NEWS

Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg admits he was “surprised” at Luis Enrique’s departure and knows nothing about new boss Zdenek Zeman.
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has reiterated “he is not involved in the investigation” into a betting scandal after his tobacconist in Parma was raided by police.
Torino President Urbano Cairo assures he is “very proud” to see Angelo Ogbonna at Euro 2012 and will make “seven or eight quality signings.”
Fiorentina target Dirk Kuyt has left Liverpool after securing a three-year deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Catania could well release Vincenzo Montella to Fiorentina if they can tempt Andrea Mandorlini away from Hellas Verona.
Spain are not happy about facing Italy in their Euro 2012 opener, especially with the current scandal. “It’ll make them even more dangerous,” said Xavi.
President Maurizio Zamparini has hit back at Palermo fans protesting against his transfer strategy. “In the financial crisis it’s tough to run a football club.”
Walter Samuel is confident the Europa League can revitalise Inter. “Winning is in our DNA, so let’s win this and the European Super Cup.”
If Fiorentina can’t tempt Vincenzo Montella away from Catania soon, they could turn their attentions to Gianfranco Zola.
PSG director Leonardo “asked for a discount” when bidding for Thiago Silva because he discovered the Milan star, revealed Adriano Galliani.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been heavily linked with Juventus or the Premier League, but points out “there’s a project here and I could stay.”
Italy legend Gigi Riva is “not worried” by the Azzurri’s disappointing run-in to Euro 2012. “We just aren’t good with friendlies.”
Italian newspapers suggest a €30m bidding war will break out between Inter and Napoli for Fiorentina talent Stevan Jovetic.
Cesare Prandelli hinted he’d switch to a 3-5-2 system against Spain and Gian Piero Gasperini agrees “many of the Azzurri come from clubs with three-man defences.”
It is reported Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is already in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus.
Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
Carlo Ancelotti insists he doesn’t “know anything yet” despite reports of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s deal with PSG.
Fiorentina outcast Adem Ljajic may well stay in Serie A next season after receiving an offer from Torino.
Arrigo Sacchi reveals Milan “turned down an offer from Real Madrid two years ago” for Thiago Silva and have no intention of parting with him.
Now that Zdenek Zeman has confirmed his deal with Roma, Pescara admit Gian Piero Gasperini “is on the list” of potential replacements.
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni points out Italians “are hyper-critical, but in the end always get good results.”
Lecce Coach Serse Cosmi insists he “was expecting to see such a bad Italy performance” against Russia because of the betting scandal.
Lorenzo Insigne is “wanted by English, French and top Italian clubs,” revealed his agent, but will only leave Napoli on loan.
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Sampdoria held on to a draw at Sassuolo to reach the promotion play-off final, but it required a dramatic late goalline clearance.
Cesare Prandelli admits he was “surprised” by the extent of Italy’s defeat to Russia and will take action. “We’ll change the defence and start from scratch.”
Adriano Galliani has laughed off reports Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva are heading to PSG. “I promised Zlatan the Number 10 jersey.”
Italy received a boost with news President Giorgio Napolitano will attend their Euro 2012 opener with Spain. “We thank him.”
Varese have reached the Serie B promotion play-off final after securing a 1-1 draw away to Hellas Verona.
Alexandre Pato insists he has “re-balanced” his muscles to prevent further injuries thanks to the Brazil staff.
Ezequiel Lavezzi’s imminent transfer from Napoli to PSG is confirmed from unusual sources, including Roberto Sosa and Javier Pastore’s girlfriend on Twitter.
Zdenek Zeman has held a press conference confirming he “will lead Roma next season” and waves goodbye to Pescara.
New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will try to convince Alberto Aquilani to return. “He is a wonderful talent and a terrific player.”
Spain face Italy on June 10 and manager Vicente Del Bosque admits he is “worried about Andrea Pirlo.”
The Italy squad has left the Coverciano training ground and will not resume training until Monday, then leave for Poland on Tuesday.

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