NEWS

Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin has revealed that his club are keen on his former Porto teammate Fernando.
Palermo will not be replacing Federico Balzaretti with Atalanta’s Federico Peluso. “He’s too expensive.”
Serie A side Catania have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2012-13 campaign.
Juan Jesus is ready to make an impact at Inter – after making just one appearance for the club since his arrival.
The agent of Lorenzo Insigne has admitted that his client is waiting for a call to the full Italian international side.
Milan are still a side to be respected despite their summer revolution, says former Rossonero Alexander Merkel.
Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo could be targeted by Juventus if the latter fail to sign Fernando Llorente, reports AS.
Claudio Marchisio could step into the void left at Juventus by the departure of Alessandro Del Piero, says a former club President.
Newly promoted Torino are reportedly showing an interest in Bulgarian international striker Valeri Bojinov.
Alvaro Pereira has refused to comment on speculation that he is wanted by Napoli and Inter. “I’m just focused on Porto.”
Diego Forlan has defended his one and only campaign with Italian giants Inter. “Nobody did well last season.”
Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani isn’t too disappointed with last night’s 2-1 friendly defeat to England. “It was useful.”
Juventus could face competition from Arsenal for Fernando Llorente after the duo lost Robin Van Persie.
Antonio Nocerino felt like an “old man” in the new-look Italy side that fell to England. “We have a great future ahead of us, but also a great present.”
Alexandre Pato scored twice in Brazil’s 3-0 demolition of Sweden, while Holland flopped again and Fabio Capello and Didier Deschamps made their debuts.
Diego Fabbrini was one of six Italy players who got their first cap against England. “These have been the three most important days of my career.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Jermain Defoe had a special dedication after his winning goal for Italy, while Tom Cleverley enjoyed his England debut.
Federico Peluso reveals what was going through his head when he almost scored against England. “I thought too much.”
Manolo Gabbiadini was denied a debut Italy strike by an England goalline clearance. “I was really annoyed.”
Manolo Gabbiadini was denied a debut Italy strike by an England goalline clearance. “I was really annoyed.”
Angelo Ogbonna had his third cap against England, but felt like a veteran in the new-look Italy side.
Alessandro Diamanti praised Mattia Destro and the new Italy generation. “I’m a granddad compared to those who played today!”
Roy Hodgson enjoyed England’s win over an experimental Italy side, but insisted there wasn’t “a great difference” from the Euro 2012 meeting.
Mattia Destro was satisfied with his senior Italy bow, even though he wasted a great chance. “That’s the defect of the centre-forward.”
Cesare Prandelli insisted there were “good indications” from Italy’s friendly defeat to England after giving six players their debuts.
Italy’s experimental young side provided six debuts, but ended in a 2-1 defeat against England. It’s the first time the Three Lions got the better of the Nazionale in 15 years.
Lorenzo Insigne scored a fine goal for the Under-21 side today and admits “I hope Cesare Prandelli will call me to represent Italy.”
Fiorentina, Catania and Torino all secured confidence-boosting friendly wins in the lead-up to the season.
Arsenal confirmed they have agreed terms with Manchester United for Robin Van Persie, ending Juventus interest in the player.
Italy send out an experimental side including Mattia Destro and Stephan El Shaarawy against Roy Hodgson’s England tonight.
Coach Devis Mangia made a sensational debut on the Under-21 bench, as Italy hammered Holland 3-0.
Emanuele Pesoli has agreed to end his hunger strike after four days, as the player suspended in the betting trial will get a meeting with the FIGC.
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic insists his team are “improving” after a disastrous pre-season spell. “The important thing is to play attacking football.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi gave an update on Andreas Granqvist, Marco Borriello, Alexandros Tzorvas, Alessio Cerci and Juan Manuel Vargas.

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