Gigi Buffon was in floods of tears, as Italy “did the most we could and it was almost enough” against Germany at Euro 2016.
Andrea Barzagli was inconsolable and believes “in a few years nobody will remember anything about this Nazionale that truly gave everything.”
Manuel Neuer insists Germany “were the better side and are deservedly through to the semi-finals” past Italy.
Leonardo Bonucci fought back tears as he said Italy “went toe to toe with the World Cup winners” Germany at Euro 2016.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte said there is “no shame” in losing to World Cup holders Germany on penalties.
Germany ended their Italy taboo, but only on sudden death penalties after Italy earned a more than creditable 1-1 draw.
Italy pick Stefano Sturaro for injured Daniele De Rossi in the Euro 2016 quarter-final, but Germany transform to 3-4-2-1.
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy take on Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-final – will it be nine not out for the Azzurri?
The Marko Pjaca situation continues to confuse, as Dinamo Zagreb claim “the Premier League is in pole position.”
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel turned down the gift of an Italy jersey, assuring they’d “need it to dry your tears on.”
Udinese confirm Milan “made enquiries” about Piotr Zielinski after turning down Liverpool’s offer and waiting for the player to agree terms with Napoli.
Fiorentina named a 26-man squad for pre-season training, including Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez.
Dejan Stankovic expects Italy to beat Germany this evening because “with Antonio Conte on the bench, anything is possible.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio said Italy “step on to the field with the desire to give lustre to our nation” against Germany.
Napoli are joining Juventus, Milan and Inter in the hunt for Marko Pjaca, but want Dinamo Zagreb teammate Marko Rog too.
Newspaper BZ Berlin stirred up tonight’s Germany-Italy quarter-final by poking fun at the Azzurri players’ mothers.
Inter remain favourites for Gabriel Jesus, but Real Madrid make an approach to Palmeiras and his agent confirms Bayern Munich contact.
Roma are reportedly close to securing a deal for Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta.
Moustapha Seck has undergone a medical with Roma today, despite Tottenham Hotspur interest.
Zdenek Zeman praised Antonio Conte for giving Italy “an attacking style of football” and tips them to beat Germany.
Napoli have reportedly set Porto a deadline to agree terms for Hector Herrera over the weekend or forget the transfer.
Italy will wear black armbands in tonight’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Germany in honour of those killed in Dhaka.
Luca Toni can’t wait for tonight’s “usual battle” between Germany and Italy, but admits the Azzurri amazed him at Euro 2016.
Newcastle United winger Florian Thauvin is “flattered by interest from Lazio, but there has been no direct contact.”
Milan are prepared to give Fiorentina Suso plus €1.5m cash for midfielder Mati Fernandez.
Daniele De Rossi did not take part in this morning’s full training session, so at most he’ll be on the bench for Italy against Germany.
Manuel Neuer assures Germany “have changed and have a different mentality,” so can finally end their Italy taboo at Euro 2016.
Belgium international Thomas Meunier has a “30 per cent chance” of joining PSG, as he has offers from Napoli and five other clubs.
Mario Balotelli discussed racism, fatherhood, “disastrous Brendan Rodgers” and why “I will win the Ballon d’Or. It’s not too late.”
Mario Balotelli describes that legendary celebration against Germany and why Antonio Conte was right to drop him for Euro 2016.
In a surprise turn of events, Franco Baldini could return for a third spell at Roma if Walter Sabatini walks away.
Cagliari have officially signed Croatian midfielder Marko Pajac from NK Celje.
Milan could delay the announcement of a deal with Chinese investors from July 7 to 15.
Fiorentina creative midfielder Josip Ilicic is wanted in England by Leicester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Brom.
Domenico Berardi remains at Sassuolo this coming season, but it’s reported Juventus will lose their option on the player.