Giorgio Chiellini has conceded that Italy need to take ‘good care’ of Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo.
As expected, Javier Hernandez will be on the bench for Mexico when they take on Cameroon this afternoon.
Martin Caceres has spoken of his initial difficulty at settling in Turin, but has thanked several former Juventus players.
Erick Thohir has revealed that Inter are looking to Asia, South America and Eastern Europe for new players next season.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent has claimed that there has been no contact from Inter for his client.
Reports in the Chilean Press have claimed that the national team have received a complaint from Juventus regarding Arturo Vidal’s recovery.
Antonio Mirante is on his way home from Brazil, but believes that Italy can do well at the World Cup.
Manchester City have confirmed that Bacary Sagna has joined on a three-year deal from Arsenal.
Pepe Reina has insisted that he won’t think about his club future until after the World Cup.
Jose Maria Callejon’s agent has insisted that the Spanish winger has had no offers to leave Napoli.
Barbara Berlusconi has claimed that Milan’s objective for next season is to qualify for the Champions League.
Stefano Pioli has spoken of the ‘honour’ in being handed the Lazio job, as he asserts his belief the club will strengthen in the market.
Claudio Lotito has presented Lazio’s new Coach Stefano Pioli and backed him to be the right man to help ‘reset’ the Aquile.
Sampdoria and Juventus officials are expected to meet shortly to discuss the future of forward Manolo Gabbiadini.
There is reportedly a termination clause in Joachim Low’s contract, should he fail to impress this summer with Germany.
Daniele Cacia has confirmed that he is leaving Verona this summer and reports are he could join Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United.
Dusan Basta is back in Europe and expected to finalise his move to Lazio, as he asserts he can play in any role required on the right.
Fabio Grosso has backed Cesare Prandelli’s words that every Italy player will have a role to play at this World Cup.
Chievo are reportedly set to meet with Milan today to ratify a deal to take full ownership of striker Alberto Paloschi.
Italy will later today fly out to Manaus ahead of final preparations for their opening World Cup fixture against England.
Fiorentina are reportedly working towards a deal with Genoa for full-back Sime Vrsaljko, which may involve Cristiano Piccini.
Perth Glory have announced that they have reached agreement with Roma for the transfer of youngster Danny De Silva.
Torino are reportedly working on extending Alessio Cerci’s contract and could reach agreement very soon.
Italy’s players will reportedly be given a cooling hand as part of their World Cup preparations, to combat weight loss in the Brazilian heat.
Milan are reported as once more open to offers for Mario Balotelli and suggested as considering a swap proposal involving Radamel Falcao.
Massimo Moratti has admitted that ‘every now and then’ he thinks of a player he’d like to sign for Inter, but that he only offers advice now.
Marcello Lippi says he sees a ‘psychological similarity’ between Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad and his that won the 2006 World Cup.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Julio Cesar admits “the pressure would’ve been enormous” had Brazil failed to beat Croatia in the World Cup opener.
Cristiano Ronaldo was distraught after limping off with a knee injury, putting the Portugal hero at risk against Germany.
Daniel Osvaldo said he’s “happy not to be involved in this farce” after Brazil’s controversial win over Croatia.
Croatia Coach Niko Kovac was furious with the referee. “If that’s how we start the World Cup, we may as well go home now.”
Neymar bagged a brace – including a controversial penalty – as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 despite a Marcelo own goal.
Mattia De Sciglio will miss the England game, but remain in Brazil with Italy’s World Cup squad after a muscular injury.
Gianluca Vialli believes Mario Balotelli has “earned his starting spot” for Italy in the World Cup against England.