NEWS

Udinese, Palermo, Chievo, Atalanta, Bologna, Pescara and Cagliari were in action for today’s friendlies.
Lazio were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Siena in a pre-season friendly, as Marcelo Larrondo got the winning goal.
Marco Rigoni sent a goodbye message to his “family” at Novara after completing the move to Chievo. “I will never forget.”
Ignazio Abate returns from Euro 2012 duty to find a much-changed Milan, but is certain “by August 31 we will be competitive.”
Parma have reportedly secured Gonzalo Mastriani, ‘the new Edinson Cavani,’ on a five-year contract from Club Atletico Cerro.
Antonio Di Natale is not concerned by the many changes at Udinese and hopes to get another chance in the Italy shirt.
Stephan El Shaarawy is “happy to have renewed” his contract with Milan for another five years and notes it’d be “a dream” if Kaka joined him.
Spartak Moscow Coach Unai Emery has denied reports they’ve made a bid for Juventus outcast Felipe Melo. “We cannot afford him.”
Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar is heading for the Premier League, as Tottenham and Arsenal battle for his signature.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has been banned from entering a football stadium for six months as a result of a sporting fraud conviction.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes the financial crisis in Italian football “can be an opportunity to get the best out of young players.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has officially extended his contract with Milan until June 30, 2017.
After Kaka’s agent confirmed talks with Milan, Spanish media warn Real Madrid won’t release him for less than €20m.
Alberto Aquilani reveals he “would’ve gladly taken a pay cut” in order to return to Roma, but instead begins again at Liverpool.
Emiliano Viviano’s move to Fiorentina remains in the balance. “Inter’s attitude is incomprehensible,” blasted Maurizio Zamparini.
Edinson Cavani’s agent admits “it is not a good time” after the Napoli star’s wife was mugged of a watch worth €18,000.
The Coppa Italia table has been drawn up with the first round on August 5 and potentially a Juventus-Milan quarter-final.
Genoa have officially signed Julian Alberto Velazquez from Independiente after he underwent a medical.
“Yes, we talked about Kaka,” confessed his agent after a second meeting with Milan in as many days.
Luc Castaignos’ proposed move from Inter to FC Twente has stalled over his transfer fee.
Mattia Destro could turn into something special during the new season at Roma, says his former Coach at Siena.
Leandro Greco has revealed the lure of Champions League football was a factor in his decision to leave Roma for Olympiacos.
Former Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Dunga has warned the Viola over the dangers of selling star player Stevan Jovetic.
Lorenzo De Silvestri says Sampdoria must prove themselves as the club gets ready for its 56th season in Serie A.
Mattia Destro won’t be the last summer signing for Roma, director general Franco Baldini has assured.
The Serie A 2012-13 fixtures will be unveiled in Milan on Thursday night, the Lega have finally confirmed.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has conceded that his side will have to change their footballing philosophy after the sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Thomas Di Benedetto may reportedly be replaced as Roma President by James Pallotta before the end of 2012.
Davide Santon has ruled out leaving Newcastle United and believes the Tynesiders could finish in a Champions League place this coming season.
Matias Silvestre is confident that his new Inter side will be in a position to make a great start to the campaign.
Andrea Ranocchia is ready to re-establish himself as one of Italy’s best central defenders after a troubled past campaign at Inter.
Cagliari have yet again made it clear that they will not sell Davide Astori to Italian giants Milan this summer.
The agent of Matteo Brighi is adamant that his client will be playing for newly promoted Torino in Serie A this term.
The agent of Giandomenico Mesto has failed to rule out the possibility of a move to Parma for the Genoa player.
Chievo Verona have underlined that there will be no goalkeeping changes at the club ahead of the new season.

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