Serie A Previews: The Final Countdown
It’s the last weekend of the 2013-14 season with the Europa League spots going down to the wire and Juventus targeting 100 points.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Lucas: No contact with Inter
Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva says he has not had any contact from Inter regarding a move to San Siro.
‘Brescia Baggio’s only home’
Brescia President Gino Corioni says the Serie B club was the only place Roberto Baggio truly felt at home during his playing days.
‘Triple joy for Viola’
Massimo Orlando has hailed the prospect of Vincenzo Montella, Borja Valero and Gonzalo Rodriguez all remaining at Fiorentina.
Cognigni: No chance of Montella leaving
Fiorentina President Mario Cognigni says there is no chance Coach Vincenzo Montella will be leaving the club.
Milito: Inter could have challenged
Inter’s Diego Milito believes the Nerazzurri could have challenged for a Champions League place this season.
Del Bosque regrets Callejon exclusion
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque is sorry he did not select Napoli’s Jose Callejon in his provisional World Cup squad.
Di Natale: Viola value Vincenzo
Udinese’s Antonio Di Natale thinks Fiorentina should do all they can to keep hold of Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Napoli penalty halved
The penalty imposed on Napoli to play two home Serie A matches behind closed doors has been halved to one, it has been confirmed.
Moras dedicates call-up to Verona
Verona defender Evangelos Moras has dedicated his inclusion in Greece’s provisional World Cup squad to his club side.
Jonathan: Mazzarri gives me confidence
Inter’s Jonathan has praised Nerazzurri Coach Walter Mazzarri for the confidence he has placed in him.
Bonato: Di Francesco staying
Sassuolo sporting director Nereo Bonato says Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s position at the club is not at risk.
Guidolin admits to 'negative' season
Francesco Guidolin has admitted that Udinese’s season has been a negative one, ahead of their final game.
Buffon 'upset' by CL questioning
Gianluigi Buffon has refused to comment on whether he would swap three Scudetti for a Champions League triumph.
Nilton focused despite Inter rumours
Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton has claimed that speculation linking him with a move to Inter is completely normal.
Vermaelen agent reveals Italian interest
Thomas Vermaelen’s agent has revealed that a number of Italian clubs have made contact about a possible deal.
'Difficult to repeat Maradona success'
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is aware that it will be difficult to repeat Diego Maradona’s success.
Higuain revelling in 'beautiful' World Cup
Gonzalo Higuain can’t wait for what is sure to be a ‘beautiful’ World Cup, after being called up to the Argentina squad.
Kaka on his Milan past, present & future
Kaka has revealed he was close to re-joining Milan six months earlier than he actually did.
Agnelli harbours European regret
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has admitted that their possible 100-point season has been marred somewhat by European failure.
Del Piero wants new challenge
Alessandro Del Piero wants to keep on playing after leaving Sydney FC, but is unsure where his future lies.
El Shaarawy: Comeback too soon
Stephan El Shaarawy has conceded that his return from injury came a bit too late for a place at this summer’s World Cup.
Handanovic 'very happy' at Inter
Samir Handanovic’s agent has insisted that his client is ‘very happy’ at Inter and wants to see out the remainder of his contract.
Ancelotti: My future is quite clear
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that he will stay at Real Madrid, despite rumours of an approach from Milan.
Miha: My future? After Udinese
Sinisa Mihajlovic says he will clarify his future only after Sampdoria’s closing League match with Udinese, as he reflects on the season.
Besiktas in for Essien
Turkish outfit Besiktas are reported as in line to offer Milan midfielder Michael Essien a three-year contract.
Thereau: Roma, sign me!
Chievo’s Cyril Thereau says talks between his agent and Roma are ongoing and he has encouraged talk of a possible transfer.
‘Twitter? If there’s something to say…’
Cesare Prandelli says Italy’s players will have the chance to discuss how to use Twitter during the World Cup, but he has some advice.
Blatter: Qatar was a mistake
Sepp Blatter has conceded that FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was ‘a mistake’.
Prandelli: Code has improved things
Cesare Prandelli has once more defended Italy’s code of ethics and criticised the ‘partisanship’ he sees in the peninsula.
Berlusconi: Seedorf not a mistake
Silvio Berlusconi has defended Milan’s decision to hire Clarence Seedorf this season and hinted he may still remain beyond the summer.
‘Cassano or Rossi? Maybe both’
Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi are not necessarily competing for a single place in Italy’s World Cup squad, says Cesare Prandelli.
‘Three Italy formations a resource’
Cesare Prandelli hopes to reach the World Cup Final, as he explains the benefit to Italy having three formations to work in.
Prandelli: Balotelli can’t get bored
Cesare Prandelli has warned Mario Balotelli not to let frustration affect his tactical requirements playing for Italy this summer.
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