NEWS

Urbano Cairo says he ‘will do anything to keep’ Alessio Cerci at Torino this summer and that he has yet to receive any offers for the forward.
Miguel Angel Britos is reported as on the verge of completing a move from Napoli to Dinamo Moscow.
Il Mattino reiterate that Napoli could tie up negotiations with Lyon for Maxime Gonalons by the end of today.
Serie A clubs start preseason plans from today, with Torino the earliest to report back and the rest of the League to follow shortly.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has hit out at the ‘special’ treatment he sees being dished out to Neymar and compared it to similar work on Cristiano Ronaldo.
A Brazilian agent close to the Ricky Kaka deal has described the player’s vision as ‘clear’: “He wants to return to Brazil before moving to the US.”
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has played down Napoli’s links to Michu, but admits the manager will meet with the Spain striker.
Prospective FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio reportedly wants an experienced Coach to replace Cesare Prandelli, to then act as a mentor to a ‘fresh’ face.
A decision over who will replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach may not be made until the middle of August.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Greece manager Fernando Santos rued “a day of sadness” with their penalty shoot-out defeat to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto said reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time was “justice.”
Greece took 10-man Costa Rica into extra time, but Los Ticos won a dramatic penalty shoot-out and will play Holland.
Agent Mino Raiola insists Mario Balotelli is used as a scapegoat “to hide the real problems in Italian football.”
Holland have warned Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong is “unlikely” to be fit for the World Cup quarter-final.
Arjen Robben apologised for diving in Holland’s 2-1 victory over Mexico, but insisted the decisive incident “was a penalty.”
“Not everyone at Milan loves Mario Balotelli,” warned agent Mino Raiola, who also blasted Italy fans and the FIGC.
Ex-Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia could join West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer.
Kevin-Prince Boateng claims he was kicked out of Ghana’s World Cup squad “for asking where the money went.”
Mexico paid a heavy price for their 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands, as Hector Moreno fractured his tibia.
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera said Arjen Robben “threw himself to the floor” for the decisive Dutch penalty.
The two surprise packages of the Last 16 go head-to-head tonight, as Costa Rica take on Greece.
Louis Van Gaal’s brave gamble paid off and the Netherlands Coach admits “it was an escape” against Mexico.
Holland completed an amazing comeback from 1-0 down at the 87th to eliminate Mexico 2-1 in Fortaleza.
Belgium have scored more goals off the bench than any other side at this World Cup and Marc Wilmots said that’s no coincidence.
Sao Paolo confirmed “we are all agreed” for Ricky Kaka to leave Milan for Orlando City and a loan spell in Brazil.
Diego Armando Maradona believes Chile deserved to knock Brazil out and Colombia are one of the best sides in the World Cup.
Colombia defender Cristian Zapata blamed Clarence Seedorf for his lack of playing time at Milan recently.
Holland have Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben as they take on a Mexico side that is not to be underestimated.
Didier Deschamps praised France for bucking the European trend at the World Cup, but is on his toes against Nigeria.
Napoli are closing in on Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons and could seal the deal by Monday for €12m.
The rumours are gathering momentum that Antonio Conte could become part-time Italy Coach while at Juventus.
Brazilian Sandro Ricci will officiate Germany-Algeria, while American Mark Geiger is the referee for France-Nigeria.
Miroslav Klose is targeting the quarters and a new World Cup scoring record, but warned Germany “can’t underestimate Algeria.”
Torino are reportedly in advanced negotiations for Atletico Madrid midfielder Ruben Perez.

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