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Daniele De Rossi insisted he is “not irreplaceable” in the Italy squad and described their “complementary” midfield.
Emanuele Giaccherini says he is happy in England but hinted today that he may be open to a move to Roma this summer.
Udinese have announced they have signed defender Nicola Belmonte, who was out of contract at previous club Siena.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens’ winner ten minutes from time was enough to give Belgium victory against Algeria.
It is reported that Torino have rejected a bid by Everton to sign the club’s forward Alessio Cerci.
Salvatore Sirigu admits he would never have expected to have played in a World Cup match this time four years ago.
Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah says he does not like playing in defence after being selected at left-back for Ghana last night.
Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel says there is ‘every chance’ Stefan De Vrij will move to Lazio after the World Cup.
Inter’s Saphir Taider and Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam are included in Algeria’s starting line-up to face Belgium.
English media are reporting that Stevan Jovetic could be set for a loan move to Inter, with the Nerazzurri then having the option to sign him permanently.
Diego Maradona is doubtful about Argentina’s chances of winning the World Cup, based on the evidence of their first match.
Mario Balotelli’s agent says only 10 clubs at the most would be able to afford to sign his client.
Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio are back training for Italy today as they continue their preparations for their World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Lionel Messi says he wants to make sure Argentina realise the dreams of their nation at this summer’s World Cup.
English media report that Juventus want to rival Liverpool for the signing of Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaquiri.
Lazio have announced they have completed a deal to buy out Udinese’s share of Antonio Candreva.
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany is convinced of his team’s credentials heading into this summer’s World Cup.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says there are no new developments regarding his client’s current contract situation at Fiorentina.
FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti has rubbished suggestions that Gonzalo Higuain will join Barcelona.
Pepe Reina has once again reiterated that his future is with Liverpool, insisting that is ‘the only certainty’.
France captain Hugo Lloris has revealed that he had a word with Paul Pogba at half-time during their 3-0 win over Honduras.
Milan have confirmed that co-ownership for six of their players has been resolved, with Andrea Poli and Stefano Gori staying at San Siro.
With Juan Cuadrado thought to be on his way out of Fiorentina, reports are that the club will target Mathieu Valbuena as a possible replacement.
Karim Benzema’s agent has revealed that the striker has yet to agree an extension with Real Madrid.
Federico Fernandez has batted away all talk of Napoli, admitting that he just wants to concentrate on Argentina’s World Cup.
Luis Suarez has declared himself ‘100 per cent fit’ to face England in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening.
Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao could be out of the World Cup after picking up a thigh injury.
Roma are interested in signing two World Cup defenders, according to reports in the Italian Press today.
Zdenek Zeman will meet with the Cagliari owners this week to discuss a possible deal to take over next season.
Reports in the Italian Press this morning claim that Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘furious’ with rumours that Gonzalo Higuain will move to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi has admitted that he ‘would love’ Gonzalo Higuain to join him at Barcelona.
Paolo Maldini has praised the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup, picking out several individuals for commendation.
Paolo Maldini was pleased with Italy’s performance against England last Saturday, but the former defender insists there is still more to come.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ghana Coach James Kwesi Appiah lamented his team’s lack of concentration in their World Cup defeat to USA.

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