Roque Santa Cruz has refused to rule out a move to Italy in January despite the collapse of his move to Lazio.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has vowed to make the side stronger and more entertaining as they look to bounce back from their World Cup disappointment.
On the eve of Italy's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, 2006 World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso has joined his AC Milan colleague Andrea Pirlo in bemoaning a lack of quality in the Azzurri's ranks.
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has blamed his country's disappointing World Cup performance on a lack of quality and insisted the Azzurri must "start playing football" if they are to challenge for major honours again at Euro 2012.
The draw takes place on Friday with Everton, Fulham and Celtic all awaiting news of their opponents.
Robinho has told Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini he wants to play in either Italy or Spain after snubbing an approach from Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Want-away Manchester City forward Robinho has turned down a move to Turkey and claims that he will only join a side in Italy or Spain.
New Zealand World Cup star Shane Smeltz is set to complete a move to Turkish Super League side Genclerbirligi after a transfer agreement was reached with Gold Coast United on Tuesday.
The agent of Genoa defender Salvatore Bocchetti claims AC Milan are attempting to purchase the Italy international.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson says that Inter Milan will not make a move for Javier Mascherano, or any other Liverpool player, before the transfer window closes.
Roberto Mancini saluted debutant Mario Balotelli after the Italy striker put Manchester City on the road to the group stages of the Europa League.
Mario Balotelli is yet to kick a ball in anger for Manchester City, but the Italian has already confirmed they were not his first choice.
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli on a five-year deal.
The agent of Cagliari goalkeeper Federico Marchetti insists his client is "happy and proud" to remain at the Serie A club, despite reported interest from a host of Premier League clubs.
Brazilian striker Amauri says he decided to represent Italy because he has spent the vast majority of his playing career in the country.
Emmanuel Adebayor has indicated that he will leave Manchester City this summer and has made it clear that Juventus are one of his top targets.