NEWS

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis felt Kalidou Koulibaly “ruined his image” with contract comments, but won’t be sold.
England’s European Championship opener curse continues, as Russia snatched a last-gasp equaliser for 1-1 in Marseille.
Marek Hamsik “thought I’d scored” for Slovakia when denied by a goal-line clearance in their 2-1 defeat to Wales.
Mauricio Pinilla reveals “it’d be difficult to stay” at Atalanta if Gian Piero Gasperini becomes their new Coach.
West Bromwich Albion have joined the race for Palermo star Franco Vazquez, along with Roma, Milan and Tottenham.
Italy legend Paolo Rossi feels the “uncertainty” in attack will prove to be a problem for Antonio Conte.
Reports in Colombia claim Inter are close to a deal for Atletico Nacional talent Marlos Moreno.
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi felt they were “unlucky in the key moments” of their 1-0 defeat to Switzerland.
Roma will begin contract renegotiations with Kostas Manolas to stave off interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Manolo Gabbiadini seems to be heading to Germany, as Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 emerge as favourites for the Napoli striker.
Gareth Bale’s free kick and a scuffed Hal Robson-Kanu effort allowed Wales to beat Marek Hamsik’s Slovakia 2-1 in Bordeaux.
Torino are reportedly in talks with Chelsea for Nathaniel Chalobah and Manchester City for Seko Fofana.
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has undergone knee surgery and is expected to be back in October or November.
As Silvio Berlusconi awaits heart surgery, intermediary Sal Galatioto flies in for talks with Fininvest over the Milan sale.
Radja Nainggolan denied telling reporters: “Antonio Conte really wants me at Chelsea and I hear strange voices from Roma.”
Marouane Fellaini said Belgium “need to play with balls” against Italy in their Euro 2016 opener on Monday.
Marc Wilmots insists Belgium “want to win” against Italy and uses criticism of his defence to spur them on.
Dries Mertens assured he’ll stay at Napoli and is confident “Gonzalo Higuain will also sign a new contract.”
Switzerland scraped a 1-0 win over 10-man Albania thanks to Fabian Schär and an early error from Etrit Berisha.
Cesare Prandelli confirms he “shook hands and I gave my word” to join Lazio, even though the club is interviewing other Coaches.
There was an injury scare for Belgium, as Eden Hazard limped out of training, but he is expected to be fit for Italy.
Carpi have renewed their contract with Coach Fabrizio Castori despite relegation from Serie A.
Newly-promoted Crotone confirm they will announce their Coach next week and it’s likely to be Walter Zenga.
Napoli are expected to announce a deal for Piotr Zielinski soon, paying Udinese €12m plus Juan Camilo Zuniga, who will join Watford.
Leonardo Bonucci called Italy Coach Antonio Conte “a hammer” as they prepare for Belgium. “Everything we do in training has a reason.”
Dries Mertens warned Belgium that Italy and Antonio Conte “are very strong tactically, especially in defence.”
With Miralem Pjanic joining Juventus, Roma look at Borja Valero, but Fiorentina want at least €20m.
Antonio Conte bitterly criticised referee Mark Clattenburg, assigned to Belgium v Italy, as “making fun of us.”
Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Matteo Darmian that he’ll be staying at Manchester United, despite Juventus interest.
Italy plan to field an all-attack 3-5-2 against Belgium, using Stephan El Shaarawy and Antonio Candreva to trouble the weak defence.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed Miralem Pjanic “strongly wanted” this transfer by activating the Roma clause.
Angelo Ogbonna discussed life at West Ham United and why Antonio Conte “never lets a detail go unnoticed.”
Mattia De Sciglio hailed Antonio Conte for “the ability to make you memorise movements quickly” and is regaining his confidence.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni confirms Miralem Pjanic “has asked to activate his release clause” to join Juventus.
There are reports Yaya Toure would be prepared to halve his Manchester City wages to push through an Inter move.

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