Serie A

Mario Balotelli close to agreeing Juventus deal

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Mario Balotelli is closing in on a sensational move to Juventus at the end of the season, according to reports. The striker is currently plying his trade in France with Nice, where he has scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 already. The Serie A giants have a penchant for snapping up big players on free transfers, with a deal for ...

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Bologna in for Gabbiadini

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Bologna reportedly want to bring Manolo Gabbadini back to Italy, but Southampton may not let him leave in January. The Rossoblu held a meeting with Riccardo Orsolini’s agent yesterday, but Sky Italia reports they also held discussions over the former Napoli forward. Gabbiadini has been identified as a target either now or in June, depending on when the Saints would ...

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Ac Milan deny Gattuso resignation

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AC Milan, through the official website, categorically denies the rumors that Gennaro Gattuso was prepared to give his resignation yesterday. Yesterday, the Milan manager was at Casa Milan, but not to leave the club. According to ACMilan.com, “Rino Gattuso has not the slightest thought of his resignation. As early as yesterday afternoon it was, not only perceived but also, understood ...

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Serie A: AC Milan thrashed by Hellas Verona

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AC Milan suffered their second embarrassing result in a month as they fell to a heavy defeat at Verona. Milan, who spent more than £210m on transfers in the summer, drew against previously pointless side Benevento and on Sunday conceded three against the side that had been second to bottom. Antonio Caracciolo headed Verona in front with Moise Kean and Daniel Bessa ...

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Juve striker Higuain undergoes hand surgery

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Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has had surgery to mend a fracture in his left hand, the Serie A club said on their website on Monday. The Italian champions did not say when Argentine Higuain, who was on the bench with his hand wrapped but did not play in Sunday’s 3-0 home win over Crotone, suffered the injury. ‘Higuain’s return date to team action ...

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Gianluigi Buffon wins Serie A Best Player award as Juventus dominate star-studded ceremony in Milan

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has added to his huge silverware collection after winning the Serie A Best Player award at the Gran Gala del Calcio. The legendary Italian picked up the award for his performances during the 2016-17 season at a star-studded ceremony in Milan on Monday, organised by the Italian Football Federation. And it was another brilliant night for Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus side as they dominated the Serie A awards ceremony at the Megawatt ...

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Icardi brace as Inter beat Atalanta to go second

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In-form Mauro Icardi scored two headers as Inter Milan beat Atalanta to move into second place in Serie A. Inter, who have not lost since hiring manager Luciano Spalletti in June, took advantage of Juventus’ defeat by Sampdoria to move above the champions and within two points of Napoli. They led through captain Icardi’s header from Antonio Candreva’s corner. The Argentine then ...

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Juventus beaten by Sampdoria after resting Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon was left on the Juventus bench in their defeat by Sampdoria, along with defender Andrea Barzagli, because “they need time to get over” Italy’s World Cup exit. Massimiliano Allegri rested the pair, who retired from Italy duty following the play-off defeat by Sweden. Sampdoria led through Duvan Zapata’s looping header, with Lucas Torreira and Gianmarco Ferrari making it 3-0. Gonzalo ...

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Inter in for Pastore

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Inter are reportedly interested in Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore, possible in a Joao Mario exchange. The Nerazzurri have made a good start to the season, and despite Financial Fair Play it’s thought they will make some investments in January. Ramires is widely expected to join on loan from Jiangsu Suning, as both clubs are owned by Suning Group. The midfielder ...

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