AZZURRI

Simone Verdi insists Bologna “proved on the field we deserved more” than Inter in tonight’s draw, but admits he didn’t belong at Milan.
A nine-year-old boy has died after goalposts fell on him during a Juventus Soccer Academy session in New York City.
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the opening of San Siro, with Inter beating Milan 6-3 in the first match.
Simone Perrotta reflects on his 40th birthday, what he misses about football and not being told he’s got a statue in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Celebrating the former Chievo and Roma star who was one of only three World Cup winners from Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Alessandro Florenzi maintains he has come back “a stronger person” after his double ACL injury. “I just rested for 11 months.”
Milan full-back Andrea Conti underwent ACL surgery today and sent a message from his hospital bed. “I’ll be back even stronger.”
Gigi Buffon has offers from Juventus, the FIGC, FIFA and even to continue playing in MLS with New York City FC, claim Tuttosport.
Alessandro Florenzi admits “it will be emotional” when he makes his Roma return tomorrow after two knee injuries.
Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.
Gianluigi Buffon explains why he is frustrated by his Spanish defeats. “I’ve always had to greet the same faces and congratulate them…”
Italy have dropped five places in the latest FIFA rankings, and are now ranked below Peru and Wales.
Giampiero Ventura points out he inherited an ageing Italy side, insisting “it’s not only results on the pitch that count”.
Former FIGC President Giancarlo Abete believes the gap between Spain and Italy has been exaggerated.
Jorginho’s agent reiterates the Napoli midfielder “is available” for Italy but “I’d love to see him play for Brazil”.
Mino Raiola says Italy CT Giampiero Ventura “doesn’t have enough character” to drop Gigi Buffon for Gigio Donnarumma.
Torino President Urbano Cairo felt Giampiero Ventura was “a bit too daring” against Spain but is backing Andrea Belotti to put “a difficult week” behind him.
Claudio Ranieri claims he would have not lined up Italy in a 4-2-4 formation against Spain and insists Vincenzo Montella needs time at Milan.
Mino Raiola discussed Neymar’s transfer to PSG, Marco Verratti’s future, Mario Balotelli and why Napoli should be pleased by attention.
Today is the 54th birthday of Bologna Coach and former Milan midfielder Roberto Donadoni.
Mario Balotelli has dropped a hint via social media that he is to become a father for the second time.
Luciano Spalletti is “sorry I couldn’t unite the atmosphere at Roma” and “always told Francesco Totti what I thought”.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists “the relationship is great” with Italy CT Giampiero Ventura.
Marco Materazzi claims Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti stopped him from joining arch-rivals Milan before the 2006 World Cup.
Giampiero Ventura will reportedly scrap his much-maligned 4-2-4 system for a 3-4-1-2 going forward after Italy’s poor international break.