NEWS

The Champions League Final was decided in a dramatic penalty shoot-out by Didier Drogba, as Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea shocked Bayern Munich on their home turf.
There are reports Juventus have shot down Liverpool’s attempts to poach technical director Fabio Paratici.
Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli are the underdogs to Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final, but “my lads would do anything to win.”
Verona are closing in on promotion after a thumping 3-0 victory over Varese.
Alessandro Del Piero admits facing his final match for Juventus will be emotional in the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli.
Antonio Conte is excited at facing his first Coppa Italia Final as a Coach, having lifted the trophy for Juventus as a captain. “It can crown an extraordinary year.”
It’s reported Milan have secured the signing of young Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel from Cruzeiro.
Sao Paulo have warned Inter that their transfer target Lucas “is not for sale this year,” but are open to negotiations for Diego Forlan.
There are surprising rumours that Roma are preparing a swoop for Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic.
Juventus are expected to officially announce the capture of Paul Pogba from Manchester United on Monday.
Gigi Buffon has committed his future to Juventus and expects a “spectacular” Coppa Italia Final against Napoli on Sunday night.
Francesco Guidolin insists he “never really wanted to leave Udinese,” despite stating he was too exhausted to prepare for a Champions League preliminary round.
Juventus will have a special patch commemorating Alessandro Del Piero’s final game for the club in the Coppa Italia Final tomorrow night.
There will be a minute’s silence before all sporting events in Italy this weekend after a 16-year-old was killed by bombs placed outside a school in Brindisi.
Adriano Galliani admits Milan “must resist a genuine siege for Thiago Silva, as a queue of European clubs are ready to go crazy for the Brazilian.”
Filippo Carobbio is the player who accused Siena and Antonio Conte in the betting scandal and insists he “expected others to follow and say what was really happening.”
Kwadwo Asamoah is hot property on the transfer market and it’s reported Udinese turned down a €12m offer from Manchester United.
There are rumours Fulham are the latest club interested in signing Sebastian Giovinco, who is co-owned between Parma and Juventus.
Clarence Seedorf has confirmed he’ll decide his post-Milan future in a few days, “but I don’t see why I should retire.”
Inter are turning their attention towards Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, though face competition from Malaga.
Fabio Capello has advised Juventus to make a move for Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. “He is world class and works really hard for the team.”
It is reported Lazio will hold a meeting with prospective Coach Gianfranco Zola today, while the club officially extends Albano Bizzarri and Lionel Scaloni’s contracts.
Milan will be seeded in the Champions League group phase draw for next season along with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Amid reports PSG and Anzhi are making offers for Ezequiel Lavezzi, Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis warns “his destiny is tied to the buy-out clause.”
Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti insists Vincenzo Montella “knows perfectly well he signed a contract” and will not be released for Roma.
Mario Balotelli has assured Cesare Prandelli he’ll keep himself “under control” at Euro 2012 and is committed to Manchester City despite a new approach to the tabloids.
Stefano Pioli celebrated signing a contract extension at Bologna. “It was what I wanted.”
Udinese have confirmed Luis Muriel will play at the Friuli next season, but Juan Cuadrado could be loaned out again.
New Milan signing Bakaye Traoré cannot hide his enthusiasm at making the move. “I am so proud, as I didn’t expect them to show interest in me.”
Juventus patron Lapo Elkann respects Napoli, but warns his side is not sated by the Scudetto. “We want to triumph in the Coppa Italia too.”
Juan Camilo Zuniga’s agent has warned the wide man’s future “could depend a great deal” on whether Walter Mazzarri stays at Napoli.
Wesley Sneijder has committed himself to Inter after a dismal campaign. “I’m sure next year will be a different story and the President will sign important players.”
Lens midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has confirmed he is in negotiations with Juventus. “It’s true, they want me.”
Francesco Totti admits he was “moved” by the goodbyes to Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, but “I hope to play for a long time yet.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.

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