NEWS

Antonio Conte’s appeal against his 10-month ban begins tomorrow and the Juventus Coach’s lawyer points out they are “seeking to completely clear his name.”
Lazio are reportedly in talks with Hamburg to reinforce their defence with full-back Dennis Aogo.
Bologna have reportedly set the price-tag for Southampton to sign Gaston Ramirez - €15m in two instalments.
Ciro Ferrara admits “it hurts” to be eliminated on penalties after Sampdoria’s Coppa Italia adventure ended at the first hurdle.
Juventus have reportedly raised their offer for Fernando Llorente to €18m after Athletic Bilbao hesitated.
Giampaolo Pazzini is linked with swap deals for Antonio Cassano or Walter Gargano, but insists “I am waiting for the best option.”
There are conflicting reports in Italy as to whether or not Daniele De Rossi and Roma are willing to accept Manchester City’s £35m offer.
In a shock twist, Tuttosport claims Juventus will swoop for Inter’s Douglas Maicon if Stephan Lichtsteiner joins PSG.
Italian newspapers claim Fiorentina turned down a Manchester City offer for Stevan Jovetic this weekend.
Andrea Stramaccioni expects more Inter signings this summer and insists Douglas Maicon “is the best in the world, but we’ll have to see what happens.”
Vincenzo Montella was impressed with Fiorentina’s Coppa Italia win against Novara, although “we are a work in progress.”
Catania are thought to be on the verge of securing Nacional Montevideo defender Alexis Rolin for €5m, but the agent warns “it’s not concluded yet.”
Inter could’ve signed Lucas Moura for €25m “several weeks ago,” reveals his agent after a €44.5m transfer to PSG.
Parma boosted pre-season confidence with a 3-1 victory over Greek side Panionios as Dorlan Pabon bagged a hat-trick.
Birthday boy Esteban Cambiasso and a Rodrigo Palacio brace allowed Inter to crush Tunisian side Club Athletique Bizertin 3-0.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Sampdoria and Genoa crashed out of the Coppa Italia on penalties, Catania and Cagliari squeezed through, but Chievo were on song and Torino won a six-goal thriller with Lecce.
Marquinhos is setting out for Roma and his brother claims Zdenek Zeman assured “he could play on September 2 against Inter.”
Fiorentina are through to the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia after a 2-0 victory over Novara.
Milan are without Massimo Ambrosini and Philippe Mexes for tomorrow’s Trofeo Berlusconi against Juventus.
Watford started the Championship with a 3-2 victory away to Crystal Palace and had two Udinese-owned players to thank for it.
Juventus have left behind Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon for tomorrow night’s Trofeo Berlusconi match with Milan.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito hit back at criticism of their transfer strategy, denied Hernanes and Mauro Zarate are on the market, but “we will sign someone in defence.”
Robinho has changed his shirt number with Milan for the new season, inheriting Alexandre Pato’s No 7.
Simone Pepe sent a message to Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri after his furious Press conference. “Don’t be bitter, it’s the taking part that counts!”
Bologna put a stop to Gaston Ramirez’s move to Southampton, but Italian media report they’re starting negotiations from scratch.
Marcelo Estigarribia has now officially completed his move to Sampdoria after spending last season at Juventus.
Massimiliano Allegri prepares Milan for tomorrow’s clash with Juventus and won’t rule out Antonio Cassano’s departure. “We’ll see what happens.”
Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri has revealed the extent of his fury after the Super Cup defeat to Juventus. “I wanted to resign. We were right not to attend the ceremony.”
Carlo Ancelotti insists it’s “not remotely true” that PSG are making a bid for Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Andrea Pirlo could miss out on Sunday’s Trofeo Berlusconi match against Milan, as the Juventus midfielder is nursing a knock.
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has frozen out Juventus target Fernando Llorente after a protest from fans.
Adrian Mutu is said to be the latest transfer target to reinforce Milan’s attack.
Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal are yet to agree a new contract with Theo Walcott, opening the door to Inter and Juventus.
Roma have reportedly clinched a deal for Corinthians central defender Marquinhos worth €5m.

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