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Alessandro Del Piero is still considering his options and opened the door to South America. “Latin football is also my football.”
Pep Guardiola is taking a year out, but it’s already reported Chelsea and Milan are battling to sign the ex-Barcelona Coach for 2013.
Mauro Zarate has warned Inter he is “very happy” to rejoin Lazio. “I left because of Edy Reja, but if Vladimir Petkovic wants me...”
It is now official that Vladimir Petkovic is the new Coach of Lazio, replacing Edy Reja.
Cruzeiro have confirmed Milan need “only a few details” to complete goalkeeper Gabriel’s transfer to Milan.
There continue to be reports that PSG are close to securing a deal for Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi worth €25m plus bonuses.
Catania general manager Sergio Gasparin admits “we have a few problems with Vincenzo Montella,” as the Coach wants to join Fiorentina.
Inter have offered €18m to sign Lucas, said the player’s agent, but Sao Paulo “immediately rejected the proposal.”
Andrea Barzagli admits Italy “lack balance and need to improve” after a dismal 3-0 demolition at the hands of Russia.
Claudio Marchisio tried to look on the positive side of Italy’s 3-0 defeat to Russia. “We now know what we did well and what we need to improve.”
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Gigi Buffon gave an update on his injury, but above all hit back at reports trying to drag him into the betting scandal. “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Christian Maggio had a hand in two of Russia’s goals and holds his hands up. “That was a really bad night.”
Italy’s medical staff have confirmed Gianluigi Buffon has suffered a strained shoulder, “but it is nothing serious.”
Riccardo Montolivo admits “when you lose 3-0 more or less everything was missing,” but Italy can learn from their mistakes against Russia.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini is confident “Italy will be mentally and physically prepared for Euro 2012” despite a 3-0 defeat to Russia.
Cesare Prandelli thinks “paradoxically it might be better to lose so badly” to Russia ahead of Euro 2012.
Italy fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Russia in their Euro 2012 warm-up, which showed some big problems in defence and a Gigi Buffon injury.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete insists Mimmo Criscito was dropped due to his “psychological” situation amid the betting scandal.
Italy’s only pre-Euro 2012 friendly test has Riccardo Montolivo supporting Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Russia.
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini insists Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 was “just blowing off steam.”
Italian Olympic Committee Vice-President Luca Pancalli feels the current betting scandal “is certainly bigger than Calciopoli.”
Mattia Destro admits “it would be a dream to play for Roma and be trained by a great Coach like Zdenek Zeman.”
“I’m happy!” Vladimir Petkovic is all but officially the new Lazio Coach after calling his staff to the Formello training ground.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli does not believe Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull out of Euro 2012 amid the betting scandal.
It’s reported Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Juventus is back on after the Real Madrid man’s father visited Turin for talks.
Fabio Borini’s agent is “not surprised” at links with PSG, but assures the Roma striker has had no negotiations.
Gianluigi Buffon’s lawyer has blasted talk of his involvement in the betting scandal as “supposition, gossip and malice.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has shot down Francesco Acerbi’s hopes of joining Milan. “At most he’ll see San Siro in a postcard.”
Bologna have several offers on the table for their Uruguayan attacker Gaston Ramirez, but are holding out for €25m, says his agent.
Marco Verratti’s agent has confirmed that Pescara are keen to keep hold of the talented young midfielder ‘for at least another year’.
Milan forward Alexandre Pato has thanked the clubs to have contacted his agent about a possible transfer, one that he has then not ruled out.
Roberto Mancini’s agent reveals Manchester City’s failed attempts to sign PSG target Ezequiel Lavezzi, and the valuation quoted to them for Edinson Cavani.
Reports in Italy are speculating as to whether or not Alessandro Del Piero is set to put pen to paper on a deal to play for MLS side Montreal Impact.
Luca Toni’s stint playing in the UAE could be over after just six months, with reports gathering pace that he will be released from his contract.

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