NEWS

There are reports from Argentina that Carlos Tevez’s father has been released by kidnappers.
Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini thinks “the FIGC needs someone like me” and “UEFA is a mess.”
Roma have officially sold Jose Angel to Porto for free, but will receive half of any future sale.
Milan are reportedly interested in Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.
Roma President James Pallotta insists Mehdi Benatia “was never on the market” and support for Carlo Tavecchio is “embarrassing.”
Argentine newspaper Clarin claims the father of Juventus star Carlos Tevez has been kidnapped.
Chievo-Juventus and Roma-Fiorentina will open the Serie A season on August 30 with Milan-Lazio on Sunday evening.
Sassuolo are the latest Serie A club to officially withdraw their support for FIGC candidate Carlo Tavecchio.
Former Azzurri player Joseph Oshadogan said the Carlo Tavecchio racism scandal shows “the worst side of Italy.”
Inter have formally appointed Dan Chard as their new Director of Global Partnerships.
Lucas Biglia’s agent announces the Lazio and Argentina midfielder received “many requests, including Real Madrid.”
Hellas Verona have officially bought Uruguayan Guillermo Rodriguez from Torino.
Demetrio Albertini reiterated his FIGC candidacy is about “fighting discrimination, contrasting violence and corruption.”
Fabio Quagliarella, Alessio Cerci and Matteo Darmian are unlikely to play Torino’s Europa League tie with Brommapojkarna.
Max Allegri assured Arturo Vidal is “a fundamental player” for Juventus and expects better against Cesena.
Another Carlo Tavecchio gaffe has emerged, in which he claimed women were “handicapped” in sports.
Daniele Adani sees Pippo Inzaghi as yet to have an impact on Milan’s defence, which he says clearly still needs work.
Verona utility man Romulo is expected to arrive in Turin today to undergo medical tests ahead of signing for Juventus.
Cesare Bovo says that Torino’s focus and determination is to advance to the knockout stages of the Europa League ‘at any cost’.
Nemanja Vidic is expected to start against Manchester United in the same Inter XI that faced Real Madrid at the weekend.
As Arturo Vidal apparently tells Juventus he’s happy if he stays, his agent arrives in Italy amid reports from Chile of a verbal agreement with Manchester United.
Nemanja Vidic admits that Dejan Stankovic played a key role in convincing him to join Inter, as he is enthusiastic to being followed by Javier Hernandez.
Nemanja Vidic has reflected on how ‘everything is new’ to him at Inter, early impressions at the club and facing Manchester United.
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to come in with an offer for Mehdi Benatia, should Pepe be sold this summer.
Roma will face a stronger Real Madrid side in Dallas tomorrow morning than Inter did, as a number of stars return for Los Blancos.
Mario Balotelli is reportedly letting teammates know of his frustration during pre-season training with Milan.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that today is a crucial day in Robinho’s future away from Milan being determined.
Milan are again linked with Arsenal’s Joel Campbell and expectation is of developments in the next few days.
Rafa Benitez plays down issues involving Jose Callejon and Valon Behrami and asserts only 10 per cent of the names linked to Napoli are true.
Reports in the UK suggest that Napoli are interested in signing Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Puma have released a teaser of their new ad in which Mario Balotelli channels his inner James Bond.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia expects “a truly wonderful clash” with Fiorentina in the opening Serie A round.
Eusebio Di Francesco is “happy to be facing Zdenek Zeman” as pupil takes on master in the opening Serie A round.
Parma lost 2-0 to AS Monaco in their pre-season friendly thanks to a Joao Moutinho brace.

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