NEWS

Milan face Shkendija in the play-off round of the Europa League tonight, so what do we know about their opponents?
The delay in finalising Nikola Kalinic’s move to Milan is reportedly due to Fiorentina being unconvinced by the method of payment.
New Fiorentina signing Valentin Eysseric insists “for me, we’re top five” and names Zinedine Zidane as his idol.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent says Juventus never approached his client - “with no clause there’s no discussion to be had with Napoli”.
Blaise Matuidi has completed his Juventus medical, so should officially sign from Paris Saint-Germain later today.
Joao Cancelo looks set to join Inter, but Valencia Coach Marcelino has included him in the squad to face Las Palmas.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri, plus Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti have been nominated for the FIFA Men’s Coach 2017 award.
Fiorentina have confirmed that Milan target Nikola Kalinic didn’t turn up for training, and will be disciplined as a result.
Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for each of the top sides, and today it’s the turn of Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli.
The referees have been announced for the first weekend of Serie A, with Paolo Tagliavento taking charge of Inter-Fiorentina.
Andriy Shevchenko admits he sees Milan’s transfer policy as “chaotic” but “I wish the club all the best”.
Nikola Kalinic isn’t training with his Fiorentina teammates this morning, but a deal is not yet done with Milan.
Leonardo Pavoletti could stay at Napoli until January, as he doesn’t want to join Deportivo Alaves.
Coach Stefano Pioli believes Giovanni Simeone is “a perfect player” for his Fiorentina side.
Wesley Hoedt has reportedly said goodbye to his Lazio teammates, as he prepares to join Southampton.
Luca Rossettini is taking his medicals with Genoa, ahead of a loan move from Torino.
Blaise Matuidi is taking the second part of his Juventus medical, ahead of joining from Paris Saint-Germain.
Ahead of the new season, Football Italia concludes our look at the shirts which will be gracing Serie A in 2017-18.
Stefan de Vrij will reportedly renew with Lazio, but with a €25m release clause in his contract.
Milan Badelj says Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli helped him decide to stay - “he left me alone, without putting pressure on me”.
After abandoning their pursuit of Riyad Mahrez, Roma are reportedly considering Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.
Nikola Kalinic is moving closer to a move to Milan, with Fiorentina now just negotiating over the structure of payment.
Inter aren’t giving up on Arturo Vidal, reports suggest, despite Bayern Munich saying he’s not for sale.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Milan are believed to be in advanced negotiations to sell M’Baye Niang to Spartak Moscow for €18-20m.
Keita Balde Diao is “exasperated” with Lazio and was not told of any Juventus offer, let alone from another club, said his agent. “The club will pay the consequences.”
Italian and Spanish reports suggest Sampdoria and Atletico Madrid have agreed a €20m deal, but Luciano Vietto is still unconvinced.
Lucien Favre explained why Nice changed tactics to take on Napoli and insists a 2-0 first leg defeat “still gives us hope” for the Champions League.
Jorginho reveals Dries Mertens left him the penalty as Napoli beat Nice 2-0 in the Champions League play-off. “I felt confident.”
Raul Albiol was pleased with Napoli’s victory over Nice, as “if we concede fewer goals than last season, we can aim higher in Serie A and Europe.”
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli “did the best we could at this stage of the season and are lacking sharpness” after beating Nice 2-0.
Dries Mertens warns a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice “isn’t bad, but considering the game, it was too little to show” for Napoli.
Dries Mertens and a Jorginho penalty gave Napoli the 2-0 victory over nine-man Nice, but they’ll regret many missed chances in the Champions League play-off.
Giovanni Simeone is “very happy” to have completed his transfer to Fiorentina. “It’s a wonderful opportunity and what I wanted.”
Fiorentina have already signed Giovanni Simeone today, but tomorrow should get Real Betis defender German Pezzella too.