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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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Chelsea to pay 25 million euros 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)

Ghanaian versatile  midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has emerged as a top summer target for English Premiership side Chelsea according to reports coming from Italy. Despite being plagued by a variety of injuries over the past two seasons Chelsea’s incoming coach Antonio Conte, who worked with Asamoah during his stint with the Turin based club is interested in re-uniting with him. Conte ...

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Juventus win fifth straight Serie A title after Napoli lose to Roma


Juventus won a fifth consecutive Serie A title after Napoli failed to beat Roma on Monday. Napoli had to claim all three points at the Stadio Olimpico to keep their slim hopes of catching Juve alive but were defeated 1-0 by third-placed Roma as Radja Nainggolan struck a late winner. Juventus have officially won 32 Scudettos, and two more league titles were ...

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Napoli title hopes dented by loss at Inter


Napoli’s hopes of catching Serie A leaders Juventus were dealt a further blow with a 2-0 defeat at Inter Milan. A second loss in three league games leaves Napoli six points behind the defending champions, who are at home to Palermo on Sunday. Captain Mauro Icardi put Inter ahead with his 15th goal of the season before Marcelo Brozovic doubled ...

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AC Milan: Sinisa Mihajlovic replaced by Cristian Brocchi as manager


AC Milan have sacked Sinisa Mihajlovic as manager and replaced him with their former midfielder Cristian Brocchi. Milan have reached the Coppa Italia final but remain sixth in Serie A, 27 points off leaders Juventus. Mihajlovic picked up two points from his last five games in charge and lost 2-1 at home to Juve in his final game. The 47-year-old ...

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Juve earn comeback win at Milan to stretch Serie A lead


Paul Pogba bundled in a winner as Juventus came from a goal down to extend their Serie A lead to nine points with victory at AC Milan. Alex headed the home side in front from Mario Balotelli’s corner. Juve soon equalised, though, as Mario Mandzukic stroked a shot into the corner after receiving Alvaro Morata’s perfectly-weighted return pass. Balotelli had ...

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Juventus edge closer to title after Empoli win


Juventus moved closer to a fifth successive Serie A title with a home victory over Empoli. Alvaro Morata hit the crossbar for the hosts with a long-range effort before Mario Mandzukic headed in from Paul Pogba’s chip just before half-time. Riccardo Saponara had Empoli’s best chance but he shot over. The victory takes Juventus six points above Napoli, who play ...

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Agyemang Badu wants fresh challenge


Ghana and Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has hinted that he could be seeking an from exit the Estadio Friuli if a favourable offer is made for his services. The midfield enforcer has spent 6 seasons with Italy’s second oldest club and despite contributing 4 goals in 26 appearances his performances have not prevented the club from placing  16th on the ...

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Paul Pogba fully committed to Juventus – Giuseppe Marotta


Paul Pogba is unlikely to be heading to the Premier League this summer after telling Juventus he wants to stay with the Italian champions. Pogba has attracted the attention of Europe’s top clubs after becoming a key player for Juventus since joining from Manchester United in 2012. The 23-year-old has won three Serie A titles since arriving in northern Italy ...

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Juventus were lucky against Inter Milan – Leonardo Bonucci


Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci admitted his side were ‘lucky’ to take their remarkable Coppa Italia semi-final against Inter Milan to penalties. Inter, beaten 3-0 in the first leg in Turin, rallied superbly at the San Siro to win the return match by the same score with a brace from Marcelo Brozovic and another by Ivan Perisic. After Rodrigo Palacio’s effort ...

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