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Ciro Immobile admits no-one was expecting the climate Italy faced at the World Cup, as he labels Antonio Conte a ‘hammer’.
Ciro Immobile says he is grateful to Juventus, as he explains that Borussia Dortmund was the best option for him this summer.
Roma are reportedly already close to reaching agreement with Alessandro Florenzi on a new contract through to June 2020.
Former Napoli player Goran Pandev believes his old club can still lift the Scudetto, whilst he asserts there is no issue with Rafa Benitez.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has admitted he’d prefer not to do business with Juventus.
Lazio defender Lorik Cana has spoken about the dramatic scenes during last night’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.
Michael Essien has praised Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi, comparing him to former Rossonero and current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Reports in England are that Napoli are preparing mid-season moves for Liverpool’s Glen Johnson and Manchester City’s James Milner.
Max Allegri says there is no case with Arturo Vidal, whilst it is too early to suggest the title race is only between Juventus and Roma.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has hit out Italy’s negative mindset with domestic football: “Everyone says Italian football sucks.”
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has thrown his backing behind Coach Walter Mazzarri, despite a disappointing start to the season.
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Carlo Tavecchio is confident that Italy’s current crop of Under-21 starlets will make the transition into the senior team.
UEFA President Michel Platini has laughed off Juventus-Roma controversy, but is sternly against television replays assisting match officials.
The agent of Salih Ucan has quashed suggestions that his client could be heading out of Roma in January.
Daniele Rugani admits he hopes to one day challenge for a spot at Juventus, but that focus right now is on Empoli.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has offered his unconditional backing to Beppe Iachini, claiming the incumbent Coach is ‘like a son’ to him.
The brother of Keisuke Honda has put the Japanese midfielder’s recent good form down to an improved Milan under Pippo Inzaghi.
Piero Ausilio has warned Napoli that they ‘will see another Inter’ when the two clubs meet at the Giuseppe Meazza this Sunday.
The agent of reported Inter target Marcelo Brozovic has refused to be drawn on whether his client will move to San Siro in January.
Former referee Paolo Casarin has criticised the President of the Italian Referees’ Association after his defence of Gianluca Rocchi.
Pepe Reina has explained that he ‘waited for the best opportunity’ this summer before choosing Bayern Munich, but says he’s grateful to Napoli.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says that he hopes to one day emulate former Parma and Juventus man Lilian Thuram.
Antonio Conte has offered his congratulations to Luigi Di Biagio’s Under-21 side for qualifying for the European Championship finals next summer.
Italy have confirmed that they will play Albania, most likely at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on November 18, just two days after facing Croatia.
Antonio Conte has expressed his satisfaction with Italy’s work so far and hit out at those criticising his team already.
Luigi Di Biagio is happy to have seen Italy reach the European Under-21 Championship finals, but he had some sharp criticism for his players.
Italy have qualified for the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic after play-off victory over Slovakia.
Fiorentina have provided an update on the condition of the likes of Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Gomez and Marko Marin.
Giovanni Trapattoni doesn’t see yesterday’s Italy win over Malta in a negative light, whilst he is looking forward to a ‘beautiful’ Inter-Napoli this weekend.
The agent of Roma midfielder Salih Ucan admits he’s in the dark over a potential loan move for his client, but it remains a ‘possibility’.
Inter could make a move for Sparta Prague winger Ladislav Krejci, dubbed ‘the new Nedved’ according to reports.
Michelangelo Albertazzi has enthused at life at Milan under Pippo Inzaghi, and also offers the inside track on weekend opponents Verona.
Jose Callejon believes Napoli are still in the hunt for the Scudetto despite their poor start to the season.
Winger Juan Manuel Iturbe looks likely to be the key absence for Roma’s fixture with Chievo on Saturday.

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