NEWS

Roy Hodgson enjoyed England’s win over an experimental Italy side, but insisted there wasn’t “a great difference” from the Euro 2012 meeting.
Mattia Destro was satisfied with his senior Italy bow, even though he wasted a great chance. “That’s the defect of the centre-forward.”
Cesare Prandelli insisted there were “good indications” from Italy’s friendly defeat to England after giving six players their debuts.
Italy’s experimental young side provided six debuts, but ended in a 2-1 defeat against England. It’s the first time the Three Lions got the better of the Nazionale in 15 years.
Lorenzo Insigne scored a fine goal for the Under-21 side today and admits “I hope Cesare Prandelli will call me to represent Italy.”
Fiorentina, Catania and Torino all secured confidence-boosting friendly wins in the lead-up to the season.
Arsenal confirmed they have agreed terms with Manchester United for Robin Van Persie, ending Juventus interest in the player.
Italy send out an experimental side including Mattia Destro and Stephan El Shaarawy against Roy Hodgson’s England tonight.
Coach Devis Mangia made a sensational debut on the Under-21 bench, as Italy hammered Holland 3-0.
Emanuele Pesoli has agreed to end his hunger strike after four days, as the player suspended in the betting trial will get a meeting with the FIGC.
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic insists his team are “improving” after a disastrous pre-season spell. “The important thing is to play attacking football.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi gave an update on Andreas Granqvist, Marco Borriello, Alexandros Tzorvas, Alessio Cerci and Juan Manuel Vargas.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete criticised Napoli and Zdenek Zeman for the recent Super Cup and Antonio Conte controversy. “Calcio needs to grow up.”
“Inter could be in the destiny” of Giovani Dos Santos, said the Tottenham player’s agent today. “He has a 50 per cent chance of going to Italy.”
Juventus have reportedly bid €16m for Fernando Llorente, but face competition from Barcelona, Tottenham and Manchester City.
Fenerbahce have denied reports in Turkey that the club have made an offer to Inter for Wesley Sneijder.
Napoli could decide to target Juventus’ Reto Ziegler after they missed out on signing Federico Balzaretti.
German club Hamburg could be Vincenzo Iaquinta’s next destination given that he has no future at Juventus.
Stephan El Shaarawy has his eyes on a place at the 2014 World Cup after the Milan man was named in the latest Italy squad.
French club Ajaccio have claimed that they have agreed personal terms with Cesena forward Adrian Mutu.
Malaga’s Enzo Maresca is on the verge of a return to Italy after Sampdoria made a bid for his services.
Milan are still deciding whether to make a bid for Juventus’ Alessandro Matri or Marco Borriello of Roma.
Reports are suggesting that Napoli will ponder making a bid for Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi before the transfer window closes.
Chievo Verona won’t be rushed into signing a new striker after Alberto Paloschi picked up an ankle injury.
Matteo Brighi says he has nothing to prove to former club Juventus after joining city rivals Torino.
Marcello Lippi believes that Juventus will still be a force in 2012-13 – even if boss Antonio Conte won’t be on the touchline.
Pescara will re-ignite their interest in Lazio’s Sergio Floccari after the newly promoted side hit difficulties in landing Emanuele Calaio.
Antonio Cassano will have showdown talks with Milan before the end of the week that may result in his San Siro exit.
Juventus are heading the chase for Atalanta left-back Federico Peluso, the Gazzetta dello Sport is suggesting.
Francelino Matuzalem is close to following Javier Garrido out the door at Lazio and Milan could be an option for the 32-year-old.
With the new season approaching Mario Yepes is under no illusions as to the task ahead for 2011 champions Milan.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Andrea Ranocchia sees a new Inter career after Andrea Stramaccioni took charge. “I didn’t enjoy myself last year.”
Francesco Guidolin said Udinese were “unwatchable” in their 2-2 draw with Chievo, as preparations continue for the Champions League.
Javier Garrido is set to leave Lazio in order to join Norwich City on loan with an option to buy.

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