NEWS

Sebastian Giovinco has admitted that he did think that his Juventus career had come to an end.
Former Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been described as a “monster” by new teammate Jeremy Menez.
Paris Saint-Germain have not been in touch with Milan’s Italian international Ignazio Abate, says his agent.
The agent of Marco Verratti has defended the young Italian’s decision to leave the peninsula for Paris Saint-Germain.
Milan have revealed their official shirt numbers for 2012-13 and Kaka’s old No 22 is still up for grabs…
Fiorentina insist that they have not done a deal for Matias Fernandez, but the Sporting Lisbon player is a target.
Palermo have confirmed that Roma have joined Napoli in the chase to sign Italian left-back Federico Balzaretti.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte will face sporting charges of allegedly failing to report attempts to fix two Siena games.
Bologna have announced that they have re-signed Cesare Natali after his contract at Fiorentina expired.
Another day and another Serie A player is linked with Zenit St Petersburg – this time it is Genoa’s Alexander Merkel.
Roma have collected an impressive 2-1 win against Liverpool in a Boston friendly played at Fenway Park.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Udinese, Palermo, Chievo, Atalanta, Bologna, Pescara and Cagliari were in action for today’s friendlies.
Lazio were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Siena in a pre-season friendly, as Marcelo Larrondo got the winning goal.
Marco Rigoni sent a goodbye message to his “family” at Novara after completing the move to Chievo. “I will never forget.”
Ignazio Abate returns from Euro 2012 duty to find a much-changed Milan, but is certain “by August 31 we will be competitive.”
Parma have reportedly secured Gonzalo Mastriani, ‘the new Edinson Cavani,’ on a five-year contract from Club Atletico Cerro.
Antonio Di Natale is not concerned by the many changes at Udinese and hopes to get another chance in the Italy shirt.
Stephan El Shaarawy is “happy to have renewed” his contract with Milan for another five years and notes it’d be “a dream” if Kaka joined him.
Spartak Moscow Coach Unai Emery has denied reports they’ve made a bid for Juventus outcast Felipe Melo. “We cannot afford him.”
Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar is heading for the Premier League, as Tottenham and Arsenal battle for his signature.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has been banned from entering a football stadium for six months as a result of a sporting fraud conviction.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes the financial crisis in Italian football “can be an opportunity to get the best out of young players.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has officially extended his contract with Milan until June 30, 2017.
After Kaka’s agent confirmed talks with Milan, Spanish media warn Real Madrid won’t release him for less than €20m.
Alberto Aquilani reveals he “would’ve gladly taken a pay cut” in order to return to Roma, but instead begins again at Liverpool.
Emiliano Viviano’s move to Fiorentina remains in the balance. “Inter’s attitude is incomprehensible,” blasted Maurizio Zamparini.
Edinson Cavani’s agent admits “it is not a good time” after the Napoli star’s wife was mugged of a watch worth €18,000.
The Coppa Italia table has been drawn up with the first round on August 5 and potentially a Juventus-Milan quarter-final.
Genoa have officially signed Julian Alberto Velazquez from Independiente after he underwent a medical.
“Yes, we talked about Kaka,” confessed his agent after a second meeting with Milan in as many days.
Luc Castaignos’ proposed move from Inter to FC Twente has stalled over his transfer fee.
Mattia Destro could turn into something special during the new season at Roma, says his former Coach at Siena.
Leandro Greco has revealed the lure of Champions League football was a factor in his decision to leave Roma for Olympiacos.
Former Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Dunga has warned the Viola over the dangers of selling star player Stevan Jovetic.

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