NEWS

Manuel Pasqual left Fiorentina after 11 years, but doesn’t seem to be going very far, as Empoli confirmed they’re in talks.
Napoli intend to sell Manolo Gabbiadini for €20m to Inter or Wolfsburg, replacing him with Gianluca Lapadula.
Gonzalo Higuain “felt love at Napoli. I felt they wanted me more than in any other club.”
There are reports Lazio have agreed terms with Barcelona for Adriano, paying just €1m.
The company in charge of San Siro hit back at the UEFA chief who said the pitch wasn’t “up to the level it needs to be” for the Champions League Final.
Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonelli appear to be out of the Milan squad for the Coppa Italia Final against Juventus.
Giampiero Ventura has a deal to become the new Italy Coach with Fabio Cannavaro as assistant manager, it’s reported.
Antonio Conte tested out a 3-5-2 system in the first day of pre-Euro 2016 training with Daniele De Rossi as playmaker.
River Plate talent Leonel Vangioni has flown out for his Milan medical. “I always dreamed of playing in Europe.”
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi threatened not to pay his players if they continue to “be embarrassing.”
Pescara confirmed Napoli “are interested in Gianluca Lapadula” after a meeting, but denied reports of a deal worth €8m plus bonuses.
Former Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual launched a scathing attack on Coach Paulo Sousa. “He doesn’t say things to your face.”
The 28-man preliminary squad for Switzerland’s Euro 2016 campaign has been announced, as Stephan Lichtsteiner is the new captain.
Former Palermo Coach Beppe Iachini will be appointed by Udinese tomorrow, according to multiple reports.
Pepe Reina “intends to see out his career at Napoli and is very happy there,” said his father.
UEFA’s Senior Match Operations Manager says San Siro’s pitch isn’t “up to the level it needs to be for the Champions League final”.
Cristian Brocchi tells his Milan players to “forget about” the Coppa Italia if they play like they did against Roma.
Sporting director Walter Sabatini jokes Roma “can’t even answer the phone” in case a bid comes for Miralem Pjanic.
Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali reveals “major Italian and foreign clubs” want Sime Vrsaljko.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala quashes talk he could move to Real Madrid - “my future is definitely here”.
Simone Inzaghi says “I think I did well” at Lazio, and hopes to be given the job permanently.
Hernanes says “I hope I can stay” at Juventus - “I have two years on my contract”.
Francesco Totti insists his Roma contract delay “is not a money problem” - “for now we’re waiting”.
Antonio Conte admits Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio’s injuries complicate things for Italy but “we’ve found some solutions”.
Italy CT Antonio Conte has “no problem” with Juventus, despite them not releasing Leonardo Bonucci.
Antonio Conte says his acquittal in a match-fixing trial was “good news” but “it doesn’t make me forget the last four years”.
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon doesn’t understand the “fuss” around Antonio Conte’s announcement that he’s leaving.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli is on the verge of accepting the Atalanta job, say reports.
Gianluca Rocchi has been named as the referee for Saturday’s Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Milan.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has reportedly made contact with Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic about a return to Serie A.
Inter are interested in PSG’s Gregory Van der Wiel but could also challenge Roma for Juventus’ Martin Caceres, say reports.
A deal for Mehdi Benatia has stalled as Bayern Munich demand €15m but Juventus want him on loan, say reports.
Yaya Toure's agent confirms ‘we’re talking with Inter’ but warns: ‘Man City only want to sell, not loan him out.’
Reports say Napoli will meet Pescara today to finalise a €10m for Gianluca Lapadula.
Serie A teams ‘tried to raise the quality of their game this season’ according to Sassuolo’s Eusebio Di Francesco, who’s frustrated by ‘the hysteria.’