Napoli to tie up Gonalons today?
Il Mattino reiterate that Napoli could tie up negotiations with Lyon for Maxime Gonalons by the end of today.
Serie A preseason starts today
Serie A clubs start preseason plans from today, with Torino the earliest to report back and the rest of the League to follow shortly.
‘Neymar targeted like Ronaldo’
Luiz Felipe Scolari has hit out at the ‘special’ treatment he sees being dished out to Neymar and compared it to similar work on Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Kaka’s vision is clear’
A Brazilian agent close to the Ricky Kaka deal has described the player’s vision as ‘clear’: “He wants to return to Brazil before moving to the US.”
Swansea ‘to discuss Michu future’
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has played down Napoli’s links to Michu, but admits the manager will meet with the Spain striker.
‘Mentor-fresh face’ approach for Italy?
Prospective FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio reportedly wants an experienced Coach to replace Cesare Prandelli, to then act as a mentor to a ‘fresh’ face.
New CT decision faces delay
A decision over who will replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach may not be made until the middle of August.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Santos: 'A sad day for Greece'
Greece manager Fernando Santos rued “a day of sadness” with their penalty shoot-out defeat to Costa Rica.
Pinto: 'Costa Rica deserved it'
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto said reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time was “justice.”
Costa Rica shoot-out sinks Greece
Greece took 10-man Costa Rica into extra time, but Los Ticos won a dramatic penalty shoot-out and will play Holland.
Raiola: 'Balotelli is Italy scapegoat'
Agent Mino Raiola insists Mario Balotelli is used as a scapegoat “to hide the real problems in Italian football.”
De Jong out of quarter-final
Holland have warned Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong is “unlikely” to be fit for the World Cup quarter-final.
Robben apologises for diving
Arjen Robben apologised for diving in Holland’s 2-1 victory over Mexico, but insisted the decisive incident “was a penalty.”
'Not all of Milan love Balotelli'
“Not everyone at Milan loves Mario Balotelli,” warned agent Mino Raiola, who also blasted Italy fans and the FIGC.
Amelia set for West Brom?
Ex-Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia could join West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer.
Boateng: 'Kicked out due to money'
Kevin-Prince Boateng claims he was kicked out of Ghana’s World Cup squad “for asking where the money went.”
Mexico's Moreno suffers fracture
Mexico paid a heavy price for their 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands, as Hector Moreno fractured his tibia.
Herrera: 'Robben dived, but...'
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera said Arjen Robben “threw himself to the floor” for the decisive Dutch penalty.
Line-ups: Costa Rica-Greece
The two surprise packages of the Last 16 go head-to-head tonight, as Costa Rica take on Greece.
Van Gaal: 'A Dutch escape'
Louis Van Gaal’s brave gamble paid off and the Netherlands Coach admits “it was an escape” against Mexico.
Holland end Mexican dreams
Holland completed an amazing comeback from 1-0 down at the 87th to eliminate Mexico 2-1 in Fortaleza.
Wilmots: 'Belgium subs are key'
Belgium have scored more goals off the bench than any other side at this World Cup and Marc Wilmots said that’s no coincidence.
Kaka to Orlando and Sao Paulo 'agreed'
Sao Paolo confirmed “we are all agreed” for Ricky Kaka to leave Milan for Orlando City and a loan spell in Brazil.
Maradona: 'Brazil should be out'
Diego Armando Maradona believes Chile deserved to knock Brazil out and Colombia are one of the best sides in the World Cup.
Zapata thanks Colombia after Seedorf
Colombia defender Cristian Zapata blamed Clarence Seedorf for his lack of playing time at Milan recently.
Holland have Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben as they take on a Mexico side that is not to be underestimated.
Deschamps keeps France alert
Didier Deschamps praised France for bucking the European trend at the World Cup, but is on his toes against Nigeria.
Napoli close to Lyon's Gonalons
Napoli are closing in on Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons and could seal the deal by Monday for €12m.
Conte can be joint Italy-Juve Coach
The rumours are gathering momentum that Antonio Conte could become part-time Italy Coach while at Juventus.
Refs for Round of 16 ties
Brazilian Sandro Ricci will officiate Germany-Algeria, while American Mark Geiger is the referee for France-Nigeria.
Klose admires Algeria
Miroslav Klose is targeting the quarters and a new World Cup scoring record, but warned Germany “can’t underestimate Algeria.”
Torino in for Atleti's Perez
Torino are reportedly in advanced negotiations for Atletico Madrid midfielder Ruben Perez.
Napoli join Schneiderlin chase
Morgan Schneiderlin said he’s ready to quit Southampton and it’s reported his destination could be Napoli.
Brazil staff 'punched Pinilla'
Media claim Chile and Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla was punched in the face by a member of the Brazil staff.
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