NEWS

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.
Roma look set to renew the contracts of Luciano Spalletti and Walter Sabatini, in spite of rumours to the contrary.
Graziano Pelle claims his goal against France will let him 'start again' as he promises to 'make it up to Azzurri fans'.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giampiero Ventura admits the friendly defeat to France saw “goals Italy don’t generally concede,” but is “optimistic” about Israel.
Leonardo Bonucci will not take part in Italy’s opening World Cup qualifier against Israel on Monday evening.
Didier Deschamps was pleased with France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Giampiero Ventura’s side. “I have no doubts on Italy’s quality.”
Marco Parolo felt the 3-1 defeat to France “did not accurately reflect” Italy’s performance.
Giorgio Chiellini is “well aware” he made errors on the goals as Italy lost a friendly 3-1 to France.
Gianluigi Donnarumma became Italy’s youngest ever goalkeeper and the 17-year-old’s feelings were “indescribable.”
Giampiero Ventura admits Italy “conceded three utterly avoidable goals” against France, but “we’ll prepare for a strong performance in Israel.”
Italy lost their debut under new Coach Giampiero Ventura, as Graziano Pellè was not enough in a 3-1 defeat to France, but Gianluigi Donnarumma made history.