NEWS

Fernando Llorente reveals why he chose Juventus. “They are one of the best teams in Europe and the best in Italy.”
Antonio Di Natale’s agent laughed off reports of an imminent move to Juventus. “There’s nothing true about it.”
Rafa Benitez is reportedly eager to bring Arsenal’s Theo Walcott with him to Napoli this summer.
Livorno are back in Serie A and already announced advanced talks for Alessio Sestu and Giulio Migliaccio.
Inter are not expected to take up their €5m option for Walter Gargano, sending him back to Napoli.
Cesare Prandelli was glad Mario Balotelli apologised, but warned “he has to understand he’ll always be provoked and mustn’t lose his calm.”
Udinese talent Luis Muriel has fuelled speculation of an Inter move. “I’ve supported them since I was a kid.”
Erik Lamela is a transfer target for numerous clubs, but insists “I am even more determined to stay at Roma.”
There are two unusual transfer rumours around Napoli, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Morgan De Sanctis and Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet.
Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili admits he was “very close to joining Milan in January.”
Carlo Ancelotti is “tired and disappointed” with PSG, as they are refusing to release him so he can join Real Madrid.
Italy’s opponents Mexico have confirmed their Confederations Cup squad and shirt numbers.
Mario Balotelli has publicly apologised for his red card and furious reaction. “I need to learn... still.”
Roma received positive news on the availability of candidates Marcelo Bielsa, Gerardo Martino and Rudi Garcia.
It is now official that Fabrizio Ravanelli is the new Coach of Ligue 1 side Ajaccio.
Juventus are thought to be closing in on Torino and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna, including Ciro Immobile in the deal.
“Italy and Holland are the strongest teams in the tournament,” said Israel Coach Guy Luzon ahead of tonight’s Under-21 clash.
Sampdoria have announced they’ll play Olympique Marseille in the first edition of the Trofeo Riccardo Garrone.
Juventus are closer than ever to Carlos Tevez, especially amid reports Arsenal have agreed a deal with Gonzalo Higuain.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan are considering a €40m Manchester City offer for Stephan El Shaarawy, while Chelsea want Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Italy continue their European Under-21 Championships tonight against hosts Israel and Ciro Immobile feels “it’ll be tougher than England.”
Italian media claim Chelsea have offered €55m (£46.7m) for Edinson Cavani, but Napoli are set to turn it down.
Alberto Aquilani insisted the 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic “was not such a poor performance.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mario Balotelli took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the red card against the Czech Republic. “You can support another country.”
Brazil have lost Leandro Damiao for the Confederations Cup, calling in Atletico Mineiro forward Jo instead.
Gigi Buffon defended Mario Balotelli and felt Italy rarely give their best in June after he rescued a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic.
Cesare Prandelli insisted “it was a very valuable point” against the Czech Republic, but he will lecture Mario Balotelli after the dismissal.
Mario Balotelli was sent off, but Gigi Buffon’s heroics earned Italy a goalless draw in the Czech Republic.
Italy won their European Under-21 Championship opener and Devis Mangia warns hosts Israel will be “tough” tomorrow.
Marcelo Bielsa is now up for the Roma bench after Athletic Bilbao announced he would be leaving.
Udinese will play against English club Queens Park Rangers in Austria on July 20.
Milan trio Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo lead the way as Italy face the Czech Republic tonight.
Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma “is very disappointed with Cesare Prandelli” after receiving only one Italy cap.
Catania presented new forward Sebastian Leto to the fans today. “This is an important step for my career.”

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