NEWS

Graziano Pellè said Italy knew “it wasn’t easy to get the ball off” Croatia after their 1-1 draw.
Stephan El Shaarawy got his first Italy cap in over a year and was “satisfied” with his performance against Croatia.
Antonio Conte said Italy’s draw with Croatia was good in the circumstances and praised the “new faces.”
Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia at San Siro, but play was suspended when visiting fans threw dozens of flares.
Italy’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia was suspended for 10 minutes due to fireworks thrown by visiting fans.
Daniele Adani confirms he was asked to become Roberto Mancini’s Inter assistant manager, but turned the job down.
Napoli winger Dries Mertens has concussion and will stay in hospital for 24 hours after a clash of heads in Belgium-Wales.
Dejan Stankovic believes Roberto Mancini “is the right man” to bring Inter back to the top all over again.
Antonio Conte wants a “faster” Italy against Croatia and is pleased he got to evaluate Mario Balotelli.
Mateo Kovacic is on the bench tonight, but explained both Italy and Croatia “feel the others are favourites.”
There are concerns for Napoli after Dries Mertens was stretchered off apparently unconscious during Belgium-Wales.
Italy reshuffle in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia, moving Daniele De Rossi and Matteo Darmian.
Serie B side Bari have officially sacked Coach Devis Mangia after a 3-0 defeat to Crotone.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio told media “there are other players” in the Italy squad and not just Mario Balotelli.
Gigi Di Biagio insists tomorrow’s Italy Under-21 match with Denmark “will not be like a friendly.”
Paul Pogba said a new contract is not enough, as “Juventus will allow me to grow and reach my objectives.”
Giovanni Trapattoni admits “I was contacted by the Greece Federation who asked if I was available” after Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal.
Frosinone collapsed at Pescara, leaving Carpi sole leaders and a flurry of late goals saw Livorno go third.
Italy’s friendly against Albania should go ahead on Tuesday in Genoa despite floods, confirm the FIGC.
There are reports Rafa Benitez is personally urging Arsenal outcast Lukas Podolski to join him at Napoli.
Inter could approach Chelsea to take Egyptian international Mohamed Salah on loan in January.
Wolfsburg dropped hints that they could sell Ivan Perisic to Napoli in January for €12m.
Roberto Mancini tested his first Inter side against the Primavera youth team with a 4-3-1-2 system.
There are reports Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is out for three weeks after an injury with France.
Catania completed a remarkable comeback to hold high-flying Trapani 2-2 in an exciting Sicilian Derby.
After Ashley Cole, Roma are reportedly looking to Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson in January.
Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo visited the Italy squad ahead of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia.
The Sunday People claims Juventus, Inter and even his old club Roma will make January offers for Tottenham’s Erik Lamela.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti said it is “a great pleasure” to have Roberto Mancini back on the bench.
Juventus “could well release” one from Simone Zaza and Manolo Gabbiadini, confirmed Beppe Marotta.
Tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia will go ahead at San Siro after torrential rain stopped.
Beppe Marotta reveals just how badly Juventus greeted Max Allegri and told Roma that controversy “only fires us up more.”
Antonio Conte admits there are “too many injuries” in the Italy squad and shot down Mario Balotelli questions.
Javier Saviola could leave Verona in January after making just three appearances this season.
Beppe Marotta reveals Gigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini rejected overseas moves, plus how Juventus kept Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba.

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