NEWS

Italy captain Matteo Bianchetti is “not remotely afraid” of Sweden’s strikers for the European Under-21 Championship opener.
There are reports Napoli have agreed terms with Empoli to buy Mirko Valdifiori for €5m.
Torino have officially signed defender Danilo Avelar from Cagliari for cash and an option on Antonio Barreca.
Paulo Sousa is now free to become Coach of Fiorentina after officially terminating his Basel contract.
Martin Skrtel “was requested by Inter, but he decided to stay at Liverpool,” confirmed his agent.
Udinese will take up their option on Paraguay international Ivan Piris, confirmed his agent.
Roma’s talks with Cagliari continue for several players, including Radja Nainggolan, but also Paul-Jose M’Poku.
Ex-Napoli director Riccardo Bigon has joined Verona, but Sean Sogliano is now expected to take over at Carpi.
Antonio Conte looks back on a year as Italy Coach. “I want to reach Euro 2016 with an ambitious squad.”
Galatasaray or Roma are likely destinations for Kevin-Prince Boateng, as a move to Milan has fallen through.
Arturo Vidal wept during a public apology “to all of Chile” after the Juventus midfielder was caught drunk driving.
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone admits he wants to keep Juventus target Mario Mandzukic, but “it’s up to the club.”
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio said “Sweden brings me luck” ahead of the opening Euro Championship tie.
It’s reported Nigel de Jong is on the verge of extending his contract with Milan, rejecting Manchester United.
As expected, Micah Richards has signed for Aston Villa after a season on loan at Fiorentina.
Pavel Nedved confirms Carlos Tevez “wants to go home and has made his decision” to leave Juventus for Boca Juniors.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta is quoted as saying Carlos Tevez can join Boca Juniors for free, but the comments are disputed.
Police in Chile have suspended Arturo Vidal’s driving licence after he failed an alcohol test, but he stays in the Copa America.
Fiorentina and Lazio are competing to bring Alexandre Pato back to Italy, according to reports in Brazil.
It’s reported Paulo Sousa is in Basel to terminate his contract, so could be confirmed as Fiorentina Coach tomorrow.
The agent of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani admits Napoli want his client, but doubts a loan deal is feasible.
The agent of Inter target Martin Montoya says clubs in England, Italy and Germany are ‘very interested’ in the full-back.
Several reports claim the meeting between Juventus and Carlos Tevez’s agent has made it clear the striker wants to leave.
The agent of Juventus target Mario Mandzukic says there is ‘no reason’ for the striker to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.
Inter have agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda, according to reports.
It’s reported Carlos Tevez has agreed a three-year deal with Boca Juniors, but Juventus want €5m for the striker.
Rudi Garcia says Radja Nainggolan is a player who Roma are ‘really counting on for next season’, with his co-ownership still unresolved.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina opens the door to a Napoli return - ‘my goal is to play more’.
Gennaro Gattuso will not be joining Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Milan staff, as he’s set to take over at Serie B side Novara.
It’s reported that Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic is happy to move to Inter, but Coach Roberto Mancini is not convinced.
Lazio signing Wesley Hoedt looks forward to his move, saying he’s ‘ready’ to face the likes of Juventus and Roma.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Gonzalo Higuain will stay, despite interest from Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.
Carlos Tevez’s agent will meet with Juventus this week to negotiate a move to Boca Juniors, according to reports.
It’s reported that Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has assured Inter that they will not challenge them for Giannelli Imbula and Joao Miranda.
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu says he has ‘a lot of affection’ for Roma, but ‘there’s no reason to leave’.

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