NEWS
Monday July 23 2012
Pescara sign Bjarnason, monitor Natali

Pescara have announced the signing of Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason on a one-year loan deal and are closing in on Cesare Natali.

The 24-year-old arrives at the newly-promoted side on a 12-month temporary basis from Belgian club Standard Liege.

Bjarnason only joined Liege this summer, signing a five-year deal after a Bosman transfer from Viking, but has been sent out to Giovanni Stroppa’s side for the 2012-13 campaign.

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NEWS
Sunday July 22 2012
Friendlies: El Hamdaoui hits five

Dorlan Pabon and Mounir El Hamdaoui scored their first goals for Parma and Fiorentina, while Udinese, Atalanta and Pescara also played.

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NEWS
Wednesday July 18 2012
Paris Saint-Germain unveil Verratti

Paris Saint-Germain have presented new signing Marco Verratti to the media after his move from Pescara. “PSG were my first choice.”

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NEWS
Tuesday July 17 2012
Ibra, Verratti unveiled tomorrow?

Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be unveiling Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti tomorrow, effectively rubber-stamping their transfers.

Both players have been in talks with the Parisians after their respective clubs Milan and Pescara accepted terms on transfers.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 17 2012
Stroppa 'trains like Zeman'

Giovanni Stroppa’s first week of pre-season training as Pescara Coach has earned him a favourable comparison with predecessor Zdenek Zeman.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 17 2012
Verratti signs PSG deal – report

Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Marco Verratti has this afternoon put pen to paper on a contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who underwent his medical in the French capital this morning, has left Pescara for around €12m.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 17 2012
PSG’s Verratti: I'll be back

Paris Saint-Germain bound youngster Marco Verratti has promised he will one day return to Pescara.

The 19-year-old midfielder was born and raised in the coastal city in Abruzzo, debuting for his hometown club in 2008 at the age of 15.

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NEWS
Monday July 16 2012
Pescara make Greco enquiry

Newly promoted Serie A outfit Pescara are keen on available Roma midfielder Leandro Greco.

The capital club are trying to offload the player who does not fit in with the tactical plans of new boss Zdenek Zeman.

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NEWS
Monday July 16 2012
Pescara sell Verratti to PSG

Marco Verratti will fly out to France this evening after Pescara agreed to sell him to Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday July 16 2012
A young argument getting old

Is Serie A really guilty of hindering the development of young Italian players? David Swan examines the evidence.

Spain has a lot to answer for. The machine that is their national team has led to every other country scrutinising their approach to developing young players and, combined with the 2010 World Cup debacle, has caused much inward reflection in Italy.