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Andrea Pirlo has won over Europe with his performances, but Eugenio Corini remembers “on his debut aged 16 we knew a star had been born.”
Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro celebrates his birthday and “can’t wait” for the Italian Super Cup against Juventus.
Giuseppe Mascara is heading to Dubai and could be joined by Fabrizio Miccoli in Walter Zenga’s Al-Nasr side.
Massimo Moratti points out Inter won’t be bringing in any more reinforcements unless they have sold some players first.
According to reports this evening, Roma have snatched a last-gasp deal with Fluminense to sign Marquinho for €3.5m.
Cagliari defender Davide Astori is at the centre of a Russian bidding war and it’s reported Spartak Moscow have offered €15m.
“If Italy continue playing like this, we need fear no-one,” said CONI President Gianni Petrucci ahead of the semi-final with Germany.
“Italy will beat Germany with a Mario Balotelli hat-trick,” said agent Mino Raiola, who has updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marek Hamsik.
Stuttgart defender Cristian Molinaro gives the inside view on Euro 2012 semi-final Italy-Germany. “The truth is they really fear us.”
Half-German Riccardo Montolivo warns Italy will be “tough to beat” in the semi-final and hasn’t been put off taking penalties following his miss.
Former England manager Fabio Capello launched a scathing attack on Wayne Rooney’s England career. “I think he only understands Scottish.”
Siena have confirmed PSG are also in the running for Mattia Destro along with Inter, Juventus and Roma.
Andrea Pirlo feels Germany are afraid of Italy, took that penalty to “bring Joe Hart down a peg” and “won’t be upset” if he never wins the Ballon d’Or.
Joachim Low has declared that notable meetings from Italy and Germany’s past will not matter ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.
Italy could have Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate back in time to face Germany, as the chief medic admits everything is being done.
Marcello Lippi has given his stamp of approval to the current Italy team, believing that they can beat Germany this week.
Alexandre Pato admits that he has a taste for English football and could be tempted into a move once his contract with Milan ends.
Kevin Prince Boateng has confirmed that he has no regrets over choosing to represent Ghana over Germany at international level.
Palermo Vice-President Guglielmo Micciche has reiterated Maurizio Zamparini’s stance on Federico Balzaretti, adding also that the player wants to stay.
Stephan El Shaarawy will not be leaving Milan this summer, if the player has anything to do with it, confirms his agent.
Lukas Podolski is the latest in the German camp to speak of their high confidence going into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy.
Set to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Ezequiel Lavezzi will explain himself to Napoli fans ‘when the time is right’, promises his agent.
Sampdoria President Riccardo Garrone has admitted that Rafa Benitez is one of their prime candidates to take charge as Coach this summer.
Antonio Di Natale will sit down and sign a new contract with Udinese once he returns from Euro 2012.
Maurizio Domizzi has rejected transfer links with Parma. “I think I will be staying with Udinese.”
Fabio Capello says Italy have problems in attack – but he would still use Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Germany.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty was the deciding factor in Italy’s win over England at Euro 2012.
Milan have confirmed that Mathieu Flamini will continue his career at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Andrea Ranocchia will hold talks with Inter about his future later today.
Parma insist that they will not enter a transfer tug-of-war with Juventus for Brescia youngster Omar El Kaddouri.
Reports in the Italian capital are suggesting that Roma are preparing a bid for Torino stopper Angelo Ogbonna.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is suggesting that Paris Saint-Germain’s move for Thiago Silva of Milan is still possible.
Palermo’s Massimo Donati could be on the verge of a third stint with Atalanta after the Nerazzurri admitted an interest.
Palermo and Inter have taken no forward steps in their transfer talks for Rosanero stopper Matias Silvestre.
Pescara have reiterated their decision to take Italian Under-21 international Marco Verratti off the transfer market.

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