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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.
Zenit St Petersburg Coach confirms Domenico Criscito is “sad” at missing out on Euro 2012 amid the betting scandal, but has faith in the Italy side.
Fernando Gago is returning to Real Madrid, as Roma have allowed the deadline to pass on his €7m buy-out clause.
Fabio Capello “still wants to be a protagonist in football and turned down a couple of proposals recently,” said the former England manager’s son.
Giovanni Trapattoni tells the Irish players not to be swayed by Italy’s defeat to Russia. “Every team has ups and downs.”
French and Swedish newspapers claim a PSG swoop for Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic “is not just rumours.”
There are reports that Fiorentina and Liverpool are in talks for a swap deal between Juan Manuel Vargas and Dirk Kuyt.
Roma hitman Pablo Daniel Osvaldo reveals “Zinedine Zidane wants me at Real Madrid,” explains the Erik Lamela brawl and why he has a statue of Mick Jagger.
Manchester United winger Nani has hinted he could accept a proposal from Serie A – most likely Juventus. “Football is not only about England and Spain.”
CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia “would be perfect for Walter Mazzarri’s tactics” at Napoli, said his agent.
Marco Verratti has reiterated he is grateful to next Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman, but “I am staying at Pescara for next season.”
There are reports Napoli have agreed to sell Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG for €27.5m, performance-related bonuses and the profits from a friendly encounter.

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