NEWS

Bologna gave up on Juan Quintero, but now Chievo are asking Porto for a loan with option to buy for €18m.
Serie A new boys Carpi prepare offers for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, Alberto Gilardino and Marco Borriello.
Stefano Okaka confirmed he “has chosen Anderlecht because I am here to win” and will have his medical tomorrow.
Italian reports suggest Inter have agreed a €3m move with Galatasaray for Felipe Melo and he’ll fly in for a medical.
Atalanta Coach Edy Reja is worried about a “dangerous final strait” to their season against Palermo, Napoli and Genoa.
Verona President Maurizio Setti feels they have “an uphill climb” in the Serie A fixture list.
“Mario Balotelli costs €10m, but with a discount we await him with open arms,” said Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero.
Andrea Pirlo thanked fans for his “absolutely amazing” and “very emotional” MLS debut for New York City FC.
Gonzalo Higuain told Napoli fans “we are working to win” while Aurelio De Laurentiis hinted at a contract renewal.
Walter Zenga is “proud” that Sampdoria are hosting Carpi’s historic first Serie A game and excited by Napoli in Week 2.
Inter director Marco Fassone hopes “Stevan Jovetic’s medical goes well. Xherdan Shaqiri is our player for the moment, then we’ll see.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi “complained to the Lega Serie A” for scheduling the derby with Sampdoria midweek.
Rudi Garcia said Roma “must be ready to dive straight into the season” with Verona and Juventus in the first two rounds.
Torino President Urbano Cairo has circled November 1 in his calendar for the Derby della Mole with Juventus.
Andrea Barzagli ruled out for three weeks by a thigh strain, so will miss the Italian Super Cup Juventus v Lazio.
Milan scout Mauro Tassotti admits his team has a very tricky start with Fiorentina, Inter, Genoa and Napoli in the first seven rounds.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed an initial offer for Julian Draxler and listed the Scudetto contenders.
The 2015-16 Serie A fixture list was drawn up this evening, starting with Fiorentina v Milan, Verona-Roma and Juventus-Udinese.
Schalke "received and rejected" the first Juventus offer for Julian Draxler, set at €22m.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero wants Napoli or Roma for Week 1, but tells Stefano Okaka to “follow his wallet.”
Fiorentina ruled out Vlad Chiriches and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, while Mario Gomez’s move to Besiktas “is not done yet.”
Inter President Erick Thohir said “this is the first true season” for him and Coach Roberto Mancini.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is confident “Italy are not afraid of Spain” in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Zenit St Petersburg warned Milan and Juventus can only sign Axel Witsel for “a €100m offer.”
Napoli are reportedly in a meeting with Tottenham defender – and Fiorentina target – Vlad Chiriches.
Inter defender Juan Jesus admits the Nerazzurri must improve ‘so we can challenge Juventus’.
Napoli midfielder Allan describes his move to the Partenopei as ‘a dream come true’ and praises Gonzalo Higuain.
Hernanes is not worried by Inter’s failure to score in pre-season as ‘our focus has been on fitness’.
Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic admits ‘we need to grow’, but it taking the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in his stride.
Roberto Mancini believes Stevan Jovetic will be ‘important’ for Inter, and discusses the defeat to Real Madrid.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic says his teammates must be ‘more ruthless’ following a friendly defeat to Real Madrid.
Galatasaray Coach Hamza Hamzaoglu confirms Felipe Melo ‘wants to go to Inter’ but there must be ‘the right conditions’.
The agent of Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler denies his client will join Besiktas - ‘I think we can find something else’.
M’Baye Niang’s agent reveals Milan rejected offers from ‘England, France and Italy’ to keep his client at San Siro.
Inter were heavily beaten by Real Madrid in Guangzhou, despite Roberto Mancini deploying a strong side.

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