NEWS

Lazio striker Mauro Zarate turned down the chance to join Turkish club Besiktas in the summer.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has confirmed that he is 100 per cent fit after missing the Giallorossi's defeat of Inter last weekend.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that managing his nation at a World Cup would be 'a dream', in an interview with Rai Sport.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic should be fit to make his debut for the club in their next game against Torino.
Riccardo Montolivo has claimed that the current economic downturn that has hit Italian football will benefit young players on the peninsula.
Inter owner Massimo Moratti has given Coach Andrea Stramaccioni his full confidence, saying the 36-year-old has 'all the skills' to do well.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he expected to be named in the latest Italy squad – despite not yet appearing for Juventus this season.
Sampdoria’s forgotten captain Angelo Palombo could be targeted by Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Torino have revealed that city rivals Juventus have shown an interest in Angelo Ogbonna – but transfer talks never started.
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has accepted that his club need to start collecting results in front of their home fans.
Juventus offered Didier Drogba a two-year contract worth €5m a season, France Football have revealed.
Playing for Milan has been an ambition of Nigel De Jong’s for well over a decade. “I dreamt of this club,” said the new signing.
Philippe Mexes has committed his future to Milan after a summer in which he was said to be considering his options.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has questioned Juventus’ attempt to sign Robin Van Persie this summer, but praised their swoop for Niklas Bendtner.
Milan made an offer for Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez while he was with their B team, his mother has confirmed.
Juventus have admitted an interest in Torino’s Angelo Ogbonna and confirmed that they are still monitoring Fernando Llorente of Athletic Bilbao.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to start with seven Juventus players in tonight’s game against Bulgaria.
Russian giants Lokomotiv Moscow have announced the signing of available Juventus defender Reto Ziegler.
Sebastian Giovinco is worthy of the Italian No 10 shirt which he will be wearing against Bulgaria on Friday night, says Andrea Barzagli.
Former Italian Under-21 goalkeeper Vito Mannone is not going to give up his place in Arsenal’s first team without a fight.
Parma’s Raffaele Palladino has urged Juventus fans to not compare Sebastian Giovinco to Alessandro Del Piero.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Pablo Osvaldo and Sebastian Giovinco will start against Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Stephan El Shaarawy has shared his joy in scoring twice and assisting one goal in the Italy Under-21s victory over Lichtenstein on Thursday.
Damiano Ferronetti is adamant he will play a part for Genoa this season following a move from Torino in July.
Juventus full-back Reto Ziegler looks set to make a deadline day transfer to Lokomotiv Moscow, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Montpellier centre-back Yanga-Mbiwa has admitted he “rejected Arsenal for Milan” during the summer and still hopes for a switch to the Rossoneri.
Marco Donadel insists he is “ready to give his all” for Napoli following a lacklustre 2011-12 season in which he made a single appearance.
The Italy Under-21s defeated Liechtenstein by seven goals to qualify for the play-offs of the European Championship.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa’s agent claims that Napoli continue to show “interest” in the Brazilian, with a January swoop possibly on the cards.
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Torino centre-back Angelo Ogbonna have been confirmed as fully fit to face Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Didier Drogba turned down an official offer from Juventus on transfer deadline day in order to stay with Shanghai Shenhua.
Marco Borriello says he is happy to be back at former club Genoa – a year after he almost made the same move.
Luca Toni says he didn’t hesitate in returning to former club Fiorentina when they made him a transfer deadline day offer.
Alberto Gilardino is hoping to rediscover his goal touch after leaving Genoa for Bologna on transfer deadline day.

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