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Lazio are reportedly very close to completing their swoop for Genoa hitman Leonardo Pavoletti.
Lorenzo Insigne should be a starter for Italy at Euro 2016, argues 1982 World Cup winner Franco Causio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Real Madrid won their 11th Champions League, beating Atletico Madrid on penalties after a 1-1 draw at San Siro.
Walter Mazzarri could try to poach Juan Jesus and Davide Santon from Inter to reinforce Watford.
Verona have reportedly turned down an initial Anderlecht offer for midfielder Federico Viviani.
Marco Verratti “suffered a great deal when learning” he’d miss Euro 2016 for Italy. “They had faith in me.”
Italy announced the squad numbers for pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Scotland and Finland, but there’s no 10.
Carlo Tavecchio reveals the new Italy Coach “will be chosen next week, but I won’t name names now.”
Trapani earned a 1-0 win away to Spezia in the Serie B promotion play-off semi-final, but the hosts were furious.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueño opened the door to Mateo Kovacic for Milan. “We’ll have time to think about that later.”
Gigi Buffon admits Italy’s build-up to Euro 2016 “feels different, as expectations are low. We want to surprise everyone, including ourselves.”
Antonio Conte is “worried” by Daniele De Rossi’s injury and dropped hints on his final Italy squad for Euro 2016.
Antonio Conte feels he can finally “influence” Italy with daily training work ahead of Euro 2016 and the Scotland friendly.
Gordon Strachan is confident Scotland won’t be “embarrassed” in tomorrow’s friendly against Italy.
Belgium, who face Italy at Euro 2016, came back from a goal down to beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly.
Torino have joined Lazio and Fiorentina in trying to sign Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland.
Fiorentina and Inter target Marc Bartra could be available for just €8m, as the €40m clause in his Barcelona contract expired.
The Football Federation in Argentina confirm they are “negotiating with Juventus to let Paulo Dybala play in the Olympics.”
English papers predict a bidding war between Tottenham and Manchester United for Palermo star Franco Vazquez.
Javier Zanetti confirms Inter have signed Ever Banega “for his quality and character,” while Diego Simeone has a future at San Siro.
Roma could offer Iago Falque to Torino as part of an exchange for €10m-rated Brazilian right-back Bruno Peres.
Eder will reportedly be cut from Italy’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, while Jorginho is in doubt too.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi joked “it’s a disaster” that he’s negotiating the club’s sale to China.
Milan aren’t the only side interested in Mateo Kovacic, as Roma also meet Real Madrid for the midfielder.
Mario Balotelli is leaving Milan, but won’t stay at Liverpool either, as Galatasaray make another approach.
Domenico Criscito “did not expect” to be called for Euro 2016. “Antonio Conte has already made his decisions.”
Hernan Crespo said Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid tactics are not new. “Now they call it Cholismo, but it’s just Catenaccio.”
Sassuolo full-back Sime Vrsaljko’s agent was spotted speaking to Atletico Madrid directors this morning, alerting Napoli.
Antonio Cassano wants “clarity” on his Sampdoria situation. “I intend to have a super season, no matter where I am.”
Javier Mascherano is “at Barcelona for now, but I cannot say what will happen. The club knows I had problems,” said the Juventus target.
Roma have until June 22 to exercise their Stephan El Shaarawy option, said Adriano Galliani, “or he’ll return to Milan.”
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani discussed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said “we’ll see” on Mateo Kovacic, but ignored Karim Benzema.
Antonio Rudiger admits he doesn’t know if he will stay at Roma, but relished the derby wins and working with “idol” Francesco Totti.
Juventus could offer Gianluca Lapadula or Gianluca Caprari to Sassuolo for Domenico Berardi, while his agent insists “we’ve never heard from Barcelona.”