Serie A Previews: Back at last!
The season finally kicks off today with Verona v Roma and Lazio hosting Mattia Destro’s Bologna, then Milan visit Fiorentina on Sunday.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juve reject Chelsea Pogba advances
Juventus continue to slam the door on Chelsea despite an increased offer in the region of €100m.
Juve renew Abdennour talks
Juventus are reportedly back in talks with Monaco for €25m-rated Aymen Abdennour.
Genoa close on Granada's Insua
Genoa are rumoured to have a deal for Granada full-back Emanuel Insua.
Inter call in Lavezzi
Roberto Mancini has asked Ezequiel Lavezzi to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Inter, according to Mediaset Premium.
Rossi: 'Don't pressure Destro'
Delio Rossi warns Bologna fans not to expect miracles from Mattia Destro against Lazio on his debut tomorrow.
Vazquez makes Juve appeal
Palermo star Franco Vazquez admits he’d “like to join a more prestigious club” amid Juventus interest.
Roma 'never bid for Bruno Peres'
Torino President Urbano Cairo gave updates on Bruno Peres, Nikola Maksimovic, Amauri and Sanjin Prcic.
Boro ask Milan for Agazzi
Milan are reportedly in advanced talks to sell goalkeeper Michael Agazzi to Middlesbrough.
Mandorlini eyes Roma upset
Andrea Mandorlini warned Verona can cause an upset against revamped Roma tomorrow. “Anything can happen.”
Lazio look to Joel Campbell
After Palermo gave up on Joel Campbell, Lazio are now being linked with the Arsenal and Costa Rica striker.
Bologna beat Napoli to Donsah
Multiple reports suggest Bologna have beaten Napoli to Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah.
Verona squad for Roma
Hellas Verona announced their squad for the first match of the Serie A season against Roma.
Mauri and De Vrij ready
Lazio named the squad for their Serie A season opener with Bologna, including Stefano Mauri.
Zoff: 'Cuadrado more than Draxler'
Dino Zoff said Juventus need Juan Cuadrado more than Julian Draxler this season.
Official: Mauri back at Lazio
Stefano Mauri is officially back at Lazio after signing a new contract, but with reported anti-betting clauses.
De Guzman rejects Sunderland?
It’s reported Napoli and Sunderland agreed terms, but Jonathan de Guzman is ready to reject the transfer.
Official: Cerri to Cagliari
As expected, Juventus have loaned Alberto Cerri to Cagliari on loan with option and counter-option.
D'Ambrosio confirms Marseille talks
Danilo D’Ambrosio “could join Marseille, though there are options in Italy, England and Germany,” said the Inter full-back’s agent.
Edu Vargas to Hoffenheim
Napoli are ready to send Chile international Edu Vargas to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Samp open to Balotelli
Sampdoria left the door open to Mario Balotelli. “Anything is possible and we are looking for a centre-forward.”
Salah lawyer slams 'losers'
Mohamed Salah’s lawyer told “losers to stop talking and making ‘promises’ you cannot fulfil” in a swipe at Fiorentina.
Ferrero: 'Soriano costs €25m'
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero said Milan “paid €20m for Andrea Bertolacci, so can pay €25m for Roberto Soriano.”
Cassano: 'Don't be an idiot!'
Antonio Cassano hopes to shine with Sampdoria and get back into the Italy squad. “The main thing is not to be an idiot.”
Cassano: ‘I never contacted Balotelli’
Antonio Cassano denies urging Mario Balotelli to join him at Sampdoria - ‘I’m not a sporting director’.
Ferrero: ‘Cassano can be a director’
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Antonio Cassano could become a director at Marassi when he retires.
Agent: ‘Perisic to Inter on Monday’
Wolfsburg winger Ivan Perisic’s agent believes ‘Monday is the day to close everything’ with Inter.
Pioli: ‘Bologna not easy’
Stefano Pioli warns Lazio’s clash with Bologna is ‘not easy’, and predicts ‘a complicated match’.
‘Morrison will not leave Lazio’
Stefano Pioli assures Ravel Morrison is staying at Lazio but ‘he has to work harder when he doesn’t have the ball’.
Pioli: ‘Lazio targeting Europe’
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli says this season’s objective is to secure European qualification again.
Report: Milan have Soriano deal
Milan have reportedly struck a deal with Sampdoria for midfielder Roberto Soriano.
Tavecchio: ‘Ready to renew Conte deal’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is ‘ready to renew’ Antonio Conte’s contract if the Italy CT asks.
Roma name squad for Verona
Roma have named their squad for the season opener with Verona, with Ashley Cole left out.
Mourinho: ‘Can’t speak about Pogba’
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ‘can’t speak’ about Paul Pogba, but takes a swipe at Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
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