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Pietro Pellegri: Man Utd linked with Genoa starlet, agent in UK

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Antonio Conte agrees deal in principle to become Chelsea boss

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Thursday Kickoff: Prandelli could remain Italy manager; Özil back in Arsenal squad; and more

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Cesare Prandelli is expected to discuss his future with the Italian National Team next month, but he may have already made up his mind.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, Prandelli has decided to accept a four-year contract extension from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

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Concrete barriers built to boost San Siro security

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Milan (AFP) – Permanent concrete barriers have been built around the San Siro stadium, which is shared by football giants AC and Inter Milan, in the aftermath of the terror attacks which struck Barcelona, city officials announced.

A new “anti-traffic” zone was established in the area around the landmark Giuseppe Meazza stadium - the San Siro’s other name - in time for a series of concerts earlier this summer.

Concrete barriers built to boost San Siro security

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Milan (AFP) – Permanent concrete barriers have been built around the San Siro stadium, which is shared by football giants AC and Inter Milan, in the aftermath of the terror attacks which struck Barcelona, city officials announced.

A new “anti-traffic” zone was established in the area around the landmark Giuseppe Meazza stadium - the San Siro’s other name - in time for a series of concerts earlier this summer.

Milan striker Niang set for Spartak switch

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Milan (AFP) – French striker M’Baye Niang is set to end his frustrating four-year spell at AC Milan by signing a four-year deal with Russian league side Spartak Moscow, reports said Friday.

Niang spent last season on loan at Watford, who opted not to buy the Frenchman, and he is now surplus to requirements at Milan after Porto striker Andre Silva and Franck Kessie (Atalanta) were recently acquired by the Serie A giants.

Milan striker Niang set for Spartak switch

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Milan (AFP) – French striker M’Baye Niang is set to end his frustrating four-year spell at AC Milan by signing a four-year deal with Russian league side Spartak Moscow, reports said Friday.

Niang spent last season on loan at Watford, who opted not to buy the Frenchman, and he is now surplus to requirements at Milan after Porto striker Andre Silva and Franck Kessie (Atalanta) were recently acquired by the Serie A giants.

PSG’s Matuidi undergoes Juventus medical

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Milan (AFP) – France midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on the verge of signing for Juventus, who have agreed to pay Paris Saint-Germain a reported 20 million euros plus bonuses, after undergoing a medical on Wednesday.

Matuidi, who won four consecutive league titles with PSG, was met by dozens of enthusiastic fans on his arrival at Torino’s Caselle airport on Wednesday before undergoing a medical.

Spalletti fury as wantaway Kondogbia skips Inter training

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Rome (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti vented his fury Friday as wantaway French international midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia skipped training.

Kondogbia’s failure to turn up prompted the 24-year-old to be axed from Inter’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Real Betis.

Spalletti fury as wantaway Kondogbia skips Inter training

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Rome (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti vented his fury Friday as wantaway French international midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia skipped training.

Kondogbia’s failure to turn up prompted the 24-year-old to be axed from Inter’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Real Betis.

Italy football probe over false visas for young Africans

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Rome (AFP) – Italian police are investigating football clubs for allegedly getting young African players false papers in a probe that could involve Serie A teams, national media reported Thursday.

The inquiry centres on AC Prato, which plays in the Lega Pro league, amid suspicions managers “favoured the illegal entry into Italy of African minors, some of whom were then sold to superior clubs,” the Gazzetta dello Sport said.

Italy football probe over false visas for young Africans

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Rome (AFP) – Italian police are investigating football clubs for allegedly getting young African players false papers in a probe that could involve Serie A teams, national media reported Thursday.

The inquiry centres on AC Prato, which plays in the Lega Pro league, amid suspicions managers “favoured the illegal entry into Italy of African minors, some of whom were then sold to superior clubs,” the Gazzetta dello Sport said.

Juve’s Bonucci in shock Milan move

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci is joining AC Milan in a shock move from Italian champions Juventus, the San Siro side announced on Friday.

“Bonucci in Milan,” the buying club reported on their official website, alongside pictures of the smiling defender being enthusiastically welcomed by Rossoneri supporters.

Juve’s Bonucci nears shock AC Milan move

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci is on the verge of a shock transfer to AC Milan from Italian champions Juventus after he arrived in Milan on Friday.

Bonucci has won six successive Serie A titles with Juve but is close to finalising a move to Milan that Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport says is worth 40 million euros ($45.

Juve’s Bonucci nears shock AC Milan move

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci is on the verge of a shock transfer to AC Milan from Italian champions Juventus after he arrived in Milan on Friday.

Bonucci has won six successive Serie A titles with Juve but is close to finalising a move to Milan that Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport says is worth 40 million euros ($45.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Ronaldo’s Real rage genuine or a cunning ploy?

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Madrid (AFP) – Enraged by Spanish tax authorities and a perceived lack of support from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is threatening to leave the European champions, but is it genuine or part of a greater ploy?

Ronaldo’s departure from Real, reportedly a given according to a Portuguese newspaper, triggered an avalanche of speculation over the potential destination of the world’s highest-paid athlete.

Fast-rising Mbappe puts Europe on alert

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Paris (AFP) – At just a tender 18 years of age, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe is already turning heads around Europe after tormenting defences throughout France and scoring against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League.

With 16 goals in 30 appearances for the French league leaders this season, including nine in his past eight games, the teenage prodigy is drawing plenty of comparisons to former France star Thierry Henry.

Fast-rising Mbappe puts Europe on alert

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Paris (AFP) – At just a tender 18 years of age, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe is already turning heads around Europe after tormenting defences throughout France and scoring against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League.

With 16 goals in 30 appearances for the French league leaders this season, including nine in his past eight games, the teenage prodigy is drawing plenty of comparisons to former France star Thierry Henry.

Inter owners fly in to elect de Boer successor

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Milan (AFP) The Chinese owners of Inter Milan have flown in to choose a successor to Frank de Boer after the Dutch coach's unceremonious sacking earlier in the week.

Inter face Southampton in a must-win Europa League clash later Thursday when the club's youth team coach, Stefano Vecchi, will take over on an interim basis.

Real Madrid to buy back Morata from Juventus

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Rome (AFP) Real Madrid will exercise their right to buy back the contract of their former player Álvaro Morata from Juventus, the Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday.

"Real Madrid have informed JuventusFC of their decision to salvage the federative rights on the playerÁlvaro Morata, who will join up with the first team for pre-season training under the command of Zinedine Zidane," the Madrid club said in a brief statement.

Real Madrid to buy back Morata from Juventus

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Rome (AFP) Real Madrid will exercise their right to buy back the contract of their former player Álvaro Morata from Juventus, the Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday.

"Real Madrid have informed JuventusFC of their decision to salvage the federative rights on the playerÁlvaro Morata, who will join up with the first team for pre-season training under the command of Zinedine Zidane," the Madrid club said in a brief statement.

Juventus

Juventus prepare £23m bid for Liverpool’s Emre Can

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Starlet on the move?

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Gazzetta Dello Sport are reporting that promising United youngster, Adnan Januzaj, has become a serious target for Italian giants, Juventus.

The Serie A side are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray but have grown frustrated by the Turkish clubs refusal to drop their asking price.

Juventus CEO Opens Door To Vidal Transfer To Manchester United

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Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United for weeks now, and after denying he was going nowhere, Juventus appeared to soften that stance on Monday when the club's CEO Giuseppe Marotta is said that they will only sell Vidal if the midfielder asks to to go.

Friday Kickoff: PSG and Real Madrid battle for Pogba; Wilshere “very down” from injury; and more

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French midfielder Paul Pogba could be the most sought after transfer target of the summer.

Both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have made the 20-year-old Juventus man their No. 1 target this summer, and according to a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport, PSG presidentNasser Al-Khelaifi has already met in person with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.

Monday Evening Ticker: Guarin, Vucinic set for shock switch; Barca unveil Camp Nou plans; and more

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Juventus' midfield just got even more talented.

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Serie A leaders are in the final stages of completing a transfer that would send forward Mirko Vucinic to Inter Milan in place of midfielder Fredy Guarin. The Colombian international nearly moved to Chelsea earlier this month only for the English club to decide to sign Nemanja Matic from Benfica instead.

Thursday Kickoff: Juventus chase Lamela; Del Bosque backs Casillas; and more

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Erik Lamela's disappointing start in the English Premier League could be over after just six months.

After making a £30 million (nearly $50 million) move from AS Roma to Tottenham last August, Lamela has struggled to settle in London, and is reportedly being chased by a number of clubs in Italy, including Juventus.

Inter Milan

Inter New Shirt Sponsor Deal Shows How Poor Serie A Is

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Inter Milan have hailed on their website that Pirelli have agreed to continue their shirt sponsorship of the Serie A side for another five years.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter will receive €9m a season plus a series of bonuses depending on performance.

Putting those bonuses to one side, Inter then will receive €45m over the five years.

Roberto Mancini: There’s no point talking about third

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Even Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has given up hope of a third-place finish following Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Cesena.

After the draw Inter find themselves eighth in the standings and nine points behind third-place Lazio, who play at Torino on Monday.

"A victory would have seen us climb to 39 points with 11 rounds to go," Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Lukas Podolski Voted Second-Worst Serie A January Signing

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has been voted the second-worst signing of the January transfer window in Serie A this season.

A poll conducted by Gazzetta dello Sport found that Milan forward Alessio Cerci (46%) was the only player to receive more of the vote for the worst signing of the window than Podolski (36%) , which is fairly damning for the Germany international.

AC Milan

AC Milan Set to Sack Clarence Seedorf and Replace Him With Filippo Inzaghi, Say Reports

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If reports in Italy's three sports papers Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosportare to be believed, AC Milan is going from one legendary player to another as manager. The club looks to chop and change managers again by replacing Clarence Seedorf with Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi who is currently managing the Rossoneri's youth side.

Massimiliano Allegri Confirms He Will Leave AC Milan At End of Season

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AC Milan managerMassimiliano Allegri has confirmed that he will leave the Serie A club at the end of this season.

Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport:

"Of course this is my last Christmas at AC Milan.

"I do not know who will be the new coach, that is a problem that does not concern me.

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Exodus Could Be Starting – One Player Reported On His Way Out Of Newcastle

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Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Genoa is getting closer to a deal to sign Newcastle left-back Achraf Lazaar for around €3.5M (£3.2M) The 25-year-old has not impressed at [...]

Chelsea target Paul Pogba agrees pre-contract with Barca

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United have striker bid rejected

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Manchester United have had a bid for Palermo's striker Paulo Dybala turned down, according to the Serie A club's president Maurizio Zamparini.

Zamparini told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport that he had rejected a bid from United for the Argentinian, insisting that he's worth more than €40m (£31m), though he added he would speak again about Dybala with United "in six months.

Will Inter send redundant players to D.C. United? Maybe someday.

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Erick Thohir, owner of D.C. United and Inter, is talking about sending players to MLS.

These are the kinds of rumors that I hoped to be hearing from the minute that Erick Thohir bought Inter Milan. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian sports newspaper, Erick Thohir's new idea for the team is to try and send any of the players that are redundant but that he cannot sell during the January window to D.

Ever Wondered What Swansea Boss Garry Monk Would Look Like As Harry Potter? Gazzetta Dello Sport Are Here To Help… (Photo)

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If you've ever lost days just wondering what Swansea boss Garry Monk would look like dressed as Harry Potter then wonder no longer; Gazzetta dello Sport are here to help!

On the cover ofthe Italian paper's Euro supplement, Gazzetta have mocked up Monk as Potter declaring he, Willy Sagnol, Rui Vitoria and Roger Schmidt to beEuropean football's "New Wizards"as part of a feature on this season'sflock of young"surprise package" managers.