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Pescara are said to have turned down a €2m offer from Celtic for defender Marco Capuano.
Napoli are reportedly cranking up the pressure on Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, beating Sassuolo and QPR.
Rolando’s move to Inter has been delayed by red tape, but Wallace is due to arrive from Chelsea next week.
“I certainly want to play in Serie A,” whether it’s for Genoa or Roma, said Nacional hitman Gonzalo Bueno.
Maxi Lopez could be making a surprise return to Milan on loan from Catania, a year after they turned down an option to sign him.
Sources close to Samuel Eto’o claim he is “ready for notable economic sacrifices” to facilitate an Inter return.
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino insists he won’t sell his stars, although “Davide Astori could leave if he asks me to.”
Catania have slammed the door on potential buyers for Gonzalo Bergessio and presented new buy Panagiotis Tachtsidis.
Samir Handanovic said Inter are getting “back to basics” and admitting the Treble-winning years are long gone.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Carlo Ancelotti has asked Milan for ‘Little Maldini’ Mattia De Sciglio.
Alessandro Matri is considering a transfer to Napoli after Juventus reportedly accepted a €12m offer.
England FA chairman Greg Dyke has called for the 2022 Qatar World Cup to be moved to the winter or reassigned.
Marek Hamsik expressed his joy and ambition after signing a new contract. “This can be the right year for Napoli to win the Scudetto.”
Giuseppe Rossi admits it would be “an absolute dream to play at the World Cup,” but first he must prove himself at Fiorentina.
It’s reported Wolfsburg are prepared to pay €20m for Roma and Italy forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Genoa take on Stoke City today and goalkeeper Mattia Perin has a new tactic for Peter Crouch. “I’ll bring a ladder!”
Rafa Benitez had plenty to celebrate after Napoli beat Benfica, Gonzalo Higuain scored and Marek Hamsik signed a new contract.
Today Inter captain and Argentina legend Javier Zanetti celebrates his 40th birthday. “I can start running next week.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gonzalo Higuain was “so happy” to score his debut Napoli goal and confessed the fans “gave me goosebumps.”
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in a Napoli jersey during their 2-1 friendly victory over Benfica.
Marek Hamsik has officially extended his Napoli contract until 2018. “It’s the perfect marriage.”
Alberto Gilardino and Luca Antonelli are “very happy” to be in the Italy side against Argentina.
Walter Mazzarri warned fans not to expect an ideal Inter against Real Madrid tomorrow. “It would’ve been great in different circumstances.”
Roberto Insigne and Kingsley Boateng are in Italy’s Under-20 squad for the Four Nations tournament.
Francesco Totti is looking forward to facing Chelsea in Washington and described his “20 years of love” at Roma.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been recalled for Italy’s friendly against Argentina, plus Under-21 stars Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti.
Roma face Chelsea tomorrow and Coach Rudi Garcia is looking forward to a reunion with Eden Hazard.
Grasshoppers are excited about facing Fiorentina in the Europa League play-off. “They are super-attractive opponents.”
PSV Eindhoven Coach Phillip Cocu is looking forward to “a great duel” with Milan to enter the Champions League.
Cristian Chivu’s agent said it is “premature” to talk about an early retirement, but he will “discuss things with Inter.”
Roma are back in the race for Vlad Chiriches after his agent insisted “there is no deal with Tottenham.”
Gigi Di Biagio has dropped Francesco Fedato from Italy’s Under-21 side after he violated the code of ethics.
Roma will present the squad to home fans on August 20, but had a terrifying flight back from Toronto. “We are alive, thank God!”
Wallace is practically an Inter player after the final loan details were worked out with Chelsea. “We can complete it today.”

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