NEWS

Riccardo Montolivo welcomes “modern” Coach Vincenzo Montella and his style of football as Milan target a return to Europe.
Ivan Perisic warned Inter to get going after “an absolutely disappointing start to the season, which was really not what we expected.”
Luca Rossettini joked the Torino defenders “will have to improve our grasp of English” after Joe Hart’s arrival.
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini called the capture of Euro 2016 winner Bruno Alves “the perfect negotiation.”
Davide Astori is confident “Fiorentina are being underestimated, just as we were last season.”
As expected, Roma announced ex-Milan director Umberto Gandini is joining their staff to replace Italo Zanzi.
Joao Miranda “feels the responsibility of my role as a leader at Inter” after becoming captain of Brazil.
Oscar has credited Antonio Conte with changing Chelsea’s “mentality, training methods and tactical system.”
FIFA have rejected appeals from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, confirming the transfer ban for the next year.
Napoli do not intend to speak with the media before or after Saturday’s Serie A match with Palermo.
Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms Milan had offered Juraj Kucka in exchange for Daniele Baselli, but Sinisa Mihajlovic nixed the deal.
New Belgium Coach Roberto Martinez has implemented a new no-smoking policy specifically aimed at Roma’s Radja Nainggolan.
Pescara defender Hugo Campagnaro will “use every trick in the book” to stop Inter hitman Mauro Icardi.
Mati Fernandez has a lesion to his right thigh muscle and the Milan midfielder will be out for at least two weeks.
Patrice Evra believes Juventus “have the strength” to win the Champions League but “we’ll take it game-by-game”.
Dries Mertens is reportedly close to a Napoli renewal, but it’s being delayed by image rights.
The European Professional Football Leagues organisation is protesting changes to the Champions League.
Marco Fassone reportedly wants a new Milan sporting director by next week, with Massimiliano Mirabelli the favourite.
Milan striker Carlos Bacca assures he’s ready to play with “great player” Gianluca Lapadula.
Mati Fernandez arrives to join up with Milan, but can’t offer injury assurances - “I have to take the tests”.
Reports in France suggest it was Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi who blocked Blaise Matuidi’s move to Juventus.
Barcelona director Albert Soler confirms they are in “legal process” with Santos over Gabigol.
Marseille reportedly want Rudi Garcia, but his Roma contract could block any move.
Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi says talks for Joe Hart were “very quick and very calm”.
Caner Erkin believes Inter Coach Frank de Boer “had a prejudice against me” after being frozen out.
Leandro Castan says he has “a great desire to be reborn in a footballing sense” after being unveiled as a Torino player on Thursday.
Mirko Valdifiori hopes to return to the Italy squad by impressing at Torino - “if a call-up comes I’ll be delighted”.
Serie A’s referees for Week 3 are announced as Marco Di Bello gets the weekend under way, overseeing Juventus-Sassuolo on Saturday.
Ivan Juric believes Giovanni Simeone has what it takes to “continue Leonardo Pavoletti’s legacy and be Genoa’s centre forward for the future”.
Lorenzo De Silvestri insists Torino “have every reason to have a great season” after being unveiled by the club on Thursday.
Juan Mauri has followed his younger brother Jose out of Milan by joining Lega Pro side Paganese on a season-long loan.
There is reportedly “complete breakdown” between Matteo Darmian and Jose Mourinho, opening the door for the right-back to leave Manchester United.
Matias Fernandez could be facing a month out after the Milan midfielder reportedly tore his left hamstring while on international duty for Chile.
Umberto Gandini says Milan’s change of ownership and a “desire to grow” prompted his departure to Roma.
Gennaro Gattuso is hoping speculation linking Paolo Maldini and Demetrio Albertini with Milan returns bears fruition “because they’re needed”.