Napoli could be ‘decided by a single episode’.
Hellas Verona will reportedly reward Luca Toni’s form this season with the offer of a two-year contract extension.
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Pierpaolo Marino has promised that Atalanta will ‘honour’ their match against Juventus next weekend and hinted at hope of an upset.
Silvio Berlusconi will reportedly delay sacking Clarence Seedorf until May, whilst Milan apparently face a battle over his contract.
Prospective Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi has reflected on the ‘great rapport’ he has with Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
Maurizio Zamparini says that when back in Serie A next year, Palermo will be aiming for European qualification, not to avoid relegation.
Rudi Garcia and Walter Sabatini are apparently meeting at Trigoria today to plan out Roma’s transfer strategy for the summer.
Relations between Inter and Juventus have reportedly improved, since January’s fall-out from the failed Fredy Guarin-Mirko Vucinic exchange.
Rafa Benitez has refused direct comment on interest in Javier Mascherano, but admits Napoli need to strengthen to take that ‘difficult final step’.
Silvio Berlusconi has briefly commented on continued rumours of a takeover bid at Milan: “These are the fantasies of others.”
Ricky Kaka has reflected on Milan’s current and future objectives, working with Clarence Seedorf and on his intentions beyond the summer.
Simone Zaza says that if Sassuolo are able to avoid relegation, he would like to stay with them next season.
Fernando Llorente says he ‘worked’ and ‘dreamed’ for a debut season with Juventus in which he could ‘feel important’.
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Antonio Conte insists there’s no “Scudetto celebration” yet, but “if Roma are stratospheric then I can’t finds adjectives to describe Juventus.”
Eusebio Di Francesco praised Sassuolo’s performance against Juventus and warned “I can’t park the bus.”
Claudio Marchisio admits Juventus have one hand on the Scudetto after a win at Sassuolo. “We’re nearly there.”
Juventus fought back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Sassuolo in a hard-fought game, so can secure the Scudetto next week.
Figures from football, including Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli, ate bananas to join Dani Alves’ anti-racism message.

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