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Ezequiel Lavezzi has confirmed his move to Paris Saint-Germain and reveals the “affection of the Napoli fans was sometimes excessive.”
Alessandro Nesta admits he “wanted to play in the MLS, but no club contacted me with an offer,” so he could opt for retirement.
Thiago Motta insists he is fully recovered and “ready if Cesare Prandelli wants me” to face England tonight.
Lazio are reportedly down to details in their negotiations with Trabzonspor talent Burak Yilmaz for €5m.
The big question is Riccardo Montolivo or Thiago Motta as Italy prepare to face England in tonight’s Euro 2012 quarter-final.
Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo says the squad has “already been drawn up for next season and we don’t need to sell.”
Marco Verratti has been taken off the market and Pescara explain it is because “we had enough of this tug of war.”
Fabio Borini is now owned outright by Roma after a blind auction with Parma and this represents “a dream come true.”
Gigi Buffon does not believe England-Italy will go to penalties, but points out the Azzurri “always do well against the big teams.”
Claudio Marchisio believes in Italy’s chances of beating England tonight and “would like to swap shirts with Steven Gerrard” at the final whistle.
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Xabi Alonso made the most of his opportunity and a late penalty, as Spain pushed past France 2-0 to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals.
Francesco Totti is humble when asked what position he’ll hold in Zdenek Zeman’s Roma. “We’ll see where and if I’ll play...”
Alessandro Diamanti will remain at Bologna after the blind auction, which his club confirms was “like a poker game.”
There are reports Roma will not take up their option to sign midfielder Marquinho on a permanent basis.
Andrea Barzagli was told off by Coach Cesare Prandelli when he accidentally revealed Italy’s tactics for the quarter-final with England.
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference, insisting he “doesn’t have to prove anything to the English, Italians or anyone else.”
Cesare Prandelli refused to give clues as to Italy’s system or players in the Euro 2012 quarter-final with England. “I have no tactical doubts.”
Steven Gerrard has praised Italy’s midfield for their “superb technique” and believes the quarter-final with England could be decided there.
Roy Hodgson insists he doesn’t “know what they mean” when people say England play in an Italian style.
Martin Jorgensen worked with both Cesare Prandelli and Roy Hodgson and explains the similarities and differences between the tacticians.
Brescia have slammed Genoa for “breaking their promises” and refusing to enter a bid in the blind auction for Andrea Caracciolo.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has revealed it was Roma who made a firm offer for Mattia Destro, but Siena buying half the player “made it a complicated knot.”
Valon Behrami has hinted via Twitter that he could be leaving Fiorentina. “Time to take some hard decision in my life...”
Milan are set to introduce a new code of ethics with fines for taking off shirts to celebrate goals and late nights.
England manager Roy Hodgson is confident his side are “not underdogs in any way” against four-times World Cup winners Italy tomorrow.
Marco Verratti was wanted by Juventus, Roma, Napoli and more, but Pescara and the player today confirmed he is “definitively off the market.”
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to tomorrow’s England-Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final. “How much of a boost would it be if we beat them?”
The blind auctions have been held and Roma bought Fabio Borini from Parma, while Bologna now own Alessandro Diamanti.
Paolo Di Canio believes Roy Hodgson can cause problems for the Azzurri, as his England “look like an Italian team from the 80s.”
Juventus have reportedly offered a staggering €20m, Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri for Napoli hitman Edinson Cavani, but Luis Suarez is also an option.
Thiago Motta is carrying an injury, so there are reports Riccardo Montolivo will start for a revamped Italy against England tomorrow.
There are reports Giuseppe Mascara is ready to end his contract with Novara and join Walter Zenga in Dubai.
Lecce President Giovanni Semeraro has said goodbye to the fans after selling the club, ending “18 unforgettable years.”
Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini is “wanted by Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham,” said his agent.

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