NEWS

Louis Van Gaal praised the Netherlands for “a marvellous tournament. Nobody imagined we’d come this far.”
Sergio Romero was Argentina’s penalty hero against the Netherlands. “Tonight we celebrate, from tomorrow we’ll think about Germany.”
Alejandro Sabella is confident Argentina can beat Germany and “win the World Cup” after getting past Holland on penalties.
Arjen Robben insists Holland were “amazing” to reach the World Cup semi-final after their defeat to Argentina on penalties.
Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup Final after beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties.
New signing Dodo has thanked Inter fans for the “wonderful welcome” after his move from Roma.
It’s reported Juventus are prepared to offer €2.5m for Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
Cagliari have officially signed Antonio Balzano from Pescara, while Milan loaned Jherson Vergara to Avellino.
The 2014-15 Serie B season will kick off on August 29 and conclude on May 22 2015, but three clubs risk missing out.
Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari infuriated fans by insisting the 7-1 defeat to Germany was “not all bad.”
Nigel De Jong is a surprise starter in tonight’s World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Leo Messi’s Argentina.
Hellas Verona presented their Nike game kit for 2014-15, harking back to the Scudetto-winning campaign.
Serie A side Atalanta have unveiled their 2014-15 jerseys with new kit sponsors Nike.
Monaco midfielder Mounir Obbadi is pushing hard to see through a transfer to Hellas Verona.
Mikel Arteta’s agent declared “he is an Arsenal player and he’s happy here,” cooling links with Fiorentina.
FIFA have formally suspended the Nigeria Football Federation “on account of government interference.”
Roma have reportedly told Manchester City the deadline to buy Mehdi Benatia or back off is July 21.
Juventus will play Serie A new boys Cesena in a friendly on July 30 at the Stadio Manuzzi.
Fabio Quagliarella seems set for a move across the city divide from Juventus to Torino, Napoli permitting.
Italian and Spanish media say Alvaro Morata will complete his move from Real Madrid to Juventus on Monday.
Chievo have officially signed Valter Birsa on a one-year loan from Milan. “I thank the club for their faith in me.”
Alberto Aquilani hasn’t agreed a Fiorentina renewal, but is of interest to Atletico Madrid and Milan.
Chievo have sold goalkeeper Marco Silvestri to Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United after his spell at Cagliari.
Neymar’s agent called Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous.”
Juventus met Juan Manuel Iturbe’s agent today, but Milan and Atletico Madrid are still in the running.
Milan look set to bring Adil Rami back from Valencia on a permanent basis for €3.75m.
It is reported that Genoa are poised to complete the signing of Alessandro Matri from Milan.
Germany’s Thomas Muller has expressed his sympathy for Brazil, saying they did not deserve to be humiliated in their own World Cup.
Fiorentina forward Mario Gomez has described Germany’s performance in their 7-1 victory over Brazil as perfect.
Newly appointed Inter Vice-president Javier Zanetti says he hopes to remain useful to the club in his new role.
New Torino loan signing Ruben Perez believes Italian football is stronger than Spanish football, where he played for Atletico Madrid.
Mike Tyson has empathised with Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan forward’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini.
It is widely reported in English media that Juventus have made an official approach to Manchester United for Patrice Evra.
Wesley Sneijder insists his international teammate Nigel De Jong is happy at Milan and wants to stay at the club.
Former Italy striker Toto Schillaci says Mario Balotelli needs to learn how to use his head while out on the pitch.

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