Ghedin: 'Italy top five'
Malta manager Pietro Ghedin insists this country’s football is improving and prepares to face Italy, “one of the top five teams in the world.”
Jovetic enjoys Arsenal attention
Fiorentina starlet Stevan Jovetic has fuelled reports of a potential €30m transfer to Arsenal. “It is nice when you are interesting clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City.”
Dutch ref for Malta-Italy
The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
Balotelli: 'My biggest regret'
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference today ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta, covering subjects such as racism, arrogance and his biggest regret.
Flamini hails Balotelli and De Sciglio
Mathieu Flamini has praised Milan teammates Mattia De Sciglio and Mario Balotelli. “He’s a modern striker.”
Kuzmanovic leaves international duty
Zdravko Kuzmanovic has returned to Inter early from international duty with Serbia to undergo tests on his injury.
Hammers consider Quagliarella
Fabio Quagliarella seems set to leave Juventus, with West Ham joining Fenerbahce and Wolfsburg in the race.
Cavani: 'Football is a business'
Edinson Cavani has left the door open for a summer move. “I love the fans and Napoli, but football is a business.”
Inter look to Corvino?
Inter continue to be frustrated with the work of director Marco Branca, so reports now suggest they’re looking at ex-Fiorentina transfer guru Pantaleo Corvino.
Borja Valero: 'My best season'
Borja Valero notes the differences between football in Spain and Italy in the push for a Champions League spot. “Perhaps this is my best season.”
Milan and Juve eye Hernanes
Lazio midfielder Hernanes is considering his future amid contract renegotiations, as Milan, Juventus and Premier League sides close in.
Del Piero: 'Sydney the right choice'
Alessandro Del Piero is committed to Sydney FC, looks back at Juventus and reveals why he turned down a move to Flamengo.
Maran cool on Catania in Europe
Catania are in the running for a Europa League spot and Coach Rolando Maran is keeping cool. “We’ll see if I need to renew my passport...”
Zamparini: 'Wrong on Sannino'
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini still believes they can stay in Serie A and admits he “got it wrong” when sacking Giuseppe Sannino after three games.
Ventura proud of Italy's Cerci
Giampiero Ventura took great pride in seeing Alessio Cerci make his senior Italy debut against Brazil. “I’m very happy for him.”
Clasie agent prefers Fiorentina
Feyenoord talent Jordy Clasie is wanted by the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, but his agent notes “he could grow and learn a lot at Fiorentina.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Modena stun Padova
Modena earned a shock late win away to Padova, while Grosseto lost to Cesena after going down to 10 men in the opening minute.
Galliani: 'Balotelli is modest'
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani claims Mario Balotelli “is among the top five players in the world and he’s modest too.”
De La: 'If Cavani and Mazzarri leave'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis opened the door to Walter Mazzarri and Edinson Cavani’s possible departure. “If they leave, we’ll still have a great squad.”
Fiorentina focus on Contento
Fiorentina are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich to bring in Italian-German left-back Diego Contento.
Coutinho: 'Why did it go wrong at Inter?'
Philippe Coutinho admits he doesn’t know “why things didn’t work out at Inter” after settling in well with Liverpool.
Mou: 'Pandev courage against FIFA'
Jose Mourinho praised Goran Pandev’s “courage and strength” for publicly declaring his vote for FIFA Coach of the Year was changed.
Marchetti injury 'nothing serious'
Lazio and Italy breathe a sigh of relief after medics assure Federico Marchetti’s shoulder injury is “nothing serious.”
Barzagli: 'Balo the World Cup star'
Andrea Barzagli believes “Mario Balotelli will be the protagonist of the 2014 World Cup” in Brazil after facing off against Neymar.
Marchetti shoulder injury
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is undergoing tests after sustaining a shoulder injury during his training session with Italy.
'Udinese made only Quintero offer'
Pescara revealed Udinese “are the only Italian club to have made a formal offer” for Juan Fernando Quintero.
Insigne surprised by headed goal
Lorenzo Insigne admits even he was surprised to score with a header in Italy’s Under-21 victory over Russia.
Marchisio ready for Malta
Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate and Alessio Cerci have resumed full training with the Italy squad ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Malta.
Mourinho: 'I could return...'
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho dropped hints for Inter and Chelsea fans. “Next season I could return to somewhere I’ve already been.”
Portanova: No Pazzini apology
Genoa defender Daniele Portanova has refused to apologise after causing Giampaolo Pazzini’s injury. “It’s only a pity for those players who aren’t famous.”
Barzagli: 'Right attitude in Malta'
Andrea Barzagli warns Italy “need the right attitude” in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Malta.
El Shaarawy: 'We're the new Italy'
Stephan El Shaarawy is enjoying his partnership with Mario Balotelli at club and international level, as “we represent the Nazionale of youth.”
Pogba: 'France thanks to Juve'
Paul Pogba made his senior France debut and publicly thanked Juventus. “I would never have reached this stage without Juventus and am very grateful.”
Cerci: 'Italy thanks to Toro'
Alessio Cerci has thanked Torino and Coach Giampiero Ventura for his Italy debut. “Six months ago I was nothing, now I play against Brazil.”
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