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Juventus will face Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo while Roma enter the Group of Death with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA in the Champions League.
Milan are in advanced talks with Chelsea, but Spanish media claim Atletico Madrid also want Fernando Torres.
Juventus and Valencia remain in the running for Manchester United’s Mexico international Javier Hernandez.
Chelsea are reportedly still pushing Roma to sign Mattia Destro for €25m after Diego Costa’s injury woe.
Sandro’s agent said it’s “very unlikely” Tottenham will sell the midfielder to Napoli, as “they always ask for big money.”
Inter President Erick Thohir confirmed talks with PSG for Ezequiel Lavezzi. “It’s not easy, we know that.”
Fiorentina defender Facundo Roncaglia will undergo a Genoa medical tomorrow to complete his transfer.
The referees have been assigned for the opening weekend of the Serie A season, including Roma-Fiorentina and Milan-Lazio.
It’s reported San Siro in Milan – the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – will host the Champions League Final in 2016.
Gigi Di Biagio named his Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Serbia and Cyprus.
Milan legend Marco van Basten has mysteriously left the AZ Alkmaar bench for “severe symptoms.”
It’s reported Milan have agreed a two-year contract with Fernando Torres, who now must secure a Chelsea severance package.
Juventus have confirmed that tests carried out on Andrea Pirlo have ruled him out of action for up to 30 days.
Napoli will be without full-back Faouzi Ghoulam for 20 days, after tests confirmed he has suffered a fractured arm.
Milan’s in-house television service is reporting that Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel’s loan move may still happen.
Talks between Adriano Galliani and Fernando Torres’ agents have ended, with the Chelsea man’s representatives commenting they went well.
Reports are that Roma’s Marco Borriello is edging closer to signing for Palermo, preferring them over Cesena.
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has revealed expectations for the new season and how he sees Juan Cuadrado as similar to Franck Ribery.
Milan director Adriano Galliani is currently dealing with Fernando Torres’ agents to try to bring the Spanish striker to Italy.
Former Fiorentina and Roma forward Gabriel Batistuta has revealed the physical struggles he suffered after retirement.
Antonio Conte has made clear what will come into his consideration when selecting players for Italy, including Mario Balotelli.
Mauro Icardi speaks of being ‘already mature’, of Walter Mazzarri having the Inter he wants, and of a burgeoning understanding with Dani Osvaldo.
Mehdi Benatia has been presented as a Bayern Munich player today, explaining that he has joined ‘the best team in the world’.
Antonio Conte has hinted that the nucleus of his Italy team will bear resemblance to that under predecessor Cesare Prandelli.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Fernando Torres is happy to join Milan, but attention is still on his salary.
Espanyol midfielder David Lopez is close to Napoli, with the two clubs today working out the last details of the deal.
It looks ever more likely that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will stay at Fiorentina, but there may be a conflict over a pay-rise.
Andrea Ranocchia says that being Inter captain is ‘unusual’, but a responsibility that he likes, as he explains the commitment to the club’s project.
Roma’s transfer activity will reportedly continue with an assault for another full-back, with Davide Santon and Matteo Darmian suggested.
River Plate President Rodolfo D’Onofrio names his club’s price for Eder Balanta, confirming interest from Sampdoria and other unnamed clubs.
Juventus and Roma will today learn their opponents for the Group stage of the 2014-15 Champions League.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Alessandro Del Piero has reportedly agreed to join Delhi Dynamos, but could go on to MLS in January.
There is more bad news for Napoli, as Faouzi Ghoulam has a suspected broken arm after defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
Sky Sport Italia claim Inter have agreed to sell Argentine Ricky Alvarez to Sunderland for €12m (£10m).

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