Albertini urges U21 experience
Italy are in the European Under-21 Championship Final, but FIGC director Demetrio Albertini hopes “these lads can have more space in Serie A.”
Lotito: 'Lazio stars not for sale'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito assures Hernanes, Senad Lulic, Antonio Candreva and Federico Marchetti “are not for sale.”
Cellino: 'I won't sell Nainggolan'
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino says he “might sell Michael Agazzi, but not Radja Nainggolan.”
Biglia: 'Lazio perfect for me'
Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia can’t wait to begin this new adventure. “Lazio is the perfect club for me and I couldn’t miss this chance.”
Palermo confirm Sion's Lafferty
“We have sealed a deal for Kyle Lafferty,” confirmed Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini.
Gonalons confirms Napoli link
“It’s true, Napoli among other clubs called me,” confirmed the agent of Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons.
Juve-Suarez, Higuain-Arsenal, Jovetic-City
Juventus are renewing their bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez after Arsenal closed on Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester City on Stevan Jovetic.
Mangia: 'One last Azzurrini step'
Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final and Coach Devis Mangia notes “we only need to take one last step.”
Garcia: 'Europe and Rome derby'
Rudi Garcia already has his priorities set out for Roma. “We want to get back into Europe and beat Lazio in the derby.”
Duncan to Sunderland for Nainggolan?
Inter could sell Alfred Duncan to Sunderland and Matias Silvestre to Milan to fund Radja Nainggolan and Antonio Nocerino moves.
Tottenham target Lamela
Tottenham have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in their interest for Roma starlet Erik Lamela.
Pozzo on Basta, Isla and Benatia
Udinese Vice-President Gino Pozzo outlined their plans for Dusan Basta, Mauricio Isla, Antonio Di Natale and Mehdi Benatia.
Pot: 'Holland the much better team'
Italy beat Holland 1-0 in the Under-21 European semi-final, but manager Cor Pot insisted “we were the much better team.”
Gabbiadini: 'Italy can beat Spain'
Manolo Gabbiadini feels Italy’s work ethic and “humility” can beat Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Donati hails Azzurrini spirit
Giulio Donati admits Italy “knew we’d be under pressure” against Holland, but earned their Final spot with Spain.
Torrado: 'Mexico don't fear Italy'
Italy begin their Confederations Cup tonight against Mexico and veteran Gerardo Torrado warns El Tri have “got rid of that inferiority complex.”
Pirlo's Mexico Century
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “celebrate my 100th cap in style at the Maracanà” against Mexico and names his Italy heirs.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Prandelli: 'Balotelli should play'
Cesare Prandelli hinted at a change of tactics against Mexico and assured “there’s a good chance Mario Balotelli will play.”
Borini: 'Mangia right to pick me'
Fabio Borini says Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia “was right to wait for me” after scoring the semi-final winner over Holland.
Brazil sweep Japan aside
Brazil beat Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan 3-0 in the Confederations Cup opener, as Italy face Mexico on Sunday.
Mangia: 'Italy never gave up'
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
U21: Borini sinks the Netherlands!
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
De La Torre: 'Mexico can win'
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”
Moratti: 'I'd have said worse!'
Massimo Moratti admitted he “expected worse” abuse from Inter fans and assured “we’re aiming to win the Scudetto.”
Adriano: 'Balotelli like Messi'
Adriano met with the Azzurri today, hopes for an Italy-Brazil Final and feels “Mario Balotelli will match Leo Messi.”
U21 line-ups: Italy-Holland
Italy take on Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final this evening with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabio Borini in the starting XI.
'If Inter don't need Chivu...'
Cristian Chivu has asked new Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri to “send him home if he’s not needed.”
'Napoli serious interest in Strootman'
“Napoli’s interest in Kevin Strootman is serious and PSV confirmed it to us,” said the Dutch talent’s agent.
Milan jet out for Robinho sale?
Brazilian media believe Adriano Galliani will fly out tomorrow so Milan can sell Robinho to Santos for €7m.
PSG make Hernanes proposal
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set up a meeting with Lazio to discuss midfielder Hernanes.
Boateng: 'Exemplary racism punishment'
Kevin-Prince Boateng applauds the prison sentence for Pro Patria fans who racially abused him and insists “I never really wanted to leave Italy.”
Ilicic 'wants to stay in Italy'
Josip Ilicic’s agent confirms interest from Germany and the Premier League, but the Palermo man “wants to stay in Italy.”
Juventus turn to Zaza
With problems for Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez, Juventus are turning to Sampdoria starlet Simone Zaza.
Albertini: 'Italy behind schedule'
FIGC director Demetrio Albertini praised Cesare Prandelli, but admits “Italy are a little behind schedule physically.”
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