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How Big-Spending AC Milan Could Line Up Next Season

Italian giants AC Milan have been the big spenders in Serie A having spent £110m and counting so far as they look to complete a much needed overhaul of a squad in a bid to return to their glory days. Big name additions to Vincenzo Montella’s newly assembled side include Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Hakan Calhanoglu, Mateo Mussachio, Ricardo Rodriguez, …

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Looking Back On Football Italia As Roberto Baggio Turns 50

16 Sep 2000: Roberto Baggio of Brescia (left) and Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus (right) talk before the start of the match during his debut in the Coppa Italia first leg match between Brescia and Juventus played in Brescia. The Match finished a 0-0 draw. Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

Those of us growing up in the 1990s are lucky enough to remember the glory days of Football Italia on Channel 4 when Italy’s Serie A was probably even more popular than the Premier League is today. Watching host James Richardson browsing the Italian newspapers on the streets of Milan or Rome while enjoying his cappuccino as we delved into the …

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Euro Round-Up: La Liga Rains Goals, Juventus Go Five Points Clear

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Yannick Carrasco of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates with Felipe Luis after scoring his 3rd goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Granada CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Spain’s top clubs tightened the screw at the weekend, while Juventus opened an ominous gap in Serie A and Bayern Munich’s blip continued. To La Liga first, where Barcelona set the tone for the weekend by beating Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. A Rafinha double and Luis Suárez strike before half time ended the tie …

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp ‘Is A Piece Of S**t’ According To Mario Balotelli’s Agent, Mino Raiola

Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool nightmare came to an end this week when a last-minute deal saw the Italian finally leave Anfield for pastures new in the south of France, at Ligue 1 side Nice. 26-year-old Balotelli has endured a stunning fall from grace since his hell-raising days at Manchester City, where negative front page press featured as frequently as his on-field …

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Euro Round-Up: Bayern Rampant But PSG Suffer Surprise Defeat

MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 26: Robert Lewandowski (R) of Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Thomas Mueller during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on August 26, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

With most of the major European leagues already in full swing, last weekend saw the return of the Bundesliga and a very ominous display from champions Bayern Munich. Bayern have seemingly adjusted to the loss of Pep Guardiola with little fuss, as their title defence got underway with a 6-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen. Robert Lewandowski scored a …

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Juventus Closing In On €23m Highly-Rated Croatian Prospect

Croatia's forward Marko Pjaca is pictured before before the friendly football match between Croatia and San Marino in Rijeka, Croatia, on June 4, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Although their bid for Naopli’s Gonzalo Higuaín appears to be dead in the water, Juventus will still be active in the transfer market this week. They are expected to wrap up a deal for 21-year-old Croatian international Marko Pjaca within the next day or two. The highly-rated winger, at one point linked with Liverpool, Milan and Inter, said his goodbyes …

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Andrea Pirlo Still Has High Hopes For Liverpool Flop

COLLECCHIO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli (R) during Italy training session on November 12, 2012 in Collecchio, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has been speaking of his disappointment in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The pair played together for the Italian national side in the early part of this decade, and at that time Pirlo thought the world was witnessing the development of one of the best talents in Europe. He reached the height of his powers when he …

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AC Milan Set To Send Controversial Striker Back To Liverpool

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 01: Mario Balotelli of Liverpool/AC Milan looks on during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and US Alessandria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 1, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

On-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has had something of a miserable 18 months. Having signed for the Anfield club as a last resort £16million replacement for Luis Suárez in Auguat 2014, a largely goalless return to England resulted in public derision and repeated belittling from manager Brendan Rodgers. His professionalism was called into question on more than one occasion as …

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Serie A Week 23 Review

Everything you need to know in Serie A this week.    1. Juventus held by Cesena.  The leaders had a chance to go nine points clear at the top of the table but could not get past a dogged Cesena side. For the game at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi Juve were without the suspended Carlos Tevez and gave Giorgio Chiellini …

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Serie A: 5 Talking Points From Week Twelve

After a busy week 12 in the Serie A, Ciarán Murphy looks at five talking points from the action in Italy’s top flight. 1. All square in the battle of Milan The big talking point this week in Serie A was the Milan derby. It was a tense affair at the San Siro with very little class on show, except …

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Serie A: 5 Talking Points So Far

Now midway through November, Ciarán Murphy discusses five talking points from the Serie A so far. 1. Conte? Allegri? It doesn’t matter for Juve Juve have moved on from Antonio Conte to Massimiliano Allegri with no ill-effects it would seem. Many thought that after the abrupt departure of Conte to manage the national team that Juve would struggle. Not so; …

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