Cesc Fabregas has warned his side the threat Mario Balotelli will pose when the two sides meet in the Euro 2012 final on Sunday.
Fabregas described Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli as "special players" who will make it a "tough game" for the reigning champions.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli meanwhile has refused to discuss his future, insisting he in focused on leading Italy to victory against La Roja.
Elsewhere, new Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud has insisted he is at the club to play alongside Robin van Persie - and not to replace him.
In today's transfer news, West Bromich Albion has completed the signing of Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster, the club have confirmed. (BBC)
According to Sky Sports News, Tottenham are set to confirm the signing of Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson next week (Sky Sports)
Chelsea are facing competition from Napoli as they look to sign long-term target Alvaro Pereira from Portugeuse side Porto. (talkSPORT)
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