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Inter Milan seeking investment from China

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Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has announced he is seeking partners to invest in the Italian club, with China the first market he is to explore. Thohir said prior to his next visit to Milan he set the record straight by revealing he is on the lookout for somebody to buy a stake in the club, following reports that he ...

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Simone Zaza strikes late to give Juventus narrow win over Napoli

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If you believe the old adage, there are only two certainties in life; death and taxes. In Italian football, an annual Juventus title triumph seems to have been added to the list of human inevitabilities. The Bianconeri has claimed the Serie A crown for four years in a row — doing so by a mammoth 17-point margin last term. But ...

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Yuto Nagatomo claims he turned down Man United

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Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has claimed he turned down the chance to join Manchester United. The 83-cap Japan international was linked with a move in January by the Italian press, and revealed on Thursday United manager Louis van Gaal made an approach to sign him. But Nagatomo, who has made nine Serie A starts this season, insists he remains ...

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Abel Hernandez keen to return to Serie A with ‘big’ Italian club

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Hull City striker Abel Hernandez says he would like to try his luck at one of Italy’s ‘big’ clubs before ending his career with former side Palermo. But the 25-year-old’s immediate aim is helping Hull regain their top-flight berth after failing to impress there following his club record £10m move from Palermo on the final day of the 2014 summer ...

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Massimiliano Allegri rejects talk of imminent move to Chelsea

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says there is “nothing” in reports linking him with Chelsea. The 48-year-old Italian has been touted as a possible successor to Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge, with the Dutchman in interim charge of the Blues until the end of the season. Allegri’s former manager Giovanni Galeone said earlier on Tuesday the Italian will become Chelsea’s new ...

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Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon plans retirement in 2018

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Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will “almost certainly” retire after the 2018 World Cup. The 37-year-old has made more than 550 appearances for Juventus and is one of only three players to take part in five World Cups, one of which he won in 2006. And he has announced that he will call time on his illustrious ...

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Juventus edge past Roma to keep pace with Napoli at top

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Paulo Dybala unlocked a tense encounter with Roma in Turin to fire Juventus within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli. Massimiliano Allegri’s reigning champions raced into Scudetto contention after registering a 10th straight victory last time out but they found win number 11 – a rare 1-0 triumph – harder to come by. Resilient Roma, who are harder to ...

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Luciano Spalletti returns to Roma after Rudi Garcia departure

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Luciano Spalletti has returned for his second spell in charge of Roma, replacing Rudi Garcia as head coach. The 56-year-old managed the Giallorossi between 2005 and 2009, guiding the club to the Champions League quarter-finals and twice to Coppa Italia glory, and is now back at the Stadio Olimpico. Garcia’s departure was confirmed on Wednesday after Roma slipped to fifth ...

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Serie A: Higuain nets double as Napoli go clear at the top

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Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals as Napoli went four points clear at the top of Serie A after coming from behind to defeat Sassuolo 3-1 at home. The sixth-placed visitors, who pulled off a shock 1-0 win at Inter Milan in their previous outing, looked like they might register another upset after they took the lead through Diego Falcinelli’s third-minute ...

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