NEWS

Simone Inzaghi warns Lazio “are no longer a surprise package. We want to confirm our status” in Serie A.
After abandoning Paul Baccaglini’s takeover bid, Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini confirmed he’s back in talks with Frank Cascio.
Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel will join Sevilla today for €20m plus bonuses and a percentage on his future sale, claim multiple reports.
Mattia Perin confirms he has fully healed and committed to Genoa, but urges Milan fans to understand Gianluigi Donnarumma’s position.
Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero has officially been loaned to Serie B side Venezia.
Torino are already close to Duvan Zapata and now hold talks with Bologna for midfielder Godfred Donsah.
Leonel Vangioni said he wanted a return to River Plate and Milan seem set to grant him that wish.
Sky Sport Deutschland also now claim that Douglas Costa’s move from Bayern Munich to Juventus is imminent, though there are disagreements over the price.
Inter could send Italy international forward Eder back to his old club Sampdoria for €6m.
Mario Rui’s agent warns Roma he “will not attend pre-season training. We were told they had agreed terms with Napoli and we won’t turn back now.”
Luis Muriel could sign for Sevilla tonight, as his agent flies out to complete the transfer, Sampdoria pocketing €20m plus bonuses.
Sky Sport Italia claim problems have emerged between Napoli and Roma for full-back Mario Rui.
Although he had wanted a return to Boca Juniors, it’s reported Inter midfielder Gary Medel will sign for Mexican club Tigres tomorrow.
Keita Balde Diao could be heading for Chelsea, as the Lazio forward realised Juventus, Inter and Milan are looking elsewhere.
Inter bid €57m for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, but he turned it down because of his Juventus past, claim Chilean media.
Juventus are close to agreeing terms with Bayern Munich for Douglas Costa, spreading out the €40m plus bonuses cost over two years.
Torino are on the verge of signing Duvan Zapata from Napoli for €20m, including performance-related bonuses.
Lucas Biglia is reportedly on the verge of completing a transfer to Milan after Lazio agreed to a €15m plus bonuses fee.
Roma director Monchi assured “we can wait a lifetime” for Francesco Totti to decide his next career step. “It’s a crucial moment in his life.”
Norberto Neto assures Valencia that he’s not worried by competition for his place. “I had Gigi Buffon at Juventus…”
Maxime Gonalons “never hesitated” to accept Roma after quitting Olympique Lyonnais and feels they have “the strongest midfield in Italy.”
Roma director of sport Monchi assures “the time of sales is over. Radja Nainggolan will stay and now we build a team with options.”
Juventus are turning their focus towards Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo, dropping interest in Serge Aurier and Danilo.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri let loose on VAR, early kick-offs and a lack of infrastructure spending in Serie A. “It’s embarrassing when we play abroad.”
Maurizio Sarri has learned how to handle Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ rages and admits “winning is more enjoyable than compliments.”
Napoli have announced a pre-season friendly against Espanyol at the Stadio San Paolo on August 10.
Roma and Zenit risk losing out on Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth after he confirmed “my agent is flying out to speak with Tottenham Hotspur.”
Former Roma, Inter, Sampdoria and Tottenham Hotspur target Sebastian Driussi has officially joined Zenit St Petersburg from River Plate.
Atalanta have officially signed midfielder Joao Schmidt as a free agent after his Sao Paulo contract expired.
Veteran defender Nicolas Spolli is excited to sign for Genoa after undergoing a medical. “I’m happy.”
Roma director Monchi admits “we’re a long way off Gregoire Defrel, as Sassuolo want a lot of money.”
Juventus are reportedly just days away from securing both Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich and Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi.
Lucas Biglia has not turned up for Lazio pre-season training, fuelling reports he wants to push through a transfer to Milan.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco warns “some players shouldn’t be wandering about the pitch. They need a precise idea of what they are doing.”
Lorenzo Insigne hopes “to wear the Napoli jersey forever, as my heart beats for this club. We start the season on great foundations” and aren’t missing much for Scudetto.