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Juve fans wait for Milan fan Kean at Genoa

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri could hand teenage starlet Moise Kean his full debut for the injury-hit Turin giants against Genoa on Sunday even if he is secretly an AC Milan fan.

Kean, a powerfully-built striker, joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic in a 3-0 win over Pescara last weekend.

Juve fans wait for Milan fan Kean at Genoa

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri could hand teenage starlet Moise Kean his full debut for the injury-hit Turin giants against Genoa on Sunday even if he is secretly an AC Milan fan.

Kean, a powerfully-built striker, joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic in a 3-0 win over Pescara last weekend.

Buffon sounds alarm over dangers posed by Serie A rivals

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Milan (AFP) Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon called for improvements despite a 2-1 win over title rivals Napoli that left the Serie A champions four points clear of an increasingly ambitious chasing pack.

A second-half winner from ex-Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain sent Juve four points clear of Roma, with Napoli now seven points off the pace after AC Milan and Lazio won on Sunday to move into third and fourth places respectively.

Hot-shot Icardi extends Inter Milan stay

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Rome (AFP) Striker and captain Mauro Icardi has extended his contract with Inter Milan until June 2021, the Serie A giants said on Friday, disappointing some of Europe's biggest clubs.

The Argentine, who has hit 58 goals in 114 games in all competitions since joining Inter in 2013, has reportedly pocketed a salary increase to 5.

Hot-shot Icardi extends Inter Milan stay

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Rome (AFP) Striker and captain Mauro Icardi has extended his contract with Inter Milan until June 2021, the Serie A giants said on Friday, disappointing some of Europe's biggest clubs.

The Argentine, who has hit 58 goals in 114 games in all competitions since joining Inter in 2013, has reportedly pocketed a salary increase to 5.

Higuain scores brace as Juve see off Empoli

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit a brace to help Juventus cement top spot in Serie A with a 3-0 win away at Empoli on Sunday.

Massimiliano Allegri's men travelled to the Carlo Castellani stadium, where the hosts' best result against the Bianconeri was a scoreless draw in 2008, confident of ensuring that they would remain on top of the table going into the international break.

Milik, Mertens star as Napoli outclass Benfica

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Milan (AFP) Arkadiusz Milik struck his third Champions League goal and Dries Mertens hit a brace as Napoli staked an early claim for a place in the last 16 with a 4-2 win against Benfica on Wednesday.

Milik, signed as a replacement for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, headed a brace in a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Dinamo Kiev a fortnight ago to hand coach Maurizio Sarri his maiden win in the competition.

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Juventus boss Allegri to unleash teen starlet Moise Kean

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has hinted he could unleash teenaged sensation Moise Kean after he became the first player born in 2000 to feature in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Kean was born to Ivorian parents in Italy on February 28, 2000 and joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic at Pescara last weekend.

Juventus boss Allegri to unleash teen starlet Moise Kean

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Milan (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has hinted he could unleash teenaged sensation Moise Kean after he became the first player born in 2000 to feature in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Kean was born to Ivorian parents in Italy on February 28, 2000 and joined an elite group of 16-year-old Serie A debutants when he replaced Mario Mandzukic at Pescara last weekend.

Roma fire blanks as Milan, Lazio move up

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Milan (AFP) Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko fired blanks as Roma were held to a scoreless draw at Empoli on Sunday, leaving champions Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A.

Roma travelled to the Castellani stadium looking to close the gap on a Juventus side which secured a 2-1 win over title rivals Napoli on Saturday when former Azzurri striker Gonzalo Higuain hit the winner in Turin.

Roma fire blanks as Milan, Lazio move up

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Milan (AFP) Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko fired blanks as Roma were held to a scoreless draw at Empoli on Sunday, leaving champions Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A.

Roma travelled to the Castellani stadium looking to close the gap on a Juventus side which secured a 2-1 win over title rivals Napoli on Saturday when former Azzurri striker Gonzalo Higuain hit the winner in Turin.

All eyes on Higuain as Juve host Napoli

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Milan (AFP) The fallout from Gonzalo Higuain's move to Juventus has not settled over the bay of Naples, and the Turin giants host Napoli Saturday in a Serie A sizzler that could see Roma go top.

Higuain's record 36 league goals for Napoli last season gave the entire city a reason to cheer after the southerners fell out of contention late in the title race.

All eyes on Higuain as Juve host Napoli

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Milan (AFP) The fallout from Gonzalo Higuain's move to Juventus has not settled over the bay of Naples, and the Turin giants host Napoli Saturday in a Serie A sizzler that could see Roma go top.

Higuain's record 36 league goals for Napoli last season gave the entire city a reason to cheer after the southerners fell out of contention late in the title race.

Dybala double sends Juve clear of title rivals

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Milan (AFP) Paulo Dybala hit a brace as champions Juventus underscored their Serie A title credentials only eight games into the campaign with a battling 2-1 win over Udinese on Saturday.

Juventus had been given a huge incentive before their late kick-off with the league's other 'bianconeri' side after Roma stunned Napoli 3-1 at the San Paolo.

Dybala double sends Juve clear of title rivals

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Milan (AFP) Paulo Dybala hit a brace as champions Juventus underscored their Serie A title credentials only eight games into the campaign with a battling 2-1 win over Udinese on Saturday.

Juventus had been given a huge incentive before their late kick-off with the league's other 'bianconeri' side after Roma stunned Napoli 3-1 at the San Paolo.

Gabbiadini to step up for Milik, Napoli, says Zoff

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Milan (AFP) A crushing knee injury to Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik paves the way for substitute Manolo Gabbiadini to lead Napoli's Serie A title challenge, according to Italian goalkeeping legend Dino Zoff.

Napoli sit second at four points behind leaders Juventus and face their first big test since Milik was sidelined for up to six months with a cruciate ligament injury, when they host Roma on Saturday.

Gabbiadini to step up for Milik, Napoli, says Zoff

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Milan (AFP) A crushing knee injury to Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik paves the way for substitute Manolo Gabbiadini to lead Napoli's Serie A title challenge, according to Italian goalkeeping legend Dino Zoff.

Napoli sit second at four points behind leaders Juventus and face their first big test since Milik was sidelined for up to six months with a cruciate ligament injury, when they host Roma on Saturday.

Club chief reveals Arsenal striker approach

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Outspoken Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that Arsenal made a failed attempt to sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer before he joined Juventus.

The Gunners were in the market for a new attacking weapon to bolster Arsene Wenger’s options in the final third, with Lucas Perez joining in a £17.

Juventus go four clear as Milan giants share tears and joy

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Milan (AFP) A brace from Gonzalo Higuain helped send Juventus four points clear of title rivals Napoli on a day of contrasting fortunes for Inter and city rivals AC Milan on Sunday.

Juventus travelled to Empoli, where the hosts' best result against the Bianconeri was a scoreless draw in 2008, confident of ensuring that they would remain on top of the table going into the international break.

Juventus go four clear as Milan giants share tears and joy

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Milan (AFP) A brace from Gonzalo Higuain helped send Juventus four points clear of title rivals Napoli on a day of contrasting fortunes for Inter and city rivals AC Milan on Sunday.

Juventus travelled to Empoli, where the hosts' best result against the Bianconeri was a scoreless draw in 2008, confident of ensuring that they would remain on top of the table going into the international break.

We’ve moved on from Higuain departure – Napoli’s Jorginho

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists his team have moved on from Gonzalo Higuain's shock departure to Juventus as they prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica in the Champions League.

Napoli, runners-up to Juventus in Serie A last season, host Benfica at the San Paolo in Group B on Wednesday looking to continue their bright start to this season's competition.

We’ve moved on from Higuain departure – Napoli’s Jorginho

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists his team have moved on from Gonzalo Higuain's shock departure to Juventus as they prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica in the Champions League.

Napoli, runners-up to Juventus in Serie A last season, host Benfica at the San Paolo in Group B on Wednesday looking to continue their bright start to this season's competition.

Buffon sounds alarm as Juve stutter

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Milan (AFP) The Juventus defence is leaking, goals have dried up and captain Gianluigi Buffon has rung the alarm after the Serie A champions were exposed during a 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' defeat to Inter Milan.

Juventus host Cagliari on Wednesday, and goalkeeper Buffon wants tightening up at the back.

Focus on Sevilla, not Champions League title – Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned their Champions League ambitions will count for nothing on Wednesday if the Turin giants don't successfully defend their impressive home record in Europe against Sevilla.

Juventus have been tipped for success in this season's competition after notably adding Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves to a side that were beaten finalists in 2015.

Focus on Sevilla, not Champions League title – Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned their Champions League ambitions will count for nothing on Wednesday if the Turin giants don't successfully defend their impressive home record in Europe against Sevilla.

Juventus have been tipped for success in this season's competition after notably adding Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves to a side that were beaten finalists in 2015.

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Here's five things we learned in Serie A this weekend:

Juventus set out scudetto stall

This time last year Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was nervously biting his fingernails on the touchlines as the Italian giants responded to a Champions League defeat to Barcelona in May 2015 by contriving to completely destroy their start to the Serie A season.

Juventus strong, Roma start well but both Milans need work: 7 Serie A week one talking points

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‘I Hope We Can Still Be Friends’ – Gonzalo Higuain Has One Last Desperate Stab At Appeasing Jilted Napoli Fans With Apologetic Instagram Message

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It's fairly safe to posit that many Napoli fans weren't best pleased when Gonzalo Higuain decided to up sticks and leave for Juventus last month.

Despite the fact their club reaped a princely/berserk fee of€90million from the transaction, it didn't stop Napoli fans from taking to the street to burn their Higuain shirts and stuff them down toilets in reaction to the unforgivable treachery that had just befallen them.

Gonzalo Higuain, Pjanic, Candreva… 10 Serie A summer transfers to get excited about in 2016/17

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‘He’s Fatter Than Me’ – Robert Prosinecki Offers Some Choice Thoughts On Gonzalo Higuain’s Physical Appearance

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The world and his dog have been quick to pass judgement on Gonzalo Higuain after the Argentinian striker recently (briefly) became the third most expensive footballer in history when he completed his big £75.3million move from Napoli to Juventus.

Higuain made his debut for Juve in a friendly against West Ham last weekend, with many independent observers noticing that the 28-year-old forward appearedto be carrying a little bit of excess timber around the midriff.

From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

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Patrice Evra Reacts To Juventus Signing Gonzalo Higuain By Doing A Little Ping-Pong Dance (Video)

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As you may have heard, Gonzalo Higuain became the third most expensive player in history yesterday when he joined Juventus from Napoli for the princely sum of€90million.

Having already won Serie Aat a canter last season, the news that Juve hadpurloinedsecond-placed Napoli's top goalscorer came as a delight to Patrice Evra, who couldn't help but dance a little jig around his ping-pong table after realising that his job had just been made that much cushier.

Record transfer boosts Manchester United’s chances of completing fourth signing

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Juventus have confirmed they have completed a deal in signing Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for a transfer fee of €90 million on Tuesday.

The Italian club will pay the fee over the two financial years and the Argentine international will become the third most expensive player in the history of football behind Gareth Bale and Cristaino Ronaldo as Real Madrid paid the fee to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United respectively.

Official-ish: Juventus Sign Gonzalo Higuain From Napoli For The Not Insignificant Sum Of €90m

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Nothing formal as yet but Sky Italia are reporting that Gonzalo Higuain has completed a move from Napoli to Juventus.

The fee involved? An absolutely berserk €90million that's £75.3million in old money. And for a 28-year-old, too. Bloody Nora.

The transfer has been on the cards for a week or so, with more than a couple of Napoli fans greeting the prospective dealby taking to the streets and ritualistically burning their Higuain shirts/stuffing them down toilets, etc.

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Higuain alla Juventus, è fatta! Marotta in Lega Calcio per depositare il contratto

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Depositato il contratto in Lega Calcio da Marotta, alle 15 e 30 è iniziata ufficialmente l'avventura di Gonzalo Higuain alla Juventus. La Societ bianconera ha dunque pagato la clausola rescissoria di 90 milioni di euro (in base all'accordo nel caso in cui fosse stato Higuain a svincolarsi, allora il giocatore avrebbe dovuto versare a De [.

Would a Giroud-Higuain swap deal be a worthy risk for Arsenal?

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Rumours are circling that Arsenalhave made an offer to sign Gonzalo Higuain in a cash-plus-player deal involving Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman played a key role in helping his country's football teamto reach the final of Euro 2016 this month, but has been under intense scrutiny for his club form in recent terms.

From Italy: Arsenal set to offer €50m plus Giroud to sign €94m Chelsea target

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Back in 2013, Gonzalo Higuain was reportedly close to signing for Arsenal. He had already decided to leave Real Madrid and was heavily linked with a move to North London. In the end, the deal didn’t materialise and he decided to join Napoli instead.

Four years later, Arsenal have another opportunity to sign the Argentine.

Chelsea close to signing €94m striker, Spain international could set for transfer move

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La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have not given up on their hopes of signing Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer. While the likes of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Gameiro also interest Diego Simeone, but the Atletico boss is desperate to be reunited with the Spain international.

Chelsea have refused to negotiate a deal for Costa, so far, but the scenario could change if the player forces a move or the new manager Antonio Conte sign at least two strikers.

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3 To See: Juventus v Napoli (hi, Higuain!) and the famous Revierderby

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Ballon d’Or Shortlist Unveiled: All The Usual Suspects Plus Light Smattering Of Total Frauds

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It's that time of year again. The annual creep towards the Ballon d'Or gala officially begins today with the announcement of the 2016 long-short-list.

For reasons of their own, award administratorsFrance Football decided to leak the list in five-player increments over the course of the entire day, milking the whole thing for all it was worth.