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Inter’s Joao Mario has warned the Sporting CP players who have rescinded their contracts ‘not to choose Italy’ as their next destination.
Davide Astori might’ve suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, as the investigation into the Fiorentina captain’s sudden death continues.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli can be a leader for the national team and “he’s not the only one”.
New Nice Coach Patrick Vieira hints Mario Balotelli could stay - “I told him we’d see each other on July 2”.
Salvatore Sirigu’s agent believes his client would be “the best solution” for Napoli and “he could have a fast-track to leave Torino if a big team comes in…”
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain this week.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced a revamp of the way FIFA world rankings are calculated, which could help Italy in future.
Mario Balotelli’s personal coach has talked about newfound maturity, how the Nice star is misunderstood and must be “a lion in the Savannah, not a zoo or circus.”
Uruguay international Diego Godin believes Italy didn’t qualify for the World Cup because they “lack a striker who can make the difference.”
Simone Zaza’s father said a return to Serie A is “a possibility, but there’s no news” from Milan, Torino or Sampdoria.
“I think the deal can be done in the next few days,” Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said of Jorginho talks with Manchester City.
It is reported that Bari Coach Fabio Grosso will leave the club in the coming days to take charge at Verona.
Mario Balotelli is in advanced talks with Olympique Marseille, but could remain at Nice if Patrick Vieira takes over as Coach.
Italy have qualified for the 2019 Women’s World Cup after beating Portugal 3-0, their first entry since 1999.
Mattia Perin is officially a new Juventus player after completing his medical today and sealing the transfer from Genoa for €12m plus €3m in bonuses.
Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas jokingly offers to play Argentina with a squad of players who missed the World Cup, including Gigi Buffon and Radja Nainggolan.
Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, Football Italia has produced a comprehensive guide to the tournament, including analysis of every team and why Calcio lovers should still be paying attention.
Domenico Criscito insists “I only left Genoa physically”, having completed his return to the club from Zenit St Petersburg.
Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt calls it “an honour” to be linked with Juventus but “I’ll decide what’s best for my career”.
Mattia Perin’s move to Juventus appears to be done, with reports he’ll head for a medical in Turin this afternoon.
Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso was at Juventus Stadium to watch Memphis Depay against Italy last night, according to reports.
Mario Balotelli is likely to remain in Ligue 1 with Olympique Marseille rather than return to Serie A for Atalanta or Genoa.
Roma’s Kevin Strootman insists he is happy at the club despite reports linking him with a move away.
Mattia Perin says talks are ongoing for him to join Juventus from Genoa, although ‘nothing has been signed.’
Simone Verdi essentially confirmed he has agreed to join Napoli and explained his decision to reject a January transfer. “I wanted to show my gratitude.”