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Sancho, Lingard and Tomori named in England squad as Greenwood and Bellingham miss out
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Sancho, Lingard and Tomori named in England squad as Greenwood and Bellingham miss out

The Three Lions are preparing themselves for meetings with Andorra and Hungary, with Gareth Southgate taking an opportunity to shuffle his pack Jadon Sancho has been included in the latest England squad despite the struggles he has suffered following his big-money move to Manchester United, while Fikayo Tomori has earned a recall having impressed for AC Milan. Gareth Southgate’s side are due to resume their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign with two fixtures during the next international break. They will face Andorra on October 9, before hosting Hungary at Wembley three days later.  
UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway
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UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway

UEFA is dropping legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three remaining clubs who are still insisting on the European Super League. The football body is informing the Madrid commercial court that it will no longer pursue legal action, according to Sky Sports. The three clubs had argued in court that the attempt to punish them for setting up a breakaway league was against European competition law. UEFA will also reach out to the other nine clubs involved in the attempted breakaway and inform them they will no longer have to pay the fines imposed on them for trying to set up the Super League in April. The nine clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In May,...
Gyasi and Spezia bow to Kessie and Milan in Serie A
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Gyasi and Spezia bow to Kessie and Milan in Serie A

The Ghana winger was on the losing side when the Little Eagles and the Rossoneri came face to face in league action Emmanuel Gyasi and Spezia suffered their second defeat in four days with a 2-1 home loss against AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday. Daniele Verde struck for the Little Eagles but goals from Daniel Maldini and Brahim Diaz handed all three points to the Rossoneri at Stadio Alberto Picco. Spezia have found themselves one point above the relegation zone but risk falling down into the dreaded space when bottom-three Venezia, Cagliari and Salernitana later get their turns of matchday six action.  
‘Superman’ Van Dijk must be rotated by Liverpool, explains Milner
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‘Superman’ Van Dijk must be rotated by Liverpool, explains Milner

The commanding Dutch defender remains a talismanic presence for the Reds, but he is still working his way back from a serious knee injury Virgil van Dijk remains "Superman" in the eyes of many at Liverpool, but James Milner has pointed out that even players of that stature have to be rotated when working their way back from serious injuries. That is the case for the commanding Dutch centre-half at Anfield, with the 30-year-old Netherlands international sitting out much of the 2020-21 campaign with knee ligament damage. He has returned to Jurgen Klopp's plans this season, but was rested for a Champions League group-stage opener against AC Milan before returning to the fold for a 3-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace.  
‘I feel very Nigerian’ – AC Milan star Tomori
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‘I feel very Nigerian’ – AC Milan star Tomori

  The centre-back insists he is happy at AC Milan and is in constant communication with Tammy Abraham who joined AS Roma AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori says he feels Nigerian owing to his upbringing as a child. The 23-year-old Canadian-born English footballer opted to represent England at senior level, and to date, he has represented the Three Lions once. The centre-back featured against Kosovo on November 17 during the 2020 Uefa Euro qualifiers. In a recent interview, the defender went on to explain the meaning of his name and his feelings.      
Liverpool boss Klopp concerned by Crystal Palace frontman ahead of Premier League showdown
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Liverpool boss Klopp concerned by Crystal Palace frontman ahead of Premier League showdown

  The Reds boss looks ahead to their matchday five encounter with the Eagles at Anfield Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary of Jordan Ayew and the Crystal Palace attack ahead of their Premier League clash on Saturday. Fresh from a 3-2 comeback win over AC Milan in the Champions League, the Reds are set for a matchday five showdown against the Eagles at Anfield. Palace, under new coach Patrick Vieira, are no pushovers, having stunned Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at Selhurst Pak on the previous matchday, with two goals coming from new French striker Odsonne Edouard.      
Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield
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Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield

The Egypt star made a bit of history with his second-half strike against AC Milan Mohamed Salah equalled Steven Gerrard's Liverpool record for most Champions League/European Cup goals at Anfield with his strike against AC Milan on Wednesday. Salah netted in the 48th minute of the Champions League encounter, levelling the match at 2-2 after finishing an assist from Divock Origi. The goal was Salah's 14th in the Champions League at Anfield, going level with Reds legend Gerrard.
Liverpool fight back to beat Milan in thrilling opener
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Liverpool fight back to beat Milan in thrilling opener

Jordan Henderson's superb finish gave Liverpool a 3-2 victory from behind over AC Milan in a thrilling opening-night clash in Champions League Group B. Liverpool burst out of the traps and were 1-0 up early on through Fikayo Tomori's own goal from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross (9), before Mo Salah saw his penalty saved by Mike Maignan (14), his first miss in 17 for Liverpool. But Milan produced two goals out of thin air as Ante Rebic's tidy finish (42) and then former Man City man Brahim Diaz's tap home (44) from two similarly blistering breaks stunned Anfield going into half-time. But Milan produced two goals out of thin air as Ante Rebic's tidy finish (42) and then former Man City man Brahim Diaz's tap home (44) from two similarly blistering breaks stunned Anfield going...
Bakayoko eager to avoid Chelsea return after sealing another AC Milan loan
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Bakayoko eager to avoid Chelsea return after sealing another AC Milan loan

The French midfielder is back at San Siro for a second stint with the Serie A champions, with a desire to remain in Italy Tiemoue Bakayoko hopes his association with Chelsea has come to a close, with the French midfielder eager to avoid returning to Stamford Bridge after securing a second loan at AC Milan. The 27-year-old midfielder spent the 2018-19 campaign at San Siro, having failed to convince during a testing debut season in England following his £40 million move. Bakayoko has since spent time with Monaco and Napoli, keeping him on 43 appearances for his parent club, and is now back in Italy on a two-year loan that includes an option to buy.        
AC Milan striker Giroud tests positive for Covid-19
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AC Milan striker Giroud tests positive for Covid-19

The World Cup-winning France international striker has not been in contact with any other member of the Rossoneri squad AC Milan have revealed Olivier Giroud has tested positive for Covid-19, with the former Arsenal and Chelsea striker now in self-isolation. The World Cup-winning frontman is a new arrival following a summer switch to San Siro from Stamford Bridge. Early progress is about to be stunted, with the 34-year-old being forced onto the sidelines.
Yacine Adli: AC Milan sign Algeria prospect from Bordeaux
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Yacine Adli: AC Milan sign Algeria prospect from Bordeaux

  Nevertheless, the 21-year-old of Algerian background will stay at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux for the 2021-22 campaign Yacine Adli has joined AC Milan on a permanent basis from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, the Italian topflight side has announced. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder began his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain, before moving to the Girondins in 2019 on a four and a half years contract. In his first three seasons at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, he featured in 63 Ligue 1 encounters – boasting five goals and eight assists to his credit  
UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Man Utd, Barcelona, PSG groups confirmed
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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Man Utd, Barcelona, PSG groups confirmed

The draw for the group stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League have been confirmed. Manchester United will take on Atalanta, Young Boys and Villarreal in Group F. Holders Chelsea are in Group H along with Zenit, Juventus and Malmo Paris Saint-Germain will take on last season’s finalists Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge in Group A. The fixtures begin September 14/15 this year. Group A: Manchester City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Brugge Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, FC Porto, AC Milan Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donestk, Sheriff Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys Group G: Lille, Sev...
Italy’s Florenzi moves to Milan on loan from Roma
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Italy’s Florenzi moves to Milan on loan from Roma

Alessandro Florenzi has completed his move to AC Milan on a season-long loan from Roma, the seven-time European champions announced on Saturday. In a statement, Milan said that the 30-year-old “was joining the rossonero club until June 30, 2022”. Italian media put the cost of the loan deal at one million euros, with an option to make the move permanent after one year estimated at 4.5 million euros. Florenzi was part of the Italy squad which won Euro 2020 and has played 45 times for the Azzurri. He is embarking on his third straight loan after spending last term at Paris Saint-Germain and half of the previous campaign at Valencia. Milan are back in the Champions League this season for the first time since being knocked out in the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid in 2014...
Alaves vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for LaLiga clash
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Alaves vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for LaLiga clash

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has named his side’s squad to tackle Alavés in their LaLiga opener on Saturday night at Mendizorroza. Ancelotti named 21 players to face Alaves at Mendizorroza in a post via their website on Friday night. Real Madrid head to the game following a 0-0 draw with AC Milan in a pre-season friendly last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Alaves: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias. Defenders: E. Militão, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola and Miguel Gutiérrez. Midfielders: Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Isco and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for the match is 9 pm, Nigerian time.
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Real Madrid midfielder Ceballos suffers ankle ligament injury amid transfer rumours

The midfielder looks set to miss some time after suffering an injury during the Olympics while on duty with Spain in Tokyo Real Madrid have confirmed Dani Ceballos has suffered an ankle ligament injury amid rumours the midfielder could leave the club this summer. Ceballos suffered the injury during the start of Spain's run in the Olympics, ruling him out for what ended up being the entirety of the tournament. The injury news comes amid links with a move away from Madrid, with AC Milan among the clubs said to be interested in the midfielder, who spent last two seasons on loan at Arsenal.
Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves
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Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves

Manchester United have reportedly offered Wolves four players to choose one in a bid to sign their midfielder, Ruben Neves. Express Sport reports that the four players are Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eyeing the Premier League title next season and plans for the Red Devils to play more on the front foot as a result. Dalot is currently being linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid. He doesn’t appear to be in Solskjaer’s plans for the future, having spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Bailly, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive first year at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but, since then, has been frequently plagued by injuries. Lingard is another who, like Henderson and Bailly, wants to play ...
Why Ballo-Toure signed for AC Milan and role Maldini played in transfer
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Why Ballo-Toure signed for AC Milan and role Maldini played in transfer

The 24-year-old reveals what drove him to sign for the Italian giants from Ligue 1 side Monaco ahead of new season Senegal international Fode Ballo-Toure has revealed the reason he signed for AC Milan ahead of the new season. The Italian giants confirmed the arrival of the defender from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco after he penned a four-year contract with the Rossoneri, where he will be wearing the number five jersey. The 24-year-old has revealed in his first interview why he decided to sign for the Italian outfit and the role played by legend Paolo Maldini in the transfer.
Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced
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Man United’s Mason Greenwood names toughest player he ever faced

  Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, has named the toughest opponent he has ever faced in his glittering career so far. Greenwood has come up against the top defenders from Premier League clubs and also clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Sevilla. When asked in a Q&A session with fans which opponent has caused him the most frustration, Greenwood picked Fulham left-back, Joe Bryan. The 19-year-old came into direct competition with Bryan, 27, when Man United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2021. “I have probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham, ” Greenwood told Philip L in Norway on the club’s website. “He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when w...
Real Madrid Announces deal for 21-year-old forward
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Real Madrid Announces deal for 21-year-old forward

  Real Madrid have announced a loan deal for 21-year-old forward, Brahim Diaz. Diaz will join AC Milan on loan for the next two seasons. Real Madrid disclosed this in a post via their website on Monday evening. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. and AC Milan have reached an agreement over a loan deal for Brahim Díaz for the next two seasons, up until 30 June 2023.” Diaz joined Real Madrid from Manchester City in 2019. The Spain U21 international failed to feature regularly for Real Madrid since his move to Santiago Bernabeu. He only managed to make 15 appearances for the LaLiga giants, scoring one goal.
Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again
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Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again

The former striker was on the Bianconeri's books when a promising goalkeeper took in a trial with the Turin giants back in 2011-12 Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravenelli admits that the Serie A giants will "regret" allowing Gianluigi Donnrumma to slip through their net on two occasions. A highly-rated goalkeeper that has just helped Italy to Euro 2020 glory has been on the move this summer after running down his contract at AC Milan, with Paris Saint-Germain winning the race for his signature. Juve had been keen on acquiring the talented 22-year-old, having previously passed on the chance to do a deal with him back in 2011-12 after inviting him to a trial in Turin.
Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move
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Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move

The 34-year-old striker leaves the Premier League after nine years in England's top flight and will wear the No.9 shirt for his new club Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has completed a €2 million move to AC Milan, both clubs have confirmed. The 34-year-old will wear the No.9 shirt for the Rossoneri and is understood to have signed a two-year contract with the Serie A club, with Giroud having completed his medical on Friday. The move signals the end of the forward's spell at Stamford Bridge, where he made 119 appearances in all competitions over a four-year period.
Giroud breaks silence after leaving Chelsea
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Giroud breaks silence after leaving Chelsea

  Olivier Giroud on Friday, confirmed his Chelsea exit in an emotional farewell message to the club and its supporters. The Blues have agreed a deal with AC Milan for Giroud. And the France striker is already in Milan, where he will undergo medicals before signing a two-year deal. Chelsea will get a transfer fee of around £2million for the 34-year-old. Giroud agrees deal to leave Chelsea Although AC Milan are yet to confirm the deal, Giroud wrote on social media: “To all the Blues, to my teammates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments. “I’m starting a new journey with a light and happy heart. “Our victories in the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent. Love Oli G.”
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy ahead of £1m move to AC Milan
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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy ahead of £1m move to AC Milan

Olivier Giroud has touched down in Italy for his AC Milan medical ahead of joining the Serie A giants from Chelsea in a £1million deal. The France international forward was pictured on Thursday afternoon arriving at the Linate airport in Milan after being flown from Grenoble on a private jet.     Giroud, who was seen wearing a mask with the AC Milan badge on it, waved to the cameras and posed for photographs before he left the airport in a 4x4 BMW by a club associate.   The former Arsenal striker will undergo his medical at Milan's training base on Friday before putting pen to paper on a two-year contract worth £3million a season.     Reports in Italy claim his deal will include an option for a further deal and expect Giroud to be...
AC Milan to sign Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid on two-year loan
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AC Milan to sign Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid on two-year loan

The Spaniard impressed during a temporary spell at San Siro last term, and will be heading back ahead of the 2021-22 campaign Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz is set to sign for AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, Goal can confirm. Diaz joined Real from Manchester City for €17 million (£15m/$20m) in January 2019, bringing to an end his three-year spell at Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard has struggled to break into the Blancos' starting XI, however, with the Spanish giants eventually taking the decision to send him out on loan to Milan, where he enjoyed an impressive 2020-21 campaign.
Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai working to get Kevin-Prince Boateng fit
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Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai working to get Kevin-Prince Boateng fit

The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal with the German outfit with an option to extend Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai believes ex-Ghana attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng will be valuable for the team once he completes his special training program. The midfielder completed his return to the Bundesliga outfit on June 23 after a season spent in Italy with Monza. The former Black Star began his career at the Olympiastadion before moving to Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year deal in July 2007 for a reported £5.4 million. Having left the Serie B side, the 34-year-old returned to familiar surroundings as a free agent after spells at Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, Genoa, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona, Fiorentina, and Besiktas.
AC Milan make final push to complete Giroud move
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AC Milan make final push to complete Giroud move

The France international is keen on a move to San Siro, while Tiemoue Bakayoko is also being lined up by the Serie A giants AC Milan are pushing to complete a move for Olivier Giroud as they continue talks with Chelsea over a deal for the wantaway striker. The 34-year-old saw the Blues trigger an option that extended his contract by a further year, ending Milan's hopes of signing him on a free transfer. However, despite other interest from elsewhere, Giroud has continued pushing for the move that has seen talks ongoing for the last two months.
Ex-Man City Striker, Mario Balotelli Finally Signs for new Club
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Ex-Man City Striker, Mario Balotelli Finally Signs for new Club

Former Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli, has finally signed for newly-promoted Turkish club Adana Demirspor on Wednesday. Ballotelli will now meet up with former Nice team-mate Younes Belhanda at Demirspor. Demirspor made the announcement in a tweet via their Twitter handle. “World star Mario Balotelli has signed a three-year contract,” Demirsport tweeted. Ballotelli joined Demirspor after a short spell in Italy’s Serie B side Monza last season. The 30-year-old has previously played for both Inter Milan, AC Milan and Nice.
Hate on social media is very dangerous’ – Gattuso hits back at online campaign against him becoming Tottenham manager
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Hate on social media is very dangerous’ – Gattuso hits back at online campaign against him becoming Tottenham manager

The former AC Milan midfielder feels he was unfairly targeted and warned against the perils of social media after his move to north London collapsed Gennaro Gattuso insists he is neither racist nor sexist as he hit out at an online campaign against him during talks to become Tottenham manager. Spurs turned their attention to Gattuso last month following the breakdown of Paulo Fonseca's move to the north London club. However, that move also broke down just 24 hours later after supporters launched a protest against the Italian, highlighting controversial comments he had previously made about same-sex marriage and women in football.
Man Utd Put three players on transfer list
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Man Utd Put three players on transfer list

Manchester United are ready to offload Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly before next season. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan, while Lingard impressed on loan at West Ham United in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign. Both players are due to return for pre-season training with United this month. But according to AS, the club will allow Dalot and Lingard to leave this summer for the right price. The report also claims that Bailly is available for transfer amid suggestions that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to sign two new centre-backs. Bailly only penned a new contract in April, but he is behind Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order. The Ivorian would fall further down the list if Raphael Varane joins from Real Madrid.
Chelsea star Thiago Silva out to emulate AC Milan icon Maldini by playing into his 40s
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Chelsea star Thiago Silva out to emulate AC Milan icon Maldini by playing into his 40s

The Brazil international defender is 36 years of age, but he is showing no sign of slowing down and has no retirement plans Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has expressed a desire to emulate the efforts of AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini by playing on into his 40s. The vastly-experienced Brazil international will turn 37 in September, but he has committed to a 12-month contract extension at Stamford Bridge and is showing no sign of slowing down. Champions League glory was savoured with the Blues last season and, as he now chases down a Copa America crown with his country, Silva has no imminent retirement plans in place.
Damsgaard given €50m price tag but is ‘not for sale’ as Sampdoria warn off Barcelona & AC Milan
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Damsgaard given €50m price tag but is ‘not for sale’ as Sampdoria warn off Barcelona & AC Milan

The Danish midfielder has caught the eye at Euro 2020, but his Serie A employers have no interest in discussing a deal Sampdoria have warned any suitors of Mikkel Damsgaard that the 20-year-old is "not for sale", with Barcelona and AC Milan among those said to be mulling over bids for the €50 million-rated (£43m/$60m) midfielder. The promising Denmark international has been catching the eye at Euro 2020, with a prominent shop window found in which to display his talents. His valuation is now said to be soaring, with big-money bids potentially in the pipeline, but his Serie A employers have no intention of listening to offers for a hot prospect.
Chelsea fans in Africa – Goalpedia
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Chelsea fans in Africa – Goalpedia

The Blues are nowhere near the oldest clubs in the world, yet they boast a massive fan base in Africa. How could this be? Chelsea’s presence in Africa was first felt when South Africa’s Ralph Oelofse became the first African ever to play for the Blues during their 1-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion on March 1, 1952. That historic moment brought the club to the consciousness of Africans who at that time supported household clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax and not forgetting Nottingham Forest. Despite the presence of African-born talents like Derek Smethurst, Colin Viljoen, Roy Wegerle, Mark Stein, Joel Kitamirike and Marcel Desailly at the London club, their fanbase in African remained scanty.
Leicester close in on Bertrand deal as they move ahead of Arsenal in race to sign Southampton full-back
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Leicester close in on Bertrand deal as they move ahead of Arsenal in race to sign Southampton full-back

The Saints left-back has chosen to move to the Midlands to work with Brendan Rodgers despite interest from the Gunners Ryan Bertrand is closing in on a move to Leicester City on a free transfer despite interest from Arsenal, Monaco and AC Milan, Goal can confirm. The 31-year-old is expected to join the Foxes on July 1 after Southampton were unable to convince the left-back to renew his contract at the end of the season. The Premier League club are in need of reinforcements at full-back due to long-term injuries to James Justin and Timothy Castagne, the latter being ruled out while playing for Belgium at Euro 2020.
Giroud Agrees Deal to Leave Chelsea
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Giroud Agrees Deal to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, has agreed on a deal to sign for AC Milan, according to Sky Italia. The 34-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to expire at the end of this month. But the Blues triggered an option to extend Giroud’s deal for another year. However, the Champions League winners are still open to selling Giroud this summer and AC Milan are believed to be leading the race. Giroud has now agreed a two-year contract with AC Milan worth €3.5 million (£3m) a year plus bonuses. The two clubs are however yet to settle on a fee, but the player is hoping Chelsea will allow him to leave on a free transfer.
Franck Kessie: Should Liverpool be considering AC Milan talisman?
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Franck Kessie: Should Liverpool be considering AC Milan talisman?

Could the Rossoneri's star man prove to be a valuable addition to the Reds' patchy midfield? It was perhaps fitting that Franck Kessie got the goals that secured AC Milan’s place in next season’s Champions League. The Ivory Coast midfielder netted twice from the spot in the 2-0 victory over Atalanta on the final day to see the Rossoneri return to Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2013/14. Having looked to be in the title race at the turn of the year, Stefano Pioli’s troops had to battle through an extended decline in the New Year to end in the top four. Their arduous journey had to have thrown doubt into the minds of the club’s supporters who feared the team was set for an eighth season without CL football.
Chelsea Confirm deal for 23-year-old star
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Chelsea Confirm deal for 23-year-old star

Chelsea have confirmed that 23-year-old defender, Fikayo Tomori, has joined AC Milan on a permanent deal. The UEFA Champions League winner made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday. The statement read in part, “Fikayo Tomori will complete a permanent transfer from Chelsea to AC Milan on 1 July. “The defender spent the second half of last season on loan with Milan, but will make that move permanent next month after a deal was agreed between the two clubs.” Tomori played 22 games for AC Milan last season after his January loan move, helping them to secure Champions League qualification with a third-place finish in Serie A. His only goal came in a crucial 3-0 league win over Juventus in May, 2021. After finalising his move to AC Milan, Tom...
Tomori completes £25m move to AC Milan from Chelsea
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Tomori completes £25m move to AC Milan from Chelsea

Having impressed during his half-season loan at San Siro, the defender has now been tied down to a deal that runs until 2025 Fikayo Tomori has completed a £25 million ($34m) move to AC Milan from Chelsea, with the Italian side having exercised their option to buy the defender on a permanent basis. Having impressed during his time on loan at San Siro, the Canada-born England international has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Rossoneri. Tomori becomes Milan's second signing of the summer, with Mike Maignan having joined from Lille to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma.
UEFA take Final Decision on Banning Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus from Champions League
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UEFA take Final Decision on Banning Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus from Champions League

  UEFA have admitted Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona into next season’s Champions League, despite their refusal to pull out of the proposed breakaway European Super League (ESL) project. The European football governing body confirmed it has sent out admission letters to all the clubs that will participate in the competition. Disciplinary proceedings against Juve, Barca and Real have also been suspended by UEFA’s independent appeals body. “Admission letters have been sent to all clubs participating in next season’s Uefa club competitions today,” UEFA said on Tuesday. Juve, Barca and Real are the last of the 12 clubs who signed up to the Super League, not to have distanced themselves from the breakaway project. The English Premier League Big Six all pulled out,...
Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea
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Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea

The Premier League and the ‘Big Six’ clubs are close to reaching an agreement on punishment they would face for attempting to join the European Super Eagle, according to Daily Mail. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all pulled out of the controversial breakaway plans within days of them being announced, Their decision came after outrage from across the football world. The six English clubs would have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus in a rebel European league. They will now face punishment for their involvement in the plans. But it will be in the form of fines rather than points deductions. It is understood the Big Six want a punishment similar to that given by UEFA last month, wh...
Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal
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Real Madrid set €30m asking price for Brahim Diaz as Milan hold talks over permanent deal

The Spanish playmaker impressed on loan at San Siro last season and the Rossoneri are now aiming to sign him outright Goal can confirm that AC Milan are in talks to sign Brahim Diaz on a permanent deal, with Real Madrid setting a €30 million (£26m/$37m) asking price for the midfielder. It appears unlikely that Milan will be able to secure the 21-year-old on a deal that would cut all ties with Madrid. It's more likely that Diaz would join Milan on another loan, or Madrid would sell the Spaniard to Milan but include a buy-back clause.
AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players
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AC Milan Eye Three Chelsea Players

AC Milan are preparing a triple transfer raid on Chelsea ahead of next season, by signing Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech and Fikayo Tomori, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Although the Serie A club finished trophyless last season, they qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2013/2014. They are now planning to bolster their playing squad ahead of their participation in Europe’s top club competition. Out of those three bids, Tomori would be the easiest to wrap up, as the defender enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Rossoneri, having joined in the January transfer window. Milan have the option to buy him for £25million and that looks likely to now be a formality. Ziyech was one of Chelsea’s major signings last summer but the Moroccan has endured a...
Former AC Milan Youth star, Seid Visin, 20, Kills Himself after Suffering years of Constant Racist abuse
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Former AC Milan Youth star, Seid Visin, 20, Kills Himself after Suffering years of Constant Racist abuse

Former AC Milan youth player, Seid Visin, has committed suicide after suffering years of racist abuse. Visin, who played for the youth academies of both Milan and Benevento, was recently found dead at his home in Campania, Italy at the age of 20. Visin was born in Ethiopia and later moved to Italy as a child. He was adopted by parents Walter and Maddalena in Nocera Inferiore, where he went on to pursue his dream of being a footballer. However, in 2016, Visin decided to retire from football and focus on his studies. He only kept playing five-a-side football with Atletico Vitalica. Atletico Vitalica  announced his tragic death, with reports in Italy suggesting he took his own life at his family home in Nocera after suffering constant racist abuse over the years. According ...
Fikayo Tomori set to Seal Permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea in on £25m deal
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Fikayo Tomori set to Seal Permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea in on £25m deal

AC Milan are closing in on signing Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea following his impressive loan spell at the club. The 23-year-old England International joined the Serie A giants in January and went on to feature in 17 league games, scoring one goal in a 3-0 win at Juventus. And now The Guardian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Milan will complete a £25million deal soon, with the Canada-born defender joining on a five-year deal. Milan boss Stefano Piolo had already confirmed the club's desire to sign Tomori permanently, saying earlier this month: 'We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea 'Our intention is clear and also Fikayo's decision [staying at Milan]. We'll see what happens at the end of the season.' Tomori joined the San Siro outfit ...
Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso gets new job 2 days after Being Sacked by Napoli
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Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso gets new job 2 days after Being Sacked by Napoli

  Fiorentina has announced the appointment of Gennaro Gattusa as their new manager two days after he was sacked at Napoli. Napoli sacked the former football star after his final game on Sunday. Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was named coach of Fiorentina on Tuesday. He failed to qualify the team for next season’s Champions League after playing out a 1-1 with Verona. Fiorentina on the other hand failed to renew the contract of their manager Giuseppe Iachini. Gattuso played on the Italy team that won the 2006 World Cup and had coached Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete, Pisa and AC Milan.
Donnarumma Could Complete Transfer That Would Make Him The ‘Most Hated Player In Serie A History’
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Donnarumma Could Complete Transfer That Would Make Him The ‘Most Hated Player In Serie A History’

Gianluigi Donnarumma appears poised to leave AC Milan in the summer after failing to sign a contract extension, with a HUGE move potentially on the cards. The Italian stopper is out of contract in June and looks set to move on from the Serie A giants. Donnarumma, still just 22, is considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world with a host of clubs keeping tabs on his contract situation. Chelsea are reportedly interested in snapping him up not to mention Milan's arch rivals Juventus, who could swoop in and complete yet another massive free signing. The thought of Donnarumma plying his trade at Juve has angered the Milan fanbase on social media. They have even said that he'd be the 'most hated player in Serie A history' if he does indeed secure a switch to the Turi...
Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk
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Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk

The 18-year-old left-back is said to be attracting admiring glances from across Europe, but he is turning a deaf ear to the speculation Hibernian defender Josh Doig is said to have emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leeds United, AC Milan and Celtic, but the teenager is paying little attention to the rumours. At just 18, the promising left-back has seen his potential noted by leading sides across Europe. It is considered to be only a matter of time before he finds himself on the move, either to the Premier League or further afield, but for now he remains fully focused on events in Edinburgh.
Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Calhanoglu offers future update as AC Milan contract runs down
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Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Calhanoglu offers future update as AC Milan contract runs down

The Turkish playmaker is due to become a free agent in the summer, but he is not ruling out a new deal with Serie A heavyweights Hakan Calhanoglu is heading towards free agency, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be among his many suitors, but the AC Milan playmaker is not ruling out fresh terms at San Siro. The Rossoneri remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification, which could go a long way towards determining whether key men agree to stay put - with Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma another of those yet to commit to an extension. Calhanoglu insists European competition will have no impact on his decision, with a door being left open to Premier League admirers, but says no definitive call on his next move will be made until the 2020-21 campai...
Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller
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Europe: Juventus Edge Five-goal Inter Thriller

Juan Cuadrado scored a double as Juventus kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Serie A champions Inter Milan on Saturday despite spending most of the second half with 10 men. The result lifted Andrea Pirlo's side into fourth place with one game remaining, level on 75 points with AC Milan in third. However, Napoli will knock the Turin club back into fifth if they beat Fiorentina on Sunday and Milan will be assured of a top-four finish if they beat Cagliari, thanks to their better head-to-head record against Juve. "It was a difficult game against a great team like Inter. Even with a man down, we had to get the job done, make sacrifices, and I think that we got the result as a team," Cuadrado told Sky Italia. Both sides were awarded first-hal...
‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk
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‘How could I want to leave the club?’ – Jorginho reacts to Chelsea exit talk

The Italy international midfielder has seen a return to Serie A mooted, but he remains fully committed to a contract at Stamford Bridge Jorginho has sought to bring the speculation regarding his future at Chelsea to a close, with the Italy international claiming to have given no thought to making a move elsewhere. A return to Serie A for the former Napoli midfielder has been mooted, with his agent revealing that Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are among those to have expressed interest. The 29-year-old is, however, tied to a contract through to 2023 and is readying himself for FA Cup and Champions League final appearances with an ambitious side at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 
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Chelsea Loanee, Fikayo Tomori Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Record to Make History against Juventus 

Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori has set a new Serie A record for himself after he scored for AC Milan in their 3 - 0 victory against Juventus at the weekend. The England defender nodded in a third goal as Stefano Pioli's side clinched all three points over Juventus, placing a major dent in their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. The on-loan Chelsea defender, 23, jumped a staggering eight feet and seven inches inside the Allianz Stadium to surpass Ronaldo's record, set last season against Sampdoria. Ronaldo achieved the 'greatest leap' crown when he soared up to 8ft 5inches against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019-20. Tomori's goal against Juventus also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri. A...

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