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Mauricio Isla is excited about joining “the best team in Italy” Juventus, but admits he still dreams of Real Madrid.
Iker Casillas is “not surprised” by Italy’s success and notes former Real Madrid teammate Antonio Cassano has matured.
Andres Iniesta is the top challenger to Andrea Pirlo to be named MVP of Euro 2012, but insists he “never thought about playing for personal credit.”
Atalanta have appointed Pierpaolo Marino as their director general for the next five years, aiming to continue the work he did at Napoli and Udinese.
Dino Zoff believes “enthusiasm can make the difference” in the Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain.
German legend Mathias Sammer has praised Italy as the team of Euro 2012. “Their superiority has been crushing and they deserve to win the Final.”
UEFA President Michel Platini announced plans for Euro 2020 to be hosted by 12 or 13 cities around the continent.
Mario Balotelli’s mother Silvia reveals he “cried” after the Germany semi-final and she rang Cesare Prandelli to thank him for putting her son on the right path.
Alessandro Del Piero has written an open letter to Juventus fans on the day his contract expired. “I am no longer a Juventus player, but I will always be one of you.”
Massimo Moratti reveals Inter “tried to bring back Mario Balotelli, but Manchester City said no. If I have regrets, what about Milan with Andrea Pirlo?”
Former England manager Fabio Capello is reportedly in negotiations to take over as Coach of Russia.
Sergio Ramos hailed “unique” Andrea Pirlo, but trusts Spain can make history in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Roberto Mancini told Italian television that Euro 2012 can change Mario Balotelli and Manchester City had been ready to give up. “He even celebrated!”
Gianluigi Buffon sent another passionate message to fans ahead of the Euro 2012 Final. “It is better to suffer so we can rejoice than kid ourselves and die. Avanti Italia!”
Reports are growing that Juventus have already agreed a deal to sign Lucio after he terminated his contract with Inter.
Adriano Galliani has confirmed Milan “might bring in Mattia Destro” after negotiations with Siena and Genoa.
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Defenders Gabriel Heinze and Juan have both called up to Roma’s pre-season training camp, suggestive of the club’s intentions to keep them.
Having had his release from Inter confirmed on Friday, Lucio has immediately been linked with a switch to Juventus.
Antonio Candreva is set to extend his stay with Lazio this summer, but Udinese are reluctant to completely give him up.
Clarence Seedorf could be set for a go at the Premier League, with West Ham United having reportedly offered him a contract.
Roma have tied up a deal for Brazilian midfielder Marquinho, signing the Fluminense man for a total fee of €3.5m.
Hours after negotiating a termination of Lucio’s contract, reports are suggesting that Inter are keen to cut ties with Diego Forlan.
Mario Balotelli’s agent has said that he has received plenty of interest in the Manchester City striker, but confirms the player’s intention to stay put.
Antonio Cassano has been given a clean bill of health for Italy ahead of the Euro 2012 final with Spain this Sunday.
Palermo director general Giorgio Perinetti has hinted that Emiliano Viviano may not end up with Fiorentina this summer.
Brazilian defender Lucio has cancelled his contract with Inter by mutual consent, ending a three-year stint in Italy.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ agent believes that there is nothing surprising in his client’s recent transfer links with Juventus.
Rumours of Juventus interest in Mats Hummels look to have ended once and for all with the player’s denial of any possible deal.
Jean-Francois Gillet has played down rumours of a transfer this summer from Bologna to newly-promoted Torino.
Bojan Krkic looks like his future for 2012-13 has been determined, as he declares himself eager to start working with Zdenek Zeman at Roma.
Didac Vila has more than Benfica and Valencia interested in his services this summer, but is hoping to stay with Milan, confirms his agent.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo and his family have completed their takeover of English Championship side Watford.
Cesc Fabregas insists that his Spanish side will have total respect for opponents Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has looked forward to Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final against Spain – as well as discussing his own future.

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