AZZURRI

Antonio Conte is closer to accepting the Italy job after new FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio confirmed talks.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio prepares for Romania and is “open and available” to taking the senior Azzurri job.
Carlo Ancelotti has ruled himself out of being the new Italy Coach but is sure there will be time for him to do the job in the future.
New FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has held preliminary talks with Antonio Conte regarding the Italy coaching position.
Carlo Tavecchio admits that the FIGC are working towards finding Italy’s next Coach, but that reports of talks with Antonio Conte are not accurate.
Former FIGC and CONI President Franco Carraro admits that Carlo Tavecchio may not be ‘ideal’, but suggests he is still ‘the best option’.
New FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio may make contact with Antonio Conte over the vacant Italy post as early as today.
Sampdoria chief Massimo Ferrero believes that Sinisa Mihajlovic would be a good Italy Coach, but wants him to stay for another decade.
The first round of voting has begun for the FIGC presidency, but neither candidate has secured the position just yet.
Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has backed his club’s stance to support Carlo Tavecchio for FIGC President.
Giancarlo Abete is hopeful that the Italian Football Federation can find a new President today.
Beppe Marotta has backed Antonio Conte as: “a great professional who can do well with the national team.”
Watford midfielder Cristian Battocchio has been added to the Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly in Romania.
Nine Serie A sides including Juventus, Roma and Fiorentina have announced they support neither Carlo Tavecchio nor Demetrio Albertini.
Fiorentina star Giuseppe Rossi admits it was “frustrating” to be left out of the World Cup by Cesare Prandelli.
Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero Marco Tardelli believes there is a media conspiracy against FIGC candidate Carlo Tavecchio.
Gianluigi Buffon sees Massimiliano Allegri as ‘one of the group’ at Juventus, whilst he reflects again on heartache suffered with Italy.
Former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte is reportedly unwilling to take the Italy job this summer, should he be offered it.
Giorgio Chiellini admits it was a “shock” to see Antonio Conte leave Juventus, but Max Allegri “can make us unpredictable.”
Marcello Lippi was surprised Antonio Conte quit Juventus, but urged fans to “have faith in Max Allegri.”
Roberto Mancini says he would be open to coaching another big side in Serie A after Inter: “I’m a professional.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has promised that his injury struggles are behind him and that he is ready to return to being a protagonist for both Milan and Italy.
Ciro Immobile has insisted that Robert Lewandowski is Borussia Dortmund’s past, and he is their future.
Urbano Cairo has revealed that Torino have rejected several offers for Alessio Cerci.
Roberto Mancini has conceded that he would love to coach the Italian national team.