NEWS

A study shows that Chievo have the oldest average squad in Europe, while Serie A is the second oldest league.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is willing to invest a large sum to prise Daniele Rugani from Juventus in January, say reports.
A summer bidding war involving Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid looks likely as Lucas Biglia’s Lazio renewal talks have reportedly stalled.
Milan’s on-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will reportedly undergo surgery on a groin injury that will keep him out until January.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Marcello Lippi admires Napoli and Fiorentina, and believes Vincenzo Montella “won’t need long” at Sampdoria.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero insists “my heart was always with Vincenzo Montella”.
Sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Napoli are working to renew Dries Mertens’ contract - “we’re confident there will be no problems”.
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini hopes Euro 2016 can provide “joy” after terrorist attacks in Paris.
Antonio Conte “feels very good” in his role as Italy CT but “our work is evaluated by results”.
Antonio Conte says his Italy side are “on the right path” and is “still shocked” by the terrorist attacks in Paris.
UEFA has confirmed that France will host the European Championships next summer, despite terror attacks in Paris.
Fiorentina are reportedly interested in bringing West Ham United’s Angelo Ogbonna back to Italy.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent trusts in the “professionalism and wisdom” of Italy CT Antonio Conte.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini reiterates Franco Vazquez will stay until the summer.
Ivan Perisic’s agent admits it was “very difficult” to conclude his client’s move from Wolfsburg to Inter.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists France should still host the European Championships after terror attacks in Paris.
Italy Under-21 CT Luigi Di Biagio admits he’s “expecting difficulties” in tomorrow’s match with Lithuania.
Fiorentina have released a statement thanking Vincenzo Montella after he took over at Sampdoria.
Paolo Rossi believes Alvaro Morata should stay at Juventus, rather than return to Real Madrid.
Fiorentina are likely to be without Jakub Blaszczykowski until 2016 with a hamstring injury.
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says football is “a religion” in Italy, and discusses the German national team.
Mario Balotelli could be out for three months, with reports he’ll have surgery on a hernia this week.
Torino have given Coach Giampiero Ventura a contract extension, tying him down until 2018.
Sampdoria’s lawyer Antonio Romei insists “we did not pay any clause” to secure Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina release.
Felipe Melo praises Inter’s “positive” start to the season, and would be willing to do Andrea Pirlo’s running.
Mario Suarez assures he’s “very happy” at Fiorentina, and will fight for “more space” in the team.
Andrea Pirlo ‘has a mad desire to play at Euro 2016’ says Carlo Ancelotti, who advises a return to Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti says the problems Milan have faced this season are ‘normal’ and praises Sinisa Mihajlovic for selecting 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta says criticisms of Coach Massimiliano Allegri ‘are excessive’.
Alvaro Morata says ‘it’s always difficult to leave Real Madrid’ but that ‘Juventus makes me happy’.
Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani reassures Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic: “His bench is very stable at the moment.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Walter Zenga’s appointment was ‘an instinctive decision’ and that he ‘didn’t express the same ambitions’.
Vincenzo Montella says ‘I don’t feel superior to Sampdoria’ and targets a top-half finish at his unveiling.
Vincenzo Montella says taking charge of Sampdoria ‘was my dream’ as he is presented as their new Coach.