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“We have sealed a deal for Kyle Lafferty,” confirmed Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini.
“It’s true, Napoli among other clubs called me,” confirmed the agent of Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons.
Juventus are renewing their bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez after Arsenal closed on Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester City on Stevan Jovetic.
Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final and Coach Devis Mangia notes “we only need to take one last step.”
Rudi Garcia already has his priorities set out for Roma. “We want to get back into Europe and beat Lazio in the derby.”
Inter could sell Alfred Duncan to Sunderland and Matias Silvestre to Milan to fund Radja Nainggolan and Antonio Nocerino moves.
Tottenham have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in their interest for Roma starlet Erik Lamela.
Udinese Vice-President Gino Pozzo outlined their plans for Dusan Basta, Mauricio Isla, Antonio Di Natale and Mehdi Benatia.
Italy beat Holland 1-0 in the Under-21 European semi-final, but manager Cor Pot insisted “we were the much better team.”
Manolo Gabbiadini feels Italy’s work ethic and “humility” can beat Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Giulio Donati admits Italy “knew we’d be under pressure” against Holland, but earned their Final spot with Spain.
Italy begin their Confederations Cup tonight against Mexico and veteran Gerardo Torrado warns El Tri have “got rid of that inferiority complex.”
Andrea Pirlo hopes to “celebrate my 100th cap in style at the Maracanà” against Mexico and names his Italy heirs.
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Cesare Prandelli hinted at a change of tactics against Mexico and assured “there’s a good chance Mario Balotelli will play.”
Fabio Borini says Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia “was right to wait for me” after scoring the semi-final winner over Holland.
Brazil beat Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan 3-0 in the Confederations Cup opener, as Italy face Mexico on Sunday.
Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia praised their spirit after beating Holland and warned “we will play our game against Spain.”
Holland hit the woodwork, but Fabio Borini scored the winner as Italy will face Spain in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Mexico manager Jose Manuel De La Torre is confident about facing Italy on Sunday. “We know how to beat the big teams.”
Massimo Moratti admitted he “expected worse” abuse from Inter fans and assured “we’re aiming to win the Scudetto.”
Adriano met with the Azzurri today, hopes for an Italy-Brazil Final and feels “Mario Balotelli will match Leo Messi.”
Italy take on Holland in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final this evening with Lorenzo Insigne and Fabio Borini in the starting XI.
Cristian Chivu has asked new Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri to “send him home if he’s not needed.”
“Napoli’s interest in Kevin Strootman is serious and PSV confirmed it to us,” said the Dutch talent’s agent.
Brazilian media believe Adriano Galliani will fly out tomorrow so Milan can sell Robinho to Santos for €7m.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set up a meeting with Lazio to discuss midfielder Hernanes.
Kevin-Prince Boateng applauds the prison sentence for Pro Patria fans who racially abused him and insists “I never really wanted to leave Italy.”
Josip Ilicic’s agent confirms interest from Germany and the Premier League, but the Palermo man “wants to stay in Italy.”
With problems for Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez, Juventus are turning to Sampdoria starlet Simone Zaza.
FIGC director Demetrio Albertini praised Cesare Prandelli, but admits “Italy are a little behind schedule physically.”
Japan open the Confederations Cup against hosts Brazil today and Coach Alberto Zaccheroni warns “it’s not a foregone conclusion.”
The Is Arenas has once again failed to gain a certificate from the council, so Cagliari could play their home games in Brescia.
Juan Camilo Zuniga’s agent says he will “evaluate everything” around interest from Juventus and Inter.
“There is no £12m Manchester City offer for Stefan Radu,” assured the Lazio defender’s agent.

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