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Perisic set for talks with Inter boss Spalletti amid Man Utd links


Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti says he will speak with Manchester United target Ivan Perisic about his future at the club. Sky Sports reports that United remain keen to bring the Croatia international to Old Trafford this summer despite having two bids turned down by the Serie A side. Spalletti, who was appointed as the successor to Stefano Pioli in May, wants ...

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Batistuta ‘has trouble walking’


Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta admits “I have difficulty walking because I gave more than I had to give” in football. Batistuta scored 242 goals for Fiorentina, Roma and Inter between 1991 and 2003, but the former Argentina striker revealed his prolific ways had taken its toll. “Is it true that I once said I never liked football? I did say ...

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AC Milan complete €25m Calhanoglu signing


AC Milan have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu for a reported fee of €25 million. The Turkey international has signed a four-year deal at San Siro and becomes the sixth signing of what is turning into a busy summer for Vincenzo Montella’s side. He joins Mateo Mussachio, Franck Kessie, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva and Fabio Borini in ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah to get Juve midfield role for next season


Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah is set to stay at Juventus for the coming season and get a midfield role after reports from Italy stated that the club had turned down an offer to Galatasaray. According to Italian sports portal Tuttosport, the club has shaken its head to an offer from Juventus for Asamoah and wants to keep the Ghanaian midfielder for ...

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Puni Essien’s Como facing financial challenges

Akosua Puni Essien (Image credit: EPA)

Calcio Como risks going bankrupt after their new owner Akosua Puni Essien, the wife of Michael Essien, didn’t pay the bills. She bought the Lega Pro (third division) club at a bankruptcy auction in March for €237,000 and became President. However, the experience could be very short-lived indeed, as yesterday the deadline passed to register with the FIGC (Federation) because the cheque ...

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Dani Alves announces Juventus departure as Man City move nears

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The Brazilian right-back has agreed a two-year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side and moved a step closer to confirming it after leaving Juventus. The right-back has agreed a two-year deal with the Premier League side but they are yet to make an announcement. But the 34-year-old confirmed his departure from the Serie A champions on Instagram, posting a picture of ...

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Marotta: ‘Dani Alves leaves Juve’


Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed Dani Alves will terminate his contract by mutual consent for Manchester City, while Alex Sandro “received a consistent offer.” Dani Alves only arrived a year ago as a free agent when his Barcelona deal expired, contributing six goals and seven assists in 33 competitive games. “It’s not a breakdown of our rapport, as motivation is ...

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Agyemang Badu will move from Udinese if offer is right


Black Stars and Udinese midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu says he will leave Udinese if he gets a good offer from another club. He has been with the club since 2010 after winning the U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009 and he is very open to a new challenge. Last season, he was linked with moves to Stoke City and ...

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Gianluigi Donnarumma will not sign new AC Milan deal

Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be signing a new contract with AC Milan

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be signing a new contract, the club confirmed on Thursday. The 18-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola held talks with Milan officials today, but no fresh contract deal has been reached. In a statement, the club CEO Marco Fassone said: “Raiola informed us that Donnarumma has made a definitive decision not to renew the contract ...

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