What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Hiddink rues Dutch dismissal
Guus Hiddink rued the Bruno Martins Indi red card in Holland’s 2-0 friendly defeat to Italy.
Giaccherini: 'Conte can change Italy'
Emanuele Giaccherini trusts Antonio Conte will shake up Italy the same way he did Juventus. “He’s hungry to win, as always.”
Ranocchia: 'Juve players helped'
Andrea Ranocchia revealed the Juventus players “help those of us less au fait with” Antonio Conte’s tactics.
Bonucci: 'Conte identity already'
Leonardo Bonucci said Antonio Conte has “already given us a precise idea of football” on his Italy debut.
De Rossi: 'I didn't slam Balotelli'
Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Zaza: 'I missed a sitter!'
Simone Zaza felt some regrets after his senior Italy debut against Holland. “I earned a penalty, but also missed a sitter!”
Immobile: 'Conte's still the same'
Ciro Immobile admits Antonio Conte is “the same old ‘hammer’ for Italy” as he was at club level.
Conte: 'Great Azzurri response'
Antonio Conte praised Italy for their “positive response” in a 2-0 friendly victory over Holland.
Italy debut by beating Holland
Antonio Conte had the ideal start to his Italy career, beating 10-man Holland 2-0 with Ciro Immobile and Daniele De Rossi goals.
Vidal injury flares up again?
There are reports Juventus star Arturo Vidal’s knee pain flared up again on international duty with Chile.
Zielinski: 'Di Natale praised Empoli'
New Empoli signing Piotr Zielinski reveals Udinese teammate Antonio Di Natale advised him to make the move.
Arezzo promoted to Lega Pro
Arezzo have been promoted back into Lega Pro to replace Vicenza, who were bumped up to Serie B.
Niang: 'I want to repay Milan'
M’Baye Niang insists he is entirely at the disposal of Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi. “I want to repay the club’s faith.”
Antonio Conte’s first Italy match against Holland tonight has Ciro Immobile partnering debutant Simone Zaza.
Did Inler reject Bayern Munich?
Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler reportedly turned down a move to Bayern Munich this summer.
U21: Di Biagio 'aggressive' with Serbia
Gigi Di Biagio told Italy’s Under-21 side they must be “aggressive” in tomorrow’s crunch qualifier with Serbia.
Tavecchio writes UEFA apology
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has sent a letter to all the UEFA Federations apologising for his racist comments.
Jorginho agent in Azzurri plea
The agent of Jorginho is hopeful the young Napoli talent will soon break into the Italian international set-up.
Mangia hails special Conte
Antonio Conte is the man Italy need to climb the international footballing ladder, says Devis Mangia.
Serie A pair wanted Xhaka
Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has confirmed he was approached by two Serie A clubs this summer.
Thiago Motta will wait for call
Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Motta insists his international career is still alive despite his omission from the Italy squad.
Oriali: “Conte like Mou…”
Italy team manager Lele Oriali says he sees touches of Jose Mourinho in new Azzurri boss Antonio Conte.
€4m a season for Verratti
Paris Saint-Germain look set to tighten their grip on rising Italian midfielder Marco Verratti.
Benfica boss believes in Cristante
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus is delighted with his club’s signing of Milan teenager Bryan Cristante this summer.
Insigne: Napoli first, then Italy…
Lorenzo Insigne has set his sights on a recall to the Italian national side after failing to make Antonio Conte’s first squad.
Mourinho: Torres at Inter preferable
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would have preferred to see Fernando Torres at Inter, but wishes him the best at Milan.
Jorginho: Napoli turned a corner
Jorginho says the opening day win at Genoa has helped Napoli overcome the disappointment of their early Champions League exit.
Saviola: Verona an easy choice
Javier Saviola has explained that choosing Verona was ‘easy’ even if he admits he did have other offers on the table.
Inzaghi: Milan must be realistic
Pippo Inzaghi hails Milan’s work in the transfer market, but warns that the team can only approach the season game by game.
Conte: Time for Calcio change
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte has spoken of the need for a change in Italian football ahead of his debut match against the Netherlands.
Yanga-Mbiwa: At Roma to win
New Roma signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been presented to the Press and asserts: “I have a great hunger for victory.”
Candreva extension Lazio priority
Lazio are set to finally offer an improved contract to Italy international midfielder Antonio Candreva, even as interest from England persists.
Osti: I expect competitive Samp
Sporting director Carlo Osti believes that Sampdoria will be competitive this season, as he praises the new President.
‘Genoa’s wages cut by €20m’
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has shed some light on his club’s financial operations, including a wage-bill cut of around €20m.
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