‘I wanted my legs amputated’
Former Fiorentina and Roma forward Gabriel Batistuta has revealed the physical struggles he suffered after retirement.
Conte: No prejudices or favourites
Antonio Conte has made clear what will come into his consideration when selecting players for Italy, including Mario Balotelli.
Icardi: I was already mature
Mauro Icardi speaks of being ‘already mature’, of Walter Mazzarri having the Inter he wants, and of a burgeoning understanding with Dani Osvaldo.
Benatia: Bayern the best
Mehdi Benatia has been presented as a Bayern Munich player today, explaining that he has joined ‘the best team in the world’.
Conte: Italy similar to Prandelli’s
Antonio Conte has hinted that the nucleus of his Italy team will bear resemblance to that under predecessor Cesare Prandelli.
Torres open to Milan, but…
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Fernando Torres is happy to join Milan, but attention is still on his salary.
Napoli closing on David Lopez
Espanyol midfielder David Lopez is close to Napoli, with the two clubs today working out the last details of the deal.
Cuadrado looking for pay-rise
It looks ever more likely that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will stay at Fiorentina, but there may be a conflict over a pay-rise.
Ranocchia: Captaincy unusual, but…
Andrea Ranocchia says that being Inter captain is ‘unusual’, but a responsibility that he likes, as he explains the commitment to the club’s project.
Roma eye Santon or Darmian
Roma’s transfer activity will reportedly continue with an assault for another full-back, with Davide Santon and Matteo Darmian suggested.
River: €5.5m for Balanta, now
River Plate President Rodolfo D’Onofrio names his club’s price for Eder Balanta, confirming interest from Sampdoria and other unnamed clubs.
Juve, Roma await Champions draw
Juventus and Roma will today learn their opponents for the Group stage of the 2014-15 Champions League.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Del Piero set for Delhi Dynamos
Alessandro Del Piero has reportedly agreed to join Delhi Dynamos, but could go on to MLS in January.
Broken arm for Napoli's Ghoulam
There is more bad news for Napoli, as Faouzi Ghoulam has a suspected broken arm after defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
Report: Ricky Alvarez to Sunderland
Sky Sport Italia claim Inter have agreed to sell Argentine Ricky Alvarez to Sunderland for €12m (£10m).
Benitez: 'Napoli made mistakes'
Rafa Benitez reveals Napoli had worked on corners against Athletic Bilbao, “but we made important mistakes anyway.”
Hamsik: 'My goal no good for Napoli'
Marek Hamsik has regrets, as his goal against Athletic Bilbao gave Napoli hope, “but didn’t achieve anything.” The Slovakian...
Valverde: 'Historic Athletic Bilbao'
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde hailed “an historic day” as they knocked Napoli out of the Champions League.
Aduriz: 'Athletic kept our heads'
Aritz Aduriz praised Athletic Bilbao’s confidence and calm as they fought back to eliminate Napoli.
Champions League draw set
Juventus are second seeds in tomorrow's Champions League draw, but Roma are pushed down to fourth.
Maggio: 'Napoli issue psychological'
Christian Maggio insisted Napoli’s Champions League exit to Athletic Bilbao was “not a failure, but it’s a psychological issue.”
CL: Napoli gift Athletic victory
Marek Hamsik gave Napoli Champions League hope, but shambolic defending saw Athletic Bilbao win the play-off 3-1.
Rami: 'No thanks, Monaco'
Adil Rami responded via Twitter to an offer from Monaco and warned “I won’t be leaving Milan.”
Biabiany: Milan, Inter or Juve?
There are mixed reports on Jonathan Biabiany, as the Parma man is in advanced talks with Milan, Inter and Juventus.
Cagliari discovered Almunia heart condition
Manuel Almunia has retired at the age of 37 after a Cagliari medical found a heart problem.
Juve: No Lichtsteiner for Shaqiri
There are reports Bayern Munich wanted to give Juventus Xherdan Shaqiri, but they refused to hand over Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Conte: 'Players must earn Italy call'
Italy Coach Antonio Conte told Inter and Milan players “to deserve their call-up for the Nazionale.”
Benatia completes Bayern transfer
Mehdi Benatia has signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich, completing his transfer from Roma.
Agent: 'No Zenit, Guarin wants Juve'
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin’s agent confirmed a €12m Zenit offer was rejected “because he’s waiting for Juventus.”
Fluminense: No Gerson to Juventus
It’s reported Juventus had an offer for Brazil Under-20 talent Gerson rejected by Fluminense.
Verona sign Gustavo and more
Verona have officially signed Gustavo Campanharo and are close to Nico Lopez and Frederik Sorensen.
Line-ups: Athletic Bilbao-Napoli
Napoli start Dries Mertens, Gonzalo Higuain and Faouzi Ghoulam in their Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Pepe in Biabiany swap?
Sky Sport Italia claim Parma have offered Jonathan Biabiany to Juventus as part of an exchange for Simone Pepe.
Bamba: 'I wanted Palermo'
Ivory Coast international Souleymane Bamba reveals he rejected England and Germany for Palermo.
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