NEWS

Cicinho has revealed that he will be heading back to Brazil once his contract at Roma expires at the end of this month.
Bologna boss Stefano Pioli has identified which player he wants to replace Marco Di Vaio with at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
Italian legend Sandro Mazzola accepts the national side have problems, but he wouldn’t be surprised by a semi-final spot at Euro 2012.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It ended all square between Vicenza and Empoli in the Serie B relegation play-out, so it goes down to the second leg.
Ciro Ferrara hopes Italy can defeat the Republic of Ireland to secure qualification for the Under-21 European Championships.
Vincenzo Montella admits he’s running out of time to decide between Catania and Fiorentina. “I don’t know anything yet, nor when I will know anything.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic dreams of winning Euro 2012 with Sweden and admits he had to “clear the air” with Milan after suggesting the club had no money.
World Cup winner Marcello Lippi has given Cesare Prandelli advice on going into Euro 2012. “It reminds me of 2006.”
Fabio Capello is “ashamed” at the latest betting scandal to hit Italian football, but insists this country is “the best at prosecuting these crimes.”
Cagliari have released a statement confirming Massimo Ficcadenti will be their Coach next season as well.
Fiorentina could exchange Andrea Lazzari with Cagliari’s Victor Ibarbo, while Amauri has offers from China.
Inter are thought to be fighting Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona for 21-year-old Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic.
Alessandro Del Piero has reportedly turned down the new offer from Montreal Impact and is currently considering Spanish side Malaga.
Lazio have appointed Coach Vladimir Petkovic, but assistant Arno Rossini has confirmed he won’t be part of his staff.
Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg admits he was “surprised” at Luis Enrique’s departure and knows nothing about new boss Zdenek Zeman.
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has reiterated “he is not involved in the investigation” into a betting scandal after his tobacconist in Parma was raided by police.
Torino President Urbano Cairo assures he is “very proud” to see Angelo Ogbonna at Euro 2012 and will make “seven or eight quality signings.”
Fiorentina target Dirk Kuyt has left Liverpool after securing a three-year deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Catania could well release Vincenzo Montella to Fiorentina if they can tempt Andrea Mandorlini away from Hellas Verona.
Spain are not happy about facing Italy in their Euro 2012 opener, especially with the current scandal. “It’ll make them even more dangerous,” said Xavi.
President Maurizio Zamparini has hit back at Palermo fans protesting against his transfer strategy. “In the financial crisis it’s tough to run a football club.”
Walter Samuel is confident the Europa League can revitalise Inter. “Winning is in our DNA, so let’s win this and the European Super Cup.”
If Fiorentina can’t tempt Vincenzo Montella away from Catania soon, they could turn their attentions to Gianfranco Zola.
PSG director Leonardo “asked for a discount” when bidding for Thiago Silva because he discovered the Milan star, revealed Adriano Galliani.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been heavily linked with Juventus or the Premier League, but points out “there’s a project here and I could stay.”
Italy legend Gigi Riva is “not worried” by the Azzurri’s disappointing run-in to Euro 2012. “We just aren’t good with friendlies.”
Italian newspapers suggest a €30m bidding war will break out between Inter and Napoli for Fiorentina talent Stevan Jovetic.
Cesare Prandelli hinted he’d switch to a 3-5-2 system against Spain and Gian Piero Gasperini agrees “many of the Azzurri come from clubs with three-man defences.”
It is reported Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is already in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus.
Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
Carlo Ancelotti insists he doesn’t “know anything yet” despite reports of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s deal with PSG.
Fiorentina outcast Adem Ljajic may well stay in Serie A next season after receiving an offer from Torino.
Arrigo Sacchi reveals Milan “turned down an offer from Real Madrid two years ago” for Thiago Silva and have no intention of parting with him.
Now that Zdenek Zeman has confirmed his deal with Roma, Pescara admit Gian Piero Gasperini “is on the list” of potential replacements.

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