Napoli president De Laurentiis brands reporters "PEASANTS!" | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has launched a furious attack on the Italian media.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has launched a furious attack on the Italian media.

The movie mogul blew a fuse after questioning over Edinson Cavani’s future.

“You journalists are the great peasants of Italian football,” he said. “All you are interested in is money.

“In life, you can’t just talk about finances. Us cinema people are great gentlemen because we don’t care about the contracts given to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie…

“All you are bothered about is how much a player earns and all you do is drive up the costs.”

AC Milan see Chelsea's Kalou as Robinho replacement | Transfers | Tribal Football

AC Milan have made contact with the camp of Salomon Kalou.

AC Milan have made contact with the camp of Salomon Kalou.

Kalou is now off contract from Chelsea and fielding offers from Premier League rivals, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

However, Milan are also keen and see Kalou as a direct replacement for Robinho.

Milan need a big sale to balance the books and Robinho, who is interesting Malaga and PSG, is the most likely candidate.

Sigurdsson excited about Tottenham move | Transfers | Tribal Football

Gylfi Sigurdsson is delighted with his move to Tottenham.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is delighted with his move to Tottenham.

Speculation surrounding former Hoffenheim winger Sigurdsson’s future came to an end on Wednesday when Spurs confirmed they had signed the 22-year-old on a reported five-year deal.

The midfielder has already spoken to Andre Villas-Boas, who was named as Harry Redknapp‘s replacement on Tuesday, and is looking forward to working under the Portuguese.

“I like him and the ideas he has,” Sigurdsson said.

“He has faith in me and I’m looking forward to working under his leadership.”

Di Matteo will put his own stamp on Chelsea – gradually | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo admits he’ll be looking to put his own stamp on the team this season – but gradually.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo admits he’ll be looking to put his own stamp on the team this season – but gradually.

Di Matteo – who is the eighth permanent head coach of Roman Abramovich’s ownership – feels it is very much a case of evolution, not revolution at Stamford Bridge as he looks to improve on last season’s sixth place in the Barclays Premier League.

He said: “I don’t think it will be an overnight thing. I wouldn’t expect radical changes.

“I would like us to be a good team that can compete and always in the frame for the targets this club has.

“I don’t think there’ll be a big overhaul of how we approach the games, new players will be integrated into the team and we will try and get the best out of them.”

Di Matteo continued: “I don’t see any reason to change. I am the way I am – this is me. The way I operate is me and that’s not going to change in the future.

“I have my way to communicate with the players and I will continue with that.

“My job is too make them feel confident and to put their talent for the service of the team and try to win games.

“We certainly have to make up ground [in the Premier League] because we finished 25 points behind the leaders so that’s going to be a big job.”

Di Matteo accepts Euro expectations at Chelsea | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Roberto di Matteo knows Chelsea expectations are sky high after winning the Champions League.

Roberto di Matteo knows Chelsea expectations are sky high after winning the Champions League.

Di Matteo accepts becoming European champions for the first time means Chelsea‘s standards have been raised once again.

He said: “Having won the European title might bring some expectations, yes, but I think it’s a club that has always had expectations. That is nothing new for our players.”

Di Matteo always quietly confident over Chelsea job | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Roberto di Matteo says he was always confident of landing the job at Chelsea.The Italian was confirmed as manager, despite speculation linking Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to the post.

Roberto di Matteo says he was always confident of landing the job at Chelsea.

The Italian was confirmed as manager, despite speculation linking Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to the post.

“We have always been in touch and had a few meetings,” he said.

“I know the process sometimes takes a bit of time, it is an important decision for the club and I have no problems with it at all.

“I am pretty confident and very happy to be here working with a great squad, who have achieved a lot in the past and have the hunger to achieve even more.”

Chelsea boss Di Matteo: Job doesn't have great security | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo says he’s relaxed about his managerial career.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo says he’s relaxed about his managerial career.

Di Matteo has certainly come full circle since being dismissed as manager at West Bromwich Albion in February 2011, when the Baggies feared he could not keep them in the Premier League.

The Italian, though, insists you must always take things as they come.

“I was always confident in my ability, but you know how the football industry works,” he said.

“Managers are replaced for some reasons and you just have to keep working and keep developing and try your best and try and get the results for your club.”