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Mattia Perin out to prove worthy heir to Gianluigi Buffon for Juventus and Italy

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.
Stewart Robson reveals his projected Juventus XI as Cristiano Ronaldo gets set to make his Serie A debut against Chievo.

The journey has been longer than predicted, but the real adventure for Mattia Perin is about to start. More than seven years after making his Serie A debut, Perin finally has an opportunity to become the true heir to one of the league's greatest, in Gianluigi Buffon. Signed by Juventus from Genoa for €12 million in the summer, the 25-year-old has a chance to live up to the "next Buffon" hype for club and country which has followed him his entire life.

Perin's talent was easy to spot early...

Andrea Pirlo fuming with Italy after TV deal halts move to be Roberto Mancini assistant

Roberto Mancini explains how much of an honour it is to be appointed the next manager of Italy.

Andrea Pirlo has released a statement saying how unhappy he is that his TV contracts are preventing him from becoming Roberto Mancini's assistant coach for Italy.

Pirlo, who retired from football last November, was lined up to work alongside Mancini in the new Italy setup. However, the Italian FA (FIGC) vetoed his appointment because he has been employed by Sky Sport Italia as a pundit for their coverage of the Champions League.

The 39-year-old has hit back at the FIGC, who are instead preparing...

Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini 'undecided' on Italy future

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus and Italy's hopes for the future.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has said he is uncertain about his international future and is considering retiring from Italy duty.

Chiellini, 33, did not feature in Roberto Mancini's first Italy squad, but he may still have a future in the Squadra Azzurra.

However, he admits he does not know whether representing his country is still in his best interests as he plans on meeting with Mancini for talks.

"I'm a bit undecided," he told Sky Sport Italia. "There are arguments for and against both options....

Italy's Roberto Mancini: Andrea Pirlo as No. 2 would be 'right start' to coaching career

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus and Italy's hopes for the future.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.

Roberto Mancini would welcome the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as his assistant with the Italian FA reported to be considering giving the former Italy midfielder his first coaching role.

Pirlo announced in May that he would study for his coaching badge after ending his playing career with New York City FC last November, and Italy are considering him as Mancini's right-hand man as they look ahead to the Nations League and qualifying for EURO 2020.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday,...