Rafa Benitez reveals why Napoli are better suited to him than Inter. “They have more enthusiasm, more eagerness, hungry and with less age.”
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli is out of Monday’s Italy-Nigeria and at risk for Livorno after an injury against Germany.
Nigeria – Italy’s next friendly opponents – have qualified for the 2014 World Cup, beating Ethiopia 2-0.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was furious with American organisers after Argentina’s draw with Ecuador.
While Andrea Pirlo commented on his Juventus contract situation, it’s reported Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United want him.
Erick Thohir watched as Inter fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat against Chiasso with Walter Samuel and Zdravko Kuzmanovic injured.
Kwadwo Asamoah, Mehdi Benatia, Gervinho and Kevin Constant are nominees for African Player of the Year.
Jose Maria Callejon admits “football is like a religion” at Napoli and he finds Serie A more open than La Liga.
Fabio Quagliarella said Juventus have “nothing to envy Barcelona’s midfield” and gets his dancing shoes on.
Kevin Strootman hit back at critics from the top of Serie A. “Some found it incomprehensible Roma paid €18m for me.”
Milan general manager Adriano Galliani admits he’s “fascinated” by the idea of going into politics, but would never join PSG.
Fiorentina’s search for a goalkeeper could take them to Barcelona and Victor Valdes.
Juventus have been linked with huge offers for both Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool star Luis Suarez.
There are reports Juventus are preparing a swoop for Chelsea captain John Terry if he doesn’t renew his contract.
Andrea Barzagli will not go to London for Italy’s friendly against Nigeria after limping off with Germany.
Domenico Criscito was content with his first Italy cap since October 2012 and explained Germany’s tactical trap.
Leonardo Bonucci explained how he set up Italy’s goal and almost gave one away to Germany in their 1-1 draw.
Carlo Ancelotti claims Adriano Galliani “is the most important person” at the club and admits “being Milan Coach is not simple.”
Walter Mazzarri said he is “on the same page” as new Inter President Erick Thohir after they finally met.
Gigi Buffon was particularly glad to “maintain our unbeaten run against Germany” that now stretches to 18 years.
Thiago Motta assures he put his scuffle with Toni Kroos behind him, despite an “unsporting” tackle.
Cesare Prandelli warned Italy must cling to “humility” at the World Cup after their draw with Germany.
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Germany Coach Joachim Löw was pleased with “an intense and aggressive game” against Italy to prepare for the World Cup.
Watch highlights of Italy's 1-1 international friendly draw with Germany.
Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos felt Germany “could’ve easily won” after their 1-1 draw with Italy at San Siro.
Andrea Pirlo is “optimistic” that Italy will do well at the World Cup after their 1-1 friendly draw with Germany.
Italy’s medical staff revealed Dani Osvaldo needed injections after suffering from a “serious allergic reaction.”
Ignazio Abate admits he was surprised to score his debut Italy goal with his left foot. “It must be a first!”
Cesare Prandelli believes Italy did well in their friendly draw and cannot “think we can dominate Germany.”
Ignazio Abate’s first Italy goal secured a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany, though the visitors hit the woodwork three times at San Siro.
Agent Mino Raiola claims Paul Pogba is “the best player in the world at his age and is like a Monet painting.”
Italy face Germany in tonight’s high-profile friendly with Mario Balotelli and Dani Osvaldo against Mario Götze and Thomas Muller.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete sees tonight’s meeting with Germany as “a fake friendly” preparing for the World Cup.
Adil Rami is part of the Milan squad who will face Young Boys in a Swiss friendly tomorrow.