Spinazzola: ‘Juventus a dream’
Leonardo Spinazzola discusses his “dream and ambition” to play for Juventus, after a first Italy call-up.
Verdi: ‘Buffon gave me goosebumps’
Simone Verdi admits he got “goosebumps” when meeting Gianluigi Buffon on Italy duty.
Petagna: ‘Belotti better than Higuain’
Andrea Petagna believes Torino striker Andrea Belotti is “ahead of everyone” including Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuain.
Bonucci misses Italy training
Leonardo Bonucci didn’t train with Italy this morning, as he’s suffering with an illness.
Caldara injured on Italy duty
Mattia Caldara has left the Italy Under-21 training camp to return to Atalanta, as he’s struggling with an injury.
‘Donnarumma is Buffon’s heir’
Nevio Scala, who gave Gianluigi Buffon his debut, says Milan’s Gigio Donnarumma is the Juventus goalkeeper “20 years ago”.
Reina: ‘Not thinking of Italy’
Pepe Reina says Spain “aren’t thinking of Italy”, and believes “neither Juventus or Barcelona will be happy” with the Champions League draw.
Chiesa: ‘Europa League then Euros’
Federico Chiesa is aiming to “reach the Europa League” at Fiorentina and win the European Under-21 Championships with Italy.
‘Petagna can be one of the best’
Andrea Petagna’s agent claims the Atalanta striker can “become one of the best around” as “he’s already made me start working” for the summer.
Mancini: Inter, Roma, Leicester…
Roberto Mancini “threw away a year and a half of exhausting work” at Inter, dismissed links with Roma and admitted “I’m a fan” of Leicester City.
‘Barca & Spain? Both are doable!’
Giampiero Ventura insists Barcelona and Spain are “doable” for Juventus and Italy as Danilo D’Ambrosio’s inclusion “is a message”.
Ventura eyes versatile Italy
Giampiero Ventura claims Italy are working on more than one way of playing as he backs the Azzurri to be “a surprise package at the World Cup”.
Ventura: Miss Juve pair, but…
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura admits he “misses” Juventus pair Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio but will look to youth against Albania and Netherlands.
Ventura: 'We have a batch of talent'
Italy Commisario Tecnico Giampiero Ventura hails the 'batch of talent' available to him as national boss.
Ventura: 'Italy can win again'
Italy Commissario Technico Giampiero Ventura belives that the Azzurri 'can win again' under his charge.
Agent: 'Verratti stays at PSG'
Marco Verratti’s agent has changed his tune, warning “he won’t leave Paris Saint-Germain unless they tell us to go.”
Buffon looks to Juve and Italy future
Gigi Buffon “hopes to wear the Juventus jersey for a good while yet” and trusts Italy “will soon have the strongest squad in 20 years.”
Italy: Gabbiadini out, Petagna in
Manolo Gabbiadini has pulled out of the Italy squad with a thigh injury, so Atalanta’s Andrea Petagna is called instead.
Prandelli: 'Balotelli doesn't seek success'
Cesare Prandelli has “no regrets” over Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, revealing a hidden side to Mario Balotelli. “He’s more sensitive than most.”
Italy: New faces for Albania and Holland
Roberto Gagliardini, Leonardo Spinazzola, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Manolo Gabbiadini get Italy calls to face Albania and Holland.
Chiesa delighted with U21 call
Federico Chiesa says he is “delighted” with his maiden call-up to Italy Under-21s as following in father Enrico’s footsteps at Fiorentina is “a pleasure”.
Dutch trio called to face Italy
Serie A trio Kevin Strootman, Stefan de Vrij and Wesley Hoedt have been named in the Netherlands squad to face Italy on March 28.
Balotelli: 'No more interviews!'
Mario Balotelli hit back at French media. “Seriously don’t ask me for interviews again. No one. Balotelli isn’t a game, is a person.”
Panico first female Italy Coach
Former women’s football star Patrizia Panico will make history, acting as the Coach of the Under-16 men’s squad for two games.
U21: Chiesa gets debut call
Fiorentina midfielder Federico Chiesa has received his first Italy Under-21 call-up for friendlies against Poland and Spain.
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