Gazzetta dello Sport

AFP

FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s World Cup failure is a wake-up call

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

Milan (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

“I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with Italy’s Gazzetta Dello Sport five months ahead of the World Cup final match in Russia.

Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez set for Inter move – reports

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez, touted as a potential newcomer in Jorge Sampaoli’s 2018 World Cup squad, is set to sign a deal worth over 25 million euros ($30 million) with Inter Milan, the Italian press reported Friday.

The 20-year-old striker, who plays for Racing Club and the Argentina under-20 side, has opted for Inter ahead of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia and will join the northern Italian outfit this summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez set for Inter move – reports

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez, touted as a potential newcomer in Jorge Sampaoli’s 2018 World Cup squad, is set to sign a deal worth over 25 million euros ($30 million) with Inter Milan, the Italian press reported Friday.

The 20-year-old striker, who plays for Racing Club and the Argentina under-20 side, has opted for Inter ahead of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia and will join the northern Italian outfit this summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

Juventus lose Dybala for a month

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Rome (AFP) – Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala could be out for over a month after picking up a thigh injury in his side’s 1-0 win at Cagliari on Saturday, putting his chances of facing Tottenham in the Champions League at risk.

The Italian champions revealed Sunday that the Argentine international had suffered a “light-medium” injury to his right thigh, and said that how long he would have to spend on the sidelines would become clear in the coming days.

Juventus lose Dybala for a month

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Rome (AFP) – Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala could be out for over a month after picking up a thigh injury in his side’s 1-0 win at Cagliari on Saturday, putting his chances of facing Tottenham in the Champions League at risk.

The Italian champions revealed Sunday that the Argentine international had suffered a “light-medium” injury to his right thigh, and said that how long he would have to spend on the sidelines would become clear in the coming days.

Nicola quits Serie A strugglers Crotone

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – Davide Nicola has resigned as coach of Serie A strugglers Crotone, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old took over in June 2016 leading the promoted side from Calabria in their maiden Serie A campaign.

They dramatically survived last season by finishing 17th but this season are just one place higher with 12 points from 15 games.

Nicola quits Serie A strugglers Crotone

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – Davide Nicola has resigned as coach of Serie A strugglers Crotone, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old took over in June 2016 leading the promoted side from Calabria in their maiden Serie A campaign.

They dramatically survived last season by finishing 17th but this season are just one place higher with 12 points from 15 games.

Morata denies finding London “stressful”

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Rome (AFP) – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has dismissed suggestions he finds life in London “too stressful”, saying he would sign for ten years with the English Premier League champions if offered.

The 25-year-old - who signed a club record £58 million ($76.6 million) deal from Real Madrid in the close season - was quoted in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday as saying he missed playing for former Italian club Juventus.

Morata denies finding London “stressful”

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Rome (AFP) – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has dismissed suggestions he finds life in London “too stressful”, saying he would sign for ten years with the English Premier League champions if offered.

The 25-year-old - who signed a club record £58 million ($76.6 million) deal from Real Madrid in the close season - was quoted in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday as saying he missed playing for former Italian club Juventus.

Concrete barriers built to boost San Siro security

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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?

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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?

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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.

Transfer News and Gossip

Lucas Moura agrees to join Man Utd

Off the Post at related • 1 view
Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has agreed to sign for Manchester United, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. But the Red...

Click the headline to read the full story.

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

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Manchester United are being linked with a January bid for Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport says the Red Devils...

Click the headline to read the full story.

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

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Juventus are set to launch a £23m bid for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The Germany...

Click the headline to read the full story.

Chelsea target Paul Pogba agrees pre-contract with Barca

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Chelsea target Paul Pogba has agreed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Barca's transfer embargo will...

Click the headline to read the full story.

Inter Milan

Inter New Shirt Sponsor Deal Shows How Poor Serie A Is

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

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

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

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

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 1 view

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.

The Rest

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

Newcastle united Blog at related • 0 views
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 [...]

Antonio Conte agrees deal in principle to become Chelsea boss

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Italy coach Antonio Conte has agreed in principle to become the next manager of Chelsea, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The...

Click the headline to read the full story.

United have striker bid rejected

Red Rants at related • 0 views

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.