NEWS

Lazio are ready to offer €20m for Borussia Monchengladbach defender Yannik Vestergaard, claim German newspapers.
Emre Can should be in Turin on Thursday evening to undergo his Juventus medical on Friday, it’s reported.
Maurizio Zamparini compared Palermo’s controversial Serie B promotion play-off defeat with Frosinone to the Calciopoli scandal and said he’ll sell the club.
Thomas Strakosha is a target for Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen, but his father assures the goalkeeper “is happy at Lazio. The club will decide his future.”
Roma are in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for both Javier Pastore and Napoli transfer target Alphonse Areola.
Napoli star Dries Mertens scored a stunning volley before the Romelu Lukaku brace as Belgium beat Panama 3-0.
Valencia striker Simone Zaza has reportedly turned down a €30m transfer to the Chinese Super League.
SPAL made a double announcement today, signing Mohamed Fares and activating their option for Federico Viviani from Hellas Verona.
Napoli’s former goalkeeping targets are falling away, as Rui Patricio officially signed for Wolves and Bernd Leno has a deal with Arsenal.
Milan defender Cristian Zapata is on the verge of a transfer to Boca Juniors, claim reports in Argentina.
President Jim Pallotta said the contract extension for Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is “a testament to our belief in his abilities to take Roma forward.”
Coach Fabio Grosso has officially terminated his contract with Bari by mutual consent.
Croatia have officially sent Milan striker Nikola Kalinic home with Coach Zlatko Dalic stating “I need ready and healthy players”.
Reports in England state that Chelsea will sack Antonio Conte this week, before finally appointing Maurizio Sarri.
Eusebio Di Francesco has signed a new contract with Roma, keeping him at the club until June 2020.
The FIGC has confirmed that Italy will play Ukraine in a friendly in Genoa on October 10.
Javier Hernandez calls Carlo Ancelotti “an important man for my career” but won’t discuss the possibility of joining him at Napoli.
Italy’s conqueror’s Sweden started the World Cup with a win, beating South Korea 1-0 in a drab game in Nizhny Novgorod.
Elseid Hysaj’s agent assures the defender told him “it’s not my priority to leave Napoli”, and reveals he turned down Juventus last summer.
Jorginho’s agent confirms a deal with Manchester City is close, as “there’s a five-year contract ready” for the Napoli man.
Marco Materazzi reveals Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in the 2006 World Cup final “didn’t hurt me” but “I’d have stayed on that turf all night…”
Today is the 72nd birthday of legendary Italian Coach Fabio Capello, a Champions League winner with Milan in 1994.
The Lega Serie A has officially confirmed the dates for next season, with the 2018-19 campaign to begin on August 19.
Italian far-right party Forza Nuova hung a banner in Brescia calling Mario Balotelli “more stupid than black”.
Sampdoria have officially confirmed the appointment of Walter Sabatini as their new technical director.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik “told the President” about an offer from China, but “at the moment there’s nothing new”.
Javier Pastore’s agent insists “we’ve only just started talking” to Roma for a transfer, and “there’s still nothing” in terms of an offer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Reports suggest Roma are close to a €25m deal for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito warns suitors off Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - “we’ve never put him up for sale”.
On this day in 1982 Italy played their second game in Group 1 of the World Cup in Spain, drawing 1-1 with Peru in the Estadio Balaidos in Vigo.
Fabio Capello believes Aleksandr Golovin is “worthy of Juventus” but warns “when these players go outside Russia they have trouble adapting”.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic assures links to Barcelona are “fake news”.
Former Juventus midfielder Sergei Aleinikov says Aleksandr Golovin “has everything” but “let’s see him at a much higher level”.
Reports in Italy suggest Manchester City have a deal with Napoli for Jorginho, worth €53m plus bonuses.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini leaves the door open for Gianluigi Buffon but “we won’t have big problems with the goalkeepers”.