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Napoli’s chief medic trusts Gonzalo Higuain “is certainly eager to come back and resume fighting with us,” despite Juventus and Arsenal reports.
Marko Pjaca is expected to complete his Juventus move within 48 hours and said goodbye to Dinamo Zagreb fans.
Andrea Belotti was the star of the show as Torino won their first friendly under Sinisa Mihajlovic 13-0.
Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly approached Palermo for defender Giancarlo Gonzalez.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti believes Gonzalo Higuain joining Juventus “would raise the overall quality level of Serie A.”
Italy conceded a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw with Portugal in the European Under-19 Championship, but still reach the semi-finals.
Hernan Toledo confirms he will join Fiorentina on loan from Velez Sarsfield. “I am truly happy to come to Serie A.”
Roma are expected to close the deal for Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez and are closer to Amadou Diawara too.
Sime Vrsaljko explains he left Sassuolo for Atletico Madrid because “my goal was to play in the Champions League.”
Udinese lost a pre-season friendly 3-2 to Union Berlin, but Coach Beppe Iachini believes “it’ll help us grow.”
Angelo Gregucci has terminated his contract with Alessandria and is expected to re-join Roberto Mancini’s Inter staff.
Lazio made short work of Brasil Team in a 6-0 friendly victory and Stefan de Vrij returned after 10 months out.
Fiorentina beat FeralpiSalò 3-1 in a friendly with Giuseppe Rossi, Josip Ilicic and Gilberto on target.
Luciano Spalletti welcomed Juan Jesus and said Roma have already achieved their first objective, “the enthusiasm of the fans.”
Diego Perotti, Edin Dzeko and youth team player Riccardo Marchizza scored as Roma beat Terek Grozny 3-2.
Roma defender Norbert Gyomber could be loaned out to Serie A new boys Pescara.
According to Tuttosport, Napoli are refusing to buy Roberto Pereyra because it might help Juventus fund the Gonzalo Higuain bid.
Juventus released a statement on the reports of a €2m damages payment to Nike over a third star on the jersey post-Calciopoli.
Roma are considering a swoop for Napoli transfer target Hector Herrera, according to A Bola.
Inter and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is back in the headlines amid interest from Liverpool.
Napoli midfielder Mirko Valdifiori is reportedly determined to join Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Torino.
Juan Manuel Iturbe is “happy to be back at Roma, as I’m sure Luciano Spalletti can make me a better player.”
Inter are expected to sell Dodo to Sampdoria for €5.5m after his loan spell at Marassi.
Lazio are ready to close the €6m move for Belgium and KV Oostende left-back Jordan Lukaku.
Chelsea are set to sign Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez as soon as Asmir Begovic is sold.
Milan are reportedly ready to sign Piotr Zielinski from Udinese, but can’t do anything until Carlos Bacca has been sold.
Juventus will have to pay Nike €2m over the decision to sell unauthorised jerseys with three Scudetto starts, it’s reported.
Real Betis are keeping a close eye on Serie A, targeting Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina and Empoli’s Riccardo Saponara.
Torino have made a better offer for Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Clement Grenier, but he wants Milan.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been diagnosed with a muscular problem.
Napoli and Juventus will meet tomorrow to discuss Gonzalo Higuain, but it’s increasingly likely the only option will be his €94m clause.
Juan Jesus will “prove every day why I came to Roma” and admits “it’s difficult to play for Inter, as in general the team didn’t work.”
Mauro Icardi is in talks with Arsenal and the Inter striker will meet them next week in London, claim Sky Sport Italia.
While Inter renew their interest in Lazio winger Antonio Candreva, his agent blames Napoli for failing to complete the deal.
Roma are dealing with a Kostas Manolas issue amid Arsenal and Chelsea interest. President Jim Pallotta asks: “Why should he want to leave?”

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