NEWS

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta confirms they are “negotiating to bring Fernando Llorente here, but it’s not easy.”
Udinese continue talks for Mexican Olympic gold medallist Javier Aquino, but could send him to Granada first.
Espanyol have confirmed their interest in Inter’s Under-21 international striker Samuele Longo.
Giuseppe Sannino reveals a new-look Palermo with three at the back “so we can prepare for the debut against Napoli.”
Sampdoria Coach Ciro Ferrara is impressed with his side’s progress and tells Juventus that Andrea Poli “will not be leaving.”
Siena have stated they “would like to keep” Alessandro Rosina after his trial period, but warned he must “sort things out” with Zenit.
Reports continue to emanate from Spain that Fernando Llorente is ready to leave Athletic Bilbao for Juventus.
Mattia Destro is “so proud” to receive a call-up for Italy’s match against England and is settling into his new Roma squad.
Inter’s hopes of taking Nigel De Jong are rising after Manchester City announced a deal for Jack Rodwell.
Modibo Diakitè reportedly has until tomorrow to accept a Lazio contract renewal or leave the Olimpico.
Cristian Zapata was a surprise addition to the Milan squad, but insists “being Thiago Silva’s heir does not weigh on me.”
Italian media report that Angelo Gregucci will join Roberto Mancini’s coaching staff at Manchester City.
Massimo Moratti weighed in on Napoli’s boycott of the Italian Super Cup victory ceremony for Juventus. “They must’ve had their reasons.”
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic warned “anyone who doesn’t work simply won’t play” after fans jeered them off the field in their pre-season presentation.
There are reports that Newcastle United’s Davide Santon is upset at being left out of Italy’s Under-21 match against Holland.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart is a major doubt to feature for England in Wednesday’s friendly against Italy.
Emanuele Pesoli has been chained to the FIGC headquarters on hunger strike for over 24 hours. “I want to defend myself in a real trial.”
Talks between Lazio and Genoa for Andreas Granqvist broke down, but Igli Tare insists “we hope to find a breakthrough soon, as the player wants to join us.”
Marco Verratti is “honoured” by his Italy call-up to face England and enjoyed his Ligue 1 debut with PSG.
Zdenek Zeman reveals his ‘mad’ plans for Roma, but also takes a sideswipe at Antonio Conte and Juventus. “A banned Coach shouldn’t be able to train his team.”
Leonardo Bonucci went from facing a three-and-a-half-year ban to winning the Italian Super Cup in the space of 24 hours. “I knew I was innocent.”
Philippe Mexes could be heading to Arsenal in exchange for Nicklas Bendtner after France Coach Didier Deschamps said he might “leave Milan.”
Mirko Vucinic scored in a 4-2 Juventus Super Cup win over Napoli, but insisted “it was a victory from the team.”
Lega President Maurizio Beretta criticised Napoli for boycotting the Supercoppa presentation ceremony. “It’s a shame about that epilogue.”
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to Antonio Conte, Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Pepe and Alessandro Del Piero.
Mattia Destro scored a hat-trick in Roma’s 6-0 win, while Bologna conquered Novigrad and Fiorentina were also in action.
Vladimir Petkovic had to reassure jeering fans that Lazio “will be ready for the games that count” after another friendly defeat to Getafe.
Antonio Di Natale is back and it shows, as Udinese demolished Premier League side Southampton 4-0 at St. Mary’s.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Torino have officially signed Matteo Brighi on a one-year loan from Roma.
Claudio Marchisio criticised Napoli for refusing to attend the Italian Super Cup trophy ceremony. “We stayed on the pitch when we lost.”
Napoli’s rage about the Super Cup is also because Walter Mazzarri, Goran Pandev and Juan Camilo Zuniga will be suspended against Palermo.
Brazil’s Olympic curse continues, as they surprisingly lost the gold medal final 2-1 to Mexico.
The Italy Under-21 side has lost Alessandro Crescenzi and Riccardo Saponara for the friendly against Holland.
Chievo have officially signed teenage Nancy striker Mehdi Guenouche, announced the club.

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