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Francesco Totti is humble when asked what position he’ll hold in Zdenek Zeman’s Roma. “We’ll see where and if I’ll play...”
Alessandro Diamanti will remain at Bologna after the blind auction, which his club confirms was “like a poker game.”
There are reports Roma will not take up their option to sign midfielder Marquinho on a permanent basis.
Andrea Barzagli was told off by Coach Cesare Prandelli when he accidentally revealed Italy’s tactics for the quarter-final with England.
Mario Balotelli held a rare Press conference, insisting he “doesn’t have to prove anything to the English, Italians or anyone else.”
Cesare Prandelli refused to give clues as to Italy’s system or players in the Euro 2012 quarter-final with England. “I have no tactical doubts.”
Steven Gerrard has praised Italy’s midfield for their “superb technique” and believes the quarter-final with England could be decided there.
Roy Hodgson insists he doesn’t “know what they mean” when people say England play in an Italian style.
Martin Jorgensen worked with both Cesare Prandelli and Roy Hodgson and explains the similarities and differences between the tacticians.
Brescia have slammed Genoa for “breaking their promises” and refusing to enter a bid in the blind auction for Andrea Caracciolo.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has revealed it was Roma who made a firm offer for Mattia Destro, but Siena buying half the player “made it a complicated knot.”
Valon Behrami has hinted via Twitter that he could be leaving Fiorentina. “Time to take some hard decision in my life...”
Milan are set to introduce a new code of ethics with fines for taking off shirts to celebrate goals and late nights.
England manager Roy Hodgson is confident his side are “not underdogs in any way” against four-times World Cup winners Italy tomorrow.
Marco Verratti was wanted by Juventus, Roma, Napoli and more, but Pescara and the player today confirmed he is “definitively off the market.”
Wayne Rooney is looking forward to tomorrow’s England-Italy Euro 2012 quarter-final. “How much of a boost would it be if we beat them?”
The blind auctions have been held and Roma bought Fabio Borini from Parma, while Bologna now own Alessandro Diamanti.
Paolo Di Canio believes Roy Hodgson can cause problems for the Azzurri, as his England “look like an Italian team from the 80s.”
Juventus have reportedly offered a staggering €20m, Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri for Napoli hitman Edinson Cavani, but Luis Suarez is also an option.
Thiago Motta is carrying an injury, so there are reports Riccardo Montolivo will start for a revamped Italy against England tomorrow.
There are reports Giuseppe Mascara is ready to end his contract with Novara and join Walter Zenga in Dubai.
Lecce President Giovanni Semeraro has said goodbye to the fans after selling the club, ending “18 unforgettable years.”
Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini is “wanted by Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham,” said his agent.
It’s reported that so few Italy fans are travelling to Kiev for tomorrow’s quarter-final with England that a charter plane had to be cancelled.
Patrick Vieira gives his verdict on tomorrow’s England-Italy quarter-final and reveals he’s been in contact with Mario Balotelli.
Parma will discover at 10.00 whether they own Fabio Borini or have sold him to Roma, but “either way we’ll be happy.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Greece held out as best they could, but were eventually swept aside 4-2 in the Euro 2012 quarter-final by Germany, including a goal from Lazio’s Miroslav Klose.
Bologna have officially bought out the remaining half of Saphir Taider’s contract from Juventus.
The mystery over Mattia Destro’s future drags on, as Massimo Moratti hints at a Genoa deal and Siena warn “we’re waiting for offers from Juventus, Inter and Roma.”
There are rumours Roma have the winning bid for Fabio Borini and Bologna will keep Alessandro Diamanti.
Inter have signed Samuele Longo back from Genoa, Juventus handed Albin Ekdal to Cagliari and Gaetano D'Agostino is all Siena among several deadline day co-ownership agreements.
The list of players going to a blind auction tomorrow morning has been finalised, including Fabio Borini, Alessandro Diamanti, Houssine Kharja and Andrea Lazzari.
Fabio Borini and Alessandro Diamanti are among the players whose future will be decided by a ‘blind auction,’ as their clubs couldn’t reach an agreement.
Lecce owners the Semeraro family have officially sold the club to Savino Tesoro after 18 years at the helm.

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