AZZURRI

Graziano Pellè revealed the prank he played on Louis van Gaal, growing up watching Marco van Basten and his dancing career.
Simone Zaza thanked Ciro Immobile for helping him settle into the Italy squad, but also said “Mario Balotelli is one of my favourites.”
Ciro Immobile explains why he went to Borussia Dortmund and feels Italy won’t miss Mario Balotelli.
Alessio Romagnoli has left Italy’s Under-21 camp with a thigh injury, with Daniele Rugani dropping down from the senior squad as replacement.
Pantaleo Corvino reveals early frustration at would-be dancer Graziano Pelle, but says he has the potential to become a top striker akin to Luca Toni.
Graziano Pelle and Daniele Rugani were tested in an alternative Italy line-up in training today, whilst Marco Verratti is back to running.
Andrea Pirlo could start Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan on Friday with Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile.
Italy team manager Lele Oriali warns players are now banned from discussing club affairs on social media.
Southampton striker Graziano Pellè “took the long way round,” but is finally in the senior Italy squad. “Better late than never.”
Leonardo Bonucci has apologised after a telling-off from the Italy staff, insisting he “did not want to offend Roma.”
Turkish referee Huseyn Gocek will officiate Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Azerbaijan on Friday.
Manolo Gabbiadini has lifted the lid on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s managerial technique at Sampdoria and admits he is targeting a place with Italy.
Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro has pulled out of Italy’s Under-21 squad and is facing around three weeks on the sidelines.
Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent says that the Milan player’s injury that ruled him out of the Italy squad is not serious.
Federico Bernardeschi downplays comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and plays up Italy’s Under-21 test against Slovakia.
Antonio Conte has called up Andrea Pirlo to the Italy squad for Euro 2016 qualifying, in place of the injured Giacomo Bonaventura.
Enrico Castellacci has confirmed Marco Verratti’s ankle injury may seen him drop out of the Italy squad, whilst Giacomo Bonaventura is also injured.
Antonio Conte has explained Graziano Pelle’s inclusion and Mario Balotelli’s exclusion from his latest Italy squad.
Antonio Conte has reflected on Alberto Aquilani’s potential turning point, picking his regista this month and potentially recalling Andrea Pirlo.
Antonio Conte is unconcerned by Juventus-Roma and says he does not expect it to affect squad relations in the Italy squad.
Giacomo Bonaventura has enthused at his call-up to Italy and reflected on early life at a Milan he still believes can improve.
Italy have held a first training session in view of Euro 2016 qualifiers this month and have early fitness doubts over Marco Verratti.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri prepares to face Palermo and is very happy with Daniele Rugani’s maiden Italy call-up.
Southampton striker Graziano Pellè has “another dream come true” with his first senior Italy call-up.
Adriano Galliani reveals why Milan right-back Ignazio Abate was left out of the Italy squad and hails Keisuke Honda.