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FIFA say the Confederations Cup will not be ended prematurely, with reports in Brazil suggesting that a participating nation wants the tournament postponed
Gennaro Gattuso says he had no hesitation in accepting to become the new Coach of Palermo. “I would have done it for free.”
Antonio Di Natale says he will end his career at Udinese after being linked with a possible move to Milan.
Arsenal have not yet wrapped up a deal for Juventus-target Gonzalo Higuain, an agent close to Real Madrid has claimed.
The blind auction envelopes for the 17 players with unresolved co-ownerships have been opened on Friday morning.
The Italian Football Federation are keen on handing Under-21 boss Devis Mangia a new contract.
Sebastian Giovinco says he’ll keep working hard to prove his worth after scoring his first goal for Italy.
Rafael Benitez – who will be officially unveiled as the new Napoli boss on Friday – is looking forward to the challenge of coaching the Azzurri.
Emanuele Calaio has no intention of leaving Napoli for a move to China, his agent brother has confirmed.
Atalanta have warned clubs interested in Giacomo Bonaventura that he won’t be sold for anything less than €15m.
German Denis will still be leading Atalanta’s attack during the 2013-14 campaign, the Bergamo club have insisted.
Livorno have cooled transfer rumours linking them with a possible move for Lazio forward Sergio Floccari.
Cristian Brocchi is looking forward to his new adventure after he landed a coaching job in the Milan youth sector.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi are both set to miss out on Italy’s Confederations Cup clash with Brazil.
Beppe Marotta said Juventus “are looking for an eclectic player,” while commenting on Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez, Stevan Jovetic and Claudio Marchisio.
Rafa Benitez landed in Italy today and his presentation as new Napoli Coach will be transmitted live “to five continents” on Friday.
Cagliari have officially named the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste as their ‘home’ venue, sharing it with Udinese.
Adriano Galliani confirmed Robinho’s Santos talks are “static” and Milan can’t sign Carlos Tevez unless he leaves, but Kevin-Prince Boateng and Stephan El Shaarawy stay.
There are reports Edinson Cavani’s agent will go on a tour of Europe later this month for talks in England, Spain and Italy.
Bari will start the 2013-14 season with a two-point penalty and Ascoli from -1 due to financial irregularities.
Italy Under-21 international Vasco Regini will be at Sampdoria next season, while the club also bought Gianluca Sansone from Sassuolo.
Roma have sold midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis to Genoa, while Italy Under-21 international Andrea Bertolacci renews his co-ownership.
Newly-promoted Hellas Verona have bought midfielder Massimo Donati from Palermo.
In a big surprise, Torino have bought out Fiorentina’s 50 per cent of Italy international Alessio Cerci.
Fiorentina striker Luca Toni and his partner Marta have welcomed daughter Bianca, a year after another child was stillborn.
Kevin Constant will remain co-owned by Milan and Genoa, while Parma sign Fabiano Santacroce, Marco Parolo and Yohan Benalouane.
Miralem Pjanic’s agent assures “he is happy at Roma” and there has been no concrete interest from Barcelona.
Giulio Donati’s agent confirms a move to Bayer Leverkusen is imminent. “Inter made their evaluations” on the Italy Under-21 international.
Italy Under-21 international Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent warns Juventus “we won’t accept any more loan spells.”
Inter midfielder Alfred Duncan admits he is “flattered” with Sunderland’s interest after a wonderful season at Livorno.
Napoli have officially bought Omar El Kaddouri from Brescia, while Torino signed Matteo Darmian and Kamil Glik.
David Luiz will undergo surgery for a broken nose, but not until after the Confederations Cup, so he could face Italy.
Stephan El Shaarawy's agent has hinted that the youngster could leave Milan, claiming that it is a 'very delicate moment' for the 20-year-old.
Juventus have offered Fiorentina €20m plus Luca Marrone and Manolo Gabbiadini for Stevan Jovetic, reports have suggested.

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