NEWS

German newspapers claim Wolfsburg are preparing a €22m bid for Roma striker Mattia Destro.
Fiorentina ultras warned the FIGC if they let Carlo Tavecchio get away with racist comments, “then we expect the same treatment.”
Liverpool face Milan tonight and manager Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli, fuelling rumours of a bid.
Pippo Inzaghi confesses that for him facing Liverpool as Milan Coach “cannot be a game like any other.”
As expected, Romulo is undergoing his Juventus medical this morning to complete his move from Verona.
Damiano Tommasi expects “someone will change their minds closer to the election” on backing Carlo Tavecchio.
Cagliari withdrew support from racism row FIGC candidate Carlo Tavecchio. “He created embarrassment and has to step back.”
Dynamo Kiev midfielder Miguel Veloso admits he “very much likes” Fiorentina, but “it’s not up to me.”
New Genoa signing Tomas Rincon introduced himself to fans. “They called me a Venezuelan Gennaro Gattuso.”
Dani Osvaldo is set to join Inter with Saphir Taider and Ezequiel Schelotto to Southampton, but perhaps also Hugo Campagnaro.
Adel Taarabt “could return to Milan in the last week of August when QPR realise they have no other options.”
Lazio played a thrilling 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon, but lost the Trofeu 5 Violinos on penalties.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Atalanta have officially hired ex-Chievo director of sport Giovanni Sartori as their technical director.
There are reports Samuel Eto’o is already en route to Italy to sign a contract with Roma.
It is widely reported that Romulo will undergo his Juventus medical on Saturday after an €8m deal with Verona.
Ciro Immobile’s Borussia Dortmund beat Chievo 1-0 in a friendly thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Napoli named their squad and shirt numbers for tomorrow’s debut with PAOK, but Lorenzo Insigne is left out.
Rudi Garcia wants the best of Roma against Inter tomorrow, but said Serie A’s late start is damaging to clubs.
Walter Mazzarri wants Inter to “look beyond the result” of Saturday’s friendly against Serie A rivals Roma.
Cagliari have officially expanded the Stadio Sant’Elia to 12,000 seats after a deal with the local council.
Manchester United are reportedly preparing a €39m plus add-ons bid for Fiorentina and Colombia star Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Sampdoria said they’ll sell World Cup winning defender Shkodran Mustafi “if someone offers €15m.”
Italian referees have announced more protection for goalkeepers, the vanishing spray and a clampdown on racism.
Argentina international Jose Maria Basanta said Fiorentina are “a very important step in my career.”
Napoli are set to be third seeds if they pass the Champions League preliminary round, but Roma risk fourth.
Juventus patron John Elkann slammed FIGC Presidential candidate Carlo Tavecchio as “totally inadequate.”
Juventus winger Mauricio Isla is on the verge of joining QPR in a season-long loan deal.
Gary Medel’s agent confirmed he is in Cardiff “discussing the details” of his imminent transfer to Inter.
Torino President Urbano Cairo alerted Milan and Atletico Madrid. “If Alessio Cerci isn’t motivated, there’s no point keeping him.”
Russian media claim Lassana Diarra abandoned a Lokomotiv Moscow training session to push through a Napoli move.
Arsene Wenger assured Arsenal were “never in” for Mario Balotelli and told Milan that Joel Campbell isn’t for sale.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò and Torino chief Urbano Cairo show “Serie A split in two” over Carlo Tavecchio.
Ex-Milan goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi is under investigation for cocaine possession.
Southampton Coach Ronald Koeman confirmed talks to swap Daniel Osvaldo with Inter’s Saphir Taider.

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