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Marco Verratti is “honoured” by his Italy call-up to face England and enjoyed his Ligue 1 debut with PSG.
Zdenek Zeman reveals his ‘mad’ plans for Roma, but also takes a sideswipe at Antonio Conte and Juventus. “A banned Coach shouldn’t be able to train his team.”
Leonardo Bonucci went from facing a three-and-a-half-year ban to winning the Italian Super Cup in the space of 24 hours. “I knew I was innocent.”
Philippe Mexes could be heading to Arsenal in exchange for Nicklas Bendtner after France Coach Didier Deschamps said he might “leave Milan.”
Mirko Vucinic scored in a 4-2 Juventus Super Cup win over Napoli, but insisted “it was a victory from the team.”
Lega President Maurizio Beretta criticised Napoli for boycotting the Supercoppa presentation ceremony. “It’s a shame about that epilogue.”
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to Antonio Conte, Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Pepe and Alessandro Del Piero.
Mattia Destro scored a hat-trick in Roma’s 6-0 win, while Bologna conquered Novigrad and Fiorentina were also in action.
Vladimir Petkovic had to reassure jeering fans that Lazio “will be ready for the games that count” after another friendly defeat to Getafe.
Antonio Di Natale is back and it shows, as Udinese demolished Premier League side Southampton 4-0 at St. Mary’s.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Torino have officially signed Matteo Brighi on a one-year loan from Roma.
Claudio Marchisio criticised Napoli for refusing to attend the Italian Super Cup trophy ceremony. “We stayed on the pitch when we lost.”
Napoli’s rage about the Super Cup is also because Walter Mazzarri, Goran Pandev and Juan Camilo Zuniga will be suspended against Palermo.
Brazil’s Olympic curse continues, as they surprisingly lost the gold medal final 2-1 to Mexico.
The Italy Under-21 side has lost Alessandro Crescenzi and Riccardo Saponara for the friendly against Holland.
Chievo have officially signed teenage Nancy striker Mehdi Guenouche, announced the club.
Kwadwo Asamoah scored a sensational volley and praised the “team spirit” as Juventus beat Napoli in Beijing.
Andrea Barzagli said the Juventus Super Cup win was for Antonio Conte, Simone Pepe and Leonardo Bonucci.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta said the Italian Super Cup was “a victory by and for Antonio Conte.”
Napoli are so angry at the two red cards in the Italian Super Cup against Juventus that they boycotted the presentation ceremony.
Stand-in Massimo Carrera dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to banned Juventus boss Antonio Conte.
Juventus fought back twice for a 2-2 draw, but when Napoli had two men controversially sent off, the Bianconeri won the Italian Super Cup 4-2 in extra time.
Giovani Dos Santos has been heavily linked with Inter, but the Tottenham man could now be heading towards Fiorentina instead.
Emanuele Pesoli is on hunger strike, chained to the FIGC headquarters, but the Federation insist they cannot solve his problem with the betting trial.
Inter have been linked with a bid for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, while Julio Cesar continues talks with Tottenham.
Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco take on Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev as the Juventus-Napoli Super Cup kicks off in Beijing this afternoon.
Roma have reportedly offered €12m for San Paolo defender Rhodolfo after releasing Gabriel Heinze from his contract.
Atalanta are proud to see four of their players in the Italy squad for next week’s friendly against England. “It’s a record!”
Ex-Siena defender Emanuele Pesoli has chained himself to the front of the FIGC headquarters and started a hunger strike after his ban in the betting scandal.
Newly-promoted Sampdoria earned a creditable 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in last night’s friendly.
Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City turned down “four or five” offers for Mario Balotelli. “Not just from Italy, also from France.”
Italy called up numerous young players for the friendly against England, so Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia had to readjust his squad for Holland.
Alessandro Del Piero sent a message of encouragement to his former Juventus teammates ahead of today’s Supercoppa clash with Napoli.
Roy Hodgson has recalled Michael Carrick for the August 15 friendly between England and Italy.

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