Pirlo eyes gift for Chinese fans
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “give the Chinese fans a great victory” in the Italian Super Cup against Napoli on Saturday.
Chievo confirm shirt numbers
Chievo have unveiled their shirt numbers for the 2012-13 campaign, as new buy Marco Rigoni gets the 6.
Stendardo relishes Atalanta return
Guglielmo Stendardo “always hoped to return” to Atalanta and took a pay cut to make that dream happen.
Juve turn to Llorente
Having lost out on Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez, Juventus are looking to Athletic Bilbao hitman Fernando Llorente.
Spalletti approves of Viola Pizarro
David Pizarro is expected to sign for Fiorentina later today and Luciano Spalletti assures “he is a real top player.”
Goalline officials 'are positive'
The Italian Super Cup will have two goal-line referees for the first time and Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi is confident it will make a difference.
Udinese target Mexico's Aquino
Udinese are in negotiations to sign Mexican Olympic star Javier Aquino, confirmed his agent.
Cannavaro: 'Napoli like 1990!'
Paolo Cannavaro still remembers when Napoli won the Super Cup in 1990, thrashing Juventus 5-1, and wants to replicate that moment.
Tottenham in Julio Cesar talks
Inter continue negotiations with Tottenham for Julio Cesar, though could swap the goalkeeper with Giovani Dos Santos, Sandro or Kyle Walker.
Juve shirt numbers: 10 unassigned
As expected, nobody in the Juventus squad has been given Alessandro Del Piero’s old Number 10 jersey, as the squad list was announced.
Betting trial verdict due Friday
The Disciplinary Commission will reveal its verdicts on the betting trial, including Antonio Conte and Leonardo Bonucci, on Friday morning.
Piris: 'Roma can win Scudetto'
Roma presented Paraguayan right-back Ivan Piris to the fans today. “I couldn’t say no. The club is world-famous and has a good chance of winning the Scudetto.”
FIGC laugh off Prandelli-Juve report
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete laughed off reports Juventus could call in Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli. “I never worried about that.”
Pandev: 'I miss Lavezzi'
Goran Pandev hopes Napoli pick up where they left off last season, beating Juventus to silverware, but admits “I really miss Pocho Lavezzi.”
Barzagli: 'Trial fires up Juve'
Andrea Barzagli insists the betting trial is “not disturbing us. If anything, this fires us up even more” ahead of Juventus-Napoli for the Italian Super Cup.
Mazzarri: 'Napoli are motivated'
Walter Mazzarri assures Napoli are “motivated to push beyond our limits” in Saturday’s Italian Super Cup with Juventus.
Vucinic: 'Super Cup for Conte'
Mirko Vucinic fired up Juventus for Saturday’s Super Cup clash with Napoli. “We want to avenge the Coppa Italia and dedicate victory to Antonio Conte.”
Roma: 'De Rossi worth over €100m'
Roma director Walter Sabatini shot down Manchester City’s hopes. “Daniele De Rossi is worth more than €100m.”
Udinese await Champions draw
Udinese are preparing for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off draw, as they will face Spartak Moscow, Sporting Braga, Dynamo Kiev, Panathinaikos or Copenhagen.
Roma to consider De Rossi sale?
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a €32m bid for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, which might be enough to tempt Roma.
Okaka to leave Roma permanently
Stefano Okaka will leave Roma this summer, says agent Giampiero Pocetta, with Parma as his most likely destination.
Boateng: Milan must support Allegri
Kevin Prince Boateng has given his backing to Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri despite a summer at the club that has seen significant changes take place.
Larrivey’s unsure future
Cagliari striker Joaquin Larrivey has admitted that he is not certain he’ll remain at the Rossoblu next season, but claims that he will ‘do his best’ if he does.
Pizarro set for Fiorentina?
Reports in Italy suggest that David Pizarro will rescind his Roma contract today before then joining Fiorentina.
Montella allays Viviano concern
Vincenzo Montella believes that Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano’s knee injury is not as serious as first feared.
Maldini Snr unimpressed by Zapata
Former Milan player and Coach Cesare Maldini has been left less than impressed by his old club’s move for Cristian Zapata.
Kaka deal ‘almost impossible’
Milan’s hopes of re-signing Ricky Kaka from Real Madrid this summer look to be slimming, as Adriano Galliani admits it is ‘almost impossible’.
‘No United progress’ for RVP
Juventus’ hopes of signing Robin Van Persie may be rejuvenated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s declaration that Manchester United ‘aren’t reaching a breakthrough’.
Allegri warns Milan
Massimiliano Allegri saw his Milan side close their pre-season tour of America with a heavy defeat to Real Madrid, prompting a warning.
PSG sign Lucas Moura
Paris Saint-Germain completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Lucas Moura overnight for a fee of €45m.
Real hand Milan a ‘manita’
Real Madrid thrashed Milan 5-1 in New York yesterday, ending Massimiliano Allegri’s winning streak in pre-season.
Viviano injury scare
New Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has suffered a potentially serious injury to his left knee in a friendly yesterday.
Babel in talks with Fiorentina
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel could be set for a move to Fiorentina, says his agent Winnie Haatrecht.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mangia calls up Florenzi and Insigne
Devis Mangia has named his first Italy Under-21 squad after replacing Ciro Ferrara in the role and calls up Lorenzo Insigne and Alessandro Florenzi.
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