Fabio Borini explains he returned to Sunderland because regular football can see him play for Italy at Euro 2016.
Davide Santon says ‘Inter is my home’ and targets a win in the derby and a call-up to the Azzurri.
Italy have climbed to fifth place in the UEFA Rankings after two Euro 2016 qualifying wins.
Arsenal and Manchester City scouts were spotted watching Daniele Rugani in Italy’s Under-21 qualifier.
Italy’s European Championships qualifying opponents Croatia have sacked Coach Niko Kovac.
Marcello Lippi insists Andrea Pirlo ‘will be an important player’ for Italy next summer.
Davide Astori said “the very least Fiorentina must achieve is Europa League qualification, but we can surprise people.”
Federico Bernardeschi scored for the Italy Under-21 side and said he’ll “fight for my place at Fiorentina.”
Gigi Di Biagio warned his Italy Under-21 side they can’t “leave the game in the balance” after a 1-0 win over Slovenia.
Italy dominated Slovenia, but only won 1-0 in their first European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini can’t understand why Franco Vazquez doesn’t play for Italy more often, comparing him to Roberto Baggio.
Daniele Rugani and Alessio Romagnoli start in central defence for Italy Under-21s against Slovenia.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli insists results are ‘the most important thing’, and clarifies some earlier comments.
David Trezeguet believes former Juventus teammate Gigi Buffon is ‘the best goalkeeper of all time’.
Marcello Lippi believes fans only closely follow Italy ‘when there is an actual competition’.
Serie A is ‘the most beautiful league in the world’ according to Giovanni Trapattoni, who also gives Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte his backing.
Milan have confirmed that midfielder Andrea Bertolacci will miss Sunday’s Milan derby with a thigh injury.
Cesare Prandelli believes the ‘solid structure’ at Juventus means they’re still Scudetto favourites.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon defends Andrea Pirlo - ‘I don’t think it’s time yet for Andrea to hang up his boots’.
Massimiliano Allegri believes too much emphasis on tactics is holding back Italian football.
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli believes Milan and Inter are ‘absolutely’ contenders for the Scudetto.
Gigi Buffon marked his 150th Italy cap with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Bulgaria. “My saves helped us get three points.”
Antonio Conte said Andrea Pirlo “deserves more respect” after criticism and feels Italy have the toughest Euro 2016 group.
Bulgaria and Palermo midfielder Ivalyo Chochev was disappointed with defeat, but experienced a “special night.”
Marco Verratti warned Italy have to improve their finishing because “we can’t always get lucky with the result.”