World Cup 14
Lavezzi to PSG for €27.5m?
There are reports Napoli have agreed to sell Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG for €27.5m, performance-related bonuses and the profits from a friendly encounter.
Estigarribia clause expires
Juventus have not taken up their option on Marcelo Estigarribia, but his agent insists “he wants to stay” in Turin.
Mauri 'only bet on other sports'
Stefano Mauri remains in prison, but his lawyer insists the Lazio captain “only placed bets on basketball and tennis.”
Del Piero: 'River Plate? Why not'
Alessandro Del Piero is still considering his options and opened the door to South America. “Latin football is also my football.”
Milan-Chelsea battle for Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is taking a year out, but it’s already reported Chelsea and Milan are battling to sign the ex-Barcelona Coach for 2013.
Zarate: 'If Lazio want me...'
Mauro Zarate has warned Inter he is “very happy” to rejoin Lazio. “I left because of Edy Reja, but if Vladimir Petkovic wants me...”
Official: Lazio hire Petkovic
It is now official that Vladimir Petkovic is the new Coach of Lazio, replacing Edy Reja.
Milan 'details away' from Gabriel
Cruzeiro have confirmed Milan need “only a few details” to complete goalkeeper Gabriel’s transfer to Milan.
PSG-Lavezzi rumours continue
There continue to be reports that PSG are close to securing a deal for Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi worth €25m plus bonuses.
Catania admit 'problems' with Montella
Catania general manager Sergio Gasparin admits “we have a few problems with Vincenzo Montella,” as the Coach wants to join Fiorentina.
Inter's €18m Lucas offer rejected
Inter have offered €18m to sign Lucas, said the player’s agent, but Sao Paulo “immediately rejected the proposal.”
Barzagli: 'Italy lack balance'
Andrea Barzagli admits Italy “lack balance and need to improve” after a dismal 3-0 demolition at the hands of Russia.
Marchisio: 'We'll learn from defeat'
Claudio Marchisio tried to look on the positive side of Italy’s 3-0 defeat to Russia. “We now know what we did well and what we need to improve.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Buffon: 'I did nothing wrong'
Gigi Buffon gave an update on his injury, but above all hit back at reports trying to drag him into the betting scandal. “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Maggio: 'That was a bad night'
Christian Maggio had a hand in two of Russia’s goals and holds his hands up. “That was a really bad night.”
Buffon 'strained shoulder'
Italy’s medical staff have confirmed Gianluigi Buffon has suffered a strained shoulder, “but it is nothing serious.”
Montolivo: 'We can learn from defeat'
Riccardo Montolivo admits “when you lose 3-0 more or less everything was missing,” but Italy can learn from their mistakes against Russia.
Albertini: 'We'll be ready'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini is confident “Italy will be mentally and physically prepared for Euro 2012” despite a 3-0 defeat to Russia.
Prandelli: 'Good to lose badly'
Cesare Prandelli thinks “paradoxically it might be better to lose so badly” to Russia ahead of Euro 2012.
Russia run down Azzurri
Italy fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Russia in their Euro 2012 warm-up, which showed some big problems in defence and a Gigi Buffon injury.
Abete explains Criscito snub
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists Mimmo Criscito was dropped due to his “psychological” situation amid the betting scandal.
Italy’s only pre-Euro 2012 friendly test has Riccardo Montolivo supporting Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Russia.
Albertini: 'Italy will go to Euros'
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini insists Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 was “just blowing off steam.”
Pancalli: 'Bigger than Calciopoli'
Italian Olympic Committee Vice-President Luca Pancalli feels the current betting scandal “is certainly bigger than Calciopoli.”
Destro: 'My Roma dream'
Mattia Destro admits “it would be a dream to play for Roma and be trained by a great Coach like Zdenek Zeman.”
Petkovic at Lazio: 'I'm happy!'
“I’m happy!” Vladimir Petkovic is all but officially the new Lazio Coach after calling his staff to the Formello training ground.
Tardelli: 'Italy won't abandon Euros'
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli does not believe Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull out of Euro 2012 amid the betting scandal.
Juve resume Higuain talks?
It’s reported Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Juventus is back on after the Real Madrid man’s father visited Turin for talks.
Borini agent on PSG links
Fabio Borini’s agent is “not surprised” at links with PSG, but assures the Roma striker has had no negotiations.
Buffon lawyer slams betting stories
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has blasted talk of his involvement in the betting scandal as “supposition, gossip and malice.”
Acerbi told to forget Milan
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has shot down Francesco Acerbi’s hopes of joining Milan. “At most he’ll see San Siro in a postcard.”
Ramirez valued at €25m
Bologna have several offers on the table for their Uruguayan attacker Gaston Ramirez, but are holding out for €25m, says his agent.
Pescara aiming to keep Verratti
Marco Verratti’s agent has confirmed that Pescara are keen to keep hold of the talented young midfielder ‘for at least another year’.
Pato thankful for interest
Milan forward Alexandre Pato has thanked the clubs to have contacted his agent about a possible transfer, one that he has then not ruled out.
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