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Ancelotti replaces Sarri with promise to end Napoli’s 28-year title wait

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Milan (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti promised to end Napoli’s 28-year wait for a Serie A title after it was confirmed on Wednesday he would take over from Maurizio Sarri as coach of the Italian club on a three-year deal.

Ancelotti, sacked by Bayern Munich last September, steps in after Sarri was pushed out of the San Paolo Stadium after finishing second in Serie A behind Juventus.

Bologna sign Dutch defender Dijks

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Milan (AFP) – Dutch left-back Mitchell Dijks has signed a five-year contract with Serie A club Bologna from Ajax, the Italian club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Norwich City, before returning to the Netherlands this season.

“He has signed a contract until June 30 2023,” the club said in a statement.

Ex-Italy star Nesta appointed Perugia coach

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Rome (AFP) – Former Italy star defender Alessandro Nesta has been appointed coach of Serie B side Perugia, but only until June 30 this year, the Italian club said on Monday.

Eighth-place Perugia have just one match of the league season remaining before a play-off campaign to get into the top flight Serie A.

Fiorentina create trust fund for Astori’s daughter

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Rome (AFP) – Fiorentina have created a trust fund to help support the daughter of late captain Davide Astori, the Italian club said on Saturday.

The Italy international and Fiorentina defender was found dead in his hotel room in the north-eastern city of Udine on March 4 ahead of a Serie A match against Udinese.

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

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Liverpool (AFP) – A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a “vile” assault by Roma fans before the club’s Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

The man is being treated for his injuries at a neurological centre, where his condition is described as critical, Merseyside Police said.

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

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Liverpool (AFP) – A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a “vile” assault by Roma fans before the club’s Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

The man is being treated for his injuries at a neurological centre, where his condition is described as critical, Merseyside Police said.

Tudor reign begins as Udinese axe Oddo

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Milan (AFP) – Former Croatian international Igor Tudor was on Tuesday appointed coach of struggling Italian club Udinese hours after Massimo Oddo was axed following an 11-game Serie A losing streak.

The north-eastern club released 41-year-old former AC Milan and Italy defender Oddo and his coaching staff after just five months in the job.

Tudor reign begins as Udinese axe Oddo

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Milan (AFP) – Former Croatian international Igor Tudor was on Tuesday appointed coach of struggling Italian club Udinese hours after Massimo Oddo was axed following an 11-game Serie A losing streak.

The north-eastern club released 41-year-old former AC Milan and Italy defender Oddo and his coaching staff after just five months in the job.

‘Superhero’ Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

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Rome (AFP) – Roma sports director Monchi called club legend Francesco Totti “a superhero” as the former captain marked the 25th anniversary of his Serie A debut on Wednesday.

Totti retired last year at the age of 40 and now has a director’s role with the Italian club, who this season have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years, where they will play Barcelona over two legs.

‘Superhero’ Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

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Rome (AFP) – Roma sports director Monchi called club legend Francesco Totti “a superhero” as the former captain marked the 25th anniversary of his Serie A debut on Wednesday.

Totti retired last year at the age of 40 and now has a director’s role with the Italian club, who this season have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years, where they will play Barcelona over two legs.

‘Superhero’ Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

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Rome (AFP) – Roma sports director Monchi called club legend Francesco Totti “a superhero” as the former captain marked the 25th anniversary of his Serie A debut on Wednesday.

Totti retired last year at the age of 40 and now has a director’s role with the Italian club, who this season have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years, where they will play Barcelona over two legs.

‘Superhero’ Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

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Rome (AFP) – Roma sports director Monchi called club legend Francesco Totti “a superhero” as the former captain marked the 25th anniversary of his Serie A debut on Wednesday.

Totti retired last year at the age of 40 and now has a director’s role with the Italian club, who this season have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years, where they will play Barcelona over two legs.

French midfielder Dabo signs for Fiorentina

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Rome (AFP) – French midfielder Bryan Dabo has signed for Serie A side Fiorentina from Saint-Étienne, the Italian club said on Tuesday without giving financial details.

The 25-year-old has one cap for the French Under-21 side, and started his career at Montpellier, before a brief loan spell in England with Blackburn Rovers.

Iceland’s Hallfredsson extends Udinese deal

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Milan (AFP) – Iceland international Emil Hallfredsson has extended his contract with Serie A side Udinese until June 30, 2020, the Italian club announced on Friday.

The 33-year-old centre-back - in his second season with the north-eastern outfit - made his 50th appearance for the club in the Italian Cup loss midweek against Napoli.

Top-scoring Immobile extends Lazio deal

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A’s top scorer Ciro Immobile and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha have both extended their contracts with Lazio until June 2022, the Italian club confirmed on Saturday.

Italian international Immobile has scored 11 goals in the top flight this season, in addition to two in the Europa League and two in the Italian Super Cup, as the capital club sit joint third in Serie A, five points adrift of leaders Napoli.

Top-scoring Immobile extends Lazio deal

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A’s top scorer Ciro Immobile and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha have both extended their contracts with Lazio until June 2022, the Italian club confirmed on Saturday.

Italian international Immobile has scored 11 goals in the top flight this season, in addition to two in the Europa League and two in the Italian Super Cup, as the capital club sit joint third in Serie A, five points adrift of leaders Napoli.

Serbian football coach Mihajlovic takes Torino helm

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Rome (AFP) Serbia's Sinisa Mihajlovic is back in a Serie A dugout again after signing a two-year deal with Torino, the Italian club said on Wednesday.

Torino will be the sixth Italian club Mihajlovic, known as a free-kick specialist in his playing career, has coached after Bologna, Catania, Fiorentina, Sampadoria and AC Milan.

Serbian football coach Mihajlovic takes Torino helm

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Rome (AFP) Serbia's Sinisa Mihajlovic is back in a Serie A dugout again after signing a two-year deal with Torino, the Italian club said on Wednesday.

Torino will be the sixth Italian club Mihajlovic, known as a free-kick specialist in his playing career, has coached after Bologna, Catania, Fiorentina, Sampadoria and AC Milan.

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Ancelotti replaces Sarri with promise to end Napoli’s 28-year title wait

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Milan (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti promised to end Napoli’s 28-year wait for a Serie A title after it was confirmed on Wednesday he would take over from Maurizio Sarri as coach of the Italian club on a three-year deal.

Ancelotti, sacked by Bayern Munich last September, steps in after Sarri was pushed out of the San Paolo Stadium after finishing second in Serie A behind Juventus.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto is walking into dysfunction at Palermo

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The 2015/16 Serie A season is only halfway over, and Sicilian club Palermo have already changed managers multiple times. Giuseppe Iachini began the current campaign as the head coach, his second stint with the club, but was fired on Nov. 10 following a victory two days prior. Iachini was in charge at the Italian club for just over two years, a timeframe fairly impressive considering chairman Maurizio Zamparini's willingness to fire managers frequently.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto is walking into dysfunction at Palermo

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The 2015/16 Serie A season is only halfway over, and Sicilian club Palermo have already changed managers multiple times. Giuseppe Iachini began the current campaign as the head coach, his second stint with the club, but was fired on Nov. 10 following a victory two days prior. Iachini was in charge at the Italian club for just over two years, a timeframe fairly impressive considering chairman Maurizio Zamparini's willingness to fire managers frequently.

Napoli – Your Personal Tax Grumblings Pale in Comparison

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Remember in January when Mexican police raided the headquarters of soccer club Puebla FC? DeMarcus Beasley made a few tweets, we giggled, and then thought to ourselves #ThirdWorldProblems. Well, that flippant hashtag was incorrect. Today, the Italian police have raided the headquarters of Serie A leading (tied with Juventus) Napoli.

Manchester United

Man Utd expected to complete double transfer with Italian club

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Man Utd defender’s agent confirms approaches from multiple clubs

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Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has been approached by more than one Italian club over a possible transfer, according to his agent....

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Dries Mertens: Man Utd very interested in Napoli star

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Manchester United are very interested in signing Napoli winger Dries Mertens, according to a former director of the Italian club. Pierpaolo Marino...

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Wednesday Kickoff: Donnarumma re-signs; Ozil wants Arsenal stay and more

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The AC Milan transfer saga of the summer has finally reached its end while Arsenal's seems to be nearing a conclusion as well.

After a prolonged transfer saga, Gianluigi Donnarumma officially signed a new deal with AC Milan. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil says he wants to stay at Arsenal while adding he is hoping Alexis Sanchez comes to the same decision.

Monday Kickoff: Bradley scores in Roma friendly, Man Utd near Buttner deal, and more

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AS Roma has concluded their preseason preparations for the upcoming Serie A campaign, and Michael Bradley looks ready to tackle the season head-on.

Bradley scored in Roma's final preseason friendly on Sunday, netting the second goal in the Italian club's 3-0 win over Greek side Aris FC.

Arsenal

Serie A striker the wrong January transfer target for Arsenal?

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According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the Italian club Internazionale are so concerned about Arsenal signing their Argentina international star in the January transfer window or during next summer, that they are set to offer Mauro Icardi a new and improved contract. A report by The Mirror claims that Inter are planning [.

Arsenal linked with Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner

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Arsenal are being linked with fresh interest in Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. The versatile Swiss international was reportedly a target for the Gunners earlier in the summer. At that stage, Arsene Wenger's side were unwilling to match Juve's £12m asking price for the 29-year-old. But with the end of the transfer window now looming, the [.

Premiership preview 12/13 + a few van Persie thoughts

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Our summers are nothing if not dramatic. I've been largely ignoring it for the past few weeks ever since van Persie's original statement I've felt a little jaded by the whole thing, and haven't had the desire to track it, or write about it, on a daily basis. Kudos to those who manage to blog without a break goodness knows I needed one.

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Juventus Will Be Back For Llorente In January

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The Director General of Juventus, Giuseppe Marotta says that the Italian champions will be back for  Athletic Club player Fernando Llorente during the winter transfer window.

Marotta mentioned the Real Madrid coach when asked by journalists about the matter.

"Mourinho says that Llorente will play for Juventus in January?

Milan Rule Out Carroll

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AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani does not think the club needs to sign another striker amid new reports linking the Serie A giants with Liverpool's Andy Carroll.
The £35million man was this summer expected to leave Anfield, as he seemingly does not fit into the plans of new manager Brendan Rodgers.

Malaysian Youth Signs For Italian Team

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A 15 year-old Malaysian footballer, Sean Gan Giannelli, will join Italian Club Atletico Arezzo's Under-17 team in the Tuscany region on Aug 20 after having impressed the club's coaches and technical staff.Sean, who is of Italian-Malaysian parentage, is a student of Bukit Jalil Sports School and trains and plays with the Under-17 Bukit Jalil squad, the feeder squad of the Malaysian national team.

English Premier League

Liverpool Back In The Hunt For Uruguayan Winger

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Liverpool is to launch a renewed bid for Bologna star Gaston Ramirez with hopes of securing the winger before today's transfer deadline.
The 21-year-old was seemingly on the brink of a shock move to newly promoted Southampton earlier in the month, but complications surrounding the deal have seen the move stall.

Berbatov To… Fulham??

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After it looked as though Dimitar Berbatov was set to join Fiorentina earlier today, it was then reported that Juventus had come in at the last minute to sign him. However, following United's dealings with the Italian club after Paul Pogba ditched us for them, it is possible that United didn't want to do business with them.

The Rest

Sources: Cosmos not pursuing Francesco Totti amid reports

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Francesco Totti continues to be linked with a move to the New York Cosmos, but it doesn't appear the AS Roma legend will be joining the NASL club any time soon.

Sources tell SBI the Cosmos are not actively pursuing the 39-year-old Italian star. The Cosmos were previously linked with Totti earlier this year, but denied a move was imminent.

Maicosuel Penalty Miss v Braga

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Udinese's Brazilian midfielder Maicousel try's to do a Pirlo like penalty but is made to look very foolish as the Braga keeper makes an easy save, the miss cost the Italian club a place in the next round of the Champions League and incidently it wasn't the only bloopers moment in the tie with Pablo Armero also having his moment.

JUVENTUS TO MAKE AN OFFER FOR DAVID VILLA ?

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Last Thursday there was a meeting at a Barcelona Hotel between "representatives" of Italian Club JUVENTUS & persons close to FC BARCELONA forward DAVID VILLA. According to Spanish paper "El Comercio", which has been picked up by "Sport", "Mundo Deportivo" & "Marca", the Italians wanted to know the Villa situation & his thoughts.

Real Madrid 5-1 AC Milan: Real Madrid Runs Riot In The Bronx

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Two of the world's great football clubs, Real Madrid and AC Milan, met Wednesday evening at a very sticky and humid Yankee Stadium as part of the World Football Challenge. The match was the second played this summer at the famous baseball stadium in The Bronx, New York, and offered a much more entertaining show than the earlier exhibition between Chelsea and PSG.

Revs Fall To Kansas City

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Dimitry Imbongo made his first start for the Revs in Saturday's 1-0 loss to KC and spurned the club's best opportunity to equalize in the 49th minute. (Photo: Walter Silva)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Teal Bunbury gave Sporting Kansas City an early lead and the New England Revolution rarely threatened to equalize as they fell 1-0 at Gillette Stadium in front of 17,592 on Saturday night.