NEWS

Not only are Milan set to announce Jackson Martinez, but also offered €30m for Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Leonardo Bonucci has reportedly agreed a contract extension with Juventus to June 2019.
Maurizio Sarri’s agent said his appointment as Napoli Coach “proves meritocracy does exist in football.”
Gian Piero Gasperini said “the heart prevailed over the head” in his decision to extend the Genoa contract.
Jackson Martinez’s agent is “optimistic” about a move to Milan, but “there’s no deal with the player yet.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero said Antonio Cassano is “51 per cent” likely to arrive, Eder is worth €15m and Samuel Eto’o wants money.
Maurizio Sarri is officially the new Coach of Napoli on what appears to be a one-year contract.
Gigi Buffon has put Champions League upset behind him as Italy face Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia, while Andrea Pirlo “has a decision to make.”
Antonio Conte said he’s learned from a year as Italy Coach, hinted at 4-3-3 against Croatia and Andrea Pirlo “will start.”
Fiorentina will announce their new Coach by the weekend, said DG Andrea Rogg. “Paulo Sousa is one of the options.”
Darijo Srna said “Croatia are ready to give our best, but Italy is always Italy” in the Euro 2016 qualifier.
Antonio Conte shrugged off tactical questions ahead of a qualifier in Croatia and won’t discuss Andrea Pirlo’s Italy future.
Niko Kovac insists “there is no favourite” between Croatia and Italy in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier. “We are equal in quality.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini confirmed he is “almost there” for Roma midfielder Federico Viviani.
Gonzalo Higuain and Antonio Mirante’s row after Parma v Napoli was over a woman, claims the goalkeeper’s ex-girlfriend.
Fiorentina Vice-President Paolo Panerai is “not sorry” Vincenzo Montella was sacked. “He insulted his employer.”
Mateo Kovacic prepares to face Italy for Croatia and talks about his Inter future. “You never know in football.”
Jackson Martinez is “very close to concluding a deal with Milan and hopes to give the announcement tomorrow.”
Udinese confirmed Antonio Di Natale will reveal his future next week and Napoli are in talks for Allan.
Chievo have officially extended their contract with goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri to June 2017.
Milan striker Jeremy Menez is out for three weeks after surgery to correct a slipped disc.
Sassuolo technical director Nereo Bonato has resigned from the club after a decade.
Italian reports suggest Manchester City have offered a more lucrative deal to Jackson Martinez than Milan.
The agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho admits his client is not certain of his future - ‘we’ll see on June 25’.
Chievo have confirmed the signing of full-back Ervin Zukanovic on a permanent basis from Belgian side Gent.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent admits ‘there have been several offers’ but the forward is ‘happy at Milan’.
German midfielder Sami Khedira admits ‘it was not a difficult decision’ to join Juventus.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho pours cold water on Inter interest in Juan Cuadrado - ‘Cuadrado is not going anywhere’.
Jackson Martinez’s agent talks up Milan links - ‘everyone would like to play there’ - but warns ‘nothing is certain’.
Ignazio Abate has renewed his Milan contract, and will now stay at San Siro until 2019.
Antonio Conte has announced his Italy squad for tomorrow’s Croatia match, without Marco Verratti and Daniele De Rossi.
Italy’s midfield woes continue, as Daniele De Rossi joins Marco Verratti in missing tomorrow’s Croatia match.
Lazio have announced that Coach Stefano Pioli has extended his contract until 2017, with the option for a further year.
Sampdoria will officially present Walter Zenga as their new Coach tomorrow, the club has confirmed in a statement.
Inter are reported to be on the verge of completing a deal for Wolfsburg winger Ivan Perisic.