Milan shelve Higuain, Chelsea pounce?
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Milan shelve Higuain, Chelsea pounce?

Multiple reports suggest Milan won’t take up their option to buy Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, while he could even go to Chelsea in January. The Rossoneri had signed him on loan at a cost of €18m with an option to buy at the end of the season for a further €36m. That cost was already…

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Icardi ready to sign Inter deal
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Icardi ready to sign Inter deal

Mauro Icardi is ready to sign the new contract with Inter until 2023, worth €7m per year plus bonuses, as hinted by Wanda Nara. The player’s agent, who is also his wife, published a late night tweet on Friday that confirmed news was imminent. “It’s 00.30 and here I am still reading the pages of…

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‘Hamsik critics don’t know football’
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‘Hamsik critics don’t know football’

The agent of Napoli captain Marek Hamsik declares “those who have criticised him don’t know football”. The midfielder has been used in a deeper, more creative role by Carlo Ancelotti this season, but his form has been inconsistent. The Partenopei were knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool in midweek, with Hamsik criticised in…

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Cancelo surgery successful
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Cancelo surgery successful

Juventus have confirmed that Joao Cancelo’s knee surgery was “fully successful”, so he should return early next year. Coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed today that the Portuguese had torn his meniscus, predicting he would return after the winter break in late January. “Today, Joao Cancelo has undergone a medial selective meniscectomy on his right knee,” a…

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Allan: ‘Elimination hard to accept’
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Allan: ‘Elimination hard to accept’

Napoli midfielder Allan admits their Champions League exit is “hard to accept” but “there’s still the Europa League”. The Partenopei were eliminated on goals scored on Tuesday night, after losing 1-0 at Liverpool to leave the two teams level on points, head-to-head and goal difference. “It was hard to accept the elimination from the Champions…

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Bologna directors threatened
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Bologna directors threatened

Three Bologna directors have been threatened, with a cross with the name of each man left at the gates of the training ground. The Rossoblu are in poor form, and there were banners and protests after the defeat to Empoli. Things have taken a more sinister turn though, as at around 14.30 today three crosses…

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Spalletti: ‘Always under pressure’
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Spalletti: ‘Always under pressure’

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti shrugs off rumours he could lose his job – “you’re always under scrutiny, as far as I’m concerned”. The Nerazzurri have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, and in recent days the likes of Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho have been linked with the…

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Spalletti: ‘Inter aren’t in crisis’
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Spalletti: ‘Inter aren’t in crisis’

Luciano Spalletti wants to see “an immediate reaction” from Inter, but insists they aren’t enduring a crisis as they did last winter. The Nerazzurri lost to Juventus on Friday and subsequently went out of the Champions League, and they’ve won just one of their last seven games in all competitions. “It’s essential that we see…

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Torino name squad for Juventus
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Torino name squad for Juventus

Walter Mazzarri has practically a full strength Torino squad to face Juventus, with Iago Falque, Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza all available. The Granata face their city rivals in the Derby della Mole tomorrow night, looking for their first win against the Old Lady since April 2015. Following his Press conference this evening, Mazzarri has…

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Gattuso: 'Milan gifted the game'
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Gattuso: 'Milan gifted the game'

Gennaro Gattuso blamed his own players for Milan’s Europa League exit to Olympiacos. “If you fall apart when something goes wrong, you deserve to go out.” The Rossoneri could’ve afforded to lose here 1-0 or 2-1, but the 3-1 result in Athens decided by a very controversial penalty proved their undoing. It’s the first time…

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