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Gigi Buffon can’t wait for Euro 2016, as Italy “have great history and are building a strong present too” ahead of the Belgium friendly.
Gigi Buffon commemorated the Heysel tragedy and urged fans of all clubs to “understand the gravity of what happened.”
Italy Coach Antonio Conte explained what he aims to learn from tomorrow’s match with Belgium and his unorthodox squad.
Antonio Conte said Italy “envy” the current crop of talent coming out of Belgium, but aim to win in Brussels tomorrow.
Despite reports to the contrary, Sampdoria insist “we haven’t sealed any deal” with Fiorentina for Vincenzo Montella.
Bologna full-back Adam Masina was born in Morocco, but feels “Italian down to the bone” after his first Under-21 call.
Stefano Okaka admits he “didn’t expect” to be back in the Italy shirt so soon after joining Anderlecht.
Vincent Kompany is ruled out of tomorrow’s Belgium v Italy friendly with a calf injury.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio assures they are “not second to Serbia” ahead of tomorrow’s top of the table showdown.
Marek Hamsik trusts “Napoli will fight for the Scudetto and Europa League this season.”
Bild claims Sevilla will buy Ciro Immobile outright from Borussia Dortmund after his goal against Real Madrid.
There are mixed reports on the Sampdoria situation, as some suggest Fiorentina have given Vincenzo Montella the all-clear.
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata says ‘everything is going smoothly’ for a contract renewal despite rumours of a Real Madrid return.
Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio says Roberto Mancini is ‘particular in his choices’ and admits ‘we have room for improvement.’
Seydou Doumbia’s agent says the on-loan CSKA Moscow striker ‘doesn’t want to go back to Roma.’
Luiz Adriano says ‘there are no first-team regulars’ at Milan and that the clash with Juventus ‘is like a final’.
Paulo Dybala is ‘the new Messi’ says Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini, who criticises Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Milan or Juventus could sign Franco Vazquez next summer, but not in January.
Reports say Miroslav Klose could leave Lazio for MLS in January, with LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls linked.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho says Maurizio Sarri is ‘a great teacher’ and hopes for an Italy call-up.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola is his ‘idol’ and that Domenico Berardi is 'our Arjen Robben.’
Lazio President Claudio Lotito is reportedly fed up with Antonio Candreva’s poor form and could sell him to Barcelona in January.
Carlo Ancelotti ‘sensed the Real Madrid sacking coming’ and says he ‘would like to work in England again.’
Carlo Ancelotti discusses his coaching methods, saying ‘I never use the whip’ and that he likes ‘being at the same level as the players.’
Carlo Ancelotti says he could coach Italy ‘in 2030’ and that he prefers not to take jobs mid-season.
Atalanta’s Papu Gomez and former Genoa man Miguel Veloso are reportedly January targets for Milan.
Paulo Dybala talks about the 'pressure’ at Juventus and says he has been advised to ‘have no fear’ for Argentina.
Sampdoria have reportedly opened talks with Coach Murat Yakin, as negotiations with Fiorentina for Vincenzo Montella stall.
Palermo have released a statement saying that ‘Franco Vazquez will not be sold during the winter transfer window.’
Juventus’ Alvaro Morata says they ‘miss Andrea Pirlo and Fernando Llorente’ and that ‘I’m not playing in my ideal role.’
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has been linked with Lazio, although the Nerazzurri will reportedly demand €7m for him.
Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan are reportedly Juventus’ main January targets.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gigi Del Neri admits he is “in stand-by,” as Sampdoria want Vincenzo Montella or Francesco Guidolin.
Lazio are reportedly interested in signing Udinese defender Thomas Heurtaux in January to fill in for Stefan de Vrij.

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