Juan Cuadrado says Colombia’s next World Cup opponents Ivory Coast are one of the toughest teams to face in the competition.
Sampdoria have confirmed they have taken up the option to sign Lorenzo De Silvestri permanently from Fiorentina.
Rai claim that Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri has blocked his club’s potential signing of Ruben Kazan’s Yann M’Vila.
Rafa Benitez has congratulated Dries Mertens and commiserated with Faouzi Ghoulam following Belgium’s win over Algeria yesterday.
Outgoing Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia says Mario Balotelli has impressed him at the World Cup and can do anything.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has called for an end to the ‘misunderstandings’ between himself and the club’s fans.
Arturo Vidal has compared Chile’s crucial World Cup match against Spain to playing in a high-pressure Champions League game with Juventus.
The referee for Italy’s World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday has been confirmed as Chile’s Enrique Osses.
Domenico Berardi is believed to have agreed to a return to Juventus, but talks on who Sassuolo take ownership of remain ongoing.
Fiorentina have confirmed that they will face off against European champions Real Madrid as part of their preseason plans.
Milan have confirmed that they have signed Sulley Muntari to an extended contract, committing to the midfielder until June 2016.
The Gazzetta dello Sport report that Racing Avellaneda have completed the signing of former Inter striker Diego Milito.
Alessandro Del Piero is encouraged by Italy’s start to the World Cup, but warns against placing expectation on the squad.
Aldo Spinelli has confirmed that Livorno are talking with Al Jazira over Paulinho, but also lists Stoke City and ‘a couple of other English clubs’ as interested.
Davide Astori’s agent says the Cagliari man welcomes interest from Inter, but says talks with them, Roma and Milan won’t happen just yet.
The Daily Mail are encouraged by Mino Raiola’s words and continue to link Milan’s Mario Balotelli to Arsenal.
Fiorentina’s Daniele Prade has updated on negotiations to sign Juan Cuadrado outright and denied links with Barcelona.
Roma are reportedly considering making a move for Domenico Criscito, despite a high asking price from Zenit St Petersburg.
Nigel de Jong has looked to clarify that he is ‘happy at Milan’ and is not intending to leave the club this summer.
As Gonzalo Higuain reportedly assures Napoli in light of continued Barcelona links, Aurelio De Laurentiis and Rafa Benitez reach agreement.
Italy have adjusted their training schedule and diet as part of preparations for earlier World Cup kick-offs with Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci has praised Gigi Buffon for his positive attitude to his recent injury issue.
La Repubblica report that talks with Juventus have seen Lazio name their prices for Antonio Candreva and Senad Lulic.
Yann M’Vila is reported as having agreed terms with Inter and it is now down to the Nerazzurri to do so with his club Rubin Kazan.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Russia Coach Fabio Capello looked on the bright side of a 1-1 draw with South Korea. “The reaction was important.”
Fabio Capello’s Russia scraped a 1-1 draw with South Korea after Igor Akinfeev’s astonishing howler.
Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila is in Italy and confirmed he is “here for Inter.”
Coach Miguel Herrera believes Mexico proved a point by holding Brazil. “We can cope with any team in the world.”
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa admits it was “the performance of a lifetime” to hold out Brazil.
Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was full of praise for Mexico after they held his side to a goalless draw.
Algeria Coach Vahid Halihodzic blamed bad luck, the referee and lack of fitness for their 2-1 defeat to Belgium.
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa performed stunning saves to earn a 0-0 draw with Brazil, putting both on four points.
Fabio Capello’s Russia begin their World Cup campaign against South Korea tonight.
Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out of the World Cup after being stretchered off against Germany.