NEWS

Costa Rica have lost leading striker Alvaro Saborio for the World Cup, through an injury picked up in training.
Manchester City have reportedly had a first bid for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia turned down by the capital club.
Ciro Immobile is expected to today complete a €19.5m transfer from Torino and Juventus to join Borussia Dortmund.
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport
Long-time Inter target Bacary Sagna has confirmed he is leaving Arsenal this summer.
Torino President Urbano Cairo says he feels sorry for Parma counterpart Tommaso Ghirardi after the Granata took the Gialloblu’s Europa League place.
Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Ciro Immobile’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will be completed tomorrow.
England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with what he has seen from his squad as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.
Former Lazio defender Giuseppe Biava says he wants to go into coaching once his playing days come to an end.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi admits he is envious of his Spanish friends and teammates for having won the World Cup.
It is reported that Tottenham Hotspur technical director Franco Baldini could be set to leave the club.
It has been confirmed that Roma defender Leandro Castan has signed a new contract with the club.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi says the decision to deny his club a place in the Europa League means he is finished with football.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says his client is happy with Fiorentina and that there is no rush for him to sign a new contract.
Parma have lost their appeal against the FIGC’s decision not to grant them a UEFA license for next season.
Former Milan Coach Leonardo has wished Pippo Inzaghi the best of luck as the Rossoneri’s new boss.
Pippo Inzaghi has refused to confirm or deny that he is set to be unveiled as Milan’s new Coach.
Riccardo Montolivo has expressed his hope that the upcoming World Cup will be Giuseppe Rossi’s time to shine.
Riccardo Montolivo has praised Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli’s attention to detail, saying he leaves no stone unturned.
Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo admits the Azzurri will not start the World Cup as favourites but wants his team to be surprise packages in Brazil.
Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo says he has no opinion of Pippo Inzaghi, who appears set to be appointed as Rossoneri Coach.
Mateo Kovacic has emphasised that his future is at Inter and denies being left unhappy with early struggles for playing time.
Shkodran Mustafi has reflected on the ‘dream’ it is to be training with Germany and jokes that Miroslav Klose has already had him sign for Lazio.
Michael Essien’s future at Milan will be discussed after the World Cup and will depend on the new Coach, says his agent.
Lazio will reportedly stipulate two requirements for Edy Reja to continue as Coach, or likely bring in Simone Inzaghi as his replacement.
Marcello Lippi says he sees similarities between the current Italy squad and that he won the 2006 World Cup with, as he wishes Cesare Prandelli good luck.
Paul Scholes has urged Italy’s Group D opponents England to play at the World Cup in the same manner as Liverpool last season.
Florentino Perez has conceded that Real Madrid will talk to Alvaro Morata to discuss whether a move away would be in his best interests.
Cesare Maldini says that Italy ‘have good prospects’ heading out to the World Cup, but that Brazil remain outright favourites.
Cagliari forward Victor Ibarbo says he is ‘honoured’ by a transfer link to Napoli and admits he would like Champions League football next year.
World Cup winning-Coach Marcello Lippi was a notable guest at Italy’s Thursday morning training session at Coverciano.
Borussia Dortmund’s interest in Ciro Immobile continues, with it reported that they have now increased their offer to €19m.
Pippo Inzaghi’s priority for Milan in the transfer window is apparently to sign at least one from Alessio Cerci and Juan Manuel Iturbe.
Francesco Totti says he hopes Mehdi Benatia stays, as he reflects on Roma’s past season and their one to come in the Champions League.
Antonio Conte has warned prospective rival Coach at Milan Pippo Inzaghi that: “To be a footballer is one thing, to train is something different.”

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