NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic is on the verge of being confirmed as the new Lazio boss after he visited their Formello training complex on Thursday.
Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino is threatening mass changes over the summer given the club’s lacklustre ending to the campaign.
Chievo Verona have confirmed the capture of Romanian international defender Paul Papp from FC Vaslui.
Fiorentina director Daniele Prade will meet with Catania officials on Thursday in a bid to sign boss Vincenzo Montella.
Angelo Ogbonna insists the he wasn’t sure of his place in Italy’s final 23-man squad until late on Tuesday morning.
An optimistic Cesare Prandelli says Friday’s friendly against Russia will be primarily used as a tactical exercise by his Italian side.
Former Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco isn’t expecting fireworks during the summer transfer window. “It will be tragic.”
Juventus are pondering their options regarding the future of Marcelo Estigarribia after meeting with his agent.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has admitted defeat in trying to keep boss Zdenek Zeman. “I knew I’d lose him to Roma.”
Mario Balotelli missed this morning’s gym session at Italy’s Coverciano training base so he could visit the dentist.
The agent of Mauricio Pinilla says that it will take time for Cagliari to do a deal with Palermo for the striker.
Martin Caceres would love international teammate Luis Suarez of Liverpool to join him at Juventus next season.
Roma have revived their interest in Newcastle full-back Davide Santon, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Milan are being linked with two defenders – Palermo left-back Federico Balzaretti and Cristian Zapata of Villarreal.
Napoli have reportedly agreed a deal with Inter over the permanent transfer of Goran Pandev to the Stadio San Paolo.
Milan’s Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato both scored as Brazil’s Olympic side beat America’s senior international team 4-1 in Washington.
Juventus held talks with Simone Pepe earlier this week to discuss the possibility of a new contract in Turin.
Cristian Chivu has yet to decide whether to accept a new contract at Inter or quit the club amid interest from Galatasaray.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri is happy that he and President Aurelio De Laurentiis “share the need to continue working for Napoli’s growth with targeted reinforcements.”
Varese caused an upset by beating Hellas Verona 2-0 in the first leg of their Serie B promotion play-off.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed he is “in perfect sync” with Coach Walter Mazzarri for next season and beyond.
Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed Palermo like German Denis, but are prepared to sell Giulio Migliaccio to Napoli and Federico Balzaretti to PSG.
Omar Milanetto’s lawyer is confident the ex-Genoa captain will soon be released, as in his interrogation he “proved his total innocence.”
It is reported Manchester United have made enquiries after Udinese duo Kwadwo Asamoah and Mehdi Benatia.
Sampdoria fought back and parried a penalty to earn a 2-1 promotion play-off first leg victory over Sassuolo.
Juan Pablo Carrizo looks likely to return to Lazio, while Catania officially appoint new director of sport Nicola Salerno.
Edinson Cavani’s agent has warned there will be a meeting with Napoli next week, after which he can “be more precise on the future.”
A former Siena player accuses the President and Coach Antonio Conte of involvement in a betting scandal, but Reginaldo assures “there was nothing.”
Vincenzo Montella has been linked with Roma and Fiorentina among others, but the Catania Coach warns “in 20 days you’ll know my future.”
Giorgio Chiellini is set to start Italy’s friendly against Russia on Friday along with Riccardo Montolivo, Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
Fernando Gago is increasingly unlikely to have his Roma stay made permanent and admits he’d “like to go back to Boca Juniors.”
Napoli winger Andrea Dossena has had talks with Milan and now it’s reported he’s also in negotiations with Fiorentina.
There are reports new Coach Vladimir Petkovic has delayed his arrival in Rome to sign a contract with Lazio.
Chievo defender Nicolas Frey is enthusiastic about the possibility of joining his brother Sebastien at Genoa.

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