NEWS

Mario Balotelli's first training with Nice was attended by hundreds of fans: 'Normally there's only five or six of us!'
Milan will be receiving the €85m expected from the new Chinese ownership next week, say reports.
Milan and Cagliari are at each other's necks over the alleged controversies in the transfer of Mati Fernandez.
Dino Zoff believes Italy 'can do well' after witnessing a 'mediocre' Euro 2016, whilst discussing Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Inter have prepared a new contract that will extend Marcelo Brozovic's services until 2021, with a buy-out clause worth €50m.
Roma look set to renew the contracts of Luciano Spalletti and Walter Sabatini, in spite of rumours to the contrary.
Graziano Pelle claims his goal against France will let him 'start again' as he promises to 'make it up to Azzurri fans'.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giampiero Ventura admits the friendly defeat to France saw “goals Italy don’t generally concede,” but is “optimistic” about Israel.
Leonardo Bonucci will not take part in Italy’s opening World Cup qualifier against Israel on Monday evening.
Didier Deschamps was pleased with France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Giampiero Ventura’s side. “I have no doubts on Italy’s quality.”
Marco Parolo felt the 3-1 defeat to France “did not accurately reflect” Italy’s performance.
Giorgio Chiellini is “well aware” he made errors on the goals as Italy lost a friendly 3-1 to France.
Gianluigi Donnarumma became Italy’s youngest ever goalkeeper and the 17-year-old’s feelings were “indescribable.”
Giampiero Ventura admits Italy “conceded three utterly avoidable goals” against France, but “we’ll prepare for a strong performance in Israel.”
Italy lost their debut under new Coach Giampiero Ventura, as Graziano Pellè was not enough in a 3-1 defeat to France, but Gianluigi Donnarumma made history.
Napoli named their Champions League squad, including Marko Rog and Amadou Diawara, but not Lorenzo Tonelli.
Lyon complained that they had a deal with both Roma and Juan Iturbe, “but they changed their minds at the last minute.”
Giampiero Ventura hinted at changes to Italy in future, but explained why he had to work on a Euro 2016 basis against France.
Giampiero Ventura picks the first XI of his Italy reign against Paul Pogba’s France, but initially tries to build on Antonio Conte’s side.
Juventus named their squad for the Champions League, including new buys Gonzalo Higuain, Dani Alves and Juan Cuadrado, but no Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Head of FIFA Refereeing Massimo Busacca is ready for “an historic day” as VAR technology is tested tonight in Italy-France.
Join us for all the build-up and action as Giampiero Ventura makes his Italy debut against old rivals France in a very special match.
As expected, Inter have left big new buys Joao Mario and Gabigol off the UEFA list for the Europa League to avoid FFP penalties.
Alessio Cerci has been wiped off the Atletico Madrid website after his move to Bologna collapsed due to a failed medical.
Roma named their 22-man list for the Europa League, including injured Antonio Rudiger.
Gonzalo Bergessio angrily hit back at Palermo, insisting “I was the one who didn’t want to go there! I expect an apology!”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni admits Jack Wilshere “could’ve suited us, but he decided to remain in England” at Bournemouth.
Fiorentina have announced their squad list for the Europa League, leaving off Ianis Hagi, Hernan Toledo and Kevin Diks.
Gabriel Barbosa, commonly known as Gabigol, has chosen shirt number 96 at Inter.
Marcello Lippi could be returning to Guangzhou Evergrande as Coach for next season, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Axel Witsel responded to the failed Juventus move from Zenit on deadline day. “The longer the wait, the bigger the reward.”
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali explains Eusebio Di Francesco and Domenico Berardi both chose to stay.
Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti believes changes to the Champions League are “a positive thing”.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis read “a lot of stupid things” about Edinson Cavani, who was never for sale.