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Giancarlo Abete describes the World Cup as ‘an opportunity and a challenging test’ for Italy, who he does not list among the tournament favourites.
Rafa Benitez has reportedly requested to Aurelio De Laurentiis that Napoli bring in another forward during the summer transfer window.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Antonio Conte told fans how he “lit the flame” at Juventus again and he experiences “defeat like a sudden death.”
Pippo Inzaghi hinted he could replace Clarence Seedorf. “I will soon meet with Milan and decide on my future. They are the priority.”
Fiorentina are reportedly targeting Arsenal players Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta.
Italy have added West Ham and Wales sports therapist Takahiro Yamamoto to their staff for the World Cup.
Sinisa Mihajlovic insists his contract renewal with Sampdoria was “never in doubt, I just wanted to know their plans.”
Verona director of sport Sean Sogliano rejected a job as “Adriano Galliani’s waiter” at Milan.
Roma named the squad that will travel to Orlando for their training camp and friendly later this month.
Fiorentina and Chile midfielder Mati Fernandez is out of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
A priest reveals he “consoled” Alessio Cerci and has faith in Mario Balotelli after visiting the Italy camp.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent said he’d like to stay at Milan, “but we’ll have to wait and see what the club decides.”
Giovanni Trapattoni said Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup choices were “fully convincing. We have a good team.”
Porto striker Jackson Martinez’s agent confirms “Roma are seriously thinking about buying him.”
Diego Milito sent a farewell message to Inter after five years. “I will carry you in my heart forever.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic has officially renewed his contract with Sampdoria after days of uncertainty.
Andrea Pirlo, the Juventus and Italy man who never loses his cool, calm, collected demeanour. Unless he’s partying on an open-top bus!
Massimo Ambrosini announced he is leaving Fiorentina. “I wanted to stay, but the Viola made their decision. I was surprised.”
Claudio Ranieri is no longer the Coach of French runners-up Monaco, announced the Ligue 1 club.
Cesare Prandelli praised Giuseppe Rossi, discussed his Italy contract renewal, the Twitter ban and the “very important” England opener.
Cesare Prandelli defended the Code of Ethics, sees a new Antonio Cassano and warns Italy is a country “divided on everything.”
Francesco Guidolin has officially retired as Coach of Udinese, but will be “supervisor” of the Friulani, Watford and Granada.
Cesare Prandelli apologised to Domenico Criscito and hopes to “have doubts to the last minute” about which 23 to bring to the World Cup.
Inter defender Rolando has been cut from Portugal’s World Cup squad, but Lazio man Helder Postiga made it.
Udinese and Francesco Guidolin may confirm this afternoon their intentions regarding the Coach’s future at the club.
Andrea Mandorlini says he has all but officially signed a new contract at Verona, whilst he chooses to reflect on the positives from this season.
Walter Samuel says he leaves Inter happy, having helped to secure Europa League football, whilst he reflects on plans for the future.
Former referee Gianluca Paparesta has won the latest auction held for the purchase of stricken Serie B side Bari.
Paul Pogba has explained the ‘sacrifices’ and difficult moments he has faced this season in adapting to increased playing time for Juventus.
Football Italia have put together an extensive review of the 2013-14 Serie A season, running through every club’s individual campaigns.
Heavy rain in Manaus - where Italy will play England this summer - has reportedly brought down part of the roof at the city’s airport.
Marco Verratti says he can play any midfield role for Italy, as he hopes former Pescara teammates Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne join him in Brazil.
Gianluigi Buffon admits that Italy may not be outright favourites to win the World Cup, but sees them capable of causing a few headaches.
Antonio Conte’s decision to commit to Juventus for next season is seen as a compromise, with contract renewal talks to be revisited later.

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