NEWS

Cesare Prandelli thinks “paradoxically it might be better to lose so badly” to Russia ahead of Euro 2012.
Italy fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Russia in their Euro 2012 warm-up, which showed some big problems in defence and a Gigi Buffon injury.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists Mimmo Criscito was dropped due to his “psychological” situation amid the betting scandal.
Italy’s only pre-Euro 2012 friendly test has Riccardo Montolivo supporting Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Russia.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini insists Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 was “just blowing off steam.”
Italian Olympic Committee Vice-President Luca Pancalli feels the current betting scandal “is certainly bigger than Calciopoli.”
Mattia Destro admits “it would be a dream to play for Roma and be trained by a great Coach like Zdenek Zeman.”
“I’m happy!” Vladimir Petkovic is all but officially the new Lazio Coach after calling his staff to the Formello training ground.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli does not believe Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull out of Euro 2012 amid the betting scandal.
It’s reported Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Juventus is back on after the Real Madrid man’s father visited Turin for talks.
Fabio Borini’s agent is “not surprised” at links with PSG, but assures the Roma striker has had no negotiations.
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has blasted talk of his involvement in the betting scandal as “supposition, gossip and malice.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has shot down Francesco Acerbi’s hopes of joining Milan. “At most he’ll see San Siro in a postcard.”
Bologna have several offers on the table for their Uruguayan attacker Gaston Ramirez, but are holding out for €25m, says his agent.
Marco Verratti’s agent has confirmed that Pescara are keen to keep hold of the talented young midfielder ‘for at least another year’.
Milan forward Alexandre Pato has thanked the clubs to have contacted his agent about a possible transfer, one that he has then not ruled out.
Roberto Mancini’s agent reveals Manchester City’s failed attempts to sign PSG target Ezequiel Lavezzi, and the valuation quoted to them for Edinson Cavani.
Reports in Italy are speculating as to whether or not Alessandro Del Piero is set to put pen to paper on a deal to play for MLS side Montreal Impact.
Luca Toni’s stint playing in the UAE could be over after just six months, with reports gathering pace that he will be released from his contract.
Milan legend Franco Baresi has identified Thiago Silva as his natural successor in the Milan defence.
Emiliano Viviano is almost certain to leave Palermo this summer after just six months, with Maurizio Zamparini confirming he is talking to several clubs.
Roma director general Franco Baldini has confirmed that Roma are just days away from confirming Zdenek Zeman as their new Coach.
Agent to Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has confirmed rumours that Real Madrid are tracking the forward, even if no offer has been made yet.
The latest round of findings from the investigation into illegal betting and match-fixing in the Italian game has recommended points deductions for several sides including Pescara.
Juventus have reportedly rejected an offer from Atalanta for the services of Italian Under-21 international Luca Marrone.
Italy will field a strike pairing of Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano tonight for the first time since August 2010.
Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi has revealed that Pietro Lo Monaco has been placed in control of the club’s day-to-day business, while Gigi De Canio has been confirmed as Coach.
Pescara have confirmed that Delio Rossi and Marco Giampaolo are on their shortlist of possible replacements for Zdenek Zeman.
Italian national boss Cesare Prandelli has announced that his country are ready to withdraw from Euro 2012 should that be required.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that he’s requested Edinson Cavani and Giorgio Chiellini in the past.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the time has arrived for the club to sign a top player.
Amauri will not know whether he will still be wanted by Fiorentina until the club appoint a new tactician.
Domenico Criscito has criticised the decision to drop him from Italy’s Euro 2012 squad after he was placed under investigation in the match fixing probe.
The agent of Douglas Maicon has cast doubt over his future at Inter. “He could extend his contract or leave.”
Genoa will hold a Press conference on Friday in which they will unveil Pietro Lo Monaco as a new director.

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