NEWS

Sergio Floccari’s agent has admitted it is too early to talk about his client’s contract situation at Lazio.
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has backed Rome’s campaign to try and host the 2024 Olympic Games.
Marco Di Vaio could return to Bologna in January, according to reports in the Italian Press.
Fiorentina could be without Giuseppe Rossi for the game against Cagliari on Sunday.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has again hinted he will return to club management once the World Cup is over.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy side could play Germany in an international friendly during the month of November.
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has spoken about his club’s chances of winning the Scudetto and the Champions League.
Giovanni Trapattoni is no longer the Republic of Ireland boss after failing to lead the nation to World Cup 2014.
The agent of Fabio Quagliarella has admitted Juventus turned down a variety of offers for his client this summer.
Gigi Lentini believes Angelo Ogbonna’s transfer from Torino to city rivals Juventus proves times have changed in Italian football.
Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain has explained why he opted to leave Real Madrid for Napoli this summer.
Rolando Bianchi says he would celebrate if he scored for new club Bologna against his former side Torino.
Milan and Italy full-back Mattia De Sciglio is set to have surgery on Wednesday to resolve a knee problem.
Roberto Sosa has praised former club Napoli for their decision to replace Edinson Cavani with Gonzalo Higuain.
Inter stopper Juan Jesus believes new boss Walter Mazzarri is developing him into a better player.
Italy reached the World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic. Watch the highlights from Turin.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Daniele De Rossi believes “anything can happen” at the World Cup after Italy qualified with two rounds to spare.
Manuel Pasqual is in hospital for tests after he required anaesthesia and stitches in the Italy locker room.
Mario Balotelli admits the numerous misses against the Czech Republic shook him. “It’s never happened to me before.”
Giorgio Chiellini feared the match with the Czech Republic was “cursed,” but sent Italy on their way to the World Cup.
Gigi Buffon admits he was “terrorised” of the party atmosphere in Turin, but after victory can celebrate his record 136 caps.
Cesare Prandelli saw “a great Italy” against the Czech Republic and celebrated their qualification for the World Cup in Brazil.
Italy fought back to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 with Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Balotelli, sealing their place at the 2014 World Cup.
Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo are back and there’s a three-man defence as Gigi Buffon sets a record against the Czech Republic.
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi has put the club up for sale and says he “regrets” buying the side in the first place.
Alessandro Del Piero wrote an open letter to Gigi Buffon congratulating him on his record 136th Italy cap tonight.
Francesco Guidolin is confident Udinese are “no longer looking back” at their European failure and can now move forward.
Sulley Ali Muntari sees a “more mature Kaka” bringing fresh enthusiasm as Milan prepare for their trip to Torino.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete will “meet with Cesare Prandelli before the World Cup to discover his intentions.”
Former PSG director Leonardo is consistently linked with Inter, but insists “that’s not a given.”
Keisuke Honda has frightened Milan by noting they are “an option, but not the only option” for when he quits CSKA Moscow in January.
Genoa defender Luca Antonelli will be out for a month after injuring his ankle on international duty with Italy.
Roma President James Pallotta has hit back at reports that sporting director Walter Sabatini could lose his job.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has admitted he is ‘optimistic’ that Andrea Pirlo will sign a new deal.

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