NEWS

Parma chief Tommaso Ghirardi is hoping that Raffaele Palladino can finally live up to his potential this season.
Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay could be the latest player to join transfer active Inter, stories in Spain are suggesting.
Genoa and Milan could team up on the transfer market to sign Brescia youngster Omar El Kaddouri.
Inter did consider making an offer to Juventus for Fabio Quagliarella before signing Antonio Cassano from Milan this week.
The representative of Andrea Poli has confirmed that Juventus are talking with Sampdoria about his client.
Juventus showed no interest in Antonio Cassano ahead of his move from Milan to city rivals Inter this week, his agent has noted.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Former Roma defender Antonio Carlos Zago is impressed by the club’s swoop for compatriot Leandro Castan.
Francesco Guidolin is far from satisfied with Udinese’s play-off draw in Braga. “We won’t get into the Champions League playing like that.”
Giampiero Pinzi concedes the draw was “the right result” and a positive start in Udinese’s Champions League play-off with Braga.
Udinese have taken a 1-1 draw away from Braga after Dusan Basta’s header was wiped out by an Ismaily blockbuster in the Champions League play-off.
Siena have signed Argentine defender Matias Martinez, who underwent his medical today.
Catania have officially signed Uruguayan defender Alexis Rolin from Nacional Montevideo for around €5m.
Milan have decided to sign Ze Eduardo from Genoa even before he starts his trial run, as Alexandre Pato’s injury causes concern. “I’m so happy!”
Vladimir Petkovic is keeping his cards close to his chest against Mura 05, but warned Lazio “cannot get it wrong” in the Europa League play-off.
Gianluigi Buffon will miss Juventus-Parma on Saturday after he was diagnosed with a thigh problem.
Andrea Stramaccioni promises “respect and effort” in the Europa League play-off with Vaslui, while hailing Javier Zanetti’s 800th Inter appearance and the new signings.
Udinese rely on Antonio Di Natale and Diego Fabbrini as they face Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-off.
Juventus protested that Antonio Conte’s 10-month ban was a “witch-hunt,” but one of the judges in the betting trial insists “he was lucky” not to get three years.
Newly-promoted Pescara have struck a deal for Hajduk Split striker Ante Vukusic, who caused Inter problems in the Europa League.
Alessandro Diamanti has officially signed a contract extension tying him to Bologna until June 2017.
Luca Toni is reportedly set to continue his playing career in La Liga by signing for Getafe.
It’s reported Fernando Llorente is edging closer to Juventus after putting in a transfer request to Athletic Bilbao.
Udinese take on Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-off tonight and patron Giampaolo Pozzo has “great faith” in Francesco Guidolin.
Alvaro Pereira is heading to San Siro after his agent confirmed “Porto are negotiating with Inter” for a €13m move.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has again blasted the sporting justice system for “confirming our worst suspicions” after Antonio Conte’s 10-month ban was confirmed.
Milan striker Alexandre Pato has sustained another thigh injury in training today, so he’s expected to miss the season opener with Sampdoria.
Danubio goalkeeper Mauro Goicoechea has revealed that he is set to join Italian giants Roma this summer.
Adrian Mutu will join French club Ajaccio after he successfully rescinded his contract with Serie B side Cesena.
Genoa striker Jose Ze Eduardo will spend the next nine days on trial at Milan with a view to a permanent transfer.
The agent of Gaston Ramirez expects the player to remain at Bologna after his proposed move to Southampton collapsed.
Walter Gargano has sent an open letter to the Napoli fans which explains why he has opted to join Inter.
Antonio Cassano says he’s realised a dream after completing a move to Inter – the team of his heart.
Alberto Masi is 100 per cent a Juventus player after the Old Lady signed him outright from Pro Vercelli on Wednesday.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has named a 20-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League game against FC Vaslui.

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