NEWS

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Torino centre-back Angelo Ogbonna have been confirmed as fully fit to face Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday night.
Didier Drogba turned down an official offer from Juventus on transfer deadline day in order to stay with Shanghai Shenhua.
Marco Borriello says he is happy to be back at former club Genoa – a year after he almost made the same move.
Luca Toni says he didn’t hesitate in returning to former club Fiorentina when they made him a transfer deadline day offer.
Alberto Gilardino is hoping to rediscover his goal touch after leaving Genoa for Bologna on transfer deadline day.
Pescara chief Daniele Sebastiani says he wanted to sell Marco Verratti to Napoli before Paris Saint-Germain swooped.
Bosko Jankovic is excited by the prospect of his Genoa side fielding an attacking tandem of Ciro Immobile and Marco Borriello.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti respects the Champions League threat from Italy, but insists Barcelona and Real Madrid are in pole position for the trophy.
Sebastien Frey has revealed that he was targeted by Paris Saint-Germain when he left Fiorentina in the summer of 2011.
Genoa have announced that Julian Alberto Velazquez has completed his move after doubts emerged over the transfer.
Milan players missed more than 300 Serie A matches in 2011-12 because of injuries, the Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has explained to Juventus how to stop Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Italy will return to competitive action on Friday when they begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Bulgaria.
Sebastian Giovinco of Juventus could be one of the revelations of this season’s Champions League, says Luciano Spalletti.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says he has no problem with Antonio Conte being described as the Italian Special One. “I’m honoured.”
Former Juventus ‘keeper Stefano Tacconi expects Milan and Inter to struggle in Serie A. “They’ll need time.”
Pablo Osvaldo has hailed Roma teammate Francesco Totti as a man and a player. “He’s a great.”
Fiorentina have rejected reports that they made a bid for Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi during the summer transfer window.
Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli has revealed the secret behind his penalty saving exploits. “I study!”
Francesco Totti thinks Alessandro Del Piero is the best advert for Italian football following his switch to Sydney.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It was only a formality, but Parma have officially signed Manuel Alejandro Arteaga from Zulic FC.
Modibo Diakitè has been dropped from Lazio’s Europa League squad and his agents confirm “we received a proposal from Terek Grozny.”
Daniele De Rossi has shaken off his ankle injury and took part in today’s game between ranks as Italy prepare to face Bulgaria on Friday.
Italy need only a point against Liechtenstein to qualify for the European Under-21 Championships and Devis Mangia demands “a win with entertainment.”
Alessandro Del Piero’s former agent suggests he turned down Liverpool because of Heysel and will return from Sydney to “become President of the FIGC one day.”
Bulgaria have named their squad to take on Italy and Armenia in the 2014 World cup qualifiers, but it does not include Dimitar Berbatov.
Giuseppe Sannino replied to Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini’s criticism. “The focus on what the President says is weighing on us.”
Fiorentina didn’t get to sign Dimitar Berbatov and are demanding compensation. “We want the airplane ticket refunded!”
Italian defender Massimo Volta says he didn’t have to think about joining Levante for a second and he hopes to turn his loan into a permanent switch.
Fiorentina will be without midfielder Francesco Della Rocca for at least a month after he underwent surgery for a hernia.
Fabrizio Ravanelli says he understands why former teammate Alessandro Del Piero has opted to play his football for Sydney FC.
Samuele Longo insists the decision to accept a loan switch to Espanyol from Inter was the best move for himself and the Italian club.
Parma have revealed that boss Roberto Donadoni and director general Pietro Leonardi could have left the club over the summer.
Udinese have denied claims that they have omitted Maicosuel from their Europa League squad as punishment for costing them a place in the Champions League.

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