NEWS

Diego Laxalt’s agent revealed why the Inter midfielder rejected Almeria and Stuttgart for Empoli.
Goran Pandev’s agent admits he was “not happy” at being left off out of the Napoli Champions League squad.
Lega Serie B President Andrea Abodi said the new Italy Coach “needs to have a strong character.”
Inter and Torino Europa League play-off fixtures have been confirmed, starting August 20 and 21.
Antonio Conte is closer to accepting the Italy job after new FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio confirmed talks.
Marco Storari is thought to have agreed terms with Sassuolo, so Christian Abbiati or Stefano Sorrentino could replace him at Juventus.
Roma are reportedly eyeing Tottenham centre-back Vlad Chiriches if Mehdi Benatia goes to Chelsea.
Ex-Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia is reportedly ready to sign for Championship club Watford.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio prepares for Romania and is “open and available” to taking the senior Azzurri job.
There are reports Juventus want €48m plus two Manchester United players – one of them Javier Hernandez – for Arturo Vidal.
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera told Inter target Javier Hernandez to leave Manchester United. “Juventus would be a good option.”
Italy’s referees received an order of 5,000 ‘vanishing spray’ cans to use in Serie A, B and Lega Pro this season.
Inter wide man Diego Laxalt has left the training camp in order to discuss personal terms with Empoli.
There are reports Everton and West Bromwich Albion are battling for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.
Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi insists he and his staff are confident about what the Rossoneri can achieve this season.
Carlo Ancelotti has wished goalkeeper Diego Lopez well as the goalkeeper prepares to join Milan.
New Genoa signing Mauricio Pinilla says the history and charm of the club were two of the things that lured him there.
Roma’s Miralem Pjanic says he decided to stay at the club because he wants to win the Scudetto.
Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi says he is 90 per cent sure he will stay with the Viola this season.
Carlo Ancelotti has ruled himself out of being the new Italy Coach but is sure there will be time for him to do the job in the future.
Patrick Vieira has slammed Italian clubs’ decision to vote in Carlo Tavecchio as the new FIGC President, accusing them of not fighting racism.
Sampdoria confirm they have signed goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano from newly promoted Serie A side Palermo.
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero has set his sights on the Viola achieving Champions League qualification this season.
New FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has held preliminary talks with Antonio Conte regarding the Italy coaching position.
It is reported that Antonio Candreva is close to agreeing a new contract to remain at Lazio.
Patrice Evra is delighted to be working with Carlos Tevez again at Juventus, describing his former Manchester United teammate as like a brother.
Carlo Tavecchio admits that the FIGC are working towards finding Italy’s next Coach, but that reports of talks with Antonio Conte are not accurate.
Morgan De Sanctis says that Roma at this moment have a squad capable of battling on three fronts and going for the Scudetto.
Morgan De Sanctis backs Mehdi Benatia as ‘a model professional’ and asserts that history shows if Roma lose him, they can still push forward.
Vojislav Stankovic’s agent has confirmed an offer has arrived from Lazio, but that Partizan Belgrade have over-priced the player.
Interested parties reportedly have until August 20 to finalise any deal for Juan Cuadrado, before Fiorentina take him off the market.
Alberto Aquilani’s future at Fiorentina remains in the balance, with it suggested that talks over a new contract are no longer ongoing.
Claudio Lotito has reflected on his ‘month-and-a-half’ away from Lazio, and his ambitions to win back angry Aquile supporters.
Verona are the latest club said to be interested in trying to sign Frederik Sorensen from Juventus this summer.
Former FIGC and CONI President Franco Carraro admits that Carlo Tavecchio may not be ‘ideal’, but suggests he is still ‘the best option’.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES