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Sampdoria midfielder Angelo Palombo has turned down an offer to join Rubin Kazan, confirmed the club.
It’s claimed that the Lega have told Napoli they cannot pull out of the Italian Super Cup or change the Beijing venue.
Alessandro Matri and outcast Milos Krasic were on target as Juventus confidently emerged 2-0 winners away to Hertha Berlin.
A late Rodrigo Palacio strike earned Inter a 1-1 draw with Celtic in today’s pre-season friendly in Glasgow.
Cesare Natali insists he will “earn the faith of the fans on the field” as he begins again as a free agent at Bologna.
Inter are thought to be preparing a new €30m offer for San Paolo star Lucas, engaging in a transfer battle with Manchester United.
Palermo talent Eran Zahavi could be out of action for up to two months after he picked up a knee injury.
Robinho did consider a move to Santos, but has pledged his future to Milan, “the last European club of my career. I’ll score double figures this season.”
Fiorentina have officially signed Matias Fernandez from Sporting Lisbon after he put pen to paper on a four-year contract.
Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri is “flattered” by reports of interest from Arsenal and Parma after Juventus talks broke down.
As we reported last week, Roberto Mancini has asked Manchester City to make a £24m offer for Roma’s Daniele De Rossi.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo hailed Milan as “a fantastic team who will be very competitive” ahead of tonight’s friendly in Miami.
There are surprising reports that Genoa general manager Pietro Lo Monaco is ready to quit after a row with President Enrico Preziosi.
Zdenek Zeman still isn’t content with Roma’s summer form, but forgives Panagiotis Tachtsidis for his red card. “I’d have curled up and cried.”
There are reports Antonio Conte could accept a plea bargain in the betting scandal, suspending the Juventus Coach for four months.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has sensationally threatened to pull out of the August 11 Italian Super Cup against Juventus in Beijing.
Former Milan hero Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from football in order to go into politics.
Francesco Totti says current Coach Zdenek Zeman “is the best along with Luciano Spalletti,” but feels the Roma fans “massacre you.”
Roma won another of their US friendlies by beating the El Salvador national side 2-1 in New York, but saw Panagiotis Tachtsidis sent off.
Vincenzo Montella was not too concerned after Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Verona, while Siena beat Aris Salonika and Parma and Sampdoria were also in action.
Luc Castaignos has confirmed he “signed a four-year contract” with FC Twente, handing Inter €6m.
Alessandro Del Piero wants to play on for as many as five more years, but admits “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect a contract renewal with Juventus.”
Milan face Chelsea in Miami tonight, but Robinho had to turn back when problems emerged with his passport.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Lazio’s Brazilian playmaker Hernanes is a wanted man this summer, with Barcelona and Milan among the clubs interested in him, according to his agent.
Serse Cosmi has reflected on yesterday’s revelation that Siena could face a possible points penalty, but insists that his team are united as a front.
Despite struggling for playing time last year and now seeing Alessandro Gamberini join the club, Federico Fernandez will not be leaving Napoli.
Juventus are reportedly drawing up plans for if they lose Leonardo Bonucci to suspension, with Chievo defender Marco Andreolli topping their list.
The Lega Serie A has confirmed kick-off times for the 2012-13 campaign and that Weeks 1 and 2 will be strictly evening affairs.
Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is just as uncertain as Milan over the prospect of Ricardo Kaka returning to Italy this summer.
Giuseppe Sannino believes that even if discussions over Federico Balzaretti’s future are due, the left-back wants to stay with Palermo.
Antonio Conte has named 20 players in his squad for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against German outfit Hertha Berlin.
Sporting CP midfielder Matias Fernandez is in Florence this evening undergoing medical examinations ahead of completing a move to Fiorentina.
Valencia’s President has confirmed today that the club are in talks with Milan over a proposed move for Spanish full-back Didac Vila.
Napoli have already asked Villarreal about signing Giuseppe Rossi this summer, says his agent, who also explains how a deal might be structured.

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