NEWS

Inter’s terrible pre-season continued with a 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid, though Mauro Icardi hit the bar and forced a goalline clearance.
Eden Hazard has thanked Roma Coach Rudi Garcia for aiding his career ahead of tonight’s Chelsea match.
Bologna’s unimpressive pre-season form continued with a 2-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Juventus have reportedly made a formal €12m offer for Manchester City man Aleksandar Kolarov.
Inter have a reshuffled squad to take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in St. Louis this evening.
Gabriele Angella bagged a brace in the Championship as Udinese satellite club Watford beat Bournemouth 6-1.
Miroslav Klose netted the winner as Lazio warmed up for the Italian Super Cup with a victory away to Crystal Palace.
Fabio Liverani’s Genoa notched up a 0-0 draw away to Stoke City, who are just a week away from starting their season.
Gabriel Paletta and Nicola Sansone earned Parma a prestigious 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito warned he “will not sell the crown jewels” and has offered Hernanes a new deal.
Vincenzo Italiano says it is “an honour” to train with Alessandro Del Piero on his trial with Sydney FC.
Inter have officially signed defender Rolando on loan from Porto after he completed a medical.
Lionel Messi is at risk for Argentina’s friendly with Italy in Rome due to a muscular problem.
Pescara are said to have turned down a €2m offer from Celtic for defender Marco Capuano.
Napoli are reportedly cranking up the pressure on Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, beating Sassuolo and QPR.
Rolando’s move to Inter has been delayed by red tape, but Wallace is due to arrive from Chelsea next week.
“I certainly want to play in Serie A,” whether it’s for Genoa or Roma, said Nacional hitman Gonzalo Bueno.
Maxi Lopez could be making a surprise return to Milan on loan from Catania, a year after they turned down an option to sign him.
Sources close to Samuel Eto’o claim he is “ready for notable economic sacrifices” to facilitate an Inter return.
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino insists he won’t sell his stars, although “Davide Astori could leave if he asks me to.”
Catania have slammed the door on potential buyers for Gonzalo Bergessio and presented new buy Panagiotis Tachtsidis.
Samir Handanovic said Inter are getting “back to basics” and admitting the Treble-winning years are long gone.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Carlo Ancelotti has asked Milan for ‘Little Maldini’ Mattia De Sciglio.
Alessandro Matri is considering a transfer to Napoli after Juventus reportedly accepted a €12m offer.
England FA chairman Greg Dyke has called for the 2022 Qatar World Cup to be moved to the winter or reassigned.
Marek Hamsik expressed his joy and ambition after signing a new contract. “This can be the right year for Napoli to win the Scudetto.”
Giuseppe Rossi admits it would be “an absolute dream to play at the World Cup,” but first he must prove himself at Fiorentina.
It’s reported Wolfsburg are prepared to pay €20m for Roma and Italy forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Genoa take on Stoke City today and goalkeeper Mattia Perin has a new tactic for Peter Crouch. “I’ll bring a ladder!”
Rafa Benitez had plenty to celebrate after Napoli beat Benfica, Gonzalo Higuain scored and Marek Hamsik signed a new contract.
Today Inter captain and Argentina legend Javier Zanetti celebrates his 40th birthday. “I can start running next week.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gonzalo Higuain was “so happy” to score his debut Napoli goal and confessed the fans “gave me goosebumps.”
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in a Napoli jersey during their 2-1 friendly victory over Benfica.
Marek Hamsik has officially extended his Napoli contract until 2018. “It’s the perfect marriage.”

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