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Franck Kessie says he would prefer to join Man Utd than Chelsea

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Highly-rated Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie says he dreams of a transfer to Manchester United. The Ivory Coast international has indicated he...

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Tottenham’s record signing linked with AC Milan

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A post shared by Moussa Sissoko (@moussasissokoofficiel) on Feb 11, 2017 at 3:45am PST Tottenham Hotspur's club record signing Moussa Sissoko...

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Man Utd defender urges Jose Mourinho to sign Franck Kessie

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Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly has told manager Jose Mourinho to sign his international team-mate Franck Kessie, according to The Sun. The...

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Former Man Utd man Patrice Evra tipped to join Crystal Palace

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Juventus left-back Patrice Evra is in talks with Crystal Palace over a permanent transfer, according to The Guardian. The former Manchester United...

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger responds to Andrea Belotti bid reports

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports that he has lodged a bid for Torino star Andrea Belotti as "fake news". Speaking at...

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Man Utd midfielder set for AC Milan move

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be on his way to AC Milan when the transfer window opens, according to The Times. The Belgium...

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Former Man Utd starlet Ravel Morrison linked with Hull City

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Hull City are plotting a January attempt to sign Ravel Morrison, according to The Sun. Tigers boss Mike Phelan knows Morrison well from their time...

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Inter Milan linked with quadruple raid on Man Utd

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Inter Milan are plotting deals to sign at least four Manchester United players in the January transfer window, according to Italian newspaper...

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Talented Balotelli needs attitude change – Italy coach

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Milan (AFP) – Controversial striker Mario Balotelli has shown few signs of wanting to fight his way back into the national side, Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura warned on Wednesday.

Balotelli last played for Italy at their ill-fated 2014 World Cup campaign, but his international and club career have been in a tailspin since then.

Talented Balotelli needs attitude change – Italy coach

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Milan (AFP) – Controversial striker Mario Balotelli has shown few signs of wanting to fight his way back into the national side, Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura warned on Wednesday.

Balotelli last played for Italy at their ill-fated 2014 World Cup campaign, but his international and club career have been in a tailspin since then.

Lazio on fire as Parolo puts four past Pescara

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Rome (AFP) – Marco Parolo scored four times, three with his head, as Lazio hammered Serie A bottom side Pescara 6-2 on Sunday to maintain their Champions League challenge.

Parolo’s rare headed hat-trick was the first in Italy since Joaquin Larrivey achieved the feat for Cagliari in a 6-3 loss against Napoli in March 2012.

Lazio on fire as Parolo puts four past Pescara

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Rome (AFP) – Marco Parolo scored four times, three with his head, as Lazio hammered Serie A bottom side Pescara 6-2 on Sunday to maintain their Champions League challenge.

Parolo’s rare headed hat-trick was the first in Italy since Joaquin Larrivey achieved the feat for Cagliari in a 6-3 loss against Napoli in March 2012.

Southampton Saints sign Italy international Gabbiadini

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Italian international forward Manolo Gabbiadini joined League Cup finalists Southampton on Tuesday for a fee believed to be around £14.5million (16.8m euros, $18.2m) from Serie A side Napoli.

The 25-year-old scorer of 58 goals in 215 appearances in Italy signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will the club hopes supply goals that have been largely lacking since Charlie Austin suffered a shoulder injury.

Southampton Saints sign Italy international Gabbiadini

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Italian international forward Manolo Gabbiadini joined League Cup finalists Southampton on Tuesday for a fee believed to be around £14.5million (16.8m euros, $18.2m) from Serie A side Napoli.

The 25-year-old scorer of 58 goals in 215 appearances in Italy signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will the club hopes supply goals that have been largely lacking since Charlie Austin suffered a shoulder injury.

Napoli duo Ghoulam, Koulibaly go head to head at Cup of Nations

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Colleagues at club level, Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam will come up against each other when Senegal meet Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

The game in Franceville, south-eastern Gabon, is decisive for Ghoulam's Algeria, who have to win and hope Tunisia lose to outsiders Zimbabwe if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of a competition for which they were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Napoli duo Ghoulam, Koulibaly go head to head at Cup of Nations

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Colleagues at club level, Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam will come up against each other when Senegal meet Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

The game in Franceville, south-eastern Gabon, is decisive for Ghoulam's Algeria, who have to win and hope Tunisia lose to outsiders Zimbabwe if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of a competition for which they were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

World champions Germany to meet Pope at Vatican

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany will be granted an audience with Pope Francis when the team travel to Italy for a friendly international next month, head coach Joachim Loew confirmed on Monday.

Germany play a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to minnows San Marino on November 11, then face Italy in a friendly in Milan four days later.

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PSG, Monaco and Ajax stars among our #JF70 young talents of the week, week 11

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Our #JF70 review is back for another week on Just Football. From our chosen 70 best young talents to watch in Europe in 2016/17 which stars are standing out lately? Deji Faremi selects a handful of...

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From Alex Iwobi to Donnarumma: The JF70 Team of the Year so far

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All this season, we have been covering the exploits of our #JF70 best young players in Europe to watch in 2016/17, with regular updates on their performances. Some of the 70 have...

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3 To See: FA Cup shocks, PSG v Monaco and Real Madrid title battle continues

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Another weekend is upon us, and as usual that means: football. And plenty of it, too. Not sure what games you should be paying attention to? 3 To See is here to help you out. What excitement lies in...

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Roma: Radja Nainggolan Scores Thumping Volley Against Sampdoria, Francesco Totti Applauds From Bench (Video)

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Roma kept the pressure ramped up on Serie A leaders Juventus with a comprehensive 4-0 rollicking of Sampdoria on Thursday evening.

Radja Nainggolanhelped himself to a brace on the night, opening the scoring five minutes before half-time with a stonking volley from the edge of the area...

Indeed, the Belgian midfielder's strike was so mighty that it even coaxed an excited reaction out of the old-age pensioner sat on Roma's bench.

Divock Origi, Alex Iwobi, Andre Silva… #JF70 best young players in Europe review, week 8

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It's that time again, #JF70 young stars of the week. Which of our 70 young startlets made us sit up and take notice this week? Let's take a look. #JF70 young talents of the week...

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3 To See: the Wimbledon grudge match, Turin derby and a must-win game for PSG

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Many of Europe's top leagues may be winding down ahead of their winter break (don't worry, the Premier League will still charge headlong into an absurd number of fixtures over the festive...

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3 To See: the Wimbledon grudge match, Turin derby and a must-win game for PSG

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3 To See: Manchester City vs. Chelsea team news, el Clasico and a Rome derby

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It's another big week across Europe, with some heavyweight clashes in some of the bigleagues. Check out our Three To See this week: there's a top of the league clash between Manchester...

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Nathan Ake, Kasper Dolberg, Franck Kessie… #JF70 young talents of the week, week 6

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It's #JF70 young talents of the week time. Let's get into it. Which of our 70 chosen star young players shone in the latest round of action around Europe? Read on and find out......

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Manuel Locatelli: Meet the AC Milan starlet dubbed Italy’s next top-class midfielder

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AC Milan have long had a strategy based around recruiting Italian, homegrown, quality players. This is especially true if we look at the last five years. A noble premise, no doubt, but as time has...

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Enes Unal, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe… #JF70 Young Talents of the Week, week 5

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The #JF70 is our annual selection of the top most exciting young players to watch in Europe around a variety of Europe's major leagues. After selecting the best young talents to watch in...

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Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

From Marcus Rashford to Renato Sanches: How the #JF70 wonderkids stats weigh up in Football Manager 2017

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The magnificent Gianluigi Donnarumma and the #JF70 best young players in Europe, week 4

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World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Where to find Italy vs. Germany on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. Germany, you've come to the right place.

Both Italy and Germany head into this friendly after important World Cup qualification wins. In addition to both of these teams being among the most successful in Europe, the clash between the two teams will take on an additional importance as video replays will be used for key refereeing decisions.

World champions Germany to meet Pope at Vatican

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany will be granted an audience with Pope Francis when the team travel to Italy for a friendly international next month, head coach Joachim Loew confirmed on Monday.

Germany play a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to minnows San Marino on November 11, then face Italy in a friendly in Milan four days later.

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Giovinco agent critical of Italy manager Ventura following disparaging comments about MLS

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After recent disparaging comments from Italian managerGiampiero Ventura regarding his client Sebastian Giovinco, agent Andrea D'Amicocame to the defense of the star forward.

After Ventura's claim earlier in the week that Giovinco's stunning productivity totals mattered less due to his playing in MLS, D'Amico was highly critical of the manager's view.

Major Link Soccer: FanDuel and DraftKings to merge

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Italy's head coach spells things out pretty clearly for Giovinco: MLS = no call-up.

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After being snubbed by MLS' list of finalists for MVP, Sebastian Giovinco is being told in no uncertain terms why he has been left out of Italy's latest squad.