NEWS

A gay rights association in Italy has called for Antonio Cassano to be dropped after his homophobic comments. “It was horrible and vulgar.”
It’s reported Ignazio Abate needed five stitches to his face after an accidental collision in today’s Italy training session.
Mauricio Isla’s agent confirms he is “discussing the contract details” with Juventus, though Udinese teammate Kwadwo Asamoah is not yet certain of joining him.
Andrea Pirlo is confident Italy are “aware of our strength” going into tomorrow’s game with Croatia. “With these components, we can go far.”
Denmark fought back from 2-0 down with Nicklas Bendtner’s brace, but were ultimately beaten 3-2 by Portugal in a thrilling encounter.
Catania have presented new Coach Rolando Maran and signed Amidu Salifu from Fiorentina. “It was impossible to turn this chance down.”
Cesare Prandelli said he has “just one doubt” on who to field against Croatia tomorrow, but refused to confirm or deny whether Mario Balotelli risked the chop.
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has no fear of facing Italy tomorrow. “Luka Modric is better than Andrea Pirlo.”
Roberto Di Matteo has been confirmed as the permanent Chelsea manager with a two-year contract after winning the Champions League and FA Cup.
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare confirms “Ederson will be playing with Lazio next season,” but rules out a bid for Juventus outcast Milos Krasic.
PSG director Leonardo has put the brakes on their €47m swoop for Milan star Thiago Silva by stating “we might give up on the signing.”
The agent of Alberto Aquilani has rejected the notion that Liverpool could let his client leave the club on a free transfer.
Inter youth team striker Samuele Longo will play for Genoa in 2012-13, the Marassi outfit have confirmed.
Serie A side Palermo claim that they have no room in their squad for Novara midfielder Marco Rigoni.
Davide Astori has his sights set on World Cup 2014 after the Cagliari stopper just missed out on Euro 2012 selection.
The future of Fabio Borini is in the hands of Roma, Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has noted.
Vasco Da Gama stopper Dedé insists he has no idea whether he’ll be targeted by Milan as a possible replacement for Thiago Silva.
Sampdoria boss Giuseppe Iachini has opened the doors for an Antonio Cassano return – but they’ve been instantly closed by the club.
The agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unconcerned by the possibility of Milan selling Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain. “They’ll still be competitive.”
Brescia have confirmed that they are in talks with Juventus over the possible sale of Omar El Kaddouri.
The agent of Nicola Leali insists that Juventus have yet to make a decision on what to do with their new signing for 2012-13.
The new Lazio shirt will be inscribed with a motto – ‘The first team of the capital city’ – reports suggest.
Former Lazio captain Giuliano Giannichedda is surprised with the club’s decision to appoint Vladimir Petkovic as Coach.
New Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic is reportedly interested in bringing Juventus’ forgotten winger Milos Krasic to the capital.
Andriy Shevchenko has admitted that upon retirement a return to Milan in a coaching capacity could interest him.
Reportedly tracked by Inter and Juventus, Aleksandar Kolarov has given the strongest indication yet that he could leave Manchester City this summer.
Fabio Capello has spoken of his heavy heart in seeing England at Euro 2012 without him and also revealed he has since had other job offers.
Paolo Maldini has denied convincing Thiago Silva to leave Milan this summer, instead suggesting that the club’s decision to sell him is a ‘sign of weakness’.
Uruguay have named Napoli forward Edinson Cavani in their provisional 32-man squad for the London Olympics.
Fiorentina are on the verge of signing Mattia Cassani on a permanent basis, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Juventus officials will reportedly resume talks with the agent of Pescara teenager Marco Verratti on Thursday.
Juventus’ Simone Pepe admits that he would have liked to have been part of the Italy squad at Euro 2012 – but he’s happy for Emanuele Giaccherini.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has admitted that Douglas Maicon could end up at Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Paolo Rossi insists that Italian football must start to adapt given the likely loss of Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.

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