NEWS

Emanuele Giaccherini explained why Italy seemed to be a step behind Spain in their friendly test.
Alessio Cerci feels his performance against Spain was a big step towards a spot with Italy at the World Cup.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gigi Buffon revealed what put him off for the Spain goal and was surprised by Gabriel Paletta’s “sumptuous” debut.
Ciro Immobile thanked Cesare Prandelli for his senior Italy debut against Spain. “We had good scoring opportunities.”
Claudio Marchisio was impressed with Spain, but also by Italy’s debutants after a 1-0 result in Madrid.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta was “happy with my debut, but a little sad at the result” of Spain-Italy.
Cesare Prandelli felt Italy’s fitness levels were “almost embarrassing” compared to Spain, so the quality couldn’t shine through.
Alessio Cerci hit the woodwork, but Pedro Rodriguez got the only goal as Spain beat Italy in a friendly.
Bloomberg claims President Silvio Berlusconi has hired a company to seek potential buyers for Milan.
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio admired their patience in a victory away to Northern Ireland, but Serbia complicate the group.
Gabriel Paletta and Diego Costa get their international debuts in tonight’s prestigious Spain-Italy friendly in Madrid.
Newcastle United, Sunderland and Southampton are reportedly lining up a summer offer for Livorno hitman Paulinho.
Gabriel Paletta makes his Italy debut against Spain tonight and the Parma defender is linked with Tottenham and Manchester United.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta admits he met with Real Madrid today, but wouldn’t say if it involved Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal.
Italy’s Under-21 side secured a 2-0 victory in Northern Ireland with goals from Daniele Rugani and Brentford’s Marcello Trotta.
Roma have appointed Chief Commercial Officer Sean Barror today, a new position at the club.
There are reports Fiorentina have secured a deal for Argentine teenager Nicolas Minutella.
Torino will be without Giovanni Pasquale against Inter as well after he suffered a thigh strain.
Kevin Strootman maintains “Serie A makes you stronger” before he has even completed a full season at Roma.
Lazio will be without Cristian Ledesma for at least 10 days after he strained ligaments in his left knee.
Gianluigi Buffon has signalled Italy’s opening Group D clash with England as key to the success of their 2014 World Cup campaign.
Milan legend Franco Baresi has compared outgoing Barcelona centre-back Carles Puyol to Paolo Maldini.
Reports in the Daily Mail are that Nemanja Vidic could be set to earn as much as £20m during his time at Inter.
The Guardian are reporting that Massimo Cellino’s takeover of English Championship side Leeds United is in the balance.
Mario Balotelli and Andrea Poli trained separately from the rest of the Milan squad this afternoon, according to reports.
Chievo defender Michele Canini says his side must show the same fight and spirit they showed against Atalanta in their remaining League games.
Napoli’s next Europa League opponents Porto have parted company with Coach Paulo Fonseca, it has emerged.
Democratic Party MP Mauro Miccoli fears that another Calciopoli may currently be taking place right under people’s noses.
The decision on whether to reduce Borja Valero’s four match ban will be made on Friday, it has emerged.
Lazio’s Brayan Perea has praised the impact of Coach Edy Reja since he has returned to the Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio forward Miroslav Klose says that he is still unsure what he will do when his Lazio contract expires at the end of the season.
Milan’s Andrea Poli says he is hopeful of being fit in time to face Udinese in Serie A this weekend.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has responded to criticism of his well-publicised code of ethics by saying player behaviour needs to improve.
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez says both he and fans will need to be patient as he returns to full fitness.

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