NEWS

Giovani Dos Santos has been heavily linked with Inter, but the Tottenham man could now be heading towards Fiorentina instead.
Emanuele Pesoli is on hunger strike, chained to the FIGC headquarters, but the Federation insist they cannot solve his problem with the betting trial.
Inter have been linked with a bid for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, while Julio Cesar continues talks with Tottenham.
Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco take on Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev as the Juventus-Napoli Super Cup kicks off in Beijing this afternoon.
Roma have reportedly offered €12m for San Paolo defender Rhodolfo after releasing Gabriel Heinze from his contract.
Atalanta are proud to see four of their players in the Italy squad for next week’s friendly against England. “It’s a record!”
Ex-Siena defender Emanuele Pesoli has chained himself to the front of the FIGC headquarters and started a hunger strike after his ban in the betting scandal.
Newly-promoted Sampdoria earned a creditable 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in last night’s friendly.
Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City turned down “four or five” offers for Mario Balotelli. “Not just from Italy, also from France.”
Italy called up numerous young players for the friendly against England, so Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia had to readjust his squad for Holland.
Alessandro Del Piero sent a message of encouragement to his former Juventus teammates ahead of today’s Supercoppa clash with Napoli.
Roy Hodgson has recalled Michael Carrick for the August 15 friendly between England and Italy.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Fabio Borini after the young Italian's whirlwind start to life on Merseyside.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has confirmed his club are close to landing Belgian international striker Jelle Vossen.
Juventus will “try to win for their Coach” but Napoli will be just as highly motivated in today's Super Cup, according to Dino Zoff.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Francesco Acerbi, Manolo Gabbiadini and Mattea De Sciglio are the notable inclusions in Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad to face England.
David Pizarro has been presented to the Press as a Fiorentina player and revealed that there were plenty of motivations for his transfer.
Nicolas Burdisso is still of the mindset that Roma can be title challengers this season, believing that pre-season has improved them greatly.
Reports indicate that Cesare Prandelli will include several young players in his Italy squad for next week’s friendly with England.
In serving his touchline ban, Antonio Conte won’t be able to communicate with stand-in technician Massimo Carrera during games next season.
Gian Piero Gasperini is still bitter about his short spell in charge of Inter last season, suggesting today that the club are only now adjusting to his ideas.
Lazio are now looking unlikely to sign Swedish international defender Andreas Granqvist from Genoa after Juan Pablo Carrizo’s refusal to go the other way.
Massimo Carrera will take Antonio Conte’s place on the Juventus bench starting this weekend, but is not worried by the task in hand.
Gianluigi Buffon has dismissed the notion that the betting scandal can be used to Juventus’ advantage motivationally, but reassures that everyone is calm.
Beppe Marotta has reiterated Juventus’ support for Antonio Conte in his fight against a 10-month ban, declaring that his position has never been in doubt.
The Europa League Play-off round draw has taken place today and pits Inter against Vaslui and Lazio against Mura 05.
Reports indicate that whilst Ricky Kaka has lowered his wage demands to facilitate a return to Milan, Real Madrid are not budging on their request.
President Massimo Moratti admits that he was not happy with Inter’s display in the Europa League last night, but remains realistic.
Udinese will face Braga for a place in the 2012-13 Champions League competition proper, after the Play-off draw was held today.
Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini has admitted that his teammates are nervous going into the new season off the back of a heavy pre-season defeat to Real Madrid.
Leonardo Bonucci’s agent has reacted with joy at the news of his client’s acquittal and believes that the player will now be able to focus on football.
Gabriel Heinze is reportedly the latest Roma player to rescind his contract at the club, as Newell’s Old Boys claim he is signing for them.
Croatian striker Igor Budan has paid tribute to Palermo in helping him deal with the loss of his second child Amber.
Reports in England suggest that Chelsea are monitoring Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner as a possible transfer target this summer.

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