Italy

Mexes: Milan on the right track

Philippe Mexes thinks AC Milan still have the capacity to compete against the best teams in Serie A despite their woeful pre-season.

No Barca pressure on Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado's agent has moved to quash speculation that Barcelona are turning the screws in a bid to hasten his proposed transfer from Fiorentina.

Mazzarri impressed by attitudes

Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri is satisfied with his side's performances during pre-season, despite suffering two defeats.

Napoli 'keen on Fellaini loan'

Reports in Italy claim that Napoli are attempting to bring Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini to the Serie A club ahead of the new season.

Garcia gunning for Scudetto

Roma manager Rudi Garcia refuses to read too much into his side's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in a pre-season fixture at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.

Allegri expects Vidal to stay

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is convinced Arturo Vidal will remain with the Serie A champions for the upcoming season.

Prade: No Cuadrado offers yet

Fiorentina have confirmed that no official offers have been made for Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado, despite several rumours and reports suggesting otherwise.

Vidic wants Chicharito signing

New Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has called on the club to sign his former Manchester United team-mate Javier Hernandez.

Torino nearing Europe return

Torino have an opportunity to return to European competition when they play against Brommapojkarna in the third round of Europa League qualifying.

Benitez: Michu will need time

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez believes forward Michu will take time to adjust to the Serie A following his loan switch from Swansea City.

Juve keen to keep Vidal

Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated Juventus' desire to retain the services of Arturo Vidal, provided the midfielder wants to stay.

Okaka blasts Tavecchio

Stefano Okaka has called on Carlo Tavecchio to be removed from the FIGC Presidential candidate list because of his racist comments.

Juve prep shifts up a gear

By the end of this week Massimo Allegri will have a full-strength squad his disposal, as Juventus' pre-season preparations shift into second gear.

Tare threatened by fans

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has revealed that he has received threatening messages following the failed recruitment of defender Davide Astori.

Inzaghi takes the blame

Milan manager Fillipo Inzaghi has taken full responsibility for his team's poor form following the second heavy defeat of their pre-season campaign.

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