Marco Verratti has pledged his future to Paris Saint-Germain and told Canal+ he hopes to be reunited with Carlo Ancelotti at international level with Italy.
Verratti was linked with a move from PSG to Barcelona last summer, but the 25-year-old stayed in France and has helped his side win the Ligue 1 title.
"I'm very happy with the choice I made and I'm all the more convinced of that now," he said.
"I really want to stay here. I feel very good here and I want to win, which is what everyone expects."
The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup.
The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations League three days earlier.
U.S. Soccer does not announce friendlies before all the paperwork is completed.
Italy has won eight of the 12 games the countries...
Andrea Pirlo has held talks with members of the Italian FA and some clubs as he considers the next step in his career.
Pirlo, 38, brought down the curtain on his playing days last year and will be given an official send-off at a San Siro testimonial next month.
He has been working as a pundit but is considering a future in coaching and told La Gazzetta dello Sport he is weighing up his next move.
"I've had discussions with many people, both for the national team and for clubs, but there will be...
Claudio Ranieri has said he will stay at Ligue 1 club Nantes despite speculation linking him with the Italy job.
Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title and took over at Nantes last summer, is reported to be a strong contender to take over after the departure of Gian Piero Ventura.
But he has said he will be staying at Nantes next season, having previously indicated that he could move on if offered the chance to coach his home country.
"I'm under contract with Nantes," Ranieri...