NEWS

Torino newcomer Guillermo Rodriguez already knows how to please the Granata fans. “We want to beat Juventus.”
Antonio Conte’s assistant, Cristian Stellini, has resigned from the Juventus staff after he took a plea bargain in the betting trial.
New Fiorentina buy Borja Valero is impressed with the squad being constructed. “Now it’s up to me to help this group grow.”
Enzo Maresca could be making his return to Serie A with Sampdoria, as it’s reported he’ll leave Malaga this summer.
Ex-Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli believes Antonio Conte’s lawyers “made a mistake” in seeking a plea bargain in the betting trial.
Davide Astori’s agent has warned Milan and Juventus must face a potential €8m price-tag if they are to prise him from Cagliari.
Lucas Moura’s agent has denied any deal with PSG, Manchester United or Inter. “Everyone is trying to build their story like a jigsaw puzzle.”
Italy’s 2014 World Cup qualifier in Armenia will be played in Yerevan on October 12, it has been confirmed.
Fabrizio Miccoli is eager to put uncertainty behind him and “be a protagonist with many goals” for Palermo this season.
Angelo Palombo is reportedly ready to terminate his contract with Sampdoria so he can join Torino, while the Granata also look at Michele Pazienza.
Gabriel Heinze has been frozen out of the Roma squad, so he is considering proposals from Parma, Bologna and Olympiacos.
Leonardo Bonucci’s lawyer explains why he refused a plea bargain in the betting trial. “He hasn’t done anything, so what was he supposed to admit?”
Juventus and Napoli prepare to battle in the Italian Super Cup on Saturday, but meanwhile they tussle on the transfer market for Brazilian starlet Wallace.
Milan’s attempt to take Edin Dzeko on loan has faltered, as Manchester City want only a €31.5m permanent deal, it’s reported.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis mocked Antonio Conte, Juventus, the 'infantile' FIGC and Federico Balzaretti ahead of the Italian Super Cup in Beijing.
Palermo player Nicolas Bertolo could be in big trouble after he was allegedly arrested for driving under the influence and attacking a policeman.
Inter and Manchester United have reportedly lost out on Lucas Moura after PSG leapt to the front of the race.
Genoa were unlucky to lose against Spaniards Levante, while Novara and Reggina tripped up Torino and Catania.
Zdenek Zeman is still not happy even after Mattia Destro and Federico Balzaretti scored on their debuts in Roma’s 13-0 win. “We could’ve done better.”
Massimiliano Allegri already said this would be ‘Year Zero’ for Milan, as “it’s the start of a fascinating challenge. Kaka? He can play in front of the defence!”
The First Round of the Coppa Italia has been played with plenty of surprises, as Albinoleffe, Treviso and Gubbio crashed out, but Vicenza hit six.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in talks with club President Silvio Berlusconi over the possibility of Gazprom investing in Milan.
Fiorentina could add Corinthians midfielder Ralf and Hoffenheim striker Ryan Babel to their rapidly-growing team this week.
In New York for a friendly against Real Madrid on Wednesday, Adriano Galliani will speak to Real Madrid about bringing Kaka back to Milan with him, but Jose Mourinho could scupper the deal.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mattia Destro got a brace and Federico Balzaretti was also on target as Roma demolished Austrian side Irdning 13-0.
Alberto Aquilani, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Borja Valero got their debuts as Fiorentina beat Aris Salonika 2-1 today.
Roberto Mancini insists “it’s pretty unlikely” Edin Dzeko will leave Manchester City, but “I don’t think” Robin Van Persie will join either.
Napoli prodigy Lorenzo Insigne reveals what it’s like to play for your hometown club. “It’s different to playing football in any other town. Football saved me.”
Udinese continue to stutter in pre-season, although they held Schalke 04 to a creditable draw today.
Vice-President Edoardo Garrone admits “Sampdoria fans ask me in the street why Antonio Cassano isn’t coming back, but we have to look ahead.”
With Leonardo Bonucci facing a potential ban of three-and-a-half years, Juventus are targeting Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
Sampdoria have named their shirt numbers for the 2012-13 season, as new buy Maxi Lopez gets the prestigious 10.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi confirmed talks with Lazio over numerous players, including Andreas Granqvist, Juan Pablo Carrizo and Francelino Matuzalem.
Sebastian Giovinco hopes to get the Number 10 jersey and admits it is “strange” for Juventus to play without Antonio Conte on the bench.

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