NEWS

Eljero Elia has confirmed that his adventure at Juventus will come to an end before the start of next season.
Thiago Silva could complete a proposed transfer from Milan to Paris Saint-Germain as soon as this week, reports L’Equipe.
Alexandre Pato has insisted that his future is at Milan despite notable interest in his services from around the globe.
Fenerbahce are close to signing Reto Ziegler from Juventus on a permanent basis, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Udinese are unlikely to sell goalkeeper Samir Handanovic this summer after he was linked with Inter.
Jose Mourinho has praised the defensive performance of Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Beppe Iachini may have led Sampdoria back into Serie A at the first attempt, but his future is uncertain.
Maxi Lopez has admitted that he has a footballing dream – to play for new Italian champions Juventus.
Parma have confirmed that Inter are interested in Italian international forward Sebastian Giovinco.
Udinese chief Gianpaolo Pozzo is delighted that club captain Antonio Di Natale scored in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Italian Football Federation Vice-President Demetrio Albertini believes that Spain and the Azzurri are still favourites to progress from Euro 2012 Group C.
Emanuele Giaccherini is satisfied after making his international debut in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain.
Vincenzo Montella is the new Coach of Fiorentina after he signed a two-year contract with the Tuscan outfit.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Spanish players and Coach Vicente del Bosque blamed the “dry pitch” in Gdansk for their draw with Italy. “It’s shameful we should have to play on this surface.”
According to reports in Italy, Christian Obodo has been freed by his kidnappers in Nigeria after his family paid a €150,000 ransom.
Cesare Prandelli admits Mario Balotelli “should’ve passed it” in a great chance against Spain, but insists the substitution was “not punishment.”
Xavi Hernandez feels Spain “deserved the victory” after their hard-fought 1-1 draw with Italy and complained about the pitch.
Croatia made a confident start to Group C by sweeping Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland aside 3-1 with a Mario Mandzukic brace.
Fernando Torres praised Gianluigi Buffon and insisted he was not disappointed at being on the bench for Spain-Italy.
Vicente del Bosque concedes it was “a difficult match” against the Azzurri and Spain were content to grab a point.
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas admits the draw was “the right result, as both sides never gave up and attacked to the end.”
How to stop the World and European champions in their tracks? Rating and slating the Azzurri performances after an impressive group opener.
Andrea Pirlo believes Italy’s friendly defeat to Russia “did us good” to prepare them for the 1-1 draw with Spain.
Daniele De Rossi explains why Cesare Prandelli picked him as a centre-back against Spain. “We wanted to play the ball.”
Cesare Prandelli pointed out the Azzurri came out to attack Spain in their 1-1 draw. “This is the real Italy.”
Antonio Di Natale admits he “still remembers” the penalty he missed against Spain in Euro 2008, so this was a special goal for him.
Antonio Di Natale scored with his first touch as an impressive Italy performance held Spain to a 1-1 draw in the Group C opener.
Pro Vercelli and Virtus Lanciano have been promoted into Serie B after the Lega Pro play-offs.
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare has silenced reports of Barcelona’s interest in Miroslav Klose. “He is not for sale.”
Italy have chosen Emanuele Giaccherini, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli in a 3-5-2 system, but Spain opt for a no-striker system by dropping Fernando Torres.
There are reports Catania have chosen their new Coach after Rolando Maran failed to achieve promotion with Varese.
Inter “made enquiries after Sebastian Giovinco and will see what happens over the next few days,” confirmed director of sport Piero Ausilio.
Police in Nigeria have confirmed Udinese and Lecce midfielder Christian Obodo was kidnapped, but they “hope to rescue him alive.”
Thiago Motta is looking forward to challenging Spain’s Sergio Busquets again today. “Nobody is unbeatable and we’re convinced Italy can win.”

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