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Serie A round-up: Inter Milan maintain 100 per cent record

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Inter Milan scored two late goals to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Serie A campaign with a 2-0 triumph at Crotone. Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar poked home from 12 yards after a goalmouth scramble eight minutes from time to set Luciano Spalletti’s side on their way. And Ivan Perisic sealed matters in stoppage time, cutting inside and ...

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Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus – Agent Mino Raiola

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Mino Raiola says he can see Juventus forward Paulo Dybala playing for Chelsea or either Manchester club in the future. Dybala was linked with a move away from Turin in the summer, with Barcelona tipped to be his next club, but he stayed put. The 23-year-old Argentinian starred for Juventus last season as they won Serie A and reached the ...

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Ciro Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash AC Milan

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Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio humbled new-look AC Milan 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. A team featuring expensive summer signings like Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a 38th-minute penalty following Franck Kessie’s foul on Luis Alberto. Immobile’s second, which arrived from a Senad Lulic ...

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No bids from Inter for Vidal – Rummenigge

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Inter did not launch a close-season bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Serie A giants undertook the latest stage of their rebuilding process with the financial backing of the Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter last June, during the current transfer window. Premier League champions ...

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No Galatasary move for Kwadwo Asamoah

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 07:  Kwadwo Asamoah of Juventus FC looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Juventus FC and FC Nordsjaelland at Juventus Arena on November 7, 2012 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Contrary to expectations, Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah could not complete a switch to Turkish giants, Galatasaray on Deadline Day from Juvenus. Several reports from Turkey stated that the two teams agreed a fee and Asamoah had also agreed on personal terms ahead of finishing the deal. However, the transfer did not materialise because Juventus Leonardo Spinzzola from fellow Serie A side Atalanta ...

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Inter Milan ‘considering’ late move for Spurs defender Alderweireld

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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has re-emerged as a target for Italian giants Inter Milan, who are readying a late swoop for the Belgium international. According to reports, the 28-year-old’s contract talks with the north Londoners have stalled in recent weeks, with the defender said to have demanded wages which stand alongside some of the club’s best-paid players. With negotiations seemingly ...

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Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari in season opener

Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari. Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul. Juventus were already leading at that point ...

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Icardi’s Inter flatten Fiorentina

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The new-look Inter got off to a great start, beating a revolutionised Fiorentina 3-0 with an early Mauro Icardi brace and Ivan Perisic. Luciano Spalletti chose several of the summer signings to start, including ex-Viola men Borja Valero and Matias Vecino. It was captain Icardi who made the difference, earning and converting a penalty – awarded using VAR technology – ...

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Inter Milan ‘want to keep’ Ivan Perisic – Coach Spalletti

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Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti wants to keep Manchester United target Ivan Perisic, but has suggested he will be sold for the right price. According to Sky Sports, United and Inter are close to agreeing a fee for the Croatia winger, who the Serie A club value at £48m. Perisic is currently with Inter on a pre-season tour and ...

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Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic in talks with Fiorentina

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Lazar Markovic has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for friendlies in Germany after having talks with Fiorentina. The Serbia international is surplus to requirements at Anfield and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Fenerbahce and then Sporting Lisbon before being recalled for a spell at Hull. Markovic played 45 minutes in Liverpool’s opening friendly ...

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