NEWS

Roma want a bidding war for Mehdi Benatia between Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Juventus have joined Southampton, Roma and Lazio in chasing Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.
Inter have now officially completed the paperwork to sign Gary Medel from Cardiff City.
Atalanta crushed fellow Serie A side Chievo 3-0 in a pre-season friendly.
Italy international Thiago Motta has a suspected broken nose, as he was headbutted after PSG’s game with Bastia.
Diego Lopez and Pablo Armero are in the Milan squad against Valencia tomorrow, but Mario Balotelli has flu.
Sky Sports claim Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is en route to complete a €30m Manchester United move.
Andrea Ranocchia is pleased with Inter’s summer efforts and fired up for Stjarnan in the Europa League.
Udinese have cancelled tomorrow’s planned friendly with Bursaspor due to floods.
Torino and Juventus continue to press Milan for Colombian international defender Cristian Zapata.
Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman is known for his vicious criticism of Juventus, but reveals he “slept with their jersey on.”
Police are investigating after Palermo’s training ground and Press room were vandalised last night.
Juventus and Milan are ready to pounce after Ezequiel Lavezzi’s PSG problems intensified this weekend.
Hajduk Split defender Franjo Prce admits a deal is “practically done” for him to join Lazio next week. “I can’t wait!”
Eduardo Vargas admits Napoli “have other priorities and received many offers” including Arsenal and Valencia.
Massimiliano Allegri explained why he left Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal out of a 5-0 Juventus win in Singapore.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti backs Antonio Conte to succeed with Italy and hopes Roma win the Scudetto.
It’s reported Chelsea have competition from Manchester United for Roma’s €30m-rated Mehdi Benatia.
Fiorentina will use tonight’s Real Madrid friendly to discuss Sami Khedira, also a target for Arsenal.
Miralem Pjanic said Roma can go all the way this season. “We have quality and strength in depth.”
Andrea Pirlo bagged a brace as Juventus ended their pre-season tour of Asia with a 5-0 victory in Singapore.
Milan and Inter remain in the background, but AS is confident Atletico Madrid lead for Torino’s Alessio Cerci.
Cagliari have abandoned their bid for Manuel Almunia after the veteran goalkeeper failed three medicals.
Juventus hitman Carlos Tevez sees differences between Argentina, the English Premier League and Serie A.
Andrea Pirlo is happy in Serie A, but after “two more years with Juventus maybe I’ll move to the United States.”
Manchester United are turning to Inter’s Fredy Guarin after refusing to meet the Juventus asking price for Arturo Vidal.
Federico Fernandez said goodbye to Napoli via Twitter, as he’s ready to complete his €10m move to Swansea City.
Roma are in London to negotiate Mehdi Benatia to Chelsea, Mattia Destro to Tottenham and Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic.
Napoli outcast Eduardo Vargas is the subject of a bidding war between Arsenal and Valencia.
Alessandro Matri trusts Antonio Conte “is the right man for the Nazionale” after the ex-Juventus boss took charge.
Fiorentina face Real Madrid tonight and Borja Valero expects a “difficult but fascinating encounter.”
Italian media claim Napoli can get Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United for just €7m this season.
There are no Italian sports papers today due to a public holiday.
Sampdoria secured an impressive 2-0 win over Sevilla and will face Atletico Madrid in the Trofeo Caranza Final.
Roma’s Miralem Pjanic said Italy “made the right decision” in choosing Antonio Conte as their new Coach.

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