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AC Milan coach Inzaghi ready for new Serie A season


AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is confident his team will peak in time for the start of the Serie A campaign. The Rossoneri have endured a dismal summer, losing all four of their pre-season games, including Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Valencia in the Trofeo Naranja. Despite their poor form, which has seen Milan give away 12 goals and find the ...

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AC Milan sign Pablo Armero on loan from Udinese


AC Milan have announced the signing of Colombia international Pablo Armero on loan from Udinese, subject to a medical. The 27-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, only rejoined Udinese from Napoli in June, but is embarking on another loan move, having spent the second half of last season at West Ham. “I’ll be joining a great team,” Armero ...

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Asamoah ready for any role at Juventus


Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has insisted that he is ready for any role assigned to him by new manager, Maximiliano Allegri, while praising former Bianconeri coach Antonio Conte “for two victorious years.” The 25-year-old versatile midfielder played as a left-wingback in Conte’s 3-5-2 formation and was a mainstay in Juventus’ title-winning teams for the last two seasons But a new ...

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Tavecchio confirmed as new FIGC president


Carlo Tavecchio has been named as the new president of the Italian Football Association (FIGC), the body has announced. The 71-year-old was vice-president of the federation from 2009, but confirmed his candidacy for the top job following Giancarlo Abete’s decision to resign after Italy’s early exit from the World Cup in Brazil in June. And despite a controversial campaign, in ...

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Inter Milan rubbish links of move for Barcelona’s Dani Alves


Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausillo has denied reports linking the club with a move for Barcelona full-back Dani Alves. The 31-year-old, who joined from Sevilla in 2008, is into the final year of his contract at the Nou Camp and has been heavily linked with an exit this summer. Liverpool are reported to have shown an interest in the ...

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Liverpool will not sign AC Milan’s Balotelli – Rodgers

Mario Balotelli: No summer switch to Anfield

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not be signing Mario Balotelli this summer. Rodgers praised the AC Milan striker earlier this week, which led to speculation he could sign the former Manchester City striker. The Liverpool boss has already signed Lille striker Divock Origi and Southampton’s Rickie Lambert to help plug the gap left by Luis Suarez’s departure, but ...

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Juventus will only sell Arturo Vidal if he asks to leave


Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has revealed they will only sell Arturo Vidal if he asks to leave. Vidal’s long-term future in Turin has been the subject of constant speculation since summer with Manchester United widely credited with an interest in his signature. Chile international Vidal is under contract at Juventus until 2017 and Juventus are determined to hang onto ...

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Juve snap up Romulo from Verona

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Juventus have signed midfielder Romulo Souza Orestes on loan from Hellas Verona with an option to buy. Juve will pay one million euros to loan the Brazilian-born Italian, with the option to buy worth six million euros, the defending Serie A champions said on their website. The option is automatically exercised if Romulo plays in at least 60 per cent ...

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Juventus confirm Mauricio Isla is set to join QPR


Juventus have confirmed Mauricio Isla is poised to join Queens Park Rangers and is set to undergo a medical on Sunday. As revealed by Sky Sports on Friday, QPR have lined up a loan deal for Chile international right-back Isla as Harry Redknapp looks to add to his squad. Isla impressed for Chile at the World Cup, but the 26-year-old ...

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