NEWS

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago has sent an appeal to Inter. “They’d be our first choice,” said his agent.
The FIGC prosecutor has requested Atalanta be docked seven points this season and captain Cristiano Doni banned for 42 months in the betting scandal.
Alessandro Nesta sees Thiago Silva as his Milan heir, but warns “I intend to keep playing as long as possible.”
Sebastien Frey “would be proud to end my career at Genoa” and blasted former club Fiorentina for cutting him loose.
Walter Mazzarri prepares for Napoli’s home debut against Penarol and insists “the squad is complete.”
Ignazio Abate could miss out on Milan’s Italian Super Cup clash with Inter after coming down with a virus.
Inter full-back Yuto Nagatomo has been told he does not require surgery after dislocating his shoulder against Celtic.
Juventus will have to again tussle with Bayern Munich should they want to sign Chelsea stopper Alex.
Italian champions Milan are not the only club interested in Genoa ace Juraj Kucka, according to his agent.
Milan have cooled fresh links with Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli and Kaka of Real Madrid.
Marseille are ready to sell Lucho Gonzalez to Roma, but agreeing personal terms may be a problem.
Udinese insist they are still a side to be respected despite the summer sales of Cristian Zapata, Gokhan Inler and Alexis Sanchez.
Russian giants Zenit will make Juventus an offer for Leonardo Bonucci, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Inter have made it clear that they want Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder to remain at San Siro.
Fiorentina have told Juventus that they’ll only accept a cash offer for Juan Manuel Vargas.
Alexandre Pato has committed his immediate future to Milan after reports of a possible Chelsea bid emerged.
Milan’s mystery Mr X is a player of the highest quality, insists boss Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus are hoping to take advantage of Sampdoria’s interest in Alex Manninger to make a move for Andrea Poli.
Promotion chasing Serie B side Torino have admitted defeat in the race to sign Luca Cigarini of Napoli.
Genoa will make a move for Antonio Cassano next week once he returns from Milan’s Italian Super Cup trip.
Slovenian international goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has extended his contract with Udinese for another five years.
Former Roma goalkeeper Julio Sergio reveals “Paris Saint-Germain wanted me, but I’d already given my word to Lecce.”
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Italian sources insist Manchester United haven’t made an offer for Wesley Sneijder, plus updates on Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Alberto Aquilani.
Alessandro Del Piero “can’t wait to get started” as Juventus prepare for a new season under Coach Antonio Conte.
Palermo have named the squad travelling to Switzerland for Thursday’s Europa League preliminary round tie with Thun.
Fiorentina have reportedly rejected offers for Alberto Gilardino from both Genoa and Olympique Marseille.
Javier Zanetti “rushed back” early from his summer vacation to help Inter in the Italian Super Cup.
Mirko Vucinic “raises the quality level at Juventus,” said director general Beppe Marotta, who blasted the €40m transfers this summer.
Maurizio Domizzi’s injury is not as serious as first thought, so he will be available for Udinese’s Champions League preliminary round.
Mario Balotelli’s public appeal for a return “home” from Manchester City could see Milan make a transfer deadline day loan swoop.
Mirko Vucinic held his enthusiastic first Turin Press conference. “Just the name Juventus was enough to make up my mind. My time at Roma was over.”
Javier Pastore “can officially say I am a Paris Saint-Germain player” ahead of his medical and thanked Palermo.
Liverpool man Alberto Aquilani’s agent has confirmed he’ll talk to Milan. “I think an agreement could be reached for €10m.”
Roma Coach Luis Enrique has warned he still needs more players and even then success is not guaranteed. “I’m not Harry Potter!”

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