Marco Verratti took part in full training today, suggesting he’ll be fit to start Saturday’s Italy-England clash.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini is horrified by the state of the pitch in Manaus. “I hope it doesn’t ruin Italy-England.”
Cesc Fabregas has officially joined Chelsea, with bad knock-on effects for Napoli’s Javier Mascherano bid.
Verona striker Luca Toni has confirmed he is staying with the Scaligeri for at least another year.
It is reported that Stefano Pioli is set to sign a two-year deal to become the new Coach of Lazio.
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual is targeting a place in the Champions League for the Viola next season.
Former England international Paul Scholes wants England to go for the jugular in their World Cup campaign.
It has been announced that Sara Bjorn Kuipers will referee Saturday’s World Cup Group D match between Italy and England.
UEFA President Michel Platini has confirmed he will not back FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter’s campaign to remain in office.
The head groundsman of the Arena Amazonia, where Italy will take on England on Saturday, admits the pitch is in very bad shape.
Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini is disappointed he missed out on Italy’s World Cup squad but hopes to play for the Azzurri again as soon as possible.
Milan have confirmed the make-up of their coaching staff for the coming season, with Mauro Tassotti remaining as assistant.
New Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has promised fans marvellous victories and spectacular football following his takeover of the club.
Edoardo Garrone has announced he has stepped down as Sampdoria President and sold the club to Massimo Ferrero.
Rafa Benitez confirms Napoli ‘cannot afford’ Pepe Reina, and hints at his own future being back in the Premier League.
England assistant Coach Gary Neville has inadvertently given the media a slight insight into the Three Lions’ World Cup preparations.
Rafa Benitez has advised England on how to approach Andrea Pirlo and says they have the players to trouble Italy.
The Gazzetta dello Sport speculate Italy’s formation and personnel to start against England may depend on Marco Verratti’s fitness.
Speculation is growing as to the future of Sampdoria, as President and owner Edoardo Garrone has called a surprise Press conference.
Edy Reja has confirmed he is leaving Lazio, due to the failure to qualify for Europe last season and issues between the club and its fans.
Milan have confirmed that Jeremy Menez is at the club for medical tests today, as he asserts why he chose the Rossoneri.
Giancarlo Abete has called on Italy to deliver a positive message at the World Cup, but does not set them a target, nor list them among the favourites.
Riccardo Montolivo has reflected on how he has dealt with his injury, as he asserts Italy can make at least the World Cup semi-finals.
Cluj have released a note confirming that they have agreed a deal to sell ‘the Georgian Lionel Messi’ Giorgi Chanturia to Verona.
Neymar has reflected on ‘realising a boyhood dream’ to play at the World Cup, as he asserts he is not looking for individual glory.
Diego Maradona has once more backed Carlos Tevez over his omission from the Argentina national team.
Carlos Tevez says it ‘pains him’ not to be at the World Cup, as he reflects on his dream to end his career at Boca Juniors.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter insists his “mission is not complete” as he’s been given the go-ahead to seek a fifth term.
Latina will face Cesena in the Serie B play-off final after a thrilling 2-2 draw with Bari.
Edy Reja will speak tomorrow, but it’s reported he’ll quit Lazio after a meeting with President Claudio Lotito.
Jeremy Menez has arrived to complete his Milan transfer and assures he has “grown a great deal” since Roma.
Sky Sport Italia claim Puma will help Arsenal to sign Mario Balotelli from Milan.
PSG winger Jeremy Menez has flown in to Italy and will undergo his Milan medical tomorrow.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon and Alexandre Pato’s agent slammed reports The Duck is heading to the San Paolo.