NEWS

Fiorentina will be without midfielder Francesco Della Rocca for at least a month after he underwent surgery for a hernia.
Fabrizio Ravanelli says he understands why former teammate Alessandro Del Piero has opted to play his football for Sydney FC.
Samuele Longo insists the decision to accept a loan switch to Espanyol from Inter was the best move for himself and the Italian club.
Parma have revealed that boss Roberto Donadoni and director general Pietro Leonardi could have left the club over the summer.
Udinese have denied claims that they have omitted Maicosuel from their Europa League squad as punishment for costing them a place in the Champions League.
Christian Maggio has been quickly seduced by the ability of new Napoli teammate Lorenzo Insigne. “He’s a better finisher than Ezequiel Lavezzi.”
Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo is happy to be back in the Italian squad after missing out on a place at Euro 2012.
Sydney FC chief Scott Barlow has spoken of his delight with the club’s capture of Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero.
Carlo Mazzone says he’s disappointed that Alessandro Del Piero has decided to join Australian outfit Sydney.
Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini insists that boss Giuseppe Sannino is safe – but advised him to play new boy Paulo Dybala.
Alessandro Del Piero insists that he chose to join Sydney because it was the perfect destination to continue his playing career.
A decision on whether the Stadio San Paolo will be ready to host the Napoli-Parma game will be made next week.
Luciano Spalletti has revealed that he was previously close to becoming the Coach of Italian giants Milan.
Mario Balotelli will be out of action "for around 10 days" after undergoing laser eye surgery to cure his conjunctivitis and short-sightedness.
The Australian agent behind Alessandro Del Piero’s move to Sydney FC reveals how this deal came about. “I’ve been working on it for three months.”
Cesare Prandelli is expected to revive the 3-5-2 system in Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria, using Sebstian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo together.
Adriano Galliani has demanded Milan “find a solution to the real problem” after notching up 137 injuries in two years.
There are reports Nicklas Bendtner’s Juventus debut will be delayed until the former Arsenal striker can lose weight.
Mauricio Pinilla has angered Cagliari by going on international duty despite missing a Serie A game through injury.
Cesare Prandelli has leapt to the defence of Antonio Conte after his 10-month ban in the betting scandal. “Any of us could be dragged into it, even if only by gossip.”
Inter legend Sandro Mazzola has warned “it’s evident” the new strike partnership of Antonio Cassano and Diego Milito won’t work.
Urby Emanuelson has warned Milan “it’s not enough for me to make brief appearances. I’ll be a starter soon enough.”
Alessandro Del Piero is expected to sign for Sydney FC today after considering offers from Liverpool, Sion and Southampton.
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Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has reassured Coach Giovanni Stroppa “can relax” despite two consecutive defeats and blamed the referees.
Atalanta have lost Ezequiel Schelotto for 15-20 days after tests showed a strained ligament in his right knee.
Giorgio Chiellini returned to action for the first time since the Euro 2012 Final and gave his “recipe for success: Humility and desire to win.”
Zenit Coach Luciano Spalletti is preparing to face Milan in what he calls “a balanced” Champions League group.
Inter have hit back after being ordered to pay €1m in damages for spying on Christian Vieri and explained why they hired a private investigator to track him.
Sydney FC have concluded another meeting with Alessandro Del Piero and are “optimistic” he’ll choose them ahead of Liverpool.
Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia has pulled out of international duty with Morocco after picking up an injury.
Gianluca Zambrotta’s agent has ruled out reports he’s in talks with Roma as a replacement for the injured Federico Balzaretti.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini said their performances “looked like a Serie B team,” but insists Giuseppe Sannino is not at risk.
Andrea Poli hopes Antonio Cassano can join him in the Italy squad and reveals why he left Inter. “I can only thank Cesare Prandelli.”
Christian Vieri won €1m compensation after Inter were found to be wire-tapping his phone calls, but he is now taking the case to the sporting courts as well.

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