What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pirlo 'has bruised calf'
Andrea Pirlo has slight bruising on his calf, but is not thought to be at risk for Italy’s opening Euro 2012 game.
Play-offs: Samp win Varese thriller
Sampdoria have the upper hand in the promotion play-off Final after Daniele Gastaldello struck twice in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Varese.
'Devastating' allegations on Genoa derby
Investigators into the betting scandal claim they know things about the Genoa derby in May 2011 that “will have a devastating effect” on football.
Oddo announces retirement
Massimo Oddo has announced his retirement from football as he takes on a career as a Coach or director of sport.
Pandev: 'I'm in love with Napoli'
Goran Pandev has revealed why he took a pay cut to make his move permanent. “Other clubs wanted me, but I love Napoli.”
Cosmi confirms Lecce exit
Serse Cosmi has announced he is leaving Lecce after their relegation. “I’d like to stay, but there is too much confusion around the club right now” amid the betting scandal.
Asamoah drops Man Utd hint
Kwadwo Asamoah noted on Twitter that he could join Juventus “or go to England” for Manchester United.
Montella to Fiorentina on Sat?
Vincenzo Montella could be officially unveiled as the new Fiorentina Coach on Saturday, according to reports.
Udinese: 'Can't say no to Juve'
Udinese director Fabrizio Larini admits “it’s difficult to say no to Juventus” for Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla, but confirms two new arrivals.
Platini: 'Balotelli can't walk off'
UEFA President Michel Platini sniped at Cesare Prandelli for threatening to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 and revealed Mario Balotelli “will be punished” if he walks off due to racist abuse.
Verratti-Man City claims debated
There is confusion around Marco Verratti, as Pescara today confirmed interest from PSG and Manchester City, but his agent says “nobody told me.”
Pirlo skips Italy session
Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli skipped today’s training session as Italy prepare for Sunday’s Euro 2012 opener against Spain.
Bologna sign Barcelona starlet
Bologna have officially signed 21-year-old Barcelona midfielder Marti Riverola, announced the club.
De Sanctis backs 3-5-2 Italy
Morgan De Sanctis agrees that Italy should switch to Napoli’s 3-5-2 system, but warns against “underestimating” their Group C opponents.
Mou seeks Maicon reunion?
After Douglas Maicon’s agent admitted he was looking for a “change of scenery,” he could reunite with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Official: Sannino and Brienza to Palermo
Palermo have officially signed Coach Giuseppe Sannino and forward Franco Brienza, taking both from Siena.
Ansaldi confirms Napoli talks
Napoli “have made inquiries” after Cristian Ansaldi, confirmed his agent, but they are waiting for a response from Rubin Kazan.
Petkovic 'courageous choice' for Lazio
Director Igli Tare claims new Coach Vladimir Petkovic is “a courageous choice” that can allow Lazio to further improve.
Gasperini turns down Pescara
Pescara hinted PSG and Manchester City are interested in Marco Verratti, but also admit Gian Piero Gasperini turned down the bench.
Chiellini: De Rossi can defend
Giorgio Chiellini says a three-man defence which includes Daniele De Rossi could work for Italy at Euro 2012.
‘Fiorentina want to sell Jovetic’
Former Italian international Sebastiano Nela has claimed that Fiorentina intend to sell Stevan Jovetic this summer.
Lazio introduce boss Petkovic
Vladimir Petkovic is hoping to improve on the work of predecessor Edy Reja after he was unveiled as the new Lazio boss on Wednesday.
Pandev cut pay to join Napoli
Goran Pandev was so desperate to join Napoli from Inter that he accepted a cut in salary, the Azzurri have revealed.
Juan eager to play for Zeman
Roma defender Juan is hoping to revive his career in the Italian capital under new boss Zdenek Zeman.
Napoli sign Pandev from Inter
Napoli have confirmed that Goran Pandev has been signed outright from Serie A rivals Inter following his successful loan spell.
Mueller has Inter option
Thomas Mueller is considering an offer from Inter after admitting that he could leave Bayern Munich this summer.
Italy call-up Astori – just in case
Cagliari defender Davide Astori will join up with the Italy squad at their Euro 2012 training base today as cover for Andrea Barzagli.
Italy remember Auschwitz victims
Italy’s Euro 2012 squad visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Wednesday morning.
Marrone to consider Juve options
Luca Marrone admits that he has no idea whether he will stay with Italian champions Juventus for the 2012-13 campaign.
Isla waiting to be told of move
Mauricio Isla claims that he doesn’t know for sure where he will be playing next season after Juventus made a bid for his services.
Seedorf set for Botafogo
Clarence Seedorf is reportedly on the verge of joining Brazilian club Botafogo as his Milan contract runs down.
Zamparini: No money, no party
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini isn’t expecting a summer transfer session to remember. “There is no money.”
Roma ponder cut-price Rossi
Roma are considering making an offer for injured Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Giovinco delay surprises agent
The agent Sebastian Giovinco is puzzled as to why Parma and Juventus have still not made a decision on the player’s future.
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