NEWS

Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli assures his side are ‘definitely’ ready for tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
Former Bologna and Fiorentina midfielder Alessandro Diamanti has officially joined Premier League side Watford.
Sporting CP winger Diego Capel is close to Genoa, with a medical reportedly scheduled for tomorrow.
President Urbano Cairo reiterates that Nikola Maksimovic will stay at Torino, as Napoli’s offer ‘is not adequate’.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ‘not going to speak’ about Mario Balotelli, but the striker ‘clearly knows his situation’.
Inter legend Beppe Bergomi backs the sale of Mateo Kovacic to Real Madrid, and says the Nerazzurri must target the Scudetto.
Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger has landed in Italy, and will undergo his Roma medical tomorrow.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has named Juventus’ Paul Pogba as the Ligue 1 side’s ideal transfer target.
Inter legend Luis Suarez believes selling Mateo Kovacic is similar to letting Andrea Pirlo leave the club.
Jonathan De Guzman’s agent confirms the Napoli midfielder could join Marseille ‘this week’, but ‘everything can change’.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco’s agent insists there’s ‘nothing’ in reports his client could move to Juventus.
Stefano Mauri’s lawyer says that the former Lazio captain wants a two-year deal without a reduced salary.
Eight players including Henrique and Omar El Kaddouri could follow Jonathan De Guzman out of Napoli this summer, reports say.
Roma striker Mattia Destro has reportedly asked Bologna to give him 24 hours to decide whether he will move to the Rossoblu.
The agent of Genoa’s Diego Perotti has opened the door for a move to Inter: ‘It’d be a dream for any player.’
Gabriel Paletta and Alex could leave Milan before the end of the transfer window, reports say.
Reports say that Sinisa Mihajlovic is keen on Sampdoria’s Roberto Soriano, but Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is unconvinced.
Inter target Thiago Motta says he is ‘open to every possibility’ as his future at Paris Saint-Germain remains in doubt.
Bologna are reportedly close to sealing deals for Honved’s Balint Vecsei and Lecce’s Filippo Falco, while talks for Inter’s Marco Andreolli are underway.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti says a return to Italy is a ‘possible option’ in the future.
Stefano Mauri will reportedly sign a one-year deal with Lazio once President Claudio Lotito returns from his holiday this week.
Antonio Cassano has reportedly encouraged Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to join him at Sampdoria: ‘We’ll do great things together.’
Southampton and Napoli are reportedly in advanced stages of their talks for Kalidou Koulibaly, while Jonathan De Guzman could move to Marseille today.
Inter will reportedly use the money from Mateo Kovacic’s sale to fund moves for Ivan Perisic, Fabio Coentrao and Manchester City’s Samir Nasri.
Juventus will reportedly submit their final offer to Schalke 04 for Julian Draxler this week, believed to be worth €27m.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport. 
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini confirmed Mateo Kovacic is going to Real Madrid. “It’s a shame, but rules must be respected.”
Torino beat Pescara 4-1 to progress in the Coppa Italia, while Carpi needed extra time to see off Livorno 2-0.
Inter were held to a 0-0 draw by AEK Athens in their final pre-season friendly, with Mateo Kovacic benched.
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to sign Cagliari youngster Godfred Donsah, with Bologna, Fiorentina and Juventus also interested.
Udinese comfortably progressed in the Coppa Italia with a 3-1 win over Novara at the new-look Stadio Friuli.
Davide Santon, Marco Andreolli and Danilo D’Ambrosio will reportedly follow Mateo Kovacic out of Inter.
Details have emerged about the structure of the deal taking Mateo Kovacic from Inter to Real Madrid, reportedly worth €35.5m.
Milan attacking midfielder Suso has been linked with a return to Spain, with Malaga and Villarreal reportedly interested.
Layvin Kurzawa is reportedly close to a Paris Saint-Germain switch, which would allow Lucas Digne to move to Roma.

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