NEWS

Fiorentina have assured “we will soon reach an agreement” to extend Adem Ljajic’s current contract.
Alessandro Matri has praised Juventus Coach Antonio Conte for making him a better player. “You have to work really hard to apply his ideas.”
Coach Devis Mangia was still not content after Italy’s Under-21 side beat Russia 2-0. “We can do better and we know it.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There was a huge shock in Italy’s World Cup group, as Denmark won 3-0 in the Czech Republic, while Gianni Di Biasi’s Albania stunned Norway.
Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne were on target as the Italy Under-21 side beat Russia 2-0 in a friendly.
A 21-year-old England fan has been arrested after leaving a 65-year-old in a coma during a fight outside a pub in Bologna.
Arturo Vidal is out for revenge when Juventus take on Inter and Bayern Munich. “I want to do everything possible to win.”
Brazil defender David Luiz praised Italy’s performance in last night’s 2-2 draw. “They dominated the second half and we were unable to stop them.”
Gennaro Gattuso admits he felt “emotional” as he returned to San Siro as player-manager of Sion FC for today’s friendly with Milan, but is in no rush to come back permanently.
Giampaolo Pazzini is confident his fitness levels are “improving day by day” after suffering a micro-fracture.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani poured cold water over reports Zdenek Zeman could return to the club. “He has other expectations.”
Bulgaria demolished Malta 6-0 in Italy’s World Cup qualifying group, taking them to within a point of the Azzurri.
Juan Manuel Vargas has been sent home from international duty, while Davide Ballardini updates fans on Genoa’s other injury problems.
Diego Milito has thanked the Inter fans after the devastating knee injury that ruled him out for at least six months. “The first few days were very hard.”
Fabio Cannavaro has hit back at critics and insists he “did not run away from Juventus” after their demotion to Serie B.
Mauro Zarate is set to receive a huge fine after he was given a week off due to an injury, but was spotted by Lazio fans in the Maldives instead.
Goran Pandev now claims the fax published by FIFA showing his vote “is not my signature” and continues to insist he voted for Jose Mourinho.
Italy’s medical staff have released updates on Ignazio Abate, Claudio Marchisio and Alessio Cerci ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Malta.
Milan won their friendly match 6-0 against Gennaro Gattuso’s Sion FC in a party atmosphere at San Siro.
Inter could make a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, according to reports in the British Press.
Brazilian striker Neymar has admitted that he is a 'big fan' of Mario Balotelli after the Selecao drew 2-2 with Italy.
Sion Coach and former Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has insisted that he has a good relationship with Massimiliano Allegri.
Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted that he still has great affection for his time at Inter, despite having to leave the club.
The agent of Alexis Sanchez is expected to meet with representatives from Inter, according to reports.
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi has insisted that Cesare Prandelli has his reasons for leaving him out of the Italy squad.
Mario Gomez could be a doubt for Bayern Munich's Champions League clash with Juventus, according to reports.
Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has claimed that he hopes to see a black Mourinho in football.
FIFA have contradicted Goran Pandev's claims that he voted for Jose Mourinho in this year's Ballon d'Or vote.
Juventus co-owned strikers Ciro Immobile and Manolo Gabbiadini could start in attack for the Italian Under-21 side this evening.
Goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has admirers in England, but the goalkeeper wants to sign a new contract at Milan.
The Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport all rated Mario Balotelli as Italy’s best player in the 2-2 draw with Brazil.
Mattia De Sciglio has welcomed speculation that Milan could sign Newcastle’s Davide Santon in the summer.
Arturo Vidal has invited Chilean international teammate Alexis Sanchez to join him at Juventus next season.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he’d even play in goal for Italy if that is what boss Cesare Prandelli asked of him.

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