Azzurri coach ready to allow families at World Cup base in Brazil.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy, as a study reveals that Serie A clubs have cut their wage bills down to under €1bn in total.
– ‘The money in the pockets of Serie A’; wages are on the decrease for clubs in Italy’s top flight, as the total has now dropped to under €1bn.
– That hasn’t been the case since the 2009/10 season, with both AC Milan and Inter Milan on a ‘diet’, while Juventus spend the most. With UEFA’s FFP regulations coming into force gradually, several clubs have managed their finances better.
– ‘Another Balotelli gaffe’; Italy striker doesn’t present himself when Minister Kyenga arrives, and later sends a text to say sorry.
– Former Inter Milan striker Ronaldo is certain that his old club will beat bitter rivals Juventus on Saturday.
– Palermo boss Gennaro Gattuso celebrates as his side put on a show in their 3-0 win over Padova. The three points will ease the pressure on the former Milan midfielder, with speculation suggesting his job was at risk prior to the weekend.
– ‘A World Cup with the family’; Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is ready to revolutionise how the Azzurri prepare for the tournament, by allowing wives and children to accompany the players in Brazil next summer.
– The Azzurri base is an ocean oasis with 500 types of animals.
– Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo has hit out at former club Roma, revealing that “they wanted me to go”.
– The most paid coaches in Serie A are Antonio Conte and Walter Mazzarri, following a study carried out which also revealed the level of player wages in Serie A.
– ‘Turbo Tevez’; In the week leading up to the Inter-Juventus game, Carlitos hits the accelerator.
– “The start has been extraordinary, the secret is the work with Antonio Conte. First we’ll think about the Scudetto, then the Champions League.”
– However, former Inter Milan striker Ronaldo provokes him by stating that the Nerazzurri will come out on top in the Derby d’Italia.
– Palermo secure their first win of the season, allowing coach Gennaro Gattuso to finally smile.
– Serie A returns on Saturday, with Tuttosport providing a team-by-team check-up as the international break continues.