AZZURRI

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will hold a Press conference on Thursday at 10.30, where it’s likely he’ll announce his retirement.
Perugia have officially appointed former Milan and Italy defender Alessandro Nesta as their new Coach.
Roberto Mancini has landed in Rome ahead of becoming Italy’s next CT and admitted that he is ‘happy’ to be back.
Sky Sport Italia is reporting that Roberto Mancini has agreed a deal to become Italy’s next CT.
Roberto Mancini knew he was leaving Zenit St Petersburg three months ago but refuses to confirm he is taking over as Italy boss.
Mario Balotelli bagged a brace for Nice last night and Borussia Dortmund are the latest club linked with his signature.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri and ex-Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic are among the options to replace Roberto Mancini at Zenit St Petersburg.
Roberto Mancini has officially terminated his contract with Zenit St Petersburg by mutual consent, so he is free to sign on as Italy Coach.
It’s reported Giampiero Ventura has terminated his contract with the FIGC by mutual consent, paving the way for Roberto Mancini.
In a shock move, Perugia have sacked Coach Roberto Breda despite qualifying for the promotion play-offs and are due to hire Alessandro Nesta.
Juventus boss Max Allegri warned Roberto Mancini can’t be expected to “resolve every problem” with the Italy squad. “Football has to be restructured from the foundations.”
Gianluigi Buffon risks missing out on his Italy swansong after he was charged by UEFA over comments about referee Michael Oliver.
Roberto Mancini is giving up on €13m to leave Zenit St Petersburg and take the Italy job next week.
Roberto Mancini is expected to terminate his Zenit St Petersburg contract on Monday and sign on as Italy boss within 48 hours.
Reports in France state Mario Balotelli will be recalled to the Italy squad, allowing him to say farewell to Nice.
Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Lazio protégé Simone Inzaghi ‘is ready for a big team’ and that another, Roberto Mancini, ‘will do very well’ for Italy.
Andrea Pirlo is reportedly set to become Roberto Mancini’s Italy assistant, while Massimo Ambrosini could take the same role with the Under 21s.
FIGC Commissioner Roberto Fabbricini confirmed talks with Andrea Pirlo and Massimo Ambrosini, while Roberto Mancini will discuss the Italy job after May 14.
Manolo Gabbiadini has practically secured Southampton safety and his agent said “his future is still in the Premier League.”
Andrea Bertolacci insists Milan and Italy can wait as the midfielder is ‘only thinking about doing well’ for Genoa.
The medical team performing Davide Astori’s autopsy has asked for another 30 days before giving a verdict on what caused his death.
Gianluigi Buffon admits “this has been an emotionally complicated year” for his career, Italy and Juventus. “I haven’t figured out if I’m more strong or scummy. We’ll see.”
Gigi Buffon discussed the Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Milan as a reflection of Italian society. “Italy cannot be mediocre.”
Marco Verratti’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Motta says the Italian international “struggles to handle” defeats.
Thiago Motta says Carlo Ancelotti is “number one” in terms of man management, and declares he wants to be Paris Saint-Germain Coach one day.