Official: Seedorf joins Botafogo
Ex-Milan star Clarence Seedorf has officially signed a two-year contract with Brazilian club Botafogo.
Head of State thanks Azzurri
Head of State Giorgio Napolitano invited the Italy squad to an official function on Monday and wrote a letter thanking Cesare Prandelli for his efforts.
Marchisio: 'Italy deserve Final'
Claudio Marchisio assures Italy are “confident” ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 Final with Spain. “We deserve to be here.”
Barzagli: 'Italy strength is unity'
Andrea Barzagli believes Italy’s star man will be “the group” in tonight’s Euro 2012 Final against Spain. “We know what to do.”
Euro 2012 Final Preview: Spain-Italy
Tonight Italy and Spain go head-to-head for the Euro 2012 trophy in Kiev, though some question marks remain over the line-ups.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Balotelli: 'Incredible to win Euros'
Mario Balotelli said it would be “incredible to win the Final with my goal, but if we win and I don’t score then it’ll be just as incredible.”
Preziosi: 'Milan won't sign Destro'
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has told Milan they cannot sign Mattia Destro or Miguel Veloso. “Inter have the priority with me.”
Chiellini: 'Spain are only human'
Giorgio Chiellini is confident Spain “are only human and we can beat them” in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Casillas: 'Spain-Italy equals'
Iker Casillas insists Spain are “not the favourites” for the Euro 2012 Final, as they are “equals” with Italy.
Xavi: 'Italy have changed'
Xavi Hernandez says “Italy have changed” both in recent years and since the opening group game with Spain.
Del Bosque: 'Italy worthy rivals'
Vicente Del Bosque insists Spain and Italy have had “parallel tournaments, so there is not a big difference between the teams.”
Palermo blast 'disloyal' Miccoli
Fabrizio Miccoli has been “very unfair and disloyal” in holding talks with Dubai club Al-Nasr, said Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini.
Milan close to Diarra
Milan are reportedly close to securing Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra after his talks with Spartak Moscow broke down.
Official: Parma take Belfodil
Parma have officially agreed a deal with Olympique Lyonnais and Under-20 France forward Ishak Belfodil for €2.5m.
Benitez: 'Samp were serious, but...'
Rafa Benitez admits the proposal from Sampdoria was “very serious, very professional and they have a project,” but wants to win trophies.
Buffon: 'Same emotions as 2006'
Gianluigi Buffon admits he feels “the same emotions and belief” as before Italy’s 2006 World Cup Final, but notes Spain have shown “superiority” over recent years.
Prandelli: 'No 3-5-2 for Spain'
Cesare Prandelli has declared he’s “not even considered” going back to the 3-5-2 system against Spain in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Catania release six players
Catania have released David Suazo, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Andrea Campagnolo, Marco Motta, Osarimen Ebagua and Felipe Seymour.
Mazzarri: 'Prandelli's triumph'
Walter Mazzarri says Italy reaching the Euro 2012 Final is “a victory for Cesare Prandelli” and admits he’d like to work with Giorgio Chiellini again.
Parma loan Danilo Pereira to Roda
Parma have officially loaned Portuguese Under-21 international Danilo Pereira to Dutch side Roda JC Kerkrade.
Roma look to Castan and Bradley
Roma are close to signing Corinthians defender Leandro Castan, while talks are underway for Chievo’s Michael Bradley.
Montolivo: 'I can't wait!'
Riccardo Montolivo prepares for the Euro 2012 Final against Spain by stating he “can’t wait to belt out the anthem with millions of Italians.”
Chelsea close on Maicon
Chelsea are reportedly in advanced negotiations with Inter to sign right-back Douglas Maicon, beating Real Madrid and PSG.
Isla explains Real Madrid comments
Mauricio Isla is excited about joining “the best team in Italy” Juventus, but admits he still dreams of Real Madrid.
Casillas 'not surprised' by Italy
Iker Casillas is “not surprised” by Italy’s success and notes former Real Madrid teammate Antonio Cassano has matured.
Iniesta battles Pirlo for MVP
Andres Iniesta is the top challenger to Andrea Pirlo to be named MVP of Euro 2012, but insists he “never thought about playing for personal credit.”
Atalanta appoint Marino as DG
Atalanta have appointed Pierpaolo Marino as their director general for the next five years, aiming to continue the work he did at Napoli and Udinese.
Zoff: 'Enthusiasm can win Final'
Dino Zoff believes “enthusiasm can make the difference” in the Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain.
Sammer: 'Italy deserve victory'
German legend Mathias Sammer has praised Italy as the team of Euro 2012. “Their superiority has been crushing and they deserve to win the Final.”
Platini: 'Euro 2020 all over Europe!'
UEFA President Michel Platini announced plans for Euro 2020 to be hosted by 12 or 13 cities around the continent.
Balotelli's Mamma: 'He cried'
Mario Balotelli’s mother Silvia reveals he “cried” after the Germany semi-final and she rang Cesare Prandelli to thank him for putting her son on the right path.
Del Piero's open letter to Juve
Alessandro Del Piero has written an open letter to Juventus fans on the day his contract expired. “I am no longer a Juventus player, but I will always be one of you.”
Moratti: 'Inter asked for Balotelli'
Massimo Moratti reveals Inter “tried to bring back Mario Balotelli, but Manchester City said no. If I have regrets, what about Milan with Andrea Pirlo?”
Capello to become Russia Coach?
Former England manager Fabio Capello is reportedly in negotiations to take over as Coach of Russia.
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