Montolivo eyes Italy surprise
Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo admits the Azzurri will not start the World Cup as favourites but wants his team to be surprise packages in Brazil.
Montolivo: I don’t know Pippo
Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo says he has no opinion of Pippo Inzaghi, who appears set to be appointed as Rossoneri Coach.
Kovacic: Priority is Inter
Mateo Kovacic has emphasised that his future is at Inter and denies being left unhappy with early struggles for playing time.
‘Klose has convinced me of Lazio!’
Shkodran Mustafi has reflected on the ‘dream’ it is to be training with Germany and jokes that Miroslav Klose has already had him sign for Lazio.
‘Essien? Depends on new Coach’
Michael Essien’s future at Milan will be discussed after the World Cup and will depend on the new Coach, says his agent.
Lazio eye Inzaghi for Reja if…
Lazio will reportedly stipulate two requirements for Edy Reja to continue as Coach, or likely bring in Simone Inzaghi as his replacement.
Lippi sees 2006 Italy similarities
Marcello Lippi says he sees similarities between the current Italy squad and that he won the 2006 World Cup with, as he wishes Cesare Prandelli good luck.
‘England should play like Liverpool’
Paul Scholes has urged Italy’s Group D opponents England to play at the World Cup in the same manner as Liverpool last season.
Madrid ‘will talk to Morata’
Florentino Perez has conceded that Real Madrid will talk to Alvaro Morata to discuss whether a move away would be in his best interests.
Maldini Snr sees Italy prospects
Cesare Maldini says that Italy ‘have good prospects’ heading out to the World Cup, but that Brazil remain outright favourites.
Ibarbo: Napoli link an honour
Cagliari forward Victor Ibarbo says he is ‘honoured’ by a transfer link to Napoli and admits he would like Champions League football next year.
Lippi visits Italy training
World Cup winning-Coach Marcello Lippi was a notable guest at Italy’s Thursday morning training session at Coverciano.
Dortmund offer €19m for Immobile
Borussia Dortmund’s interest in Ciro Immobile continues, with it reported that they have now increased their offer to €19m.
Inzaghi targets Cerci, Iturbe
Pippo Inzaghi’s priority for Milan in the transfer window is apparently to sign at least one from Alessio Cerci and Juan Manuel Iturbe.
Totti: I hope Benatia stays
Francesco Totti says he hopes Mehdi Benatia stays, as he reflects on Roma’s past season and their one to come in the Champions League.
‘Inzaghi? Training is something else’
Antonio Conte has warned prospective rival Coach at Milan Pippo Inzaghi that: “To be a footballer is one thing, to train is something different.”
City close in on Benatia
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Manchester City are circling ever closer to Roma’s Mehdi Benatia.
Di Natale postpones retirement
Antonio Di Natale says that he has been ‘reassured’ by Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo and so has delayed his retirement by a year.
Prandelli tests 4-4-2 and 4-3-1-2
Cesare Prandelli reportedly tested two formations in training with Italy yesterday, including a 4-4-2 with Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
Juve remember Heysel tragedy
Juventus have marked the 29th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster that took the lives of 39 people.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport
Perez: Man Utd wanted Ancelotti
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has claimed that Manchester United approached Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.
Conte dreaming of CL success
Antonio Conte has revealed that Juventus are ‘dreaming’ of the Champions League next season.
Inter target Xhaka 'could leave'
Inter target Granit Xhaka could leave Borussia Monchengladbach, their sporting director has admitted.
Mbaye agent admits Lazio interest
Ibrahima Mbaye’s agent has conceded that his client would be interested in a move to Lazio.
Marotta: Stars won't leave
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the club’s star players will not leave this summer.
FIGC confirm Minala is 17
The FIGC have confirmed that Lazio midfielder Joseph Minala is 17, and not 42-years-old.
Borja Valero: Cuadrado is crucial
Borja Valero has admitted that Juan Cuadrado is ‘crucial’ for Fiorentina amidst rumours that the winger could leave.
Galli rejects assistant role
Filippo Galli has rejected the chance to become Pippo Inzaghi’s assistant with Milan’s first team, it’s been revealed.
'Pogba can't just rely on his ability'
Didier Deschamps has issued a word of warning to Paul Pogba if he is to succeed at this summer’s World Cup.
Official: Zarate joins West Ham
Former Lazio and Inter striker Mauro Zarate has officially signed for West Ham on a three-year deal.
Volland: Klose a huge role model
German youngster Kevin Volland has praised strike partner Miroslav Klose, calling the Lazio forward ‘a huge role model’.
Dodo doesn't require surgery
Roma fans can rest after the club confirmed that defender Dodo will not need surgery following a knee injury.
Seedorf stands in Inzaghi's way
Pippo Inzaghi has been in a meeting with Adriano Galliani this afternoon, and is just confirmation away from becoming the new Milan boss.
Maradona: Higuain not enough
Diego Maradona says compatriot Gonzalo Higuain will not be able to win the Scudetto for Napoli by himself.
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