Serie A

Ciro Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash AC Milan


Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio humbled new-look AC Milan 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. A team featuring expensive summer signings like Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a 38th-minute penalty following Franck Kessie’s foul on Luis Alberto. Immobile’s second, which arrived from a Senad Lulic ...

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No bids from Inter for Vidal – Rummenigge


Inter did not launch a close-season bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Serie A giants undertook the latest stage of their rebuilding process with the financial backing of the Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter last June, during the current transfer window. Premier League champions ...

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No Galatasary move 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)

Contrary to expectations, Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah could not complete a switch to Turkish giants, Galatasaray on Deadline Day from Juvenus. Several reports from Turkey stated that the two teams agreed a fee and Asamoah had also agreed on personal terms ahead of finishing the deal. However, the transfer did not materialise because Juventus Leonardo Spinzzola from fellow Serie A side Atalanta ...

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Inter Milan ‘considering’ late move for Spurs defender Alderweireld


Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has re-emerged as a target for Italian giants Inter Milan, who are readying a late swoop for the Belgium international. According to reports, the 28-year-old’s contract talks with the north Londoners have stalled in recent weeks, with the defender said to have demanded wages which stand alongside some of the club’s best-paid players. With negotiations seemingly ...

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Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari in season opener

Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari. Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul. Juventus were already leading at that point ...

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Icardi’s Inter flatten Fiorentina

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The new-look Inter got off to a great start, beating a revolutionised Fiorentina 3-0 with an early Mauro Icardi brace and Ivan Perisic. Luciano Spalletti chose several of the summer signings to start, including ex-Viola men Borja Valero and Matias Vecino. It was captain Icardi who made the difference, earning and converting a penalty – awarded using VAR technology – ...

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Inter Milan ‘want to keep’ Ivan Perisic – Coach Spalletti


Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti wants to keep Manchester United target Ivan Perisic, but has suggested he will be sold for the right price. According to Sky Sports, United and Inter are close to agreeing a fee for the Croatia winger, who the Serie A club value at £48m. Perisic is currently with Inter on a pre-season tour and ...

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Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic in talks with Fiorentina


Lazar Markovic has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for friendlies in Germany after having talks with Fiorentina. The Serbia international is surplus to requirements at Anfield and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Fenerbahce and then Sporting Lisbon before being recalled for a spell at Hull. Markovic played 45 minutes in Liverpool’s opening friendly ...

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Higuain loses Napoli case


Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly lost a case against Napoli for image rights, as documents weren’t submitted in time. The striker left the Partenopei last summer to join Juventus, in a Serie A record deal worth €90m. Relations with President Aurelio De Laurentiis were given as a reason for the switch, and Pipita later submitted a claim for €600,000 in unpaid ...

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Juve medical for De Sciglio

during the international friendly match between Italy and Luxembourg on June 4, 2014 in Perugia, Italy.

Juventus have confirmed that Milan wingback Mattia De Sciglio will undergo a medical with the club on Wednesday. De Sciglio landed back in Italy on Tuesday to complete his proposed transfer to Juve, and the Bianconeri’s official Twitter account revealed the following morning that the 24-year-old was at J Medical to take fitness tests. The Old Lady are expected to ...

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