Italy test Diamanti midfield
Cesare Prandelli tested a 3-4-1-2 system in training today with a diamond midfield including Alessandro Diamanti, but Mario Balotelli picked up an injury.
Xavi: 'Italy qualify with Spain'
Xavi is confident “Italy will reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals along with Spain, as our mentality doesn’t let us play for a draw.”
Balotelli out of Ireland match?
Mario Balotelli picked up a knee injury in training today and could well miss Italy’s last Group C game with Ireland.
Marotta: 'Inter can't ask Giovinco'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta warns Inter are “breaking the rules” by sniffing around Sebastian Giovinco, while they are “down to details” for Marco Verratti.
Chelsea join Maicon chase
Douglas Maicon has made it clear he wants to leave Inter and it’s reported Chelsea are battling PSG for his signature.
Hammers seek Elia and Castaignos
West Ham are not only in talks with Juventus for Eljero Elia, but also reportedly discussing Luc Castaignos with Inter.
Prandelli: 'Why I quit Fiorentina'
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli reveals the Della Valle brothers were the reason he left Fiorentina. “I asked for two Italian players and they bought five foreign ones.”
Croatian FA condemns 'hooligans'
The Croatian Football Federation condemned “deviant behaviour” from “hooligans” against Italy that prompted UEFA to begin disciplinary proceedings.
Napoli look at Miranda
Napoli appear to be turning their attention to Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian Joao Miranda as a reinforcement for their defence.
Tardelli: 'Irish pride against Italy'
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli insists they will play “for pride” and not make it easy for Italy in the last Group C game.
Barzagli: 'I'm ready for Ireland'
Andrea Barzagli is ready to make his Euro 2012 debut against Ireland and criticised the media for focusing on a potential 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia.
Marchisio warns Balotelli
Claudio Marchisio supports Italy’s 3-5-2 system, warns Mario Balotelli “his opportunities could run out” and believes Spain won’t stitch up the Azzurri.
Juve 'must pay Giovinco's value'
Parma have again warned Juventus they will not get a discount on Sebastian Giovinco. “We invested in him when others wouldn’t and must be paid for his true value.”
Osvaldo on way out of Roma
Roma could opt to sell Pablo Daniel Osvaldo to Espanyol for €15m after just one year at the club, according to the latest reports.
Barcelona-Samp to mark Final?
There are reports Sampdoria could play Barcelona on August 12 in a repeat of the 1992 European Cup Final.
Rossi 'will pay' for Ljajic attack
Delio Rossi is hoping to get back to work after he was sacked by Fiorentina for attacking Adem Ljajic. “I’ve paid for what happened and I will continue to pay.”
UEFA action on Croatia racism
UEFA have confirmed they will take disciplinary action against Croatia after racist chanting and a banana thrown on to the pitch in their game with Italy.
Euro 2004 Denmark-Sweden 'was fair'
The Italian media is dominated by comparisons with Euro 2004, but Thomas Helveg insists that Denmark-Sweden “was a fair game.”
Milan to bring back Nesta?
There are surprising rumours that Alessandro Nesta will sign a new contract with Milan so he can resume his partnership with Thiago Silva.
Roma to take Massacci off Man Utd
Manchester United seem ready to release Alberto Massacci for a return to Serie A with Zdenek Zeman’s Roma.
Inter offer €10m for Kolarov
Inter are stepping up their bidding war with Juventus for Aleksandar Kolarov, offering €10m to Manchester City.
Italy suspicion 'insults' Croatia
Croatia’s Coach Slaven Bilic and players insist it is an “insult” to think they’ll draw with Spain to knock Italy out, while mocking the betting scandal too.
Cakir ref for Italy-Ireland
The referee for Italy’s crunch match with Ireland is Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir, who sent off Mario Balotelli last season.
Genoa confirm Acerbi 'pact' with Milan
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi admits Monaco are in talks with Alberto Gilardino and they have “a pact” with Milan for Francesco Acerbi.
Fiorentina: 'No Chelsea offer for Jovetic'
Fiorentina have silenced transfer rumours by announcing “no offers have come in for Stevan Jovetic, not even from Chelsea or Napoli.”
Sampdoria interview Benitez
Having been turned down by Mauricio Pochettino, Sampdoria are reportedly offering the job to ex-Inter Coach Rafa Benitez.
Trap: 'I won't do Italy any favours'
Giovanni Trapattoni warns he will not make too many changes for the Republic of Ireland’s last game, as otherwise “people will say I’m favouring Italy.”
Parma-Juve: 'Giovinco to auction'
Sebastian Giovinco’s future could be decided in a blind auction, admit Parma and his agent, as talks with Juventus are delayed again.
How will Italy approach Ireland?
Cesare Prandelli confirmed he’ll consider three or four changes against Ireland, so the Italian media consider the options.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
England edge Sweden in thriller
England and Sweden played out an exhilarating Group D clash at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, one that eventually went the way of the English.
France brush aside Ukraine
France defeated co-hosts Ukraine on Friday evening in Donetsk, after a thunderstorm delayed play for 55 minutes.
Roma close to Merkel
Roma are reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal with Genoa to sign midfielder Alexander Merkel.
UEFA investigate ‘banana throwing’
UEFA are set to investigate a report that a banana was thrown on to the pitch during Italy’s draw with Croatia in Poznan this Thursday.
Insigne set for Napoli stay
Lorenzo Insigne will spend pre-season with Napoli, with the hope of earning a place in the squad for next term.
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