Serie A

Cash-strapped Parma “running out of time” as match postponed


Parma have called off  Sunday’s Serie A visit of Udinese on safety grounds as their financial problems continue to threaten the club’s future. Players and staff from the bottom-of-the-table club have not been paid all season and stewarding costs were unable to be met to stage the fixture. The club asked to play the match behind closed doors but the ...

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Serie A: Destro joins AC Milan

AC Milan's new man Mattia Destro

Italy striker Mattia Destro joins struggling giants AC Milan from title-chasing Roma and has been unveiled by the Rossoneri today. The 23-year-old scored 13 league goals as Roma finished runners-up to Juventus last season, but has fallen out of coach Rudi Garcia’s plans this term. He joins 11th-placed Milan on loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season. ...

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Meet €35m price and you’ll get Cuadrado – Fiorentina to Chelsea


Fiorentina will not sell Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea this month unless their full 35m-euro asking price is met. According to Sky Sports, that is the buy-out figure in the Colombia winger’s contract, and it is understood Fiorentina are not prepared to compromise. Sources say Mohamad Salah has been offered as part of a deal, but the Serie A club are ...

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Roma lose ground to Juventus after Fiorentina draw


Roma lost further ground in the Serie A title race as a draw at Fiorentina left them seven points behind leaders Juventus. Rudi Garcia’s side were second best in the first half in Florence and fell behind to Mario Gomez’s neat finish. The visitors improved after the break and drew level through Adem Ljajic’s close-range strike. But their inability to ...

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Samuel Eto’o set to complete Sampdoria move


Everton striker Samuel Eto’o will complete his move to Sampdoria on Monday. The 33-year-old passed a medical on Sunday, posting a picture on Twitter  with the message: “Successful medical. Ready for a new challenge!!!” Eto’o joined the Toffees on a free transfer in August 2014, and has scored four goals in all competitions so far this season. Eto’o has had ...

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Pogba influential as Juventus stretch Seria A lead


Paul Pogba scored one goal and created another as Serie A leaders Juventus beat Chievo to stay ahead of Roma. The Frenchman, who has netted in each of his last four games, opened the scoring with a stunning shot from the edge of the box on the hour mark. The reported Real Madrid target then saw his clever trap and ...

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Toronto FC sign Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco


Toronto FC have signed Juventus and Italy striker Sebastian Giovinco. The 27-year-old, who has won 21 caps for his country, will join Jozy Altidore up front for the Major League Soccer side after they signed the US striker in exchange for Jermain Defoe. Ex-Empoli and Parma forward Giovinco has played 131 times for Juve, but has only made 10 appearances this ...

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Juventus stretch Serie A lead after thrashing Verona


Carlos Tevez scored twice as Serie A leaders Juventus easily beat Verona to move five points clear at the top. Midfielder Paul Pogba put the hosts ahead in the third minute with a spectacular 25-yard strike. Tevez doubled their lead soon afterwards with a fine, curling effort after Alvaro Morata’s cross. Giorgio Chiellini set up Roberto Pereyra, who blasted the ...

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Napoli up into third after win at Lazio


Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal as Napoli beat Lazio to move above the hosts into a Champions League spot. Dries Mertens played a ball from his own half which the Argentina striker ran onto, before losing defender Stefan Radu and lashing the ball past keeper Etrit Berisha at his near post. The result sees Napoli move two points above ...

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AC Milan complete Suso signing from Liverpool


Liverpool midfielder Suso has joined AC Milan in a permanent deal. The 21-year-old Spaniard signed professional terms with Liverpool in November 2010 and made his debut in September 2012. He spent last season on loan at Almeria before returning to Anfield,scoring against Middlesbrough in September. Suso made a total of 21 appearances and the club said: “Everybody at Liverpool thanks Suso ...

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