NEWS

Cagliari’s sporting director admits that the club are working towards selling Davide Astori, but that negotiations are not as advanced as previously thought.
Andrea Caracciolo has revealed that he turned down advances from Palermo to stay on at Brescia this summer.
Claudio Lotito is optimistic for both Lazio’s first pre-season test and their chances in the transfer market.
Demetrio Albertini is expected to confirm later today his intention to run for the position of FIGC President, but he is not the favourite.
Jose Callejon says he is happy at Napoli, with ‘total freedom’ and is targeting winning something big with the club this season.
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal do not hold plans to purchase another forward, amid continued links to Mario Balotelli.
Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has dismissed speculation linking Christoph Kramer with a move to Napoli.
Primera Division side Cordoba have confirmed the capture of Fiorentina forward Ryder Matos for the 2014-15 season.
Cesare Prandelli has reiterated where he saw Italy’s World Cup campaign fail, as he looks to Germany’s example.
Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli is ‘not a bad guy’ but that: “he lives in a dimension that is far from reality.”
Cesare Prandelli denies accusations of ‘escaping Italy’ after the World Cup, and warns Antonio Conte of the difficulties in coaching the national team.
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe that Juventus are closing in on the capture of Roberto Pereyra and could complete it this week.
Delio Rossi backs Antonio Conte to be Italy’s next Coach, and admits the task facing Max Allegri at Juventus won’t be easy.
The Corriere della Sera suggest that Arsenal will submit an offer for Mario Balotelli imminently and that they are not too far away from Milan’s valuation.
The Gazzetta dello Sport says that today may be the day that Patrice Evra’s move from Manchester United to Juventus is announced.
Having completed a move to Juventus over the weekend, striker Alvaro Morata penned an open letter of thanks to Real Madrid.
Ezequiel Lavezzi’s name is increasingly being linked with Milan this summer, as a meeting between directors and Coach reportedly discusses him.
Milan reportedly have hope of resolving Robinho’s transfer stalemate with Adriano Galliani due to meet the Brazilian today.
Rafael Cabral has thanked Rafa Benitez for his support during recovery from injury and promises to repay it on the pitch for Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zdenek Zeman saw “some improvement” in Cagliari’s 5-1 victory over Rappresentative Friulana.
Palermo beat Austrian team Alpe Adria 3-0 with Paulo Dybala opening the scoring.
Antonio Di Natale scored twice and provided assists as Udinese won their friendly test 11-0 over Arta-Cedarchis.
Sassuolo beat Val Venosta 8-0 in their first pre-season friendly with Sergio Floccari and Antonio Floro Flores braces.
M’Baye Niang and 18-year-old Alessandro Mastalli got the goals as Milan beat Lega Pro side Monza 2-0.
Torino made short work of Barnsley, crushing the Championship side 5-0 with Marcelo Larrondo’s hat-trick.
Lazio beat the Indonesia U23 team 2-0 thanks to Bruno Pereirinha and Filip Djordjevic, but hit the woodwork three times.
Piero Ausilio admits Inter “still need to do something in midfield and attack” on the transfer market.
Adriano Galliani denied Arsenal bids for Mario Balotelli, commented on Mimmo Criscito, Robinho and Alessio Cerci.
Napoli and Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga is “accompanied by security” after threats over the Neymar injury.
Ibrahima Mbaye scored the only goal and Nemanja Vidic started as Inter beat Prato in a friendly.
Roma have Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe in their US tour squad, but Gervinho will join later.
Lazio striker and World Cup winner Miroslav Klose announced “I’ve decided to retire in 2015.”
Cagliari are ready to pounce for Michele Camporese after Fiorentina confirmed they could send him out on loan.
Vincenzo Montella warns Fiorentina fans that “currently there are four or five teams stronger” in Serie A.

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