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Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with Milan’s prestigious victory over Chelsea. “These games help your self-confidence to grow.”
Riccardo Montolivo is celebrating Milan’s win over Chelsea and insists the team has “not been weakened” by summer departures.
Luis Muriel is looking forward to playing for Udinese alongside Antonio Di Natale. “I can learn so much from him.”
New Pescara Coach Giovanni Stroppa warns fans he will not just be following Zdenek Zeman’s footsteps. “It is impossible” to recreate his philosophy.
Zenit’s Alessandro Rosina reveals he’s ready to return to Italy with Siena after “Torino turned me down.”
Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro prepares to face Bayer Leverkusen today and invites Federico Balzaretti to join them.
Erik Lamela is confident Roma can play a part in the Scudetto race this season. “It’s not impossible, as only Juventus are superior.”
Midfielder Ralf does want to join Fiorentina, but his agent warns Corinthians are making this “a very difficult negotiation process.”
Milan stunned the reigning European champions with a 1-0 victory in Miami, as Urby Emanuelson sent Chelsea tumbling.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Montpellier President Louis Nicollin has again blasted Milan over their Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa bid, even referring to Adriano Galliani as ‘Kojak’!
Catania defeated Chievo in an all-Serie A match, Parma were held 2-2 by Varese, Bologna crumbled and Cagliari won in today’s friendlies.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has shot down reports of new talks for Omar El Kaddouri. “He turned us down before, so now he can pay the consequences.”
Lazio are reportedly on the verge of signing Brazilian central defender Xandao from Desportivo Brasil.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte insists he is “not worried” after being charged in the betting scandal. “When I get the chance, I too will speak out.”
Edinson Cavani has thanked Premier League clubs for their interest, but pointed out “my response can only be Forza Napoli!”
Rodrigo Palacio enjoyed his goal against Celtic and is “dreaming of another in my official Inter debut” in the Europa League.
Sampdoria midfielder Angelo Palombo has turned down an offer to join Rubin Kazan, confirmed the club.
It’s claimed that the Lega have told Napoli they cannot pull out of the Italian Super Cup or change the Beijing venue.
Alessandro Matri and outcast Milos Krasic were on target as Juventus confidently emerged 2-0 winners away to Hertha Berlin.
A late Rodrigo Palacio strike earned Inter a 1-1 draw with Celtic in today’s pre-season friendly in Glasgow.
Cesare Natali insists he will “earn the faith of the fans on the field” as he begins again as a free agent at Bologna.
Inter are thought to be preparing a new €30m offer for San Paolo star Lucas, engaging in a transfer battle with Manchester United.
Palermo talent Eran Zahavi could be out of action for up to two months after he picked up a knee injury.
Robinho did consider a move to Santos, but has pledged his future to Milan, “the last European club of my career. I’ll score double figures this season.”
Fiorentina have officially signed Matias Fernandez from Sporting Lisbon after he put pen to paper on a four-year contract.
Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri is “flattered” by reports of interest from Arsenal and Parma after Juventus talks broke down.
As we reported last week, Roberto Mancini has asked Manchester City to make a £24m offer for Roma’s Daniele De Rossi.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo hailed Milan as “a fantastic team who will be very competitive” ahead of tonight’s friendly in Miami.
There are surprising reports that Genoa general manager Pietro Lo Monaco is ready to quit after a row with President Enrico Preziosi.
Zdenek Zeman still isn’t content with Roma’s summer form, but forgives Panagiotis Tachtsidis for his red card. “I’d have curled up and cried.”
There are reports Antonio Conte could accept a plea bargain in the betting scandal, suspending the Juventus Coach for four months.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has sensationally threatened to pull out of the August 11 Italian Super Cup against Juventus in Beijing.
Former Milan hero Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from football in order to go into politics.
Francesco Totti says current Coach Zdenek Zeman “is the best along with Luciano Spalletti,” but feels the Roma fans “massacre you.”

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