NEWS

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.
As expected, nobody in the Juventus squad has been given Alessandro Del Piero’s old Number 10 jersey, as the squad list was announced.
The Disciplinary Commission will reveal its verdicts on the betting trial, including Antonio Conte and Leonardo Bonucci, on Friday morning.
Roma presented Paraguayan right-back Ivan Piris to the fans today. “I couldn’t say no. The club is world-famous and has a good chance of winning the Scudetto.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete laughed off reports Juventus could call in Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli. “I never worried about that.”
Goran Pandev hopes Napoli pick up where they left off last season, beating Juventus to silverware, but admits “I really miss Pocho Lavezzi.”
Andrea Barzagli insists the betting trial is “not disturbing us. If anything, this fires us up even more” ahead of Juventus-Napoli for the Italian Super Cup.
Walter Mazzarri assures Napoli are “motivated to push beyond our limits” in Saturday’s Italian Super Cup with Juventus.
Mirko Vucinic fired up Juventus for Saturday’s Super Cup clash with Napoli. “We want to avenge the Coppa Italia and dedicate victory to Antonio Conte.”
Roma director Walter Sabatini shot down Manchester City’s hopes. “Daniele De Rossi is worth more than €100m.”
Udinese are preparing for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off draw, as they will face Spartak Moscow, Sporting Braga, Dynamo Kiev, Panathinaikos or Copenhagen.
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a €32m bid for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, which might be enough to tempt Roma.
Stefano Okaka will leave Roma this summer, says agent Giampiero Pocetta, with Parma as his most likely destination.
Kevin Prince Boateng has given his backing to Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri despite a summer at the club that has seen significant changes take place.
Cagliari striker Joaquin Larrivey has admitted that he is not certain he’ll remain at the Rossoblu next season, but claims that he will ‘do his best’ if he does.
Reports in Italy suggest that David Pizarro will rescind his Roma contract today before then joining Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella believes that Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano’s knee injury is not as serious as first feared.
Former Milan player and Coach Cesare Maldini has been left less than impressed by his old club’s move for Cristian Zapata.
Milan’s hopes of re-signing Ricky Kaka from Real Madrid this summer look to be slimming, as Adriano Galliani admits it is ‘almost impossible’.
Juventus’ hopes of signing Robin Van Persie may be rejuvenated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s declaration that Manchester United ‘aren’t reaching a breakthrough’.
Massimiliano Allegri saw his Milan side close their pre-season tour of America with a heavy defeat to Real Madrid, prompting a warning.
Paris Saint-Germain completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Lucas Moura overnight for a fee of €45m.

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