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Marek Hamsik expressed his joy and ambition after signing a new contract. “This can be the right year for Napoli to win the Scudetto.”
Giuseppe Rossi admits it would be “an absolute dream to play at the World Cup,” but first he must prove himself at Fiorentina.
It’s reported Wolfsburg are prepared to pay €20m for Roma and Italy forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Genoa take on Stoke City today and goalkeeper Mattia Perin has a new tactic for Peter Crouch. “I’ll bring a ladder!”
Rafa Benitez had plenty to celebrate after Napoli beat Benfica, Gonzalo Higuain scored and Marek Hamsik signed a new contract.
Today Inter captain and Argentina legend Javier Zanetti celebrates his 40th birthday. “I can start running next week.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gonzalo Higuain was “so happy” to score his debut Napoli goal and confessed the fans “gave me goosebumps.”
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in a Napoli jersey during their 2-1 friendly victory over Benfica.
Marek Hamsik has officially extended his Napoli contract until 2018. “It’s the perfect marriage.”
Alberto Gilardino and Luca Antonelli are “very happy” to be in the Italy side against Argentina.
Walter Mazzarri warned fans not to expect an ideal Inter against Real Madrid tomorrow. “It would’ve been great in different circumstances.”
Roberto Insigne and Kingsley Boateng are in Italy’s Under-20 squad for the Four Nations tournament.
Francesco Totti is looking forward to facing Chelsea in Washington and described his “20 years of love” at Roma.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been recalled for Italy’s friendly against Argentina, plus Under-21 stars Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti.
Roma face Chelsea tomorrow and Coach Rudi Garcia is looking forward to a reunion with Eden Hazard.
Grasshoppers are excited about facing Fiorentina in the Europa League play-off. “They are super-attractive opponents.”
PSV Eindhoven Coach Phillip Cocu is looking forward to “a great duel” with Milan to enter the Champions League.
Cristian Chivu’s agent said it is “premature” to talk about an early retirement, but he will “discuss things with Inter.”
Roma are back in the race for Vlad Chiriches after his agent insisted “there is no deal with Tottenham.”
Gigi Di Biagio has dropped Francesco Fedato from Italy’s Under-21 side after he violated the code of ethics.
Roma will present the squad to home fans on August 20, but had a terrifying flight back from Toronto. “We are alive, thank God!”
Wallace is practically an Inter player after the final loan details were worked out with Chelsea. “We can complete it today.”
“It’d be a dream” for Samuel Eto’o to join Napoli, said his agent, as Milan and Inter also track the Anzhi hitman.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin says he doesn’t know too much about the way Europa League opponents Slovan Liberec currently play.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is wary of Europa League preliminary round opponents Grasshopper.
Maxi Lopez’s expected move from Catania to Dubai-based outfit Al Nasr has collapsed, reports Sky Sport Italia.
Verona-Milan and Sampdoria-Juventus will kick off at the times originally released after some confusion on Friday.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito is surprised by the transfer links with available Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.
Cristian Chivu’s agent will reportedly meet Inter to discuss the possible termination of his contract at San Siro.
Pepe Reina, Raul Albiol and Fernando Llorente have been included in the Spain squad for their friendly with Ecuador next week.
Milan have confirmed Keisuke Honda will join them from CSKA Moscow – they are just unsure when that will happen.
Edinson Cavani has bought a page in the Corriere dello Sport to say goodbye to the Napoli fans following his move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Fiorentina and Udinese have today been told whom they will need to beat in order to reach the group stages of the Europa League.
Milan have breathed a huge sigh of relief after tests revealed no injury to the calf muscle of Mario Balotelli.

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