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In serving his touchline ban, Antonio Conte won’t be able to communicate with stand-in technician Massimo Carrera during games next season.
Gian Piero Gasperini is still bitter about his short spell in charge of Inter last season, suggesting today that the club are only now adjusting to his ideas.
Lazio are now looking unlikely to sign Swedish international defender Andreas Granqvist from Genoa after Juan Pablo Carrizo’s refusal to go the other way.
Massimo Carrera will take Antonio Conte’s place on the Juventus bench starting this weekend, but is not worried by the task in hand.
Gianluigi Buffon has dismissed the notion that the betting scandal can be used to Juventus’ advantage motivationally, but reassures that everyone is calm.
Beppe Marotta has reiterated Juventus’ support for Antonio Conte in his fight against a 10-month ban, declaring that his position has never been in doubt.
The Europa League Play-off round draw has taken place today and pits Inter against Vaslui and Lazio against Mura 05.
Reports indicate that whilst Ricky Kaka has lowered his wage demands to facilitate a return to Milan, Real Madrid are not budging on their request.
President Massimo Moratti admits that he was not happy with Inter’s display in the Europa League last night, but remains realistic.
Udinese will face Braga for a place in the 2012-13 Champions League competition proper, after the Play-off draw was held today.
Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini has admitted that his teammates are nervous going into the new season off the back of a heavy pre-season defeat to Real Madrid.
Leonardo Bonucci’s agent has reacted with joy at the news of his client’s acquittal and believes that the player will now be able to focus on football.
Gabriel Heinze is reportedly the latest Roma player to rescind his contract at the club, as Newell’s Old Boys claim he is signing for them.
Croatian striker Igor Budan has paid tribute to Palermo in helping him deal with the loss of his second child Amber.
Reports in England suggest that Chelsea are monitoring Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner as a possible transfer target this summer.
Fiorentina will not be dipping into the market for a new goalkeeper in light of Emiliano Viviano’s injury.
Reports are suggesting a furious outburst from Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani placing the blame for defeat to Real Madrid at Max Allegri’s door.
Juventus have welcomed the news that Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe are acquitted in the betting trial and vow to stand by Antonio Conte and Angelo Alessio.
Antonio Conte has been handed an initial 10-month ban from the Disciplinary Commission, but Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe are acquitted.
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Inter almost managed to throw away a 3-0 first leg lead, but the 2-0 home defeat to Hajduk Split was enough to keep them in the Europa League.
David Pizarro is officially a Fiorentina player after terminating his contract with Roma and passing a medical.
Fiorentina are very busy on the transfer market and it’s reported they are making an offer to free agent Nigel Reo-Coker.
Inter start with Philippe Coutinho, Wesley Sneijder and Diego Milito in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier against Hajduk Split.
Argentina’s first choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero surprised everyone by going into Serie B with Sampdoria, but says “it was a gamble that paid off.”
Emiliano Viviano can breathe a huge sigh of relief, as the Fiorentina goalkeeper will only be out of action for two weeks.
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “give the Chinese fans a great victory” in the Italian Super Cup against Napoli on Saturday.
Chievo have unveiled their shirt numbers for the 2012-13 campaign, as new buy Marco Rigoni gets the 6.
Guglielmo Stendardo “always hoped to return” to Atalanta and took a pay cut to make that dream happen.
Having lost out on Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez, Juventus are looking to Athletic Bilbao hitman Fernando Llorente.
David Pizarro is expected to sign for Fiorentina later today and Luciano Spalletti assures “he is a real top player.”
The Italian Super Cup will have two goal-line referees for the first time and Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi is confident it will make a difference.
Udinese are in negotiations to sign Mexican Olympic star Javier Aquino, confirmed his agent.
Paolo Cannavaro still remembers when Napoli won the Super Cup in 1990, thrashing Juventus 5-1, and wants to replicate that moment.
Inter continue negotiations with Tottenham for Julio Cesar, though could swap the goalkeeper with Giovani Dos Santos, Sandro or Kyle Walker.

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