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Edinson Cavani says he wasn’t impressed by Aurelio De Laurentiis’ comments when the Napoli chief was asked about the striker’s future.
Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque is showing respect for Italy ahead of this week’s clash despite comfortably disposing of them a year ago.
Andre Dias has rejected speculation he’s looking for a return to Brazil. “I want to end my career at Lazio.”
Spain do not fear Italy’s desire for revenge, Andres Iniesta insists ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Roma President James Pallotta is happy with the club’s progress off the field of play, but frustrated by their on-pitch struggles.
Italy defender Christian Maggio believes Brazil’s Neymar receives too much protection from referees.
Massimo Ambrosini could become a Fiorentina player by the end of this week, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Newly promoted Verona have dismissed the idea of making an adventurous bid for Alessandro Matri of Juventus. “But Luca Toni…”
The Gazzetta dello Sport claims Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is thinking of using a 3-5-2 against Spain this week.
Gianluca Pagliuca says he would sell Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic if a big enough offer was tabled this summer.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Terrible news for Italy, as medical staff confirm Mario Balotelli will not be fit for the Confederations Cup semi-final with Spain.
Italy will play Spain in the Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday, while Abel Hernandez bagged four as Uruguay will face Brazil.
Italy’s chief medic has confirmed Mario Balotelli suffered a thigh problem and is at risk for the semi-final.
Torino are trying to tempt Milan into selling them Urby Emanuelson after his spell at Fulham.
Fiorentina are continuing to do battle with Tottenham for Barcelona striker David Villa.
Spanish media claim Sevilla have made a €20m offer for Riccardo Montolivo, but Milan turned them down.
Matias Silvestre could ruin the Antonio Cassano-Ishak Belfodil deal by refusing to join Parma. “He’d prefer to convince Inter.”
Gigi Buffon insists Italy are only conceding so many goals because they are embracing “a more attacking mentality.”
Fernando Torres is concerned about Spain’s potential semi-final against Italy. “They always made life complicated for us.”
Referee Ravshan Irmatov “admitted he made a mistake” during Italy’s second goal against Brazil.
There are reports Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo are at risk for the Confederations Cup semi-final.
Dejan Stankovic is expected to terminate his contract with Inter, as he has offers from Red Star Belgrade and Al Wasl.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is eager to get back to work, “hopefully for a country at the World Cup.”
Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty is excited about his Palermo adventure. “I’m proud to be compared with Luca Toni.”
Thiago Silva admits he was impressed by Italy’s performance against Brazil and took the blame for Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal.
Gonzalo Higuain’s father has alerted Juventus “nothing has yet been signed” with Arsenal, so they are still in the race.
There are reports Napoli have beaten Roma to Santos goalkeeper Rafael with a €5m offer.
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent confirms he is “waiting for Fiorentina to decide whether there’s space for him in the squad.”
Lazio will “wait another two or three days” before giving up on Felipe Anderson, as his third-party owners “change their minds continually.”
Radja Nainggolan reveals his thought process in choosing between Inter, Roma and Southampton offers.
Neymar told Mario Balotelli he’d “better start getting used to the heat” ahead of next year’s World Cup.
It’s reported Milan cooled their interest in Carlos Tevez because they’re in talks for CSKA Moscow and Japan star Keisuke Honda.
Christian Maggio is still smarting that his chance to draw 3-3 with Brazil hit the bar. “Things just aren’t going our way.”
Gigi Buffon feels the performance against Brazil was an improvement, but “we’ve got to stop conceding goals” and hope Spain have an off day.

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