NEWS

A spectacular Lorenzo Insigne free kick gave dominant Italy a 1-0 victory over England in the European Under-21 Championship opener.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani ruled out a bid for Kaka and confirmed they’ll start playing with a trequartista.
Parma are closing in on Auxerre defender Willy Boly and Issam El Adoua of Vitoria Guimaraes.
Eusebio Di Francesco has officially extended his contract with Sassuolo after leading them to their first ever Serie A campaign.
Roma split with Franco Baldini, but are closing on Coach Rudi Garcia after Lille confirmed he could leave.
Lorenzo Insigne, Marco Verratti and Fabio Borini are in the starting line-up as Italy take on England in the Under-21 European Championship.
Roma have officially terminated director Franco Baldini’s contract by mutual consent, leaving him free to join Tottenham.
As expected, Roma have sold goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham for €5.6m.
Indonesian magnate Erick Thohir confirmed negotiations to buy into Inter “could last another month or two.”
Palermo star Josip Ilicic has been linked with Milan, but warned “Fiorentina are the team who inspire me the most.”
Roma are still unconvinced by Laurent Blanc and reports are growing that they’re in talks with Roberto Mancini.
Sampdoria’s Mauro Icardi is ready to join Inter and declared “I think I’m a lot like Gabriel Batistuta.”
Sport Mediaset are claiming that Juventus have agreed personal terms with Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.
Riccardo Montolivo says he is in no position to offer international teammate Daniele De Rossi advice about his future.
Centre-back Marquinhos is ignoring the transfer rumours linking him with a move to Spain. “I’m staying at Roma.”
Leonardo Bonucci believes a reinforced Juventus will be able to challenge for the Champions League title next season.
Juventus are the best supported club in Italy and the seventh most popular in Europe, writes Sport Mediaset.
Marco Giampaolo is expected to be named as the new Coach of Serie B outfit Brescia.
Six fans have been handed prison sentences for racially abusing Milan players during a January friendly at Pro Patria.
Genoa will not take up their option to sign Juan Vargas from Fiorentina, Rossoblu chief Enrico Preziosi has stated.
Veteran defender Walter Samuel has signed a new contract at Inter, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The representative of Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez has rubbished reports of a done deal with Italian club Napoli.
Miralem Pjanic has revealed he was on the verge of joining Arsenal rather than Roma two years ago.
Sampdoria have revealed that they have held just one round of talks with Milan to discuss a transfer for Andrea Poli.
Serie A is heavily represented in Uruguay’s squad for this month’s Confederations Cup campaign in Brazil.
Real Madrid’s Kaka is back on the transfer wish-list of Italian giants Milan, claims the Corriere dello Sport.
Juventus will have until July 15 to sign Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, reports Sky Sport Italia.
The agent of Antonio Nocerino and Cristian Zaccardo has responded to questions about the futures of the Milan duo.
Gianluigi Buffon thinks the future of Italian goalkeeping is in safe hands. “There will be no problem when I’m no longer here on international duty.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There are reports Genoa have sealed a €5m co-ownership deal with Pescara for Juan Fernando Quintero.
As expected, Serie A has extended its transfer session to September 2, but refused to lift the limits on non-EU players.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi confirmed Max Allegri, but gave him a warning today. “We had different viewpoints on some players.”
Corinthians midfielder Paulinho admits he would love to join Inter and their lack of European competition “is not a problem.”
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce said tomorrow’s opponents Italy “are an outstanding attacking force.”

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