NEWS

In-demand Bologna tactician Stefano Pioli has signed a new contract with the Stadio Dall’Ara outfit.
Riccardo Saponara is looking forward to playing alongside Riccardo Montolivo at Milan next season.
Ignazio Abate has conceded that he expects Malta to cause Italy some problems in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Milan turned down the chance to sign Juventus and Italy stopper Giorgio Chiellini while he was at Livorno.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he has one doubt about his starting XI that will face Malta in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Cesare Prandelli could decide to field an Italian starting XI against Malta made up solely of players from Juventus and Milan.
Italy will look to maintain their 100 per cent record against Malta when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Andrea Stramaccioni will celebrate a year in charge of Inter on Tuesday following his promotion from the youth team set-up.
Chievo Verona’s Alberto Paloschi says he does seem to fit in with the type of player that Milan are now signing.
Maarten Stekelenburg is confident he can become the best goalkeeper at World Cup 2014 by staying at Roma.
Milan’s Daniele Bonera has two targets left for this season – to claim second place and then sign a new contract.
Mattia Destro is in a race against time to prove his fitness for Roma’s game against Palermo this weekend.
Cristian Molinaro says he could leave Stuttgart at the end of the season in a bid to find regular first team football.
Mario Yepes could return to Milan this week sooner than expected after suspension ruled him out of Colombia’s game against Venezuela.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bari caused a huge upset with a victory away to Empoli this evening despite playing for over an hour with 10 men.
Gianluigi Buffon agrees with Kevin-Prince Boateng that “racism in football is like malaria and must be wiped out, but it’s different from general mickey-taking.”
Fabrizio Miccoli might finally get his wish and end his career at hometown club Lecce, even if they are in Lega Pro.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is back in full training with the Italy squad after an injury scare.
Devis Mangia demands “improvements” as Italy go into their final pre-European Under-21 Championship friendly against Ukraine tomorrow.
Cyril Thereau confirmed he wants to leave Chievo this summer and reports suggest he is on the verge of completing a deal with Fiorentina.
Juventus could sell Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich in order to raise the €30m needed for Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
Italy’s training session today suggested a 4-3-3 system against Malta with Alessio Cerci, Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Inter teen Mateo Kovacic has been called “a professor of football” after his senior debut saw Croatia beat Serbia 2-0.
Mauro Icardi is wanted by Europe’s top clubs and the 20-year-old just wants to play. “I’m not sure staying at Sampdoria would be wise.”
Mirko Vucinic has advised Montenegro teammate Stevan Jovetic to snub Arsenal in favour of Juventus. “It would be an excellent move for him and us.”
Leaders Sassuolo hit a brick wall, Verona completed an incredible comeback from 2-0 down and Brescia were held in a four-goal thriller.
Jose Mourinho continues to drop hints he’ll leave Real Madrid for a return to one of his old clubs, with Inter the hot favourites ahead of Chelsea.
Malta manager Pietro Ghedin insists this country’s football is improving and prepares to face Italy, “one of the top five teams in the world.”
Fiorentina starlet Stevan Jovetic has fuelled reports of a potential €30m transfer to Arsenal. “It is nice when you are interesting clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City.”
The referee assigned to Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta is Dutch official Serdar Gozubuyuk.
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference today ahead of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Malta, covering subjects such as racism, arrogance and his biggest regret.
Mathieu Flamini has praised Milan teammates Mattia De Sciglio and Mario Balotelli. “He’s a modern striker.”
Zdravko Kuzmanovic has returned to Inter early from international duty with Serbia to undergo tests on his injury.
Fabio Quagliarella seems set to leave Juventus, with West Ham joining Fenerbahce and Wolfsburg in the race.

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