NEWS

Marco Cassetti could wrap up a deal with Fiorentina in the coming days after he was released by Roma.
Torino have not given up hope of signing Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci despite new Coach Vincenzo Montella insisting that the player would not be sold.
Inter and Juventus have emerged as the front-runners to bring Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov back to Serie A.
Real Madrid have expressed an interest in signing Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng in a deal that could see Kaka sent back to the Rossoneri as a makeweight.
Mathieu Flamini will reportedly reject Milan’s offer to extend his contract and leave the club as a free agent.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Germany survived a scare and a strong Danish penalty shout to win 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals to take on Greece.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational brace sent Holland to a third consecutive defeat, as Portugal will face the Czech Republic in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Fernando Torres warns Spain they can’t play for a 2-2 draw against Croatia. “What happened to Russia must ring alarm bells.”
Slaven Bilic has assured Italy they “have to trust” Croatia not to stitch them up intentionally with Spain tomorrow.
Damien Duff has described wearing the captain’s armband against Italy on his 100th cap for Ireland as “an awfully proud moment.”
Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy will “begin a new tournament” if they reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Cesare Prandelli hinted Italy have been working on a return to 4-3-1-2 against Ireland for some time. “I don’t just wake up in the morning and change my mind.”
Maxi Lopez says he “would like to stay in Serie A,” but denied holding talks with Parma or Napoli.
Cicinho has surprisingly revealed he “smoked and got drunk” while dropped from the Roma squad. “I didn’t do drugs because of the anti-doping tests.”
Mauricio Isla has effectively sealed his transfer to Juventus by sending a message to Udinese on Twitter.
Giovanni Trapattoni gave a typically fiery Press conference ahead of Ireland’s match with Italy on Monday night, including an attack on Roy Keane.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri is celebrating Milan’s decision “not to dismantle” the squad by keeping Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Parma risk going to a blind auction for both Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Borini, as they are yet to reach an agreement with Roma.
Alberto Aquilani’s future remains in the balance, as there are reports Liverpool will renew his loan to Milan at a cheaper rate.
FIFA agent and transfer expert Ernesto Bronzetti tells Juventus to “hurry up” for Robin Van Persie and predicts a new winning era in Turin.
Domenico Criscito is confident “Italy will reach the next round” of Euro 2012, even if he is still bitter at missing out.
Mario Balotelli took part in training today, so he could recover in time for tomorrow’s match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pleased that Milan decided not to sell Thiago Silva and confirmed he’ll stay, but urged the club to “bring in new players.”
Ezequiel Lavezzi has “not yet signed for PSG, but it’s a pure formality,” assured the Napoli striker.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened the door to Juventus for Edinson Cavani, but only “if they bring me €70m in cash.”
Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli says he’ll be “Italy’s biggest fan” if they progress, but that won’t stop him trying to eliminate them tomorrow.
Juventus are shopping at Euro 2012 and entering a bidding war with Lazio over Polish international Jakub Blaszczykowski.
Lille reportedly turned down an initial €5m offer from Inter for their French international right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
There are surprise rumours that Ricky Kaka could return to Milan just three years after his €70m move to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have reportedly overtaken Chelsea and PSG in the race for Douglas Maicon by offering a straight swap with Inter target Nuri Sahin.
Alberto Aquilani has a contract lined up at Milan, claim newspapers, but only after he has terminated his deal with Liverpool.
Cesare Prandelli insisted he wouldn’t change Italy’s 3-5-2 system against Ireland, but it’s reported he tested the four-man defence in a hidden training session.
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman has returned home after minor heart surgery and is said to be recovering well.
Reports continue to suggest newly-promoted Sampdoria are in negotiations with Rafa Benitez to take over the team.

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