Giuseppe Rossi insists he has “always been clean” and his failed doping test is due to accidentally administering a banned substance.
Genoa director general Giorgio Perinetti assured Giuseppe Rossi “is a player of unique honesty” and the failed doping test must be a misunderstanding.
Giuseppe Rossi risks a one-year doping ban, after testing positive for dorzolamide after Benevento-Genoa last season.
A revamped Roma suffered a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Serie B outfit Benevento, with Roberto Insigne on target.
Benevento came back from 3-0 down for a six-goal thriller with Lecce to round out the opening Serie B weekend.
Serie B side Benevento have surprisingly agreed a deal for Leicester City and Poland forward Bartosz Kapustka.
Udinese crashed out of the Coppa Italia after a 2-1 home defeat to Benevento in extra time, despite taking the lead early on.
Udinese Coach Julio Velazquez warns today’s Coppa Italia debut against Benevento “will be very difficult, but it’s important to start on the right foot.”
Bacary Sagna signs for Canadian club Montreal Impact after leaving Benevento earlier in the summer.
Sassuolo have officially signed Italy Under-21 forward Enrico Brignola from Benevento for a reported €3.5m.
Palermo have officially confirmed the signing of Juventus goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli on a permanent transfer.
Napoli have officially loaned out Gennaro Tutino, Zinedine Machach and Roberto Insigne.
Napoli are on the verge of sending Amato Ciciretti to Genoa on loan with option to buy and a counter-option.
Freshly-relegated Benevento have announced the signings of former Italy internationals Christian Maggio and Antonio Nocerino.
Genoa have officially bought midfielder Sandro from Benevento, who activated the option to buy from Antalyaspor.
Genoa have officially sold winger Riccardo Improta to recently-relegated Benevento.
Genoa have approached Napoli to sign Amato Ciciretti on loan after his spell at Parma.
In a late twist, Napoli right-back Christian Maggio is reportedly headed for southern rivals Benevento and not Verona.
Veteran midfielder Antonio Nocerino is returning to Italy for Benevento, recently relegated to Serie B, after a spell with Orlando City.
Genoa are reportedly keen on signing former Tottenham Hotspur man Sandro, but any move depends on whether Benevento redeem him.