NEWS

Defender Gary Cahill believes England are “definitely ready for the game” against Italy on Saturday night.
Stefano Pioli is officially the new Coach of Lazio after Edy Reja resigned.
Neymar leads the way as hosts Brazil begin the World Cup against Croatia with Inter's Mateo Kovacic.
There are fears Mattia De Sciglio suffered a calf strain, so Giorgio Chiellini could play left-back against England.
Mattia De Sciglio is in hospital for tests after sustaining a calf injury in training, putting him at risk for Italy-England.
Andrea Barzagli sees “the same hunger” in the current Italy side as in 2006, but admits “we’ve conceded too many goals.”
Andrea Barzagli insists Italy’s ageing team does not fear England youngsters, but gave clues on Daniele De Rossi’s role.
Andrea Barzagli confirmed Italy will “keep the ball on the ground” against England and he respects Wayne Rooney.
It’s reported Inter have agreed terms with Yann M’Vila and are working out the final details with Rubin Kazan.
Adriano Galliani is won over by new Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi, whose “enthusiasm is contagious.”
There are reports the Arena Sao Paulo has lost electricity after a generator fire and is not ready for tonight’s World Cup opener.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini told Inter they’ll need to pay €17m for Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez.
Milan confirm they have turned down a €3m offer from Benfica for Italian-Canadian midfielder Bryan Cristante.
Marco Verratti took part in full training today, suggesting he’ll be fit to start Saturday’s Italy-England clash.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini is horrified by the state of the pitch in Manaus. “I hope it doesn’t ruin Italy-England.”
Cesc Fabregas has officially joined Chelsea, with bad knock-on effects for Napoli’s Javier Mascherano bid.
Verona striker Luca Toni has confirmed he is staying with the Scaligeri for at least another year.
It is reported that Stefano Pioli is set to sign a two-year deal to become the new Coach of Lazio.
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual is targeting a place in the Champions League for the Viola next season.
Former England international Paul Scholes wants England to go for the jugular in their World Cup campaign.
It has been announced that Sara Bjorn Kuipers will referee Saturday’s World Cup Group D match between Italy and England.
UEFA President Michel Platini has confirmed he will not back FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter’s campaign to remain in office.
The head groundsman of the Arena Amazonia, where Italy will take on England on Saturday, admits the pitch is in very bad shape.
Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini is disappointed he missed out on Italy’s World Cup squad but hopes to play for the Azzurri again as soon as possible.
Milan have confirmed the make-up of their coaching staff for the coming season, with Mauro Tassotti remaining as assistant.
New Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has promised fans marvellous victories and spectacular football following his takeover of the club.
Edoardo Garrone has announced he has stepped down as Sampdoria President and sold the club to Massimo Ferrero.
Rafa Benitez confirms Napoli ‘cannot afford’ Pepe Reina, and hints at his own future being back in the Premier League.
England assistant Coach Gary Neville has inadvertently given the media a slight insight into the Three Lions’ World Cup preparations.
Rafa Benitez has advised England on how to approach Andrea Pirlo and says they have the players to trouble Italy.
The Gazzetta dello Sport speculate Italy’s formation and personnel to start against England may depend on Marco Verratti’s fitness.
Speculation is growing as to the future of Sampdoria, as President and owner Edoardo Garrone has called a surprise Press conference.
Edy Reja has confirmed he is leaving Lazio, due to the failure to qualify for Europe last season and issues between the club and its fans.
Milan have confirmed that Jeremy Menez is at the club for medical tests today, as he asserts why he chose the Rossoneri.
Giancarlo Abete has called on Italy to deliver a positive message at the World Cup, but does not set them a target, nor list them among the favourites.

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