NEWS

Marco Verratti will make his senior Italy debut against England tomorrow and is confident joining PSG won’t hurt his Azzurri chances.
Juventus have finally made Felipe Melo’s move to Galatasaray official with a buy-out clause worth €6.5m.
Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are shortlisted for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, followed by Andrea Pirlo in fourth place.
The schedule for the Coppa Italia Third Round has been released, including teams like Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Fiorentina, Torino and Catania.
FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti believes Milan’s chances of signing Kaka are “0.001%” and warns Juventus against buying Fernando Llorente.
Theo Walcott is the fourth England player to pull out of tomorrow’s friendly against Italy due to injury.
Stephan El Shaarawy will start against England tomorrow and is “hugely excited” at his senior Italy debut.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed his starting XI against England, including Alessandro Diamanti and Mattia Destro. “They must prove they’re ready.”
Goran Pandev and Andrea Dossena have received two-match bans for Napoli after the Super Cup, while Juan Camilo Zuniga and Walter Mazzarri are suspended for one game.
Francesco Guidolin vented his fury at the scheduling of Udinese’s Champions League play-off against Sporting Braga. “It’s absurd!”
Milan’s season ticket sales have plummeted to an all-new low after the sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.
Alberto Paloschi has suffered another ankle injury which could keep the Chievo striker sidelined for three months.
Antonio Cassano has laughed off reports of international retirement. “I want to continue with the Nazionale at least until the 2014 World Cup.”
Inter look to be in pole position for Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong, but need movement from the player on his wage demands.
Rumours are mounting over a move for Greek international Vasilis Torosidis to Roma, with his contract set to expire in 2013.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is not going to be risked in Chile’s friendly in midweek against Ecuador, due to a slight groin injury.
Marco Borriello is again being linked with a move, this time to the Premier League, as his wages demands prove too high.
Reports indicate that Napoli’s frustration with the authorities could be worsened with Goran Pandev set for a two-game suspension.
Juventus intend to negotiate a new deal with Gianluigi Buffon this summer, but it is likely to involve a pay-cut.
There are reports that Juventus are already preparing to make their first official bid for Athletic Bilbao’s wantaway striker Fernando Llorente.
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe that Mattia Destro and Stephan El Shaarawy could be handed places in attack for Italy tomorrow.
A long saga seems to be coming to an end with Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini ready to complete his long awaited move to Juventus.
Whilst some reports have Napoli as on the verge of completing a deal for Alvaro Pereira, others put Inter in place as attempting to hijack it.
In the market for one central defender already, Lazio could be forced into shopping for a second if Modibo Diakite turns down a new contract.
The betting trials have taken a new twist overnight with the news that Federal Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi is appealing last week’s rulings.
Jose Mourinho has again taken time to reflect on his success in Europe as a Coach and has suggested a new nickname for himself.
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Douglas Maicon has been included by Andrea Stramaccioni in Inter’s Europa League squad for the Play-off round.
Milan director Ariedo Braida has denied reports from earlier today that the club were discussing sending Djamel Mesbah to Palermo.
Despite beginning to feel the physical strain, Siena defender Emanuele Pesoli is continuing with his hunger strike.
The President of the Coaches’ Association in Italy has advised Zdenek Zeman and Juventus to both try and avoid controversy.
Miroslav Klose has confirmed that he intends to play for Germany at the 2014 World Cup and beyond that time at club level.
Genoa resolved a dispute between Alexander Merkel and Cristobal Jorquera over who should take the No 10 shirt by holding a charity auction.
Alberto Aquilani has been handed the iconic No 10 jersey, whilst Emiliano Viviano takes No 1 as Fiorentina confirm their squad numbers for 2012-13.
Italy will wear specially designed shirts for their friendly this week with England to commemorate 30 years since lifting the World Cup of 1982.

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