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Antonio Cassano is eager to take revenge on his Real Madrid critics. “They used to call me fat, but I am ready to put things straight.”
Pep Guardiola expects Spain to adopt a ‘False 9’ system in tonight’s Euro 2012 Final against Italy. “I think Spain will win and make history.”
Fabio Capello believes Italy “can win in midfield” against Spain tonight, while he reveals he “has received several offers.”
Italy legend Dino Zoff believes the Azzurri “are the favourites” in the Euro 2012 Final against reigning World and European Champions Spain.
Julio Cesar is reported to be growing apart from Inter, so the club is targeting Udinese’s Samir Handanovic.
There are growing reports that Sampdoria have agreed a deal with current Under-21 Italy Coach Ciro Ferrara.
UEFA President Michel Platini praised Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli’s “courage” in playing such attacking football.
Corinthians full-back Dodo, nicknamed ‘the new Roberto Carlos,’ has confirmed a transfer to Roma via Twitter.
Chievo have confirmed Roma are in talks for American Michael Bradley, but warn “Inter and Juventus like him too.”
After a loan spell at Juventus from Roma, Marco Borriello’s agent admits “we don’t know where he will play next season.”
Ex-Milan star Clarence Seedorf has officially signed a two-year contract with Brazilian club Botafogo.
Head of State Giorgio Napolitano invited the Italy squad to an official function on Monday and wrote a letter thanking Cesare Prandelli for his efforts.
Claudio Marchisio assures Italy are “confident” ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 Final with Spain. “We deserve to be here.”
Andrea Barzagli believes Italy’s star man will be “the group” in tonight’s Euro 2012 Final against Spain. “We know what to do.”
Tonight Italy and Spain go head-to-head for the Euro 2012 trophy in Kiev, though some question marks remain over the line-ups.
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Mario Balotelli said it would be “incredible to win the Final with my goal, but if we win and I don’t score then it’ll be just as incredible.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has told Milan they cannot sign Mattia Destro or Miguel Veloso. “Inter have the priority with me.”
Giorgio Chiellini is confident Spain “are only human and we can beat them” in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Iker Casillas insists Spain are “not the favourites” for the Euro 2012 Final, as they are “equals” with Italy.
Xavi Hernandez says “Italy have changed” both in recent years and since the opening group game with Spain.
Vicente Del Bosque insists Spain and Italy have had “parallel tournaments, so there is not a big difference between the teams.”
Fabrizio Miccoli has been “very unfair and disloyal” in holding talks with Dubai club Al-Nasr, said Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini.
Milan are reportedly close to securing Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra after his talks with Spartak Moscow broke down.
Parma have officially agreed a deal with Olympique Lyonnais and Under-20 France forward Ishak Belfodil for €2.5m.
Rafa Benitez admits the proposal from Sampdoria was “very serious, very professional and they have a project,” but wants to win trophies.
Gianluigi Buffon admits he feels “the same emotions and belief” as before Italy’s 2006 World Cup Final, but notes Spain have shown “superiority” over recent years.
Cesare Prandelli has declared he’s “not even considered” going back to the 3-5-2 system against Spain in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.
Catania have released David Suazo, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Andrea Campagnolo, Marco Motta, Osarimen Ebagua and Felipe Seymour.
Walter Mazzarri says Italy reaching the Euro 2012 Final is “a victory for Cesare Prandelli” and admits he’d like to work with Giorgio Chiellini again.
Parma have officially loaned Portuguese Under-21 international Danilo Pereira to Dutch side Roda JC Kerkrade.
Roma are close to signing Corinthians defender Leandro Castan, while talks are underway for Chievo’s Michael Bradley.
Riccardo Montolivo prepares for the Euro 2012 Final against Spain by stating he “can’t wait to belt out the anthem with millions of Italians.”
Chelsea are reportedly in advanced negotiations with Inter to sign right-back Douglas Maicon, beating Real Madrid and PSG.
Mauricio Isla is excited about joining “the best team in Italy” Juventus, but admits he still dreams of Real Madrid.

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