NEWS

Real Madrid named their 23-man squad for Saturday’s high-profile friendly with Fiorentina.
Nemanja Vidic had a rather unfortunate incident today, as the Inter defender was stuck in a lift for two hours.
Arrigo Sacchi admits that Carlo Tavecchio has done well to sign Antonio Conte to Italy, but warns that it is only the beginning of reforms in Calcio.
Davide Santon has reiterated his happiness to stay at Newcastle United, and suggests a return to Serie A isn’t among his priorities.
Keita Balde Diao is enthusiastic for Lazio’s chances of success this season, as he outlines personal ambitions too.
Carlo Tavecchio has made clear Antonio Conte will face no pressure from Puma, and that Italy have signed a great Coach in him.
Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira has rubbished reports linking veteran defender Luisao with a move to Juventus.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly continuing in interest this summer for Roma forward Mattia Destro.
Danilo D’Ambrosio has revealed how and why he turned down Chelsea, and his later excitement to be at Inter.
Giuseppe Rossi has pulled out of Fiorentina’s squad to face Real Madrid tomorrow after suffering a thigh injury in training.
Antonio Conte’s Italy contract reportedly has a basic salary of €4.1m, which with bonuses could rise to €4.6m.
Francesco Totti has enthused at Roma’s reception in Austria and admits the club expects ‘something special’ this season.
Gigi Buffon says there are no problems with Juventus over contract negotiations, nor issues to see between Max Allegri and Andrea Pirlo.
Tata Martino has ‘opened the doors’ to the Argentine national team to everyone, including Juventus forward Carlos Tevez.
Gianluigi Buffon has backed Massimiliano Allegri to achieve ‘great things’ with Juventus, provided the players maintain their hunger.
Gigi Buffon has backed his former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte to do well with Italy and says ‘95 per cent of Italians’ will also support him.
Il Mattino reflect that Napoli are still in talks with Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini, even if they are not progressing.
Mario Gomez senses a ‘feeling’ with Giuseppe Rossi, a ‘duty’ for Fiorentina to aim for the Champions League and optimism for Marko Marin.
Juan Cuadrado and Facundo Roncaglia are out of Fiorentina’s squad to face Real Madrid reportedly for technical reasons only.
Mircea Lucescu has advised Douglas Costa to ignore interest from the likes of Milan to stay with Shakhtar Donetsk for ‘at another year’.
Dani Osvaldo admits his focus is about finding top condition, following a goalless draw against PAOK for his debut.
Walter Mazzarri is happy with Inter’s goalless draw with PAOK and explains that his side are not underestimating Stjarnan.
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Antonio Conte confessed he is “very happy” to be appointed the new Italy Coach.
Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado has been left out of the Viola squad to face Real Madrid at the weekend.
Inter have played out a goalless draw with Greek side PAOK as they continue their pre-season preparations.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says his side are outsiders for the Scudetto, but has thanked journalists for considering them favourites.
The FIGC have confirmed that Antonio Conte has been hired as the new Coach of Italy on a two-year contract.
Milan’s Cristian Zapata is being linked with a summer transfer move to Serie A rivals Genoa.
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual has described his relationship with Cesare Prandelli as a rollercoaster.
Fabrizio Ravanelli wants new Italy Coach Antonio Conte to be given free rein on all footballing decisions.
Dino Zoff has backed Antonio Conte to make Italy a competitive international team once again very soon.
Reports in the Italian media claim Antonio Conte has signed a contract to become Italy’s new Coach on a two-year contract.
Milan have continued their preparations for the new Serie A season by thrashing Pro Piacenza 5-1 in their latest friendly.
PSG Coach Laurent Blanc says Juventus target Ezequiel Lavezzi is free to leave the club, provided he wants to.

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