Balotelli 'more man than Peter Pan'
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference, insisting he “doesn’t have to prove anything to the English, Italians or anyone else.”
Prandelli: 'No tactical doubts'
Cesare Prandelli refused to give clues as to Italy’s system or players in the Euro 2012 quarter-final with England. “I have no tactical doubts.”
Gerrard hails Italy technique
Steven Gerrard has praised Italy’s midfield for their “superb technique” and believes the quarter-final with England could be decided there.
Hodgson: 'England not Italy style'
Roy Hodgson insists he doesn’t “know what they mean” when people say England play in an Italian style.
Jorgensen on Hodgson and Prandelli
Martin Jorgensen worked with both Cesare Prandelli and Roy Hodgson and explains the similarities and differences between the tacticians.
Brescia blast €0 Caracciolo bid
Brescia have slammed Genoa for “breaking their promises” and refusing to enter a bid in the blind auction for Andrea Caracciolo.
Roma had 'best Destro bid'
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has revealed it was Roma who made a firm offer for Mattia Destro, but Siena buying half the player “made it a complicated knot.”
Behrami hints at Fiorentina exit
Valon Behrami has hinted via Twitter that he could be leaving Fiorentina. “Time to take some hard decision in my life...”
Milan impose player fines
Milan are set to introduce a new code of ethics with fines for taking off shirts to celebrate goals and late nights.
Hodgson: 'England not Italy underdogs'
England manager Roy Hodgson is confident his side are “not underdogs in any way” against four-times World Cup winners Italy tomorrow.
Official: Pescara keep Verratti
Marco Verratti was wanted by Juventus, Roma, Napoli and more, but Pescara and the player today confirmed he is “definitively off the market.”
Rooney 'ready' for Italy
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to tomorrow’s England-Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final. “How much of a boost would it be if we beat them?”
Blind auction results
The blind auctions have been held and Roma bought Fabio Borini from Parma, while Bologna now own Alessandro Diamanti.
Di Canio: 'England are 80s Italy'
Paolo Di Canio believes Roy Hodgson can cause problems for the Azzurri, as his England “look like an Italian team from the 80s.”
Giovinco in Juve mega-offer for Cavani
Juventus have reportedly offered a staggering €20m, Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri for Napoli hitman Edinson Cavani, but Luis Suarez is also an option.
Montolivo to face England?
Thiago Motta is carrying an injury, so there are reports Riccardo Montolivo will start for a revamped Italy against England tomorrow.
Mascara joins Zenga in Dubai?
There are reports Giuseppe Mascara is ready to end his contract with Novara and join Walter Zenga in Dubai.
Semeraro ends Lecce reign
Lecce President Giovanni Semeraro has said goodbye to the fans after selling the club, ending “18 unforgettable years.”
Gamberini has West Ham offer
Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini is “wanted by Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham,” said his agent.
Italy fans struggle to reach Kiev
It’s reported that so few Italy fans are travelling to Kiev for tomorrow’s quarter-final with England that a charter plane had to be cancelled.
Vieira on Balotelli v England
Patrick Vieira gives his verdict on tomorrow’s England-Italy quarter-final and reveals he’s been in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Parma 'happy' ahead of Borini auction
Parma will discover at 10.00 whether they own Fabio Borini or have sold him to Roma, but “either way we’ll be happy.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Greece succumb to four-star Germany
Greece held out as best they could, but were eventually swept aside 4-2 in the Euro 2012 quarter-final by Germany, including a goal from Lazio’s Miroslav Klose.
Bologna buy Taider from Juve
Bologna have officially bought out the remaining half of Saphir Taider’s contract from Juventus.
Destro future up in the air
The mystery over Mattia Destro’s future drags on, as Massimo Moratti hints at a Genoa deal and Siena warn “we’re waiting for offers from Juventus, Inter and Roma.”
There are rumours Roma have the winning bid for Fabio Borini and Bologna will keep Alessandro Diamanti.
Co-ownership deals concluded
Inter have signed Samuele Longo back from Genoa, Juventus handed Albin Ekdal to Cagliari and Gaetano D'Agostino is all Siena among several deadline day co-ownership agreements.
Blind auction list finalised
The list of players going to a blind auction tomorrow morning has been finalised, including Fabio Borini, Alessandro Diamanti, Houssine Kharja and Andrea Lazzari.
Borini and Diamanti blind auctions
Fabio Borini and Alessandro Diamanti are among the players whose future will be decided by a ‘blind auction,’ as their clubs couldn’t reach an agreement.
Lecce complete club sale
Lecce owners the Semeraro family have officially sold the club to Savino Tesoro after 18 years at the helm.
Deadline day co-ownership deals
As the deadline approaches, a series of co-ownership deals have been finalised, including Pescara, Milan, Juventus, Udinese, Novara, Palermo and Genoa.
Genoa: 'Destro only Inter or Siena'
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi claims Mattia Destro will “never go to a club I didn’t agree with” despite the fact he’s now co-owned by Siena.
Capello aide: 'Rooney ungrateful'
Fabio Capello’s former England assistant has slammed “ungrateful” Wayne Rooney ahead of the Italy game. “He can’t teach us anything.”
Sirigu: 'England are solid'
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has warned that quality counts for little in a quarter-final, as “England are very solid.”
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