NEWS

Udinese played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with their satellite club Watford at Vicarage Road.
New Lazio signing Stefan De Vrij snubbed other offers because “he wanted to learn the Italian art of defending.”
Palermo have officially signed Zouhair Feddal on loan with option to buy from Parma.
Greek international Lazaros Christodoulopoulos believes Verona is his “big career opportunity.”
Empoli have formally withdrawn their support for Carlo Tavecchio. “His comments are too far from our ethical principles.”
Valon Behrami joins Hamburg and gave an emotional farewell to Napoli. “I hope you win the Scudetto!”
Ezequiel Schelotto’s agent is in “active” talks with Southampton, but “we have to wait for Inter” in the Dani Osvaldo switch.
Juventus chief Beppe Marotta confirmed Arturo Vidal “would only be sold if he wanted to leave” and ruled out Samuel Eto’o.
Romulo “made many sacrifices to get here and will fight even harder to stay” at Juventus, but “cried” at his World Cup exit.
Juventus confirmed Mauricio Isla has agreed terms with QPR and will arrive for his medical tomorrow.
Palermo Coach Beppe Iachini won’t sell Uruguay international striker Abel Hernandez, but “if someone offered €30m...”
Cruzeiro defender Dedé admits he is “flattered” to hear of interest from Juventus.
Napoli are continuing to push Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini, but cannot decide on the transfer formula.
Ex-Barcelona man Seydou Keita said Roma Coach Rudi Garcia “reminds me of Pep Guardiola.”
Inter have reportedly agreed terms with Cardiff City for Gary Medel, paying €7.5m plus a €1m bonus.
Romulo has officially signed for Juventus, on loan from Verona for €1m and an option to buy for €6m.
It’s reported West Bromwich Albion bid £5m for Parma’s Jonathan Biabiany and Diego Lugano was offered to Lazio.
German newspapers claim Wolfsburg are preparing a €22m bid for Roma striker Mattia Destro.
Fiorentina ultras warned the FIGC if they let Carlo Tavecchio get away with racist comments, “then we expect the same treatment.”
Liverpool face Milan tonight and manager Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli, fuelling rumours of a bid.
Pippo Inzaghi confesses that for him facing Liverpool as Milan Coach “cannot be a game like any other.”
As expected, Romulo is undergoing his Juventus medical this morning to complete his move from Verona.
Damiano Tommasi expects “someone will change their minds closer to the election” on backing Carlo Tavecchio.
Cagliari withdrew support from racism row FIGC candidate Carlo Tavecchio. “He created embarrassment and has to step back.”
Dynamo Kiev midfielder Miguel Veloso admits he “very much likes” Fiorentina, but “it’s not up to me.”
New Genoa signing Tomas Rincon introduced himself to fans. “They called me a Venezuelan Gennaro Gattuso.”
Dani Osvaldo is set to join Inter with Saphir Taider and Ezequiel Schelotto to Southampton, but perhaps also Hugo Campagnaro.
Adel Taarabt “could return to Milan in the last week of August when QPR realise they have no other options.”
Lazio played a thrilling 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon, but lost the Trofeu 5 Violinos on penalties.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Atalanta have officially hired ex-Chievo director of sport Giovanni Sartori as their technical director.
There are reports Samuel Eto’o is already en route to Italy to sign a contract with Roma.
It is widely reported that Romulo will undergo his Juventus medical on Saturday after an €8m deal with Verona.
Ciro Immobile’s Borussia Dortmund beat Chievo 1-0 in a friendly thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Napoli named their squad and shirt numbers for tomorrow’s debut with PAOK, but Lorenzo Insigne is left out.

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