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AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium


Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team, made the remarks to local newspapers on Tuesday. He said they will be paying at least €400m (£220m) over the next two years, which may value the club at up to €750m including debt. “Milan ...

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Napoli battling to sign Belgium star Axel Witsel


Everton and Napoli are fighting to sign Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg, according to the player’s father. The 27-year-old, who has 71 caps for his country, is expected to end a four-year spell in Russia this summer and has been of significant interest to clubs in Italy for successive transfer windows. Thierry Witsel, Axel’s father, confirmed to ...

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AC Milan appoint Vincenzo Montella as new head coach


Milan have appointed former Fiorentina and Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new manager on a two-year contract, the Serie A club said on their website on Tuesday. The 42-year-old will begin work with the Italian side from July 1 and will replace Cristian Brocchi, who took charge on an interim basis after Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked in April. The ...

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Juventus sign Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic for £25.4m

Miralem Pjanic started his professional career at French side Metz

Juventus have signed Miralem Pjanic from Serie A rivals Roma for £25.4m on a five-year contract. The Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder, 26, had been linked with Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea. Pjanic, who passed a medical on Monday, joined Roma from French club Lyon in the summer of 2011. He scored 10 goals and set up 12 more in 33 ...

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Patrice Evra confirms new Juventus deal


Patrice Evra has revealed he will sign a two-year contract extension with Serie A champions Juventus. The former Manchester United defender’s future in Turin had been under threat with his contract set to expire this summer. The 35-year-old has impressed under Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, making 35 appearances as the Bianconeri won a Scudetto and Coppa Italia double for the ...

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Sinisa Mihajlovic named new Torino head coach


Torino have confirmed Sinisa Mihajlovic as their new head coach on a two-year deal after the departure of Giampiero Ventura. The 47-year-old Serb has made a swift return to management after being sacked from Serie A club AC Milan in April. Shortly before Mihajlovic’s unveiling, his predecessor Ventura announced he was stepping down as Torino head coach after five years ...

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Balotelli poised for Liverpool return from AC Milan loan spell


Striker Mario Balotelli appears likely to make a return to Liverpool from AC Milan for pre-season training. AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has intimated the Serie A club would not be making their loan deal for the mercurial Italian a permanent one. Balotelli is expected to exit the San Siro along with Alex, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Philippe Mexes as Milan ...

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Genoa’s Armando Izzo denies involvement in match-fixing scandal


Genoa defender Armando Izzo has denied any involvement in the latest match-fixing scandal to hit Italian football. Izzo was one of 10 people arrested on Monday after an investigation into two games involving Serie B side Avellino during the 2013-14 season. The 24-year old, who was part of Italy’s original training party for Euro 2016 but cut from the 30-man ...

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Euro 2016: Balotelli and Pirlo and snubbed as Conte finetunes squad


Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man squad for the Azzurri’s second pre-competition training camp. Italy will head to the June 10-July 10 tournament in France looking to reach a second successive final, but are facing a formidable challenge after failing to get past the first round ...

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