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The Italian Super Cup will have two goal-line referees for the first time and Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi is confident it will make a difference.
Udinese are in negotiations to sign Mexican Olympic star Javier Aquino, confirmed his agent.
Paolo Cannavaro still remembers when Napoli won the Super Cup in 1990, thrashing Juventus 5-1, and wants to replicate that moment.
Inter continue negotiations with Tottenham for Julio Cesar, though could swap the goalkeeper with Giovani Dos Santos, Sandro or Kyle Walker.
As expected, nobody in the Juventus squad has been given Alessandro Del Piero’s old Number 10 jersey, as the squad list was announced.
The Disciplinary Commission will reveal its verdicts on the betting trial, including Antonio Conte and Leonardo Bonucci, on Friday morning.
Roma presented Paraguayan right-back Ivan Piris to the fans today. “I couldn’t say no. The club is world-famous and has a good chance of winning the Scudetto.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete laughed off reports Juventus could call in Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli. “I never worried about that.”
Goran Pandev hopes Napoli pick up where they left off last season, beating Juventus to silverware, but admits “I really miss Pocho Lavezzi.”
Andrea Barzagli insists the betting trial is “not disturbing us. If anything, this fires us up even more” ahead of Juventus-Napoli for the Italian Super Cup.
Walter Mazzarri assures Napoli are “motivated to push beyond our limits” in Saturday’s Italian Super Cup with Juventus.
Mirko Vucinic fired up Juventus for Saturday’s Super Cup clash with Napoli. “We want to avenge the Coppa Italia and dedicate victory to Antonio Conte.”
Roma director Walter Sabatini shot down Manchester City’s hopes. “Daniele De Rossi is worth more than €100m.”
Udinese are preparing for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off draw, as they will face Spartak Moscow, Sporting Braga, Dynamo Kiev, Panathinaikos or Copenhagen.
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a €32m bid for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, which might be enough to tempt Roma.
Stefano Okaka will leave Roma this summer, says agent Giampiero Pocetta, with Parma as his most likely destination.
Kevin Prince Boateng has given his backing to Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri despite a summer at the club that has seen significant changes take place.
Cagliari striker Joaquin Larrivey has admitted that he is not certain he’ll remain at the Rossoblu next season, but claims that he will ‘do his best’ if he does.
Reports in Italy suggest that David Pizarro will rescind his Roma contract today before then joining Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella believes that Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano’s knee injury is not as serious as first feared.
Former Milan player and Coach Cesare Maldini has been left less than impressed by his old club’s move for Cristian Zapata.
Milan’s hopes of re-signing Ricky Kaka from Real Madrid this summer look to be slimming, as Adriano Galliani admits it is ‘almost impossible’.
Juventus’ hopes of signing Robin Van Persie may be rejuvenated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s declaration that Manchester United ‘aren’t reaching a breakthrough’.
Massimiliano Allegri saw his Milan side close their pre-season tour of America with a heavy defeat to Real Madrid, prompting a warning.
Paris Saint-Germain completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Lucas Moura overnight for a fee of €45m.
Real Madrid thrashed Milan 5-1 in New York yesterday, ending Massimiliano Allegri’s winning streak in pre-season.
New Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has suffered a potentially serious injury to his left knee in a friendly yesterday.
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel could be set for a move to Fiorentina, says his agent Winnie Haatrecht.
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Devis Mangia has named his first Italy Under-21 squad after replacing Ciro Ferrara in the role and calls up Lorenzo Insigne and Alessandro Florenzi.
Mauricio Isla sees similarities between himself and former Coach Marcelo Bielsa also inherent in his new Coach at Juventus, Antonio Conte.
Andrea Stramaccioni believes that Inter are incomplete going into their Europa League qualifying round second leg, but is unconcerned at this time.
Fabrizio Miccoli has relaxed again at Palermo and believes that he will sign a new contract with the club by next summer.
Villarreal have confirmed that Colombian defender Cristian Zapata has left them to join Milan on a reported season long loan deal.
Sebastian Giovinvo returns to Juventus for 2012-13 as a new type of player, so he says, and one that cares more about scoring goals than setting them up.

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