Riva trusts Italy will shine
Italy legend Gigi Riva is “not worried” by the Azzurri’s disappointing run-in to Euro 2012. “We just aren’t good with friendlies.”
Inter-Napoli battle for Jovetic
Italian newspapers suggest a €30m bidding war will break out between Inter and Napoli for Fiorentina talent Stevan Jovetic.
Gasp backs 3-5-2 Italy
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.”
Pogba in Turin for Juve medical
It is reported Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is already in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus.
Croatia held by Norway
Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
Ancelotti won't confirm Lavezzi deal
Carlo Ancelotti insists he doesn’t “know anything yet” despite reports of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s deal with PSG.
Torino take Ljajic off Fiorentina?
Fiorentina outcast Adem Ljajic may well stay in Serie A next season after receiving an offer from Torino.
Sacchi: Real wanted Thiago Silva
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.
Pescara confirm Gasperini interest
Now that Zdenek Zeman has confirmed his deal with Roma, Pescara admit Gian Piero Gasperini “is on the list” of potential replacements.
Trap: 'Italy are hyper-critical, but...'
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni points out Italians “are hyper-critical, but in the end always get good results.”
Cosmi 'expected bad Italy'
Lecce Coach Serse Cosmi insists he “was expecting to see such a bad Italy performance” against Russia because of the betting scandal.
Napoli will loan Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne is “wanted by English, French and top Italian clubs,” revealed his agent, but will only leave Napoli on loan.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Play-offs: Samp squeeze past Sassuolo
Sampdoria held on to a draw at Sassuolo to reach the promotion play-off final, but it required a dramatic late goalline clearance.
Prandelli: 'I'll change Italy defence'
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.”
Galliani: 'Ibra and Thiago Silva stay'
Adriano Galliani has laughed off reports Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva are heading to PSG. “I promised Zlatan the Number 10 jersey.”
President shows Italy support
Italy received a boost with news President Giorgio Napolitano will attend their Euro 2012 opener with Spain. “We thank him.”
Play-offs: Varese eliminate Verona
Varese have reached the Serie B promotion play-off final after securing a 1-1 draw away to Hellas Verona.
Pato: 'I solved muscular problems'
Alexandre Pato insists he has “re-balanced” his muscles to prevent further injuries thanks to the Brazil staff.
Lavezzi to PSG confirmation?
Ezequiel Lavezzi’s imminent transfer from Napoli to PSG is confirmed from unusual sources, including Roberto Sosa and Javier Pastore’s girlfriend on Twitter.
Zeman: 'Yes, I will lead Roma'
Zdenek Zeman has held a press conference confirming he “will lead Roma next season” and waves goodbye to Pescara.
New Liverpool boss likes Aquilani
New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will try to convince Alberto Aquilani to return. “He is a wonderful talent and a terrific player.”
Del Bosque 'worried about Pirlo'
Spain face Italy on June 10 and manager Vicente Del Bosque admits he is “worried about Andrea Pirlo.”
Italy squad take two days off
The Italy squad has left the Coverciano training ground and will not resume training until Monday, then leave for Poland on Tuesday.
Spalletti has faith in Azzurri
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.
Roma release Gago to Real
Fernando Gago is returning to Real Madrid, as Roma have allowed the deadline to pass on his €7m buy-out clause.
Capello 'wants to be a protagonist'
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.
Trap: 'Don't underestimate Italy'
Giovanni Trapattoni tells the Irish players not to be swayed by Italy’s defeat to Russia. “Every team has ups and downs.”
Ibrahimovic-PSG talk intensifies
French and Swedish newspapers claim a PSG swoop for Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic “is not just rumours.”
Vargas-Kuyt swap on the cards
There are reports that Fiorentina and Liverpool are in talks for a swap deal between Juan Manuel Vargas and Dirk Kuyt.
Osvaldo on Roma, Real and Jagger
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.
Nani drops Juventus hint
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.”
Doumbia 'perfect for Napoli'
CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia “would be perfect for Walter Mazzarri’s tactics” at Napoli, said his agent.
Verratti: 'I won't leave Pescara'
Marco Verratti has reiterated he is grateful to next Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman, but “I am staying at Pescara for next season.”
Lavezzi to PSG for €27.5m?
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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