CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta must start their season against SPAL by thinking about Serie A safety. “Being humble does not mean we are not ambitious.”
Milan President Paolo Scaroni claims his club ‘don’t even take notice of Juventus around the world’ because ‘we’ve won seven Champions Leagues.’
Davide Zappacosta had “no doubts” about choosing Roma and remembers their fans “drowned out” the Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge.
Sami Khedira has insisted that he fought to stay at Juventus so he could win the Champions League and not just for the money.
Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has advice for “animal” Martin Skrtel and insists “Gian Piero Gasperini is on the same level as Antonio Conte.”
Luis Muriel feels like he’s been with Atalanta “for ages and I hope to end my travels around Europe” with a long-term Bergamo stay.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is up for UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award with Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists “the difference with Lionel Messi is that I won the Champions League with several clubs and I identify with this tournament.”
Maurizio Sarri hit out at Juventus for the “embarrassing situation” with players who need to be sold, while declaring his “opinion on Paulo Dybala counts for zero.”
Martin Skrtel has officially signed for Atalanta as a free agent after three years in Turkey with Fenerbahce.
Jose Mourinho reveals he struggled to leave Inter for Real Madrid and “relied on Louis van Gaal’s ego” to beat Bayern Munich.
Gian Piero Gasperini urged Atalanta to make new signings for Champions League football and complained the Serie A extended transfer window is “a circus sideshow.”
Napoli are diving back into negotiations for Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano after PSV Eindhoven crashed out of the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo is certain Juventus will win the Champions League “within the next two seasons,” hails ‘GOAT’ Gigi Buffon and reveals that Matthijs de Ligt message.
Antonio Conte laid out Inter objectives in Serie A and the Champions League for the present and future. “Our owners are visionaries.”
Juventus director Pavel Nedved praised Maurizio Sarri for his “different” approach to Max Allegri and confessed signing Matthijs de Ligt was “a real struggle.”
Radja Nainggolan has accepted Inter’s decision to sell him this summer and is eyeing a return to Cagliari or another Champions League club.
Emre Can warns “Juventus must win as many trophies as possible” and he welcomes competition for places. “The more champions, the better.”
Diego Godin sees “parallels” between Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Inter boss Antonio Conte, plus rivalry with “disrespectful” Cristiano Ronaldo.
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President Rocco Commisso insists Federico Chiesa “will remain at Fiorentina” and said he’s “disgusted” by Juventus failure in Europe.
Senad Lulic believes “competition for places is healthy for everyone” at Lazio. “Our objective remains the Champions League.”
Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi says he is ready to shed his jack-of-all-trades reputation and become Maurizio Sarri’s right winger.
Gian Piero Gasperini urges Atalanta to make a couple more signings and hopes “an indecent proposal for Duvan Zapata doesn’t arrive.”
Papu Gomez believes Atalanta “could be a surprise in the Champions League, because we play in a different way to everyone else.”
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi confirmed advanced talks for Genk midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi and sees an ongoing project in Bergamo.
Atalanta have thanked Milan and Inter in an official statement after they both allowed the club to play their Champions League home games at San Siro.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez has thanked Inter and Milan for the ‘honour’ of letting his club use San Siro, but ultras of the city rivals are furious.
Atalanta will play their Champions League home games at San Siro this season after Milan gave their seal of approval.
Milan have finally given Atalanta the green light to play their Champions League home games at San Siro, according to reports.