NEWS

Torino's Brazilian-born Bruno Peres reveals that he turned down an offer to play for Italy to keep Brazil an open option.
Napoli play the waiting game with Gonzalo Higuain, but consider alternatives like Inter's Mauro Icardi, Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Liverpool's Christian Benteke.
Genoa are about to sign Cesena's Francesco Renzetti, who is currently having his medical exams.
Sampdoria's new Coach will be revealed tomorrow, and will be one between Marco Giampaolo and Stefano Pioli.
Thomas Muller claims Germany are 'objective' about facing Italy: 'They could throw us out, but we're confident'.
Germany's Thomas Muller warns that 'Italy and their defence can be beaten', and remembers scoring against Gianluigi Buffon.
Marco Parolo could take up Daniele De Rossi's defensive midfield role in Italy-Germany, whilst Stefano Sturaro will play further forward.
Italy are 'tough luck for any opponent', says Christian Vieri, who also praises the BBC defence and 'madman' Gianluigi Buffon.
Christian Vieri released an extensive interview discussing every detail of Italy striker Graziano Pelle: 'He plays for the team and fears no-one.'
Former striker Christian Vieri says the Azzurri 'reignited everyone's faith' and praises Coach Antonio Conte: 'Tactically, he's extremely well prepared'.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
When Marcelo Bielsa takes over at Lazio, he wants Olympique Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda with him.
Juventus are planning a €25m swoop for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kanté, according to Tuttosport.
Having appointed Vincenzo Montella, Milan can begin their transfer strategy, targeting Adem Ljajic, Piotr Zielinski and Fernando.
Dries Mertens committed his future to Napoli and “I hope Thomas Meunier can come and play there with me.”
Free agent Dani Osvaldo could return to Serie A for newly-promoted club Pescara.
Fiorentina are “down to details” in the transfer of Bartlomiej Dragowski, confirmed his club Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Gabriele Oriali believes the current Italy side has the same mentality as the 1982 World Cup winning squad. “Antonio Conte is more than a motivator.”
Roma defender Leandro Castan has given the all-clear to join Sampdoria on loan, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Fiorentina midfielder Mati Fernandez could reunite with Vincenzo Montella at Milan.
Marcelo Bielsa is expected to fly in this weekend and be presented as the new Lazio Coach on Monday.
As Michy Batshuayi is heading to Chelsea, Juventus put more focus on Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez.
Michael Ballack is confident Germany will win the quarter-final, as “I doubt the Italians will be able to pull off such a strenuous effort again.”
Napoli abandoned talks for Gianluca Caprari and now “he’s close to joining Inter,” confirmed Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani.
Mario Gomez warned Italy will be the first real test for Germany at Euro 2016. “We believe in ourselves.”
Suning “have always had a special passion for Inter, Brothers of the World, and want to follow three principles,” said Zhang Jindong.
Mino Raiola claims Paul Pogba is “under-rated” and Gary Lineker “hasn’t the slightest idea what he’s talking about.”
Fiorentina and Croatia midfielder Milan Badelj had “no contact” with Roma, but hinted Vincenzo Montella’s Milan appointment is helpful.
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke trusts Gigi Buffon and Manuel Neuer “are the two best goalkeepers” at Euro 2016.
Fiorentina could sell Mario Gomez to West Ham United after Besiktas failed to agree terms.
Stefano Okaka will leave Anderlecht for a €12m transfer to Jiangsu Suning, claim Tuttomercatoweb.
Giovanni Trapattoni explains why Germany have so many problems with Italy. “They have the same mentality as Angela Merkel…”
Sampdoria will face Barcelona at Camp Nou on August 10 for the traditional pre-season Gamper Trophy.
Lazio talent Felipe Anderson is in the Brazil squad for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
There are reports Napoli have abandoned Axel Witsel talks after an unsuccessful meeting with the Zenit and Belgium star.