What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Play-outs: Vicenza-Empoli in balance
It ended all square between Vicenza and Empoli in the Serie B relegation play-out, so it goes down to the second leg.
Ferrara's Azzurrini ready for Ireland
Ciro Ferrara hopes Italy can defeat the Republic of Ireland to secure qualification for the Under-21 European Championships.
Montella: 'I don't know anything'
Vincenzo Montella admits he’s running out of time to decide between Catania and Fiorentina. “I don’t know anything yet, nor when I will know anything.”
Ibra 'cleared the air' with Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic dreams of winning Euro 2012 with Sweden and admits he had to “clear the air” with Milan after suggesting the club had no money.
Lippi: 'Italy like in 2006'
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi has given Cesare Prandelli advice on going into Euro 2012. “It reminds me of 2006.”
Capello 'ashamed' at betting scandal
Fabio Capello is “ashamed” at the latest betting scandal to hit Italian football, but insists this country is “the best at prosecuting these crimes.”
Cagliari confirm Ficcadenti
Cagliari have released a statement confirming Massimo Ficcadenti will be their Coach next season as well.
Viola up for Lazzari-Ibarbo swap
Fiorentina could exchange Andrea Lazzari with Cagliari’s Victor Ibarbo, while Amauri has offers from China.
Inter join Dragovic race
Inter are thought to be fighting Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona for 21-year-old Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic.
Del Piero considers Malaga
Alessandro Del Piero has reportedly turned down the new offer from Montreal Impact and is currently considering Spanish side Malaga.
Lazio assistant manager pulls out
Lazio have appointed Coach Vladimir Petkovic, but assistant Arno Rossini has confirmed he won’t be part of his staff.
Zeman a mystery to Stekelenburg
Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg admits he was “surprised” at Luis Enrique’s departure and knows nothing about new boss Zdenek Zeman.
Buffon 'not in betting investigation'
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has reiterated “he is not involved in the investigation” into a betting scandal after his tobacconist in Parma was raided by police.
Torino 'proud' of Euro Ogbonna
Torino President Urbano Cairo assures he is “very proud” to see Angelo Ogbonna at Euro 2012 and will make “seven or eight quality signings.”
Viola target Kuyt joins Fenerbahce
Fiorentina target Dirk Kuyt has left Liverpool after securing a three-year deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Mandorlini on Catania list
Catania could well release Vincenzo Montella to Fiorentina if they can tempt Andrea Mandorlini away from Hellas Verona.
Xavi fears fired up Azzurri
Spain are not happy about facing Italy in their Euro 2012 opener, especially with the current scandal. “It’ll make them even more dangerous,” said Xavi.
Zamparini: 'Have patience, Palermo'
President Maurizio Zamparini has hit back at Palermo fans protesting against his transfer strategy. “In the financial crisis it’s tough to run a football club.”
Samuel: 'Let's win the Europa League!'
Walter Samuel is confident the Europa League can revitalise Inter. “Winning is in our DNA, so let’s win this and the European Super Cup.”
Zola on Fiorentina radar
If Fiorentina can’t tempt Vincenzo Montella away from Catania soon, they could turn their attentions to Gianfranco Zola.
Leo 'wants Thiago Silva discount'
PSG director Leonardo “asked for a discount” when bidding for Thiago Silva because he discovered the Milan star, revealed Adriano Galliani.
Nainggolan stands by Cagliari
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been heavily linked with Juventus or the Premier League, but points out “there’s a project here and I could stay.”
Riva trusts Italy will shine
Italy legend Gigi Riva is “not worried” by the Azzurri’s disappointing run-in to Euro 2012. “We just aren’t good with friendlies.”
Inter-Napoli battle for Jovetic
Italian newspapers suggest a €30m bidding war will break out between Inter and Napoli for Fiorentina talent Stevan Jovetic.
Gasp backs 3-5-2 Italy
Cesare Prandelli hinted he’d switch to a 3-5-2 system against Spain and Gian Piero Gasperini agrees “many of the Azzurri come from clubs with three-man defences.”
Pogba in Turin for Juve medical
It is reported Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is already in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus.
Croatia held by Norway
Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
Ancelotti won't confirm Lavezzi deal
Carlo Ancelotti insists he doesn’t “know anything yet” despite reports of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s deal with PSG.
Torino take Ljajic off Fiorentina?
Fiorentina outcast Adem Ljajic may well stay in Serie A next season after receiving an offer from Torino.
Sacchi: Real wanted Thiago Silva
Arrigo Sacchi reveals Milan “turned down an offer from Real Madrid two years ago” for Thiago Silva and have no intention of parting with him.
Pescara confirm Gasperini interest
Now that Zdenek Zeman has confirmed his deal with Roma, Pescara admit Gian Piero Gasperini “is on the list” of potential replacements.
Trap: 'Italy are hyper-critical, but...'
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni points out Italians “are hyper-critical, but in the end always get good results.”
Cosmi 'expected bad Italy'
Lecce Coach Serse Cosmi insists he “was expecting to see such a bad Italy performance” against Russia because of the betting scandal.
Napoli will loan Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne is “wanted by English, French and top Italian clubs,” revealed his agent, but will only leave Napoli on loan.
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