NEWS

Thiago Silva is optimistic ahead of the new Serie A season after Milan opted against selling him to Paris Saint-Germain.
Portuguese right-back Jose Bosingwa has held talks with Roma – but his salary demands are reportedly blocking an agreement.
Napoli are expected to agree a new long-term contract with their promising youngster Lorenzo Insigne this week, Sky Sport Italia reports.
Pescara’s teenage sensation Marco Verratti has refused to rule out the possibility of moving to either Juventus or Paris-Saint Germain this summer.
Napoli have held tentative talks with Milan about selling Andrea Dossena, claims the player’s agent Roberto La Florio.
Roma’s Matteo Brighi has edged closer to signing for Torino, Sky Sport Italia understands.
Fiorentina could reveal the signings of Emiliano Viviano, Mounir El Hamdaoui and Francesco Della Rocca on Monday morning, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic will reportedly have a penalty bonus clause inserted into his Inter contract.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pescara are one of a number of clubs to have their original penalty for involvement in the betting scandal reduced upon appeal.
Maurizio Zamparini has blasted FIFA for sanctioning the use of goal-line officials when technology is also due to come into effect.
Davide Astori’s agent has confirmed that his proposed deal to Sparak Moscow is definitely off for now, but believes that it isn’t a complete dead end.
Djamel Mesbah looks set to leave Milan this summer, with reports indicating that he is on the verge of joining Torino.
Davide Santon has commented on speculation linking him with a return to Serie A and admits that Roma have made an approach.
Napoli have confirmed a new contract for midfielder Luca Cigarini, plus the details of the extension of his loan with Atalanta.
Diego Forlan’s reported split with Inter has now been confirmed, freeing the player to complete his move to Internacional.
Alexander Merkel is looking forward to starting again with Genoa next season and does not see his return from Milan as a step backwards.
Pescara could be close to selling two of their Italian youngsters to French football, as rumours suggest Marco Capuano could follow Marco Verratti out.
Pierluigi Collina has given his backing to the decision by the International Football Association Board to allow goal-line technology into the game.
Mauro Zarate’s return to Lazio has gotten off on the wrong foot, as he missed the first day of pre-season work after missing his flight home.
Brazilian club Internacional have announced the capture of Inter’s departing striker Diego Forlan.
Juventus have confirmed the signing of teenage Italian defender Alberto Masi from Pro Vercelli.
Inter and Diego Forlan have reportedly agreed to go their separate ways after crunch talks on Friday.
The agent of Stephan El Shaarawy held talks with Milan on Friday in an effort to secure his client a new improved contract.
Inter are pumped up for the 2012-13 campaign as they kick off their season, says President Massimo Moratti and captain Javier Zanetti.
Palermo have intimated that they will do a deal with Fiorentina over the transfer of Emiliano Viviano.
Serie B side Padova have announced the loan capture of young Roma star Federico Viviani for the 2012-13 campaign.
Bologna have three goalkeepers on their radar after deciding to sell Jean-Francois Gillet to newly-promoted Torino.
Serie A side Palermo have confirmed that the club have handed over Matias Silvestre to Italian giants Inter on a loan deal.
Julio Cesar, Dejan Stankovic and Diego Forlan have been omitted from the Inter squad which has been called up for pre-season training.
Eljero Elia is reportedly in Germany discussing a possible transfer from Italian champions Juventus to Werder Bremen.
Atalanta’s Manolo Gabbiadini is aware that he wouldn’t be staying at Juventus should he complete a move to Turin this summer.
Dubai outfit Al Nasr have admitted defeat in their attempts to sign Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli this summer.
Milan have insisted that Robinho will not leave the club and his Brazilian international teammate Julio Cesar will not arrive.
Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva are two of four Serie A based players named in Brazil’s Olympic squad.

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