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Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to start with seven Juventus players in tonight’s game against Bulgaria.
Russian giants Lokomotiv Moscow have announced the signing of available Juventus defender Reto Ziegler.
Sebastian Giovinco is worthy of the Italian No 10 shirt which he will be wearing against Bulgaria on Friday night, says Andrea Barzagli.
Former Italian Under-21 goalkeeper Vito Mannone is not going to give up his place in Arsenal’s first team without a fight.
Parma’s Raffaele Palladino has urged Juventus fans to not compare Sebastian Giovinco to Alessandro Del Piero.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that Pablo Osvaldo and Sebastian Giovinco will start against Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Stephan El Shaarawy has shared his joy in scoring twice and assisting one goal in the Italy Under-21s victory over Lichtenstein on Thursday.
Damiano Ferronetti is adamant he will play a part for Genoa this season following a move from Torino in July.
Juventus full-back Reto Ziegler looks set to make a deadline day transfer to Lokomotiv Moscow, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Montpellier centre-back Yanga-Mbiwa has admitted he “rejected Arsenal for Milan” during the summer and still hopes for a switch to the Rossoneri.
Marco Donadel insists he is “ready to give his all” for Napoli following a lacklustre 2011-12 season in which he made a single appearance.
The Italy Under-21s defeated Liechtenstein by seven goals to qualify for the play-offs of the European Championship.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa’s agent claims that Napoli continue to show “interest” in the Brazilian, with a January swoop possibly on the cards.
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Torino centre-back Angelo Ogbonna have been confirmed as fully fit to face Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Didier Drogba turned down an official offer from Juventus on transfer deadline day in order to stay with Shanghai Shenhua.
Marco Borriello says he is happy to be back at former club Genoa – a year after he almost made the same move.
Luca Toni says he didn’t hesitate in returning to former club Fiorentina when they made him a transfer deadline day offer.
Alberto Gilardino is hoping to rediscover his goal touch after leaving Genoa for Bologna on transfer deadline day.
Pescara chief Daniele Sebastiani says he wanted to sell Marco Verratti to Napoli before Paris Saint-Germain swooped.
Bosko Jankovic is excited by the prospect of his Genoa side fielding an attacking tandem of Ciro Immobile and Marco Borriello.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti respects the Champions League threat from Italy, but insists Barcelona and Real Madrid are in pole position for the trophy.
Sebastien Frey has revealed that he was targeted by Paris Saint-Germain when he left Fiorentina in the summer of 2011.
Genoa have announced that Julian Alberto Velazquez has completed his move after doubts emerged over the transfer.
Milan players missed more than 300 Serie A matches in 2011-12 because of injuries, the Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has explained to Juventus how to stop Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.
Sebastian Giovinco of Juventus could be one of the revelations of this season’s Champions League, says Luciano Spalletti.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says he has no problem with Antonio Conte being described as the Italian Special One. “I’m honoured.”
Former Juventus ‘keeper Stefano Tacconi expects Milan and Inter to struggle in Serie A. “They’ll need time.”
Pablo Osvaldo has hailed Roma teammate Francesco Totti as a man and a player. “He’s a great.”
Fiorentina have rejected reports that they made a bid for Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi during the summer transfer window.
Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli has revealed the secret behind his penalty saving exploits. “I study!”
Francesco Totti thinks Alessandro Del Piero is the best advert for Italian football following his switch to Sydney.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.

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