NEWS

Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula describes it as “a joy” to have received his first Italy call-up.
Youri Djorkaeff claims Frank de Boer failed at Inter because he “didn’t know the team and the club”.
Geoffrey Kondogbia’s agent says “it’s not the right time to talk about the transfer market” but doesn’t rule-out an Inter exit.
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent insists the Toronto FC man deserves to be called-up for Italy.
Raymond Domenech recalls trying to call-up Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain for France and then Brittany.
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly feels it was “strange” Gonzalo Higuain didn’t say goodbye before joining Juventus.
Juventus will reportedly offer between €6m and €8m to sign Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg in January.
It’s reported Juventus still want Blaise Matuidi, though he’s been offered a new contract by Paris Saint-Germain.
Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza assures Inter striker Mauro Icardi is “getting close to a call-up”.
Kia Joorabchian is reportedly pushing his client Felipe Anderson toward Inter, but Lazio would demand €50m.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warns Napoli that Luis Muriel is “not for sale”, unless they pay his €35m release clause.
Nikola Maksimovic admits Napoli fans are “a bit crazy” but “in a good way” and says they’ve been unlucky recently.
Milan must pay at least €20m for Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez, who is under contract until 2020.
Milan Badelj could buy out own his Fiorentina contract, allowing him to leave the club before the expiry of his deal in 2018.
Both Juventus and Roma are interested in Sampdoria midfielder Karol Linetty, reports suggest.
Bayern Munich Coach Carlo Ancelotti says there 'is no chance' of Kingsley Coman returning to Juventus.
Juventus midfielder Hernanes could resurrect a move to Genoa in January, after a previous attempt to join the club collapsed in the summer.
Reports are gathering weight that Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa could join Empoli on loan.
Roma's Bruno Peres was involved in a car accident at 5.30am this morning, and was fined for not carrying the correct driving permit.
Ex-Juventus boss Carlo Ancelotti believes the €90m paid by the club for Gonzalo Higuain 'was justified'.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, believing he 'can create history' for Juventus.
Lucas Biglia could become new Inter boss Stefano Pioli’s first signing, with the Suning group ready to invest in January.
Napoli forward Jose Callejon had harsh words to say about ex-teammate Higuain, stating that Napoli fans only want 'honest and noble players'.
Jose Callejon believes playing in Italy has made him 'a stronger player' by giving him the experience of a 'tactical and well-organised league'.
Roma are looking to sign defender Felipe from Porto, according to reports in Portugal.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Antonio Conte and Chelsea are preparing a £13.5m offer for Sampdoria and Colombia striker Luis Muriel, claims Don Balon.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio noted current Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura “was the teacher” for Antonio Conte.
Manolo Gabbiadini is on the way out, as Napoli have reportedly abandoned contract extension negotiations.
Paolo Berlusconi confirms his brother Silvio will remain at Milan as Honorary President after the Chinese takeover.
Frank de Boer’s agent blamed players who “didn’t want to change” for his Inter dismissal, comparing the situation to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Nicola Rizzoli will receive an award ahead of the Italy-Germany friendly for being the best referee at Euro 2016.
Former Juventus and Roma midfielder Thomas Haessler is joining the German version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
New Inter Coach Stefano Pioli and Suning consultant Kia Joorabchian could reportedly poach Felipe Anderson from Lazio.
Milan are believed to be interested if Manchester United release Morgan Schneiderlin in January.