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Allegri has ‘great confidence’ in McKennie despite transfer rumours of Juventus exit
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Allegri has ‘great confidence’ in McKennie despite transfer rumours of Juventus exit

The coach has faith in the USMNT international to shine for the Serie A giants but recent reports suggest he could be set for a transfer Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists he has "great confidence" in Weston McKennie despite reports the midfielder could be sold. The 23-year-old has played seven times for Juventus this season but is still not sure of a place in the starting XI. Reports in Italy claim he could move in January, as Juve are said to be prioritising the signing of midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco.  
‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star
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‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star

  The 46-year-old former Super Eagle praises the Partenopei forward saying he could be deadly Former Nigeria player Patrick Paschal has praised Victor Osimhen who has impressed for Napoli so far this season. The 22-year-old Super Eagle has so far managed four goals for the Partenopei in Serie A accumulated from six appearances. He also scored two goals in the Europa League which came against Leicester City in the 2-2 draw at King Power Stadium. His current run of form has caught the eye of the 46-year-old Paschal, who also played for the Super Eagles, managing 11 caps.  
Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina
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Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina

Prior to the game against the Purples, the Nigerian striker had scored in his last five matches for the Parthenopeans Victor Osimhen’s impressive goalscoring run for Napoli came to an end as the Parthenopeans secured a 2-1 comeback win against Fiorentina. Heading into Sunday’s Serie A outing, the Nigeria international had found the net in his last five games for Luciano Spalletti’s men in all competitions. Still bitter about their 3-2 loss to Spartak Moscow in Thursday's Europa League fixture, Spalletti’s team travelled to Stadio Artemio Franchi with the desire to bouncing back to winning ways. Nevertheless, it was the hosts who took a 28th-minute lead through Lucas Martinez Quarta. Benefitting from a smart work by Dusan Vlahovis, the Argentine curled his shot past goalkeeper Dav...
Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run
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Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run

  The Super Eagles has had a remarkable outing in September, with a contribution of at least a goal in each of his last five matches Victor Osimhen revealed that the love he gets from fans and everyone at Napoli inspires him to "fly" for the club whenever he’s called upon. The 22-year-old made up for his red card in Napoli’s opening game of the season against Venezia, by scoring seven goals in his last five matches for the team. His tally of four Serie A goals has helped Luciano Spalletti's men maintain their perfect league start which puts them atop of the table with 18 points after six matches.  
UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell
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UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell

Chelsea defender, Ben Chilwell, has given a reason why his side was defeated 1-0 by Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Chelsea could not produce more than one shot on target against Juventus as Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz struggled to find the target in Turin. Federico Chiesa scored the only goal of the encounter to give Massimiliano Allegri’s men the victory over the Premier League giants. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Chilwell said Juventus defeated Chelsea because the Serie A giants had a game plan and executed it very well against Thomas Tuchel’s men. “They built from that the longer the game went on,” Chilwell said. “They had a game plan and executed it very well. They grew in confidence, the crowd got behind them and it got more difficult ...
EPL: Bonucci warns Man Utd players about Ronaldo’s influence
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EPL: Bonucci warns Man Utd players about Ronaldo’s influence

Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci, has warned Manchester United players that they should not fall into the trap of thinking Cristiano Ronaldo can win matches on his own. According to him, Juve’s performances dipped as a result of that mindset. Ronaldo left the Serie A champions to return to United this summer. The 36-year-old has since netted four goals in four appearances for the Red Devils. But Bonucci has warned United stars, admitting that some Juventus players got complacent because of Ronaldo. He told The Athletic: “Cristiano’s presence had a big influence on us. Just training with him gave us something extra. But subconsciously, some players started to think his presence alone was enough to win games. “We began to fall a little short in our daily work, the humili...
Hakimi reveals why he snubbed Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain
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Hakimi reveals why he snubbed Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain

  The full-back says he is happy in France and is enjoying playing with the dream team   Former Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi has revealed why he opted to join Paris Saint-Germain over Chelsea. The 22-year-old played a crucial role to help the Italian heavyweights win the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years. The Morocco international says the Blues were keen on his services, but he opted to join PSG. "When I received these two offers [from Chelsea and PSG], I had the intuition that I had to come to Paris, that I was going to be happy there," Hakimi told L'Equipe as quoted by PSG Talk.
‘I bet Messi never has to deal with this!’ – De Roon can’t give shirts away in Atalanta shop
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‘I bet Messi never has to deal with this!’ – De Roon can’t give shirts away in Atalanta shop

The Netherlands international midfielder saw a kind gesture go to waste when nobody turned up to take advantage of his offer Marten de Roon has endured a humbling experience after failing to give away shirts in the Atalanta club shop, with the Dutch midfielder admitting: "I bet Messi never has to deal with this!" The 30-year-old Netherlands international is taking in a second spell with Serie A employers and has made over 250 appearances for the club to date. It would, however, appear that he is not the most popular figure in the eyes of a loyal fanbase, with nobody showing up to take advantage of his kind offer   .
Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A
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Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A

The Nigeria striker was in sensational form against Sampdoria on Thursday Victor Osimhen delivered arguably his finest Napoli performance so far with a brace as the Partenopei dispatched Sampdoria 4-0 on Thursday to move to top spot in the Serie A standings. The Nigeria striker opened the scoring in the 10th minute when his mis-hit effort was accidentally carried over the goalmouth by Samp stopper Emil Audero after being played in by Lorenzo Insigne. His second came five minutes into the second half, when he was picked out by Hirving Lozano’s delightful cross from the right flank and finished from close range.  
‘Osimhen hard to catch in open space’ – Napoli’s Spalletti sings striker’s praise after Udinese thrashing
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‘Osimhen hard to catch in open space’ – Napoli’s Spalletti sings striker’s praise after Udinese thrashing

The 22-year-old Super Eagle scored his first Serie A goal of the season as the Partenopei moved top of the 20-team table on Monday Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has described Victor Osimhen as a “really strong player” after his display led the team to demolish Udinese 4-0 in a Serie A fixture on Monday. The Nigeria international scored his first Serie A goal of the season at Stadio Friuli in the 24th minute before Amir Rrahmani netted the second in the 35th minute, and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute with Hirving Lozano finishing the job in the 84th minute. Osimhen’s goal came just three days after he helped Napoli to snatch a 2-2 draw against Leicester City in the Europa League fixture as he scored a brace at King Power Stadium.  
Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese
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Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese

The in-form Nigeria striker scored his first league goal of the season as the Blues overpowered Luca Gotti's White and Blacks Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal of the 2021-22 campaign as Napoli silenced Udinese 4-0 on Monday night. Still fresh from his splendid performance in Thursday’s Europa League performance against Leicester City – where he scored a brace at the King Power Stadium, the Nigeria international was named in the Parthenopeans’ starting XI. In a 4-3-3 formation adopted by manager Luciano Spalletti, Osimhen led the charge for goals alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.  
‘Hakimi’s dream is to play for Real Madrid again’ – Ex-Inter boss Conte sees ‘world class’ potential in PSG star
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‘Hakimi’s dream is to play for Real Madrid again’ – Ex-Inter boss Conte sees ‘world class’ potential in PSG star

A man who worked with the Morocco international defender at San Siro believes his career path will lead back to Santiago Bernabeu Achraf Hakimi's dream is to play for Real Madrid again claims Antonio Conte, who worked with the Paris Saint-Germain right-back at Inter. The Morocco international ended up at San Siro after being allowed to leave Santiago Bernabeu, initially on loan to Borussia Dortmund and then in a permanent deal to the reigning Serie A champions. Madrid native Hakimi made just 17 competitive appearances for the Blancos, but his stock has soared elsewhere and Conte expects a homecoming at some stage.      
Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record
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Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record

Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance against the Lions, the Cote d’Ivoire ace has matched a feat only achieved by the Dutch football legend Sebastien Haller’s four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 obliteration of Sporting CP has seen him match Marco van Basten’s 29-year-old Champions League record. The Cote d’Ivoire international became just the second player to score four goals on his maiden appearance in the competition’s history. Prior to the Ivorian’s heroics, Netherlands great Van Basten was the only player to achieve that feat – which he first accomplished in November 1992 against IFK Goteborg during his spell at Serie A side AC Milan.
Life would be easier if we all had a bit of Koulibaly’ – Napoli coach Spalletti
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Life would be easier if we all had a bit of Koulibaly’ – Napoli coach Spalletti

The Italian coach is pleased with the work ethic displayed by the Senegal captain after his international duty Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has hailed Kalidou Koulibaly for reporting to training immediately after he landed in Italy from his international assignment with Senegal. The 30-year-old captained the Teranga Lions to back-to-back victories as they kicked off their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Togo and Congo. After Senegal’s trip to Brazzaville on Tuesday, Koulibaly was said to have changed his itinerary in order to be available for Napoli's Serie A encounter against Juventus on Saturday.
McKennie to start for Juventus against Napoli after being kicked out of USMNT squad
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McKennie to start for Juventus against Napoli after being kicked out of USMNT squad

  Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the midfielder will be in the starting XI for the weekend Serie A clash Weston McKennie will return to the Juventus starting XI for the match against Napoli on Saturday despite being kicked out of the United States squad this week. The midfielder was dropped from the team before the World Cup qualifying clash with Honduras for violating Covid-19 protocol. McKennie apologised for the violation but was warned by USMNT hero Landon Donovan that he risks ruining his future with his country.      
Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal
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Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal

The Serie A newcomers will not be making any further additions despite reports linking them with the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Salernitana sporting director Angelo Fabiani has denied reports the club are interested in signing David Luiz. Rumours had suggested the Serie A side were ready to offer the 34-year-old a route back into football after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. Fabiani, however, says the club's transfer business is now complete following the arrival of former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.
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.        
Ronaldo departure from Juventus makes Inter favourites to retain Serie A title, says Vieri
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Ronaldo departure from Juventus makes Inter favourites to retain Serie A title, says Vieri

The former Nerazzurri star thinks Simeone Inzaghi can make sure the Scudetto returns to San Siro in 2021-22 now an arch rival has been weakened Christian Vieri thinks Inter are favourites for the Serie A title following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Juventus. Ronaldo brought his three-year stay at Juve to an end by re-signing for Manchester United in a £20 million ($28m) deal on deadline day. The Bianconeri slumped to a fourth-place finish in Serie A in the Portuguese's final year in Turin, but he fired them to the Scudetto in both of his previous seasons and Vieri thinks his absence will give Inter an advantage as they bid to retain the trophy in 2021-22.
Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return
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Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return

The Portugal star joined the Serie A side in 2018 and helped fire them to two league titles but will return to the English top-flight Juventus have bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo as they confirmed a €23 million (£20m//$27m) deal with Manchester United for the transfer of the attacker. The 36-year-old has spent three years with the Serie A side and lifted two league titles, but has opted to head back to Old Trafford amid the Bianconeri's recent failure to compete for major trophies. Ronaldo looked to be heading to Manchester City initially, but the Red Devils swooped in to snap him up and confirmed an agreement on Friday.
Tammy Abraham Is Playing Like Prime Ronaldo Nazario At Roma, Serie A Is Already Becoming His Playground
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Tammy Abraham Is Playing Like Prime Ronaldo Nazario At Roma, Serie A Is Already Becoming His Playground

  Tammy Abraham is already ripping things up at Roma after joining from Chelsea this summer. The 23-year-old was very much unfancied by Thomas Tuchel following the German's arrival at Stamford Bridge and his first-team future with the European champions looked even bleaker when Romelu Lukaku returned in a club-record £97.5 million switch. Abraham courted plenty of interest from across Europe and elected to move to the Italian capital, where he is already flourishing under Jose Mourinho. The striker registered two assists on his Serie A debut in a 3-1 win over Fiorentina a week ago and he continued his strong start last night. Not only did he open his account in Italian football, Abraham's part in the second of four Roma goals was utterly superb. Receiving the ball un...
Simy and Joel Obi’s Salernitana fall to Mourinho’s Roma
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Simy and Joel Obi’s Salernitana fall to Mourinho’s Roma

The Super Eagles duo could not stop the Garnets from conceding their second consecutive loss in the Italian top-flight Simy Nwankwo and Joel Obi were in action as Salernitana were defeated 4-0 by Jose Mourinho's Roma in a Serie A encounter on Sunday. Obi started the encounter in the middle of the park but he was later replaced in the 68th minute while Simy was introduced for Mali's Lassana Coulibaly in the 56th minute. The first 45 minutes was a cagey affair with no goal scored and both teams settled for a goalless draw at the break.  
Real Madrid’s Odriozola completes Fiorentina loan move
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Real Madrid’s Odriozola completes Fiorentina loan move

The defender is keen to accumulate more first-team minutes in Serie A, while his departure could open the door for Kylian Mbappe's arrival at Madrid Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola will play the 2021-22 season on loan in Serie A with Fiorentina, the clubs confirmed on Saturday. Odriozola, 25, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by since moving to the Bernabeu in 2018 from Real Sociedad. And he will now hope to feature regularly in an ambitious Viola side, who have looked to strengthen their squad during a busy summer in Florence.
Joe Cole lists Man City’s benefits in signing Cristiano Ronaldo
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Joe Cole lists Man City’s benefits in signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Chelsea winger, Joe Cole, has said that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better signing for Manchester City than Tottenham star, Harry Kane. Joe Cole pointed out that Ronaldo scored more goals than even Romelu Lukaku in the Serie A last season. He added that he cannot wait to see the Portugal superstar return to English football. “I’d love to see Ronaldo back in the Premier League, I’d love to see him back, what a player,” Cole told talkSPORT “I backed Chelsea for the title and I said the only way I’d stick asterisks on that is if Harry Kane went to Man City – but I think Ronaldo is an even better option for them. “Financially, commercially and most importantly you’ve got to remember he outscored Romelu Lukau in Serie A last year – he’s not a normal 36 years old! “I think he...
Bakayoko set for two-year AC Milan loan as Chelsea star gears up for new contract
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Bakayoko set for two-year AC Milan loan as Chelsea star gears up for new contract

The France international has found himself frozen out of contention in west London and is heading back for a second loan spell with the Rossoneri Chelsea and AC Milan have struck a deal that will see Tiemoue Bakayoko move to San Siro,  Goal  can confirm. The midfielder has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Monaco, but did impress during a loan spell with AC Milan. And he will now return to Serie A on an initial loan move that could become permanent further down the line.  
Tottenham open talks for £40m McKennie
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Tottenham open talks for £40m McKennie

Juventus open to selling USMNT international Tottenham are in talks to sign Weston McKennie from Juventus, says The Independent. The Serie A side are open to selling the United States international and could be available for close to £40 million ($55m). Spurs director Fabio Paratici signed McKennie for Juve and hopes to reunite with him at the Premier League side.  
Juventus midfielder Ramsey out indefinitely after suffering thigh injury
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Juventus midfielder Ramsey out indefinitely after suffering thigh injury

The 30-year-old looks set to miss Wales' World Cup qualifiers in early September after picking up a knock in the opening Serie A game of 2021-22 Juventus have announced midfielder Aaron Ramsey is out indefinitely after suffering a thigh muscle injury against Udinese at the weekend. Ramsey started Sunday's Serie A opener against Udinese, playing 59 minutes of a 2-2 draw at the Dacia Arena. The Wales international was injured in the process and appears set to miss several weeks of action.  
Chelsea defender Zappacosta completes permanent transfer to Atalanta
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Chelsea defender Zappacosta completes permanent transfer to Atalanta

The 29-year-old will return to his native country after spending four seasons on the Blues' books Davide Zappacosta has departed Chelsea to join Atalanta on a permanent transfer, both clubs have announced. The 29-year-old defender joined the Blues in 2017 from Torino and has spent the past two seasons on loan in Serie A with Roma and Genoa. Zappacosta will now return to Atalanta, the club where he made his Serie A debut in the 2014-15 season.  
Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card in Napoli win over Venexia
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Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card in Napoli win over Venexia

The Nigeria international will be expected to miss Napoli's next two Serie A matches against Genoa and Juventus, on August 29 and September 11 Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has warned striker Victor Osimhen to watch his reactions in future assignments after getting sent off in the 2-0 win over Venexia on Sunday. In the Serie A match played at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the Nigeria international was punished for violent conduct on Daan Heymans during a corner-kick situation in the 23rd minute. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Spalletti's men held their nerve and prevented their opponents from scoring before half-time, when they made some tactical changes.
Piers Morgan names manager Arsenal should appoint as Arteta’s replacement after defeat to Chelsea
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Piers Morgan names manager Arsenal should appoint as Arteta’s replacement after defeat to Chelsea

Former CNN presenter, Piers Morgan, has urged Arsenal owners to appoint former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte as Mikel Arteta’s replacement at Emirate. Morgan, who is a huge fan of Arsenal, wants the club’s chiefs to sack Arteta and replace him with Conte, who is without a job after departing Inter Milan this summer, as soon as possible. He said this after Arsenal lost 2-0 at home to Premier League London rivals Chelsea on Sunday evening. Chelsea defeated Arsenal, thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku And Reece James. In a tweet via his Twitter handle after the game, Morgan posted a picture of Conte, saying: “Pay this man whatever he wants to save us from this monotonous misery.” DAILY POST reports that Conte recently left his role at Inter Milan after guiding them to the S...
Koulibaly: Spalletti inspired 10-man Napoli to ‘painful’ victory in Serie A opener
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Koulibaly: Spalletti inspired 10-man Napoli to ‘painful’ victory in Serie A opener

Despite Victor Osimhen's expulsion in the first-half, the Parthenopeans scored two second-half goals to start the season with a win Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has credited manager Luciano Spalletti for their 2-0 victory over Venezia in their Serie A opening game on Sunday. The hosts suffered a huge blow after Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was shown a straight red card in the 23rd minute for violent conduct. His sending off made Napoli play the majority of the encounter with 10 players, but they still came out on top with goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Eljif Elmas in the second-half.
Simy: Salernitana complete move for Crotone forward
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Simy: Salernitana complete move for Crotone forward

The Nigeria striker has completed a return to the Italian top-flight ahead of the new season Newly-promoted Serie A club Salernitana have competed the signing of Simy Nwankwo on a season-long loan from Crotone. The move comes with the option to make the stay permanent at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. Simy is expected to boost the Garnets' frontline after they returned to the Italian top-flight for the first time in 23 years.
‘I don’t have to prove anything’ – Lukaku
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‘I don’t have to prove anything’ – Lukaku

The striker is back in England after winning Serie A with Inter, following mixed spells at Stamford Bridge and with Manchester United previously Romelu Lukaku feels he has nothing to prove in English football after returning to the Premier League in a £97.5 million ($136m) transfer to Chelsea from Inter. Lukaku is back for a second stint with the Blues, after failing to break through as a teenager. Following prolific stints with West Brom and Everton, he joined Manchester United for £75m, but was inconsistent throughout his two years at Old Trafford and was eventually sold to Italy for roughly the same price. Having hugely impressed at Inter, helping them win Serie A for the first time in 11 years, the Belgian forward has come back to Chelsea - and does not feel his mixed record in ...
Ronaldo to Real Madrid rumours rubbished by Ancelotti
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Ronaldo to Real Madrid rumours rubbished by Ancelotti

A Portuguese superstar has seen a return to the Spanish capital speculated on, but his former coach is not planning a reunion Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished reports suggesting that he is plotting a move to return Cristiano Ronaldo to Santiago Bernabeu. A five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on a previous stint in the Spanish capital back in 2018 when completing a switch to Serie A giants Juventus. He has now entered the final year of his contract in Turin and has been linked with various clubs around the world, including Real.
Lacazette agent responds to Roma transfer rumours with move mooted for Arsenal striker
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Lacazette agent responds to Roma transfer rumours with move mooted for Arsenal striker

The experienced France international has seen a switch to Serie A giants speculated upon, but no talks have been held as yet The agent of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette claims to have had no contact with Roma as speculation continues to link his client with a move to Serie A. The France international striker has seen his future in north London speculated upon for some time, with an expiring contract ticking the rumour mill into overdrive. Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, now in charge at Stadio Olimpico, is said to be keen on doing a deal for Lacazette but no formal approach has been made from the Italian capital.
Okereke: Venezia sign Club Brugge forward on loan
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Okereke: Venezia sign Club Brugge forward on loan

The Nigeria forward is back in Italy for his maiden spell in the top-flight with Paolo Zanetti's side Newly promoted Serie A club Venezia have completed the signing of David Okereke on a season-long loan from Club Brugge. The Winged Lions also hold the option to hand the 23-year-old a permanent contract at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. After helping Club Brugge win the Belgian Super Cup last month with a 3-2 win over Genk, Okereke made an appearance in the Belgian First Division A opener against AS Eupen which ended in a 2-2 draw on July 25.
Chelsea accept Roma’s €40m transfer bid for Abraham with buy-back clause
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Chelsea accept Roma’s €40m transfer bid for Abraham with buy-back clause

The Blues have an offer they are happy with from their former manager and the Serie A giants Chelsea have accepted a transfer bid for Tammy Abraham from Roma in the region of €40 million (£34m/$47m) that will allow the Blues to have a buy-back clause, Goal understands. Roma's general manager Tiago Pinto is keen to complete the deal quickly, with Edin Dzeko set to leave for Inter as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku. However, the 23-year-old has yet to accept personal terms despite a conversation with Jose Mourinho and amid continued interest from Arsenal.
Salernitana reach agreement for Crotone’s Simy
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Salernitana reach agreement for Crotone’s Simy

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world Salernitana reach agreement for Crotone's Simy Serie A new boys Salernitana have found an agreement with Crotone for the signing of Simy Nwankwo. According to reports in Italy, the Garnets are to pay a figure close to €6 million including a bonus for the outright purchase of the Nigeria striker. Simy was in a hot goalscoring form last season but his contribution of 20 goals in 38 Serie A matches could not save Crotone from dropping to Serie B.
USMNT’s Busio moves from Sporting KC to Venezia in deal worth up to $11 million
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USMNT’s Busio moves from Sporting KC to Venezia in deal worth up to $11 million

The midfielder will head to Serie A after shining in MLS and at the Gold Cup U.S. men's national team midfielder Gianluca Busio has officially signed with Venezia, Sporting KC confirmed on Thursday. Busio departs Sporting KC for Serie A after shining in MLS and at the Gold Cup, where he helped the U.S. to a trophy this summer. The 19-year-old midfielder, who becomes the second young American to join Venezia after former FC Dallas youngster Tanner Tessman, will move on in a deal worth an initial $6 million, which could rise to $11m with future incentives and clauses.  
Mane scores as Liverpool defeat Bologna in two training matches
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Mane scores as Liverpool defeat Bologna in two training matches

The Senegal international was on target for the Reds as they defeated the Serie A outfit twice on Thursday afternoon Liverpool’s preparations for the 2021-22 season are looking good after completing the double against Bologna on Thursday. The English and Italian clubs played two matches, each lasting 60 minutes. In the first game, goals from Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota propelled the Reds to a 2-0 win against the Serie A outfit at the Camille Fournier Stadium. Although the Red and Blues showed promise after kick-off, they conceded the first goal in the sixth minute.
Allegri backs Premier League-linked Ramsey to be a ‘really important player’ for Juventus
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Allegri backs Premier League-linked Ramsey to be a ‘really important player’ for Juventus

The Bianconeri boss talked up the talents of the Welsh playmaker after seeing him star in a friendly victory over Monza Massimiliano Allegri has backed Premier League-linked midfielder Aaron Ramsey to become a "really important player" for Juventus, while playing down talk of a potential return to Turin for Miralem Pjanic. Much was expected of Ramsey when he joined Juve on a free transfer following his departure from Arsenal in the summer of 2019, but he has since struggled to prove his worth amid persistent fitness issues. The 30-year-old only played 22 Serie A games for the Bianconeri in 2020-21 and is now being tipped to head back to England, with Tottenham and Wolves reportedly interested in his services.
James Rodriguez rules out Real Madrid return and open to Serie A move amid rumours of Everton exit
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James Rodriguez rules out Real Madrid return and open to Serie A move amid rumours of Everton exit

The midfielder was linked with a move back to the Spanish giants but he doubts that will happen James Rodriguez has ruled out ever returning to Real Madrid. The midfielder spent six years at the Spanish giants, though two of those seasons were on loan at Bayern Munich. Rodriguez left the Spanish capital last summer to join Everton, but rumours of a possible return began circulating when coach Carlo Ancelotti left the Toffees to take up a second spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Andreas Pereira pushing for Manchester United exit as former Lazio loanee seeks ‘definitive home

The Brazil international midfielder remains keen on heading back to Serie A as he looks to make the 2021-22 season a memorable one Andreas Pereira is looking to force another exit at Manchester United, with the Brazilian midfielder admitting that he would welcome a return to Italy this summer. The 25-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Serie A giants Lazio, making 33 appearances across all competitions. Many of those outings came from the bench as struggles for starts followed him from Old Trafford to Stadio Olimpico, but a new challenge was embraced and another move may be sought in the current transfer window.
Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea
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Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea

The Belgian striker's agent says the Serie A champions have nothing to fear from his client during the summer window Romelu Lukaku's agent has assured Inter that his client will not be looking for a move this summer, despite transfer speculation suggesting that the Belgian is interesting Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola are in the market for another goalscorer, and there are few better in European football than the prolific 28-year-old. Lukaku also boasts useful experience of life in England from spells at West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, with over 100 top-flight goals recorded after being denied opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham’s £34m man Felipe Anderson returns to Lazio on cut-price deal
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West Ham’s £34m man Felipe Anderson returns to Lazio on cut-price deal

The Premier League side have confirmed a deal with Lazio that will see the winger return to Serie A Felipe Anderson has left West Ham to return to Lazio, it has been confirmed. The winger joined the Premier League side from Lazio in 2018 in a deal worth £34 million ($44m). But the 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Porto and has opted to move back to Serie A this summer.
Serie A club Spezia handed transfer ban for signing underage Nigeria footballers
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Serie A club Spezia handed transfer ban for signing underage Nigeria footballers

The Eagles were punished on Friday after a thorough investigation by football's world governing body The Fifa disciplinary commission has banned Serie A club Spezia from signing new players after they were found guilty of bringing several underage players from Nigeria to Italy. They have been banned from signing new players for four transfer windows, starting from January 2022 till the summer of 2023. In addition to the suspension, Spezia will also pay a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs.
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...
USMNT international Tessmann joins Serie A side Venezia from FC Dallas
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USMNT international Tessmann joins Serie A side Venezia from FC Dallas

The 19-year-old becomes the latest homegrown player from the club make the leap to Italy following the footsteps of Weston McKennie and Bryan Reynolds Tanner Tessmann has swapped MLS for Serie A after the USMNT teenager sealed a move to newly-promoted Venezia from FC Dallas. The 19-year-old makes the journey across the Atlantic to Europe to link up with Paolo Zanetti's side, who earned the play-off jump from Serie B last term. The Alabama-born midfielder becomes the latest homegrown talent from Dallas to switch continents for a shot in Italy, following in the footsteps of fellow internationals Weston McKennie and Bryan Reynolds.
Chelsea striker Giroud set for AC Milan move, Maldini confirms
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Chelsea striker Giroud set for AC Milan move, Maldini confirms

The director is confident the 34-year-old will add some much-needed experience to their young squad AC Milan technical director Paulo Maldini has confirmed Olivier Giroud will complete a move to the club on Thursday. The Serie A side reached an agreement with Chelsea over a €2 million deal for the French striker last week. The 34-year-old will travel to Milan to undergo a medical and will be confirmed as the San Siro side's latest signing.
Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet
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Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet

The Serie A side underwhelmed last season but the Portuguese star remains their most prolific player by far David Trezeguet has been impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Juventus, even though he feels the attacker has had problems with his team-mates. Ronaldo, 36, joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid in 2018 and helped guide them to two Serie A titles, though they could only muster a fourth-place finish last season. The Portugual star has netted an incredible 101 goals in 133 apperances for the Turin giants and Trezeguet says bringing him in is the best piece of business the club have made during president Andrea Agnelli's time in charge.
‘Berardi is our symbol’ – Sassuolo respond to talk of Liverpool & Tottenham interest in winger
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‘Berardi is our symbol’ – Sassuolo respond to talk of Liverpool & Tottenham interest in winger

Giovanni Carnevali, chief executive of the Serie A outfit, is hoping to see out the summer window with no deal done Sassuolo are aware of how difficult it will be to repel interest in Domenico Berardi, with the Italy international already being linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, but they are hoping to keep a "symbol" of the club in his current surroundings. The highly-rated 26-year-old forward is yet to produce his best for the Azzurri at Euro 2020, but he has helped Roberto Mancini's side into the quarter-finals. He is performing in a prominent shop window, allowing Premier League suitors to get a good look at him, and those back at his Serie A employers accept that their resolve may be tested in the summer transfer window.

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