NEWS

France and Switzerland go head-to-head for leadership of Group E and qualification, but Paul Pogba is dropped.
Cesare Prandelli confessed to “a deserved defeat” against an “aggressive” Costa Rica, as Italy face a showdown with Uruguay.
Italy suffered a World Cup shock when beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica, who qualify for the knockout stages.
Udinese have bought Colombia international Pablo Armero outright from Napoli.
Atalanta now own Luca Cigarini outright after buying him from Napoli, but Michele Canini goes to a blind auction.
Fiorentina released an official statement denying reports Roma are in negotiations for Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Juventus have officially bought Chile international Mauricio Isla and midfielder Cristian Pasquato from Udinese.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas “would be honoured and very happy” with an offer from Napoli.
Roma have bought Valerio Verre from Udinese and sold striker Nico Lopez to the Friulani.
According to reports, Juventus have sold Simone Zaza to Sassuolo with an option and renew Domenico Berardi’s co-ownership.
Julio Cesar insists his Brazil teammate Neymar “is a better player than Mario Balotelli and more mature.”
Sampdoria have announced they will play a friendly against West Ham at Upton Park on August 9.
Gigi Buffon, Thiago Motta and Ignazio Abate step into the Italy side to face Group D leaders Costa Rica.
Bologna have announced that they and Inter have agreed to renew their co-ownership of Saphir Taider for another season.
Crotone have announced they have allowed Roma to take sole ownership of Stefano Pettinari’s sporting rights.
It is reported that Palermo are considering selling striker Kyle Lafferty in order to finance a deal for Jasmin Kurtic.
Parma have confirmed they have bought out Sampdoria’s share of forward Jonathan Biabiany this afternoon.
Inter and Cesena have extended their co-ownership of Luca Garritano for another season, it has been announced.
Orlando City have released a brief statement confirming they are in advanced discussions with Milan’s Ricky Kaka.
Former Milan Coach Max Allegri says Andrea Pirlo’s departure from San Siro in 2011 was a decision made by both the player and club.
Sky Sport Italia report that Andrea Barzagli has shaken off injury concerns and will start for Italy against Costa Rica today.
Kolo and Yaya Toure, both on World Cup duty with Ivory Coast, are in mourning following the death of their younger brother.
It is reported that Liverpool and Arsenal are tracking the progress of Juventus wing-back Mauricio Isla.
Samuel Eto’o is reportedly considering a move to Roma but a stumbling block could be his wage demands.
Mario Gomez says he will effectively be like a new signing for Fiorentina when the Viola begin the new season.
It is reported that Lazio have tabled an offer of €5.5m for Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
Milan have confirmed that they have picked up Ricky Saponara from Parma, resolving his co-ownership status.
Francesco Marroccu is back at Cagliari as sporting director and says things will be ‘very different’ under Tommaso Giulini.
Tommaso Giulini has ‘pledged to do better than Massimo Cellino’, as he is presented as Cagliari’s new owner.
Cagliari’s Tommaso Giulini has confirmed that captain Daniele Conti has signed on for another season.
Parma are reported as having reached agreement with Sampdoria to take full ownership of Jonathan Biabiany.
Fiorentina have confirmed that they once more own 100 per cent shares in Khouma Babacar and Federico Bernardeschi.
Andrea Della Valle has praised the ‘great sign’ Fiorentina have given in signing Juan Cuadrado and says they will ‘do the impossible’ and keep him.
Cesena’s Rino Foschi says fans won’t be deluded to expect ‘big purchases’, but names from Juventus, Milan and Atalanta may arrive.
Mehdi Benatia has reportedly decided to leave Roma this summer, but they are seen as only prepared to consider offers around €40m.

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