OFFICIAL: No Icardi for Argentina
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OFFICIAL: No Icardi for Argentina

Mauro Icardi has been left out of Argentina’s squad for the World Cup, but Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain are in. Icardi’s 29 goals for Inter this season were enough for him to be named Serie A’s Capocannoniere, but not to displace Higuain and Dybala in Argentina’s attack. Interestingly, this is the first Albiceleste squad…

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Monchi: Alisson will only go, if…
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Monchi: Alisson will only go, if…

Monchi claims there is only one way Alisson can leave Roma this summer – if the goalkeeper-turned-sporting director comes out of retirement. Alisson has long been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, but Monchi reiterated once more that the Brazilian was going nowhere. “! I thank everyone for this award,” he said…

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Buffon could join Italy squad
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Buffon could join Italy squad

FIGC commissioner Roberto Fabbricini has revealed that Gianluigi Buffon could join up with the Italy squad – but not necessarily as a player. Buffon seemingly announced his retirement from international football during his Juventus farewell last week, but Fabbricini asserted the veteran goalkeeper was still of use to the Azzurri. “I wanted to call Buffon…

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Report: Chelsea to sack Conte
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Report: Chelsea to sack Conte

Chelsea will reportedly sack Antonio Conte in the next few days, despite winning the FA Cup. According to BeIN Sports and Premium Sport, an announcement could be made within the next 24 hours. The Italian took charge of Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and won the Premier League in his first season. However, his…

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Thohir: Inter want CL semis
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Thohir: Inter want CL semis

Inter President Erick Thohir claims ‘now we want the Champions League semi-finals’ after singling out the club’s ‘220m fans in China’. Inter ended a seven-year absence from the Champions League on Sunday as they pulled off a dramatic 3-2 victory over Lazio, and Thohir wasted no time in setting the bar high.  “The objective was…

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Italy: Emerson & Marchisio out
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Italy: Emerson & Marchisio out

Emerson Palmieri and Claudio Marchisio have officially pulled out of Italy’s friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and Netherlands. A statement on the FIGC’s official website confirmed Emerson and Marchisio were not in a position to represent Italy after consultations with Chelsea and Juventus respectively. Consequently, the left-back and midfielder have returned to their clubs, where…

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Perin desperate for Juve move
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Perin desperate for Juve move

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin is hopeful of completing a transfer to Juventus in the near future. “It’s clear that I’d join them.” Juve are expected to meet Genoa on Wednesday, where a deal could be struck for Perin to become a Bianconeri player, and the 25-year-old made it clear they were his first choice. “Knowing…

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Roma target to leave Besiktas
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Roma target to leave Besiktas

Anderson Talisca has confirmed his departure from Besiktas, possibly paving the way for the midfielder to join Roma. Talisca spent the last two years on loan at Besiktas from Benfica, but despite the Brazilian being a hit in Turkey, he will seek pastures new this summer, with Roma having reportedly expressed more than an interest.…

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‘Inter got their spirit back’
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‘Inter got their spirit back’

Massimo Moratti has hailed Inter’s players for ‘reviving the spirit’ of the club after their return to the Champions League. Inter ended a seven-year absence from the Champions League on Sunday as they pulled off a dramatic 3-2 victory over Lazio, prompting Moratti to shower praise on Coach Luciano Spalletti and his players.  “It was…

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Jorginho agent: ‘I’ll meet with Napoli’
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Jorginho agent: ‘I’ll meet with Napoli’

Jorginho’s agent calls Pep Guardiola “an excellent Coach” and will meet with Napoli “by May 30”. The midfielder is wanted by Manchester City, and his representative has previously confirmed he’ll go to the Etihad if the English champions can find a deal with Napoli. “Jorginho is at an important point in his career, also with…

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