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Dani Alves Bids Emotional Farewell To Juventus As Next Move Beckons

Dani Alves has officially bid farewell to Juventus, exactly one year on from signing with the Serie A giants.  At the time of his arrival, the Brazil international signed a two-year deal with the option of a third, but this will now, of course, be cut short. Alves announced the news via his official Instagram account on Tuesday. Me gustaría agradecer …

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Inter Milan Set To Unveil Luciano Spalletti As Their New Manager

ROME, ITALY - MAY 14: Luciano Spalletti head coach of AS Roma during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus FC at Stadio Olimpico on May 14, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images )

Inter Milan are set to name former Roma manager Luciano Spalletti as their new head coach. The 58-year-old guided La Maggica to a second place finish in last season’s Serie A.  Before flying to China to meet with the owners of the club, Spalletti told reporters that ‘everything is in place’ for him to become the next manager of one of Europe’s …

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A Closer Look At One Of Europe’s Most Potent Strikers, And Manchester United Target, Andrea Belotti

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 05: Andrea Belotti (L) of FC Torino in action against Thiago Cionek of US Citta di Palermo during the Serie A match between FC Torino and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on March 5, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Those who do not follow Serie A closely may not be too familiar with Torino hitman Andrea Belotti, but the 23-year-old Italian striker is attracting the interest of several of Europe’s big guns. Italy have been short on quality strikers for a number of years but they looked to have strengthened in that department. Manolo Gabbiadini’s impressive start at Southampton …

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European Giant Linked With Liverpool’s Sturridge [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives instruction to Daniel Sturridge prior to bring him in during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on January 28, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Reports emanating from Italy suggest out-of-favour Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be moving to Milan this summer. Sturridge’s future will be discussed in crisis talks with manager Jurgen Klopp at the end of this season. This could see the underused striker depart Anfield, with a possible destination as yet unknown. Calciomercato reports AC Milan are aware of this situation and …

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Arsenal Linked With €35 Million ‘Next Thierry Henry’

VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 16: M'Baye Niang (L) of AC Milan scores his team's second goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and AC Milan at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 16, 2016 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Following a 6-0 hammering of Champions League opposition and after recording seven wins in a row, not many Arsenal fans will be screaming from the rooftops for Arsene Wenger to invest in a striker anytime soon.  However, that’s just what he might be doing as early as this January, according to QS Sport (via Calciomercato), who claim AC Milan frontman M’Baye …

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The Italian Job: Is Serie A On The Rise Again?

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 02: Kostas Manolas of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the Serie A match between AS Roma and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on October 2, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images )

Italian football has been in steep decline for the last decade or so; Serie A’s glory days are a distant memory. The league that once saw AC Milan’s holy trinity of Marco van Basten, Frank Rikjard and Ruud Gullit stomp its pitches, questioned Denis Bergkamp’s credentials as a top-class striker and gobbled up Europe’s elite players season after season is …

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Opinion: Chelsea The Dark Horses In Manchester-Dominated Title Race

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Eden Hazard of Chelsea goes past Michail Antonio of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Predicting football results is a hazardous business. There is a reason that bookmakers exist, and it’s not as a charity service. So when ESPN gave their writers the chance to forecast the outcome of the 2016/17 season, they probably weren’t expecting an overwhelming majority consensus on what would happen. The Premier League champions, unlike say their German, Italian and French …

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Inter Milan Have Moved Quickly To Replace Roberto Mancini

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 20: Ajax manager / head coach, Frank de Boer looks on prior to the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam held at Philips Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Italian giants Inter Milan have wasted little time replacing the banished Roberto Mancini and announced Frank de Boar as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Following an unexpected 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last week, Mancini was given his marching orders on Monday. The Italian’s relationship with the club was already strained and his departure …

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