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Antonio Candreva is ready to “double my efforts” this year for Lazio and Italy leading into the World Cup.
Miroslav Klose has said he’ll return to Germany next year, but Lazio are hoping to give him a contract extension.
The Azzurri met with Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge, who said they represent “the Italy of tomorrow.”
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella cast his eye over the Scudetto contenders, Kaka’s return and why Adem Ljajic can become a champion.
Juventus failed to sign Alberto Gilardino on transfer deadline day, but Tuttosport claim they’ll try again with Genoa in January.
Paul Pogba is now a Juventus fan favourite, but insists he’s “not a King or Ballon d’Or winner, so I can’t stop now.”
Massimiliano Allegri believes Kaka’s presence will help boost all of Milan after he played in a friendly with Chiasso.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta warned next weekend’s opponents Inter are “among the Scudetto favourites.”
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Carpi earned an historic victory away to Spezia, while the big Brescia-Novara showdown ended in a draw.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon sent a message of condolence to the families of two fans who died on their way to last night’s game in Palermo.
Enrico Preziosi is “honoured” to be President of Genoa on their 120th anniversary. “No other club has our history.”
Medics are “optimistic” Lorenzo Insigne, Riccardo Montolivo and Alessio Cerci can face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Dani Osvaldo bagged a brace and Alessandro Diamanti also scored in Italy’s 3-0 friendly test ahead of the Czech Republic.
Kaka wore the captain’s armband and provided an assist on his Milan comeback, a 4-0 friendly win over Chiasso. “I’ve learned a lot.”
Adriano Galliani explains he’d been working on Kaka’s return since he left Milan, while the Brazilian is “almost the same as 10 years ago.”
Davide Astori is glad his “season has finally started” after coming on for Italy, as he was benched by Cagliari.
Ricky Kaka wears the captain’s armband and leads Milan out in a friendly with Chiasso, his first game for the club in four years.
Diego Milito scored against Lugano today and confirms his Inter comeback “is now very close.”
Massimo Bruno is a star of the Belgium Under-21 side, but admits he is a Juventus fan and is “dreaming of an Italy call.”
Inter President Massimo Moratti saw Diego Milito improving, looked ahead to Juventus and had lunch with Paul Ince.
Tributes are flooding in for Genoa Cricket and Football Club, who mark their 120th anniversary today as the oldest side in Italy.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin put himself forward for the Italy job. “I’d like to lead the Nazionale.”
Kaka makes his comeback for Milan today against Gianluca Zambrotta’s Chiasso, who believes he can “still be very useful.”
A row has erupted around Mattia Destro’s injury problems, as Roma and Italy Under-21 medical staff blame each other.
Diego Milito is closer to his competitive comeback after scoring in Inter’s 2-2 friendly draw with Lugano.
Miroslav Klose became Germany’s all-time top scorer last night, but the Lazio striker insists “Gerd Muller was stronger.”
Juventus are anxiously awaiting news from Montenegro after Mirko Vucinic was stretchered off against Poland.
Parma earned an impressive 3-1 friendly victory away to Ligue 1 club Ajaccio, whose Coach is Fabrizio Ravanelli.
Andrea Petagna joined Sampdoria on loan from Milan, but has learned so much from Giampaolo Pazzini and Mario Balotelli.
Christian Maggio admits Rafa Benitez’s tactics are “helpful” for his Italy performances in a four-man defence.
Bulgaria Coach Luboslav Penev believes his team “deserved to win” in their 1-0 defeat to Italy.
Cesare Prandelli was pleased with the win over Bulgaria and acknowledged Italy “are one step away from the World Cup.”
Ignazio Abate explained the injury that saw him stretchered off against Bulgaria, but wants to stay with the Italy squad.
Gianluigi Buffon was decisive against Bulgaria and can set an Italy record on Tuesday. “I have to earn my place.”

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