NEWS

The Inter injury curse seems to be working at a distance, as new signing Ruben Botta was ruled out for six months.
Andrea Pirlo is already looking ahead to the Juventus “Champions League dream” next season and confirms he’ll quit Italy after the 2014 World Cup.
Juventus have the Scudetto party ready, but Palermo Coach Giuseppe Sannino warns “we’re not sacrificial lambs to the slaughter.”
Adem Ljajic praised Vincenzo Montella, believes Fiorentina can beat Milan to third place and puts the Delio Rossi saga behind him.
Napoli and Tottenham now face competition from Olympique Marseille for Brazilian star Leandro Damiao.
Mixed news for Milan, as Christian Abbiati returned to training, but Riccardo Montolivo picked up an injury.
Lazio and Bologna are waiting to pounce should striker Franco Di Santo opt to leave Wigan Athletic.
AIK goalkeeper Ivan Turina has been found dead in his apartment just a few months after playing against Napoli in the Europa League.
There are strong reports that Napoli have agreed a preliminary deal for Cagliari duo Radja Nainggolan and Davide Astori.
After reports Clarence Seedorf would replace Max Allegri on the Milan bench, former player Mark Van Bommel is now the hot favourite.
Striker Luis Muriel believes another season at Udinese would be beneficial to his development.
Chievo Verona striker Alberto Paloschi admits he’s desperate to put an end to his current goal drought.
Antonio Di Natale expects Udinese strike partner Luis Muriel to have a very big future.
Inter legend Beppe Bergomi has welcomed Nerazzurri links with the Barcelona trio of Martin Montoya, Alexis Sanchez and Marc Bartra.
Inter captain Javier Zanetti says he’s already on the road to recovery after leaving hospital following surgery.
The Corriere dello Sport reports that Lazio’s Modibo Diakite is on the verge of agreeing a Bosman free transfer to Fiorentina.
It has still been a season to remember for Napoli despite their failure to win the Scudetto, says Marek Hamsik.
The agent of Vasco Regini has likened the Empoli youngster to Juventus and Italy international Giorgio Chiellini.
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is on Juventus’ summer transfer wish-list, according to a report in Spain.
Francesco Bardi doesn’t expect to be defending the goal of Inter next season. “Samir Handanovic will still be there.”
Palermo have underlined that Josip Ilicic will not necessarily leave the club at the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp says his Borussia Dortmund side is influenced by legendary Italian tactician Arrigo Sacchi.
Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni has underlined the importance of Javier Zanetti in a touching note posted on the club’s website.
The aunt of Milan’s Cristian Zapata has been freed less than 24 hours after being kidnapped in Colombia.
Udinese’s Mehdi Benatia is getting tired of seeing his name in the transfer rumour mill.
Italy legend Paolo Rossi believes that Juventus could have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League this term had they avoided Bayern Munich.
Parma’s Marco Parolo thinks he’s proved a point by celebrating his 100th game in the Italian top-flight.
There are no editions of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport today.
Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and a Gerard Pique own goal gave Bayern Munich a 7-0 aggregate win over Barcelona to reach the Champions League Final.
Andrea Ranocchia admits it’s strange to see Inter without Javier Zanetti. “He’s been the captain ever since I was born.”
Spanish media claim Barcelona are making a €20m offer for Roma’s teenage centre-back Marquinhos.
Modibo Diakite’s agent denies a deal has been struck with Sunderland, but Napoli are looking to Udinese’s Mehdi Benatia instead.
Napoli defender Hugo Campagnaro is in doubt for the Sunday night clash with his future club Inter.
Hernanes praised Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic and is looking forward to the Coppa Italia Final with Roma after the “anger and frustration.”
Roma reportedly turned down an £18m offer for Erik Lamela, but Manchester City are prepared to increase their bid.

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