NEWS

Chievo Verona won’t be rushed into signing a new striker after Alberto Paloschi picked up an ankle injury.
Matteo Brighi says he has nothing to prove to former club Juventus after joining city rivals Torino.
Marcello Lippi believes that Juventus will still be a force in 2012-13 – even if boss Antonio Conte won’t be on the touchline.
Pescara will re-ignite their interest in Lazio’s Sergio Floccari after the newly promoted side hit difficulties in landing Emanuele Calaio.
Antonio Cassano will have showdown talks with Milan before the end of the week that may result in his San Siro exit.
Juventus are heading the chase for Atalanta left-back Federico Peluso, the Gazzetta dello Sport is suggesting.
Francelino Matuzalem is close to following Javier Garrido out the door at Lazio and Milan could be an option for the 32-year-old.
With the new season approaching Mario Yepes is under no illusions as to the task ahead for 2011 champions Milan.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Andrea Ranocchia sees a new Inter career after Andrea Stramaccioni took charge. “I didn’t enjoy myself last year.”
Francesco Guidolin said Udinese were “unwatchable” in their 2-2 draw with Chievo, as preparations continue for the Champions League.
Javier Garrido is set to leave Lazio in order to join Norwich City on loan with an option to buy.
Modibo Diakite’s agent confirms they have failed to agree a new contract with Lazio, “but it’s not over yet.”
Roy Hodgson has given Frank Lampard the captain’s armband against Italy, but won’t reveal his starting XI.
It’s reported Vincenzo Montella has introduced a new code of conduct at Fiorentina, which includes banning earrings and hair bands.
Talks between Genoa and Lazio have broken down, but Andreas Granqvist admits: “I hope it can be resolved. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
Napoli have lodged an appeal against Goran Pandev and Andrea Dossena’s two-match bans following the Italian Super Cup.
Zdenek Zeman made a surprise visit to his old club Pescara and “made a promise,” while the Delfini have “set an ultimatum” for Jelle Vossen.
Giorgi Chanturia, known as ‘the Georgian Leo Messi,’ has confirmed he “received an offer from Genoa.”
Lazio director Igli Tare is not concerned after a disastrous pre-season put pressure on Vladimir Petkovic. “This is a good squad, though it can be improved.”
President Albano Guaraldi insists Bologna will keep Premier League and Inter target Gaston Ramirez and sign Manolo Gabbiadini from Atalanta via Juventus.
Royston Drenthe’s agent admits negotiations “with Inter, Napoli, Genoa and Torino, but also Russia, Turkey and Manchester City.”
Marco Verratti will make his senior Italy debut against England tomorrow and is confident joining PSG won’t hurt his Azzurri chances.
Juventus have finally made Felipe Melo’s move to Galatasaray official with a buy-out clause worth €6.5m.
Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are shortlisted for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, followed by Andrea Pirlo in fourth place.
The schedule for the Coppa Italia Third Round has been released, including teams like Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Fiorentina, Torino and Catania.
FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti believes Milan’s chances of signing Kaka are “0.001%” and warns Juventus against buying Fernando Llorente.
Theo Walcott is the fourth England player to pull out of tomorrow’s friendly against Italy due to injury.
Stephan El Shaarawy will start against England tomorrow and is “hugely excited” at his senior Italy debut.
Cesare Prandelli has confirmed his starting XI against England, including Alessandro Diamanti and Mattia Destro. “They must prove they’re ready.”
Goran Pandev and Andrea Dossena have received two-match bans for Napoli after the Super Cup, while Juan Camilo Zuniga and Walter Mazzarri are suspended for one game.
Francesco Guidolin vented his fury at the scheduling of Udinese’s Champions League play-off against Sporting Braga. “It’s absurd!”
Milan’s season ticket sales have plummeted to an all-new low after the sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.
Alberto Paloschi has suffered another ankle injury which could keep the Chievo striker sidelined for three months.
Antonio Cassano has laughed off reports of international retirement. “I want to continue with the Nazionale at least until the 2014 World Cup.”

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