NEWS

Napoli are ready to offer €30m for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, but Chelsea could match the €40m asking price.
Juventus have made a €20m offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Blaise Matuidi and await the all-clear from Chelsea on Juan Cuadrado.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Inter have reportedly asked Tottenham Hotspur for Jan Vertonghen and Marcelo Brozovic could go the other way.
David Lopez’s transfer to Espanyol has reportedly collapsed, so Napoli are in advanced negotiations with Real Betis.
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
Thomas Vermaelen was sent off on his debut, but Roma earned a 1-1 draw away to Porto when down to 10 men.
Andrea Barzagli praised the new Juventus stars for settling in with humility. “There are no Prima Donnas here, we all have a winning mentality.”
Torino have agreed a €4m transfer for Sampdoria right-back Lorenzo De Silvestri, claim multiple sources.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured “confidence is essential” in the Champions League play-off with Porto, but won’t cry over Miralem Pjanic.
The Amadou Diawara saga continues, as Napoli reportedly offer €15m plus bonuses, beating Milan and Schalke 04.
Eusebio Di Francesco said Sassuolo will face Red Star Belgrade “with the right level of confidence and humility.”
Blerim Dzemaili has officially transferred from Galatasaray to Bologna for €1.3m.
Roma begin their campaign with Edin Dzeko, Thomas Vermaelen and Alisson against Porto for the Champions League play-off.
Mario Gomez has officially joined Wolfsburg for €7m after Juventus confirmed the Simone Zaza move is off.
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.
Schalke 04 have emerged as another contender for Bologna rebel Amadou Diawara, joining Milan and Napoli.
Gigi Buffon asked Dani Alves to “help us achieve the dream we’re still chasing” at Juventus, but didn’t say goodbye to Paul Pogba.
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in a Juventus jersey, but Miralem Pjanic limped off during their traditional pre-season test.
Inter are prepared to activate Lucas Alario’s €15m release clause to get him from River Plate, according to TMW.
Juventus “would’ve signed Gonzalo Higuain even without selling Paul Pogba,” insists director general Beppe Marotta.
Empoli have formally signed 23-year-old Albania international Frederic Veseli from FC Lugano.
Massimo Carrera is the new Coach of Spartak Moscow after he was promoted from an interim role.
Juventus' Beppe Marotta says Roberto Pereyra's Watford move will be decided "in 48 hours", and doesn't rule out Simone Zaza's departure.
Lazio have officially confirmed the signing of FC Rostov defender Bastos.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirms Juan Cuadrado would be “welcome” but “it depends on Chelsea”.
Milan have officially confirmed the signing of midfielder Jose Sosa from Besiktas for €7.5m.
Jose Sosa says his move to Milan is “a dream” as the transfer is on the verge of being made official.
Coach Dieter Hecking confirms Juventus striker Simone Zaza “wants Wolfsburg”.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia sets lofty goals for the coming season - “we want to win all the trophies we’re involved in”.
Fiorentina director Carlos Freitas insists “there’s nothing at the moment” with Roma for Borja Valero.

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