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Monday June 30 2014
Serie A preseason starts today

Serie A clubs start preseason plans from today, with Torino the earliest to report back and the rest of the League to follow shortly.

Torino will report back for preseason training from this evening, when players are due to report at a Turin-based hotel by 10pm Italian time, before a first session on the field is held on Tuesday morning.

With the Granata in Europa League third qualifying round action from July 31, they are the Serie A to return to preseason training earliest this summer.

The Gazzetta dello Sport run through the dates for the other 19 teams, listing Sampdoria as due back next, from July 1 when their players reconvene in Genoa.

Inter start work from July 4 at Appiano Gentile, ahead of a training camp from July 9 to the 20 in the small Trentino town of Pinzolo in the northern Alps and then the start of their US tour on July 23.

Next Saturday will see Andrea Stramaccioni begin work with his new Udinese players and the day after that Fiorentina will report back for duty.

From July 9, Chievo and Milan will be back at work, with the Rossoneri under new Coach Pippo Inzaghi then also due to fly out to the US for a tour from July 24.

Cagliari, Lazio, Napoli, Parma, Empoli, Genoa and Sassuolo are all calling players back on July 11, whilst Palermo will ask theirs to return a day later.

Defending champions Juventus, whose preseason plans take them out to Indonesia, Australia and Singapore, start work on July 14, as do Atalanta.

Roma are back at Trigoria from July 15, before they also head out to America from July 21. From August 9 they are then due for a week in Austria.

Verona are due to start training from July 16, whilst the last team to confirm their place in Serie A for next season, Cesena, will begin preparations to beat the drop from July 19.

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