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Barcelona flew out to view Juventus transfer target Gabriel Barbosa, more commonly known as Gabigol.
Francesco Totti wants to end his Roma career with the Scudetto, but admits “it’s difficult because right now there’s a stronger team.”
Mauro Icardi was reportedly contacted by Napoli and said he was open to a transfer as Gonzalo Higuain’s replacement.
The Corriere dello Sport claims Juventus will sell several stars to pay Gonzalo Higuain’s €94m release clause from Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vincenzo Montella was “certainly happy” after Milan beat Bordeaux 2-1 on his debut as Coach. “The team showed good spirit.”
Vincenzo Montella’s Milan got off to an impressive start, beating Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 with a Suso brace.
Napoli have finally broken their silence on Gonzalo Higuain. “He never said he wants to leave and Juventus never asked for him.”
Antonio Conte spoke to Italian media after his debut Chelsea defeat and warned “we have to shake out skeletons from last season.”
Bologna, Cagliari, Genoa and Palermo thumped in the goals, but Chievo lost their friendly 3-0 to Standard Liege.
Antonio Conte said Chelsea “can compete for the title,” welcomes N’Golo Kante and is “waiting for” Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Fiorentina reportedly have a deal to take 20-year-old winger Hernan Toledo on loan from Velez Sarsfield.
Lazio defender Santiago Gentiletti has joined his new Genoa teammates in pre-season training.
Antonio Conte lost his debut on the Chelsea bench, falling 2-0 to Rapid Vienna in a performance with many defensive errors.
Carlo Ancelotti’s first friendly in charge of Bayern Munich was a 4-3 thriller against fifth-tier SV Lippstadt. “The first half was good.”
Napoli have a list of potential replacements for Gonzalo Higuain, including Islam Slimani, Carlos Bacca, Mauro Icardi, Simone Zaza and Alvaro Morata.
Udinese fumbled a 2-0 lead for their 2-2 friendly draw with Russian side FK Krasnodar.
Napoli are set to offer Gonzalo Higuain €8m per year wages and a halved release clause to fight off Juventus and Arsenal interest.
Inter President Erick Thohir backed “star player” Roberto Mancini and assured Mauro Icardi “is not for sale.”
Juventus named their squad for the Australian tour, including Miralem Pjanic, Medhi Benatia and Roberto Pereyra.
Carlos Bacca reiterated his “priority is Milan, but I want to play in the Champions League and win it.”
Inter boss Roberto Mancini is not only being linked with the England job, but the bench in Russia as well.
Abdoulay Konko’s agent confirms Milan talks, but is “stunned that Lazio didn’t even offer a contract renewal.”
Now that Chelsea have signed N’Golo Kante from Leicester City, it opens the door for Nemanja Matic to join Juventus, claim ESPN.
Emanuele Giaccherini has officially joined Napoli from Sunderland in a deal reported to be worth €1.5m plus bonuses.
Marko Pjaca is “close to Juventus, but nothing can happen until the agreement with Dinamo Zagreb is signed,” said his agent.
Davide Santon should complete his transfer from Inter to Napoli for approximately €6m next week.
Sevilla have officially agreed terms with Palermo for Franco Vazquez, pending a medical.
Medhi Benatia confirmed he shares a very specific goal with Juventus. “We want to win the Champions League.”
Medhi Benatia said he wanted Juventus a year ago and is happy to “challenge myself against the monsters” in defence.
Chelsea are prepared to offer €32m to Roma for Kostas Manolas and a €4m per year contract.
The official Napoli radio station claims Gonzalo Higuain “will almost certainly join Arsenal for €50m plus Olivier Giroud” to avoid him going to Juventus.
Ianis Hagi is only 17, but already has very clear ideas. “I am ready for Serie A and chose Fiorentina because they play good football.”
Milan and Torino are the favourites to sign Clement Grenier from Olympique Lyonnais, writes L’Equipe.
Roberto Mancini named a 23-man squad for Inter’s US tour, facing Real Salt Lake, PSG, Estudiantes and Bayern Munich.

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