Fabio Quagliarella could end his Italy exile 3,048 days after his last appearance and become the oldest ever player to score for the Azzurri.
Goalkeeper Emil Audero was Italy’s best performer in a 0-0 friendly draw with Austria, as there were worrying defensive lapses.
Moise Kean is the favourite to replace injured Federico Chiesa in Italy’s trident attack against Finland, with Ciro Immobile and Federico Bernardeschi.
“Real Madrid and Barcelona want Milan Skriniar and will try to convince Inter,” said his agency. “Manchester City offered €55m, but he’s worth €100m.”
Italy’s Under-21 side taking on Austria in a friendly this evening starts with the likes of Emil Audero, Davide Calabria and Patrick Cutrone.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira was close to joining Napoli, confirmed his father, but “something strange happened. He might return to Italy in future.”
Sampdoria veteran Fabio Quagliarella insists he has earned his Italy call-up. “This is the national team, there’s no need to give caps away.”
Sampdoria’s American takeover is reportedly in the final stages, with club legend Gianluca Vialli set to return as President.
Genoa Coach Cesare Prandelli insists the Derby della Lanterna is “the only real Derby in Italy and I can’t wait to experience it.”
Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Atalanta, Bologna and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping track of FC Copenhagen winger Robert Skov.
Massimo Ferrero insists Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo will stay for at least two more years and accuses Patrik Schick of letting money get to his head.
Juventus have seen several records shattered with their shock 2-0 defeat to Genoa, ending a 31-round unbeaten streak, but their first away loss since November 2017.
Marco Giampaolo saw “many positives, but also negatives” after Sampdoria earned a chaotic 5-3 victory away to Sassuolo.
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Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi was furious with his players after a 5-3 home defeat to Sampdoria. “The problem is psychological.”
Fabio Quagliarella celebrated his Italy recall with the 21st Serie A goal and set a new personal best for assists. “I’m very enthusiastic.”
Sampdoria dominated Sassuolo with a crushing 5-3 away victory, providing quality as well as quantity, including Fabio Quagliarella’s 21st goal of the season.
Maurizio Sarri, Marco Giampaolo and Antonio Conte have emerged as candidates to replace Luciano Spalletti on the Inter bench next season.
Marco Giampaolo says that while Gregoire Defrel ‘did damage to Sampdoria’s image’, the striker will get the chance to ‘respond on the field’.
The referees for Serie A Week 28 are announced as Marco Guida is handed the Derby della Madonnina between Milan and Inter on Sunday.