NEWS

Maurizio Zamparini claims Palermo “had a deal” with Antonio Cassano, and confirms Mario Balotelli talks.
President Maurizio Zamparini confirms Davide Ballardini “no longer wants to Coach Palermo”.
Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t rule-out a return to Serie A, but “prefers daily work” so wouldn’t be Italy CT.
Kalidou Koulibaly insists he “decided to stay” at Napoli “because I feel good in this team”.
The FIGC has announced that Italy will face Germany in a friendly at San Siro in November.
Marcelo Brozovic’s agent confirms Chelsea and Juventus wanted his client but “he’s happy to stay” at Inter.
Stephan El Shaarawy says the Europa League is “Roma’s big objective” after missing out on the Champions League.
Davide Ballardini took Palermo training this afternoon, but reports suggest his fate is already sealed.
Gianluca Lapadula says outgoing President Silvio Berlusconi “pushed me toward Milan”.
Nikola Maksimovic’s agent won’t confirm a release clause in his Napoli contract, and admits “the deal took two years!”
Gianluigi Buffon has been hailed as a “true champion” and “example for everyone” after stopping boos of the Marseillaise in Italy-France on Thursday.
Italy have announced that Daniele De Rossi will miss Monday’s first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Israel due to a calf problem.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has hailed use of video replays in Italy’s 3-1 defeat to France as “a new page in the history of this sport”.
Chelsea new boy Marcos Alonso has written an open letter to Fiorentina fans, thanking them and the club for a “wonderful and unforgettable adventure”.
Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner vows not to give up “now more than ever” following his Champions League omission.
Claudio Fenucci insists Bologna did not miss out on Alessio Cerci as the forward was only pursued in the event Anthony Mounier departed.
Milan boss Vincenzo Montella will try out Jose Sosa in a deep-lying midfield role against Bournemouth on Saturday and believes the Argentine has what it takes.
The agent of Milan Badelj has warned Fiorentina that the midfielder will not be extending his contract after they rejected “very important offers”.
Maurizio Zamparini tells Davide Ballardini that Sinisa Mihajlovic was his first choice as the Coach is reportedly on the verge of leaving Palermo.
Axel Witsel admits “I saw myself at Juventus” on transfer-deadline day but has not given up hope of joining the Bianconeri next year.
Erick Thohir believes Inter’s summer signings have what it takes to revamp the team’s “backbone” after a “very aggressive” summer transfer window.
Mino Raiola claims Blaise Matuidi is “very disappointed” by Paris Saint-Germain’s decision to pull out of late talks with Juventus.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Riviere clarifies he signed Mario Balotelli 'aware of the risks, but he's a good person who doesn't care about money'.
Mario Balotelli insists 'I am not a gamble' for Nice, but admits 'I didn't deserve the Azzurri'.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri chose to keep Roberto Insigne, Lorenzo's younger brother: 'He'll become among the best!'
Agent Mino Raiola says the Azzurri are always on Mario Balotelli's mind, whilst Italy cannot afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Vlad Chiriches is injured with Romania and may skip Napoli's next game against Palermo.
Manolo Gabbiadini, after much hesitation, is about to renew his contract with Napoli until 2021.
Former Milan goalkeeper Dida discusses Gigi Donnarumma: 'He has a great talent, he'll surpass me'.
Marcello Lippi is set for a return to Guangzhou Evergrande after his options with the Azzurri fell through.
Mario Balotelli's first training with Nice was attended by hundreds of fans: 'Normally there's only five or six of us!'
Milan will be receiving the €85m expected from the new Chinese ownership next week, say reports.
Milan and Cagliari are at each other's necks over the alleged controversies in the transfer of Mati Fernandez.
Dino Zoff believes Italy 'can do well' after witnessing a 'mediocre' Euro 2016, whilst discussing Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Inter have prepared a new contract that will extend Marcelo Brozovic's services until 2021, with a buy-out clause worth €50m.