Serie A ready to thrill again
As we head into the 2017-18 season, major changes are setting up this newest round of Italy’s top flight to be the best in years.
Murillo: 'Learned a lot at Inter'
Jeison Murillo is glad the negotiations are finally over and he has completed his move to Valencia, having learned “a great deal” at Inter.
Giampaolo: 'Schick not a Samp player'
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo discussed Patrik Schick, Fabio Quagliarella and Ricky Alvarez ahead of their Serie A opener with Benevento.
Official: Murillo joins Valencia
Valencia have confirmed the completion of their transfer for Inter defender Jeison Murillo, on a two-year loan with obligation to buy.
Borriello explains Cagliari exit
Marco Borriello explained why he is leaving Cagliari for Spal, but insists he never argued with Coach Massimo Rastelli.
Juric: 'Genoa must start new buys'
Ivan Juric confirmed new buys Luca Rossettini and Andrej Galabinov will start for Genoa against Sassuolo, while Diego Laxalt is uncertain.
Vialli: 'Most balanced Serie A'
Gianluca Vialli is looking forward to “the most evenly-balanced Serie A season of the last 10 years. Juventus weakened and Milan have the strongest defence.”
Toni: 'Higuain in world's best four'
Luca Toni believes Douglas Costa can inspire Gonzalo Higuain to Capocannoniere status. “He’s one of the four best centre-forwards in the world.”
Donadoni: 'Bologna learned lessons'
Roberto Donadoni can count on Rodrigo Palacio for tomorrow’s season opener against Torino. “Bologna have learned our lessons.”
Man Utd still dream of Donnarumma
According to The Sun, Manchester United would let David De Gea join Real Madrid next summer if they got Gianluigi Donnarumma from Milan.
Juve request Sanches on loan
Juventus are taking a low-cost approach to their midfield and requesting Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern Munich.
De Roon: 'I always wanted Atalanta'
Marten De Roon confessed he has been working on a return to Atalanta since February, having only joined Middlesbrough in July 2016.
Donnarumma: 'I've never felt fear'
Gianluigi Donnarumma discussed Milan ambitions, the “responsibility” of being a goalkeeper, fearing nothing and playing with Leonardo Bonucci.
Iturbe flies out for Tijuana
Juan Manuel Iturbe flew out this morning to complete his €5m transfer from Roma to Mexicans Club Tijuana Xolos.
Donnarumma: 'Milan not about money'
Gianluigi Donnarumma “received many offers and gave up on a lot in order to stay at my home,” explaining the Milan contract was “not about money.”
Chelsea closer to Candreva
Inter are prepared to sell Antonio Candreva to Chelsea for €27.3m (£25m), according to the Mirror newspaper.
Lotito: 'Keita to Juve extortion'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito confirms “Milan offered €35m for Keita Balde Diao, West Ham €32m and Napoli €30m. Juventus bid €15m – it’s extortion.”
Agent: 'Mikulic close to Sampdoria'
Sampdoria are “close to concluding a deal” for RNK Split centre-back Bozo Mikulic, confirmed the player’s agent.
Sporting plan Gabigol compromise
Sporting CP are now prepared to pay some of Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa’s salary during a loan from Inter, but negotiations continue.
Jovetic turns down Newcastle
Stevan Jovetic has reportedly turned down a move to Newcastle United, as he hopes Sevilla can still reach an agreement with Inter.
As: Juve €75m for Kovacic
Juventus offered €75m for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, claims Spanish paper As, but it was rejected.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cancelo goodbye to Valencia
Joao Cancelo was in tears as he said goodbye to Valencia fans this evening, having played his final game before the transfer to Inter.
Barzagli: ‘Bonucci not crucial’
Andrea Barzagli admits Leonardo Bonucci was “very important” for Juventus, but not like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Cancelo to Inter on Monday?
Joao Cancelo started for Valencia against Las Palmas tonight, but he’ll reportedly be an Inter player by Monday.
Ones to watch in Week 1
After 83 days without calcio, Serie A gets back underway tomorrow for the 2017-18 season.
Reports: Kalinic to Milan done
Multiple reports say Fiorentina have accepted Milan’s bid for Nikola Kalinic, a loan with obligation to buy.
Perisic set for Inter renewal?
Reports suggest Ivan Perisic has agreed to a new Inter contract, worth €5.5m per season until 2021.
Alisson: ‘Roma want the Scudetto’
Roma goalkeeper Alisson declares “we’re aiming for the Scudetto”, believing only Juventus are stronger.
Matuidi in Juventus squad
Blaise Matuidi could make his Juventus debut tomorrow, as he’s been included in the squad to face Cagliari.
‘Antonelli won’t leave Milan’
Luca Antonelli’s agent insists the defender won’t leave Milan this summer - “he wants to redeem himself”.
Cagliari drop Borriello
Marco Borriello is believed to be in talks with SPAL, and Cagliari haven’t called him up for their trip to Juventus.
Milan close to Kalinic deal
Following further meetings today, Milan are believed to be close to signing Nikola Kalinic on loan with obligation to buy.
Agent: ‘Paletta is waiting’
Gabriel Paletta’s agent calls Lazio “a great club”, but the Milan defender hasn’t spoken to them.
Kalinic stripped of number 9
Fiorentina have released their squad numbers for this season, with Nikola Kalinic losing the number 9 shirt.
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