NEWS

Benfica could report Juventus to FIFA for an illegal approach towards Luisao, according to Portuguese papers.
Athletic Bilbao have named their 21-man squad for the Champions League play-off with Napoli.
The Champions League play-off Napoli-Athletic Bilbao will be officiated by Swede Jonas Eriksson.
Andrea Pirlo “will gladly accept” an Italy call-up from new Coach Antonio Conte, postponing his retirement.
Roma declare “Mehdi Benatia is our player,” but Manchester United and Chelsea fight while Bayern Munich fly in.
It’s reported Adil Rami is out of tonight’s Valencia-Milan friendly to avoid ugly scenes with his old fans.
Verona director Giovanni Gardini confirmed “we like Nico Lopez” and want to get him from Udinese.
Juventus and Liverpool reportedly asked AS Monaco for Radamel Falcao on loan, as Valencia want Fernando Llorente.
Palermo are reportedly on the verge of signing Santos left-back Emerson.
Zdenek Zeman believes Cagliari can “learn a lesson” from their 4-0 demolition at the hands of Celta Vigo.
Clement Grenier’s agent confirms “there are three interested clubs, including Milan,” for the Lyon midfielder.
Vincenzo Montella celebrated Fiorentina’s win over Real Madrid and mocked Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
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Sampdoria were beaten 2-0 by Liga champions Atletico Madrid to get second place in the Trofeo Carranza.
The Second Round of the Coppa Italia had more surprises, including the unusual sight of two red cards during a shoot-out.
Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari were hammered 4-0 by Celta Vigo in Spain this evening.
Mario Gomez and Marcos Alonso wiped out Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal as Fiorentina beat Real Madrid 2-1.
There are reports Atletico Madrid and Torino have agreed a €20m transfer fee for Alessio Cerci.
Roma want a bidding war for Mehdi Benatia between Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Juventus have joined Southampton, Roma and Lazio in chasing Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.
Inter have now officially completed the paperwork to sign Gary Medel from Cardiff City.
Atalanta crushed fellow Serie A side Chievo 3-0 in a pre-season friendly.
Italy international Thiago Motta has a suspected broken nose, as he was headbutted after PSG’s game with Bastia.
Diego Lopez and Pablo Armero are in the Milan squad against Valencia tomorrow, but Mario Balotelli has flu.
Sky Sports claim Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is en route to complete a €30m Manchester United move.
Andrea Ranocchia is pleased with Inter’s summer efforts and fired up for Stjarnan in the Europa League.
Udinese have cancelled tomorrow’s planned friendly with Bursaspor due to floods.
Torino and Juventus continue to press Milan for Colombian international defender Cristian Zapata.
Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman is known for his vicious criticism of Juventus, but reveals he “slept with their jersey on.”
Police are investigating after Palermo’s training ground and Press room were vandalised last night.
Juventus and Milan are ready to pounce after Ezequiel Lavezzi’s PSG problems intensified this weekend.
Hajduk Split defender Franjo Prce admits a deal is “practically done” for him to join Lazio next week. “I can’t wait!”
Eduardo Vargas admits Napoli “have other priorities and received many offers” including Arsenal and Valencia.
Massimiliano Allegri explained why he left Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal out of a 5-0 Juventus win in Singapore.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti backs Antonio Conte to succeed with Italy and hopes Roma win the Scudetto.