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Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan
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Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan

Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku were on target as Inter made it three wins from three in Serie A to move within two points of leaders Milan. Inter closed the gap on Serie A leaders Milan as Achraf Hakimi scored twice to help Antonio Conte's team to a 3-1 victory over Bologna. With Milan not playing until Sunday, Inter took the chance to move to within two points of their city rivals as they claimed a third straight league win. Romelu Lukaku got the ball rolling with his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, before Marcelo Brozovic's sublime pass played in Hakimi for a second.
Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan
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Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan

Lionel Messi, reportedly bought a luxury apartment in the city of Milan, Italy. Based on reports SportMediaset, quoted from Football Italia On Tuesday (11/8/2020), Messi bought an apartment in Milan, which is located close to the residence of his father, Jorge. It is known, Jorge has indeed received a residence permit in Milan. The news about Messi buying a luxury apartment in Milan sounds reasonable, given his status as a football star with abundant wealth. But on the other hand, Messi’s decision to buy an apartment in Milan again raises hot news regarding his opportunity to join Inter Milan. Because, apart from being close to his father’s residence, the apartment that Messi bought was also not far from Inter Milan’s head office, which is located in the Porta Nuova area...
Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start
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Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start

  Zlatan Ibrahimoavic was taken off after an hour as Milan slumped to their first defeat of the season, with Yusuf Yazici starring at San Siro. Milan's unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt after 11 games as Yusuf Yazici's hat-trick secured an emphatic 3-0 victory for Lille in the Europa League. Inspired by the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who already has eight goals to his name – Stefano Pioli's side have made a wonderful start to 2020-21. But Ibrahimovic, who was subbed off in the 62nd minute, failed to lift the Rossoneri in a dismal showing at San Siro, with Yazici running the show.
Brescia star Tonali wanted by Milan and Inter, confirms Cellino
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Brescia star Tonali wanted by Milan and Inter, confirms Cellino

With the two Milan clubs interested, the midfield star wants his future sorted imminently Brescia president Massimo Cellino confirmed Milan were interested in Inter target Sandro Tonali. Tonali, 20, has been heavily linked with a move away from Brescia after impressing enough to earn three Italy caps. Inter, Milan and Juventus are all reportedly interested in the midfielder, who made 35 Serie A appearances in 2019-20 as Brescia were relegated.
Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan
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Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has reportedly bought a penthouse apartment close to Inter’s headquarters in Milan. The summer saga continues, as SportMediaset reveals that the Argentina international has bought an apartment in Milan, next to his father Jorge. An exclusive sale in the Porta Nuova district has Italian media boiling over with rumours of a move to Inter, as 'a well-informed source' claims that La Pulce invested immediately after his father became a homeowner in Milan. Messi’s father has, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, also obtained residency in Milan, for fiscal reasons.
Inter sponsor Pirelli can help the club sign Messi, claims chief executive Tronchetti
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Inter sponsor Pirelli can help the club sign Messi, claims chief executive Tronchetti

The tyre company boss was asked whether the shirt sponsor could assist in luring the Argentine superstar from Barca Pirelli chief executive Marco Tronchetti said the Inter shirt sponsor can "help" the Nerazzurri sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi but club president Steven Zhang must "make an effort himself". Messi's future is once again in the headlines amid reports the Barca captain is ready to quit the La Liga giants once his contract expires in 2021. Inter have been linked to Messi previously, with former president Massimo Moratti insisting the six-time Ballon d'Or winner relocating to Milan was not a "forbidden dream at all".
‘I didn’t feel like I’d earned it’ – Former Liverpool keeper Carson on Istanbul, Benitez and Gerrard’s genius
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‘I didn’t feel like I’d earned it’ – Former Liverpool keeper Carson on Istanbul, Benitez and Gerrard’s genius

The ex-Red talks to Goal about that famous night in the Ataturk Stadium - and explains why you won't find him in any of the pictures He was there for one of Liverpool’s greatest nights, but you’ll do well to find Scott Carson in the pictures. It has been 15 years since Rafa Benitez’s Reds shook the world. Their victory over the mighty AC Milan in Istanbul is one that will never be forgotten. The greatest Champions League final of them all? It just might be. “It’s one of those mad nights where you just think ‘it was meant to happen’” says Carson. “You could play that game 100 times and Milan would win 99, but sometimes destiny is on your side.”
FIFA Decides To Cancel The 2020 ‘The Best’ Awards Ceremony
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FIFA Decides To Cancel The 2020 ‘The Best’ Awards Ceremony

FIFA have decided to cancel the 2020 'The Best' awards ceremony, according to Marca The ceremony was due to take place in Milan in September, but that will no longer happen because of the coronavirus pandemic. That means the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't be up for the coveted The Best Men's Player award, which will be left vacant. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been clear from the very start of this pandemic that matters will be dealt with using common sense and maximum precaution. FIFA have already suspended the Under-20 and Under-17 Women's World Cups until February 2021, as well as the Futsal World Cup until 2021. The only competition of FIFA's that hasn't been suspended yet is the Club World Cup, which is set to take place in Abu Dhabi in Decem...
‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian and Swedish forwards featured prominently during the Rossoneri's Serie A title-winning campaign in 2011 Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, claiming the Swede gave him the "balls he dreamed of." Ibrahimovic is at Milan for the second time after shining during the 2010-2011 Serie A-winning season alongside Boateng. Both men were summer recruits that year, and had a hand in a combined 31 top-flight goals. Boateng has advised Milan to keep hold of Ibra who is on a short-term contract. "Milan must keep him [Ibrahimovic], he knows how to make a difference," the 33-year-old Ghana international told Sky Sports Italia. "It was easy for me to play with him, I understood it immediately. He asks a lot of his teammates, but he g...
Couple caught having sex in a car in Milan are arrested for breaching coronavirus lockdown
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Couple caught having sex in a car in Milan are arrested for breaching coronavirus lockdown

A couple caught having sex in a car were arrested for breaching coronavirus quarantine rules in Italy. The 23-year-old Egyptian man and 40-year-old Tunisian woman were caught in the act by a police officer on the outskirts of Milan. Quite apart from decency laws, the pair chose a particularly bad time for their roadside fling, with authorities on alert for breaches of the virus lockdown. The pair were accused of ignoring a quarantine rule which bans two people from being in the front or back of a vehicle together, according to news agency ANSA. It is not clear whether the couple will face further action, but authorities have been keeping a wary eye on all road vehicles in order to enforce a ban on travel. Italians are only allowed outside to buy food, give or receive medic...
Coronavirus: Lagos Provides More Information About Nigeria’s First Case
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Coronavirus: Lagos Provides More Information About Nigeria’s First Case

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020. The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of Feburary from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit. He fell ill on the 26th February and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infecti...
Christian Eriksen Unveiled At The Famous La Scala Opera House After Sealing £17.5m Move From Tottenham To Inter Milan (Photos)
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Christian Eriksen Unveiled At The Famous La Scala Opera House After Sealing £17.5m Move From Tottenham To Inter Milan (Photos)

Christian Eriksen is officially an Inter Milan player after securing his £17.5million move from Tottenham.   The Danish star, who had since agreed on personal terms with the Serie A giants, had his medical on Monday and put pen to paper on his new contract through until June 2024. The deal is reportedly worth around £6.5m per season plus bonuses.   The 27-year-old was unveiled today inside the famous La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy. Despite wearing the No 23 at Tottenham, Eriksen will wear the No 24 shirt for Inter Milan.     Speaking to InterTV once the move was confirmed, Eriksen  said: 'I couldn't wait to get there, being here is beautiful and I'm happy to be a new Inter player.    'I am very excited and I can't wai...
Romelu Lukaku Shares Photos Of His New Apartment, Fans Reacts
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Romelu Lukaku Shares Photos Of His New Apartment, Fans Reacts

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has moved to a new house and took time to show off his new bed. The former Manchester United player, last week bought two luxury apartments in City Life, a new district near the San Siro, Milan, according to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad and didn't waste time showing off his new massive bed. The 26-year-old shared two photos on Instagram of him lying under the huge covers with the caption: 'New apartment, new bed.' Lukaku's followers didn't waste time to seemingly poke fun at him with some saying the bed is big enough for over 10 people while defender Andrea Ranocchia commented: 'Is it for 15 people?' Former Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles, who played with Lukaku during the striker's four years at Everton also joked: 'Bed for seven?' ...
I Celebrate God Every Time I Score – Ibrahimovic
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I Celebrate God Every Time I Score – Ibrahimovic

Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he “felt alive” as he marked his first start back at AC Milan by scoring in a 2-0 Serie A win over Cagliari on Saturday, but will wait to “celebrate like a God” until he nets at the San Siro again. The 38-year-old had come on as a substitute in the goalless draw against Sampdoria last weekend, days after his return to Italy. Ibrahimovic met a Theo Hernandez cross after 64 minutes in Sardinia with a low shot into the far corner. It was his first Milan goal since leaving the club for Paris Saint-Germain eight years ago. “I’ll celebrate like a God at San Siro, not here,” he said. “I celebrate God every time I score, that way I feel alive!” Portuguese forward Rafael Leao, 20, had struck the opener just after the break as Milan got their ...
“Baby Mama Needed” – BBNaija’s Omashola Says As He Shares Photos With Cute Son
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“Baby Mama Needed” – BBNaija’s Omashola Says As He Shares Photos With Cute Son

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Omashola Kola Oburoh, popular for his parlance ‘warri’ is currently in need of a baby mama. The reality TV star, while sharing a proud ‘daddy and son’ moment with his cute son, Milan, hinted that he needed a baby mama. This is coming barely two days after he announced his search for a wife. Recall that the TV star, in a chat with Saturday Beats, listed the qualities his woman should have. He said, “I have been told not to talk about women because people will keep asking me when I intend to get married. However, what I want is a woman with a good heart and great personality. That is what counts as far as I’m concerned.” Baby mama needed as wifey de take long. Spend more time with the ones you love, make una no use over busy take kill per...
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Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Serie A player of the year

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Milan on Monday night. Ronaldo was at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to collect his prize, instead of attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris where he was third in the voting for best player in the world which Messi won. According to reports, the Portugal international turned up about an hour before the main award was announced, arriving more than two hours after the other guests, and waited outside in the car until the moment came for him to go on stage to pick up the prize for his place in the team of the season. “It’s an honor to hold this award,” Ronaldo said in Italian. “I thank my Juventus teammates. “I’m very happy to play in Italy, it’s a very difficu...
‘God Has Made Me Laugh’: Pastor Biodun Shares Vacation Photos With Family In Milan
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‘God Has Made Me Laugh’: Pastor Biodun Shares Vacation Photos With Family In Milan

The Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo says prayers as he shared new pictures of himself and his family in Milan for vacation. Gen 21:6 - Sarah said, "God has made me laugh; all who hear [about our good news] will laugh with me." This week God will give you many reasons to Laugh. And guess what ? The Grace will be highly contagious. Every one around you will catch the “virus”.
FIFA 2019 Award Nominees Named
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FIFA 2019 Award Nominees Named

The 2019 FIFA awards will be held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy on Monday 23 September. The awards will be stream-live on FIFA’s official website. The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Best Player Award are: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool Netherlands) Lionel Messi, (Barcelona and Argentina). The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award are: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester CIty), Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona). The final three-man shortlist for this year’s Puskas Award include: Lionel Messi’s stunning chip against Real Betis, Juan Quintero’s amazing long-range free-kick Daniel Zsori’s last minute winner for Debrecen against Frencvaros. Other FIFA awards include: The B...
The 8 Big Stories to Look Out For in Football this Weekend
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The 8 Big Stories to Look Out For in Football this Weekend

Van Persie's last stand, a huge game for Arsenal legends, and Spain's finest backlines on shut-down – these and more in Michael Yokhin's weekly world preview History was made in the Netherlands last week as Feyenoord lost a game in which Robin van Persie had scored for the first time. The veteran was on target at PEC Zwolle, but the favourites succumbed to a deserved 3-1 defeat and their already-slim hopes of winning the title have now disappeared completely. Van Persie returned to his beloved club a year ago, hoping to follow Dirk Kuyt's footsteps – the Liverpool legend won the Eredivisie title in his farewell season of 2016/17. Those dreams will remain unfulfilled, but more history could still be made on Sunday. Feyenoord h...
Hazard will Continue to Play as a Striker – Sarri
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Hazard will Continue to Play as a Striker – Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said he will continue to use Eden Hazard in a as a striker as the uncertainty over the future of Alvaro Morata grows. The Spaniard has not been included in his team’s squad for their last four Premier League games, with that streak set to continue against Crystal Palace on Sunday . Hazard has been deployed as a centre-forward in the absence of a more reliable option, and has scored three times in those four appearances. Sarri has been so encouraged by the Belgian’s displays that he feels he is starting to mirror Morata’s best attributes – casting doubt over the Spaniard’s long-term prospects. The Italian said: “We need to be balanced on the pitch and be more solid. “In the last matches I prefer this solution (Hazard at forward). For t...
Champions League: Messi Back for Barca, Inter Clash
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Champions League: Messi Back for Barca, Inter Clash

Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona’s travelling squad to face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi broke his arm during Barca’s win over Sevilla on October 20, with the club predicting he would be out for three weeks. The striker has not yet been declared fit by Barcelona’s medical team but he will travel with the squad to the San Siro. “Leo Messi travels to Milan without the medical all-clear,” the club posted on their Twitter account on Sunday. Messi had trained the same day, along with other players not involved in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano. Barcelona have won all of their last four matches without Messi, including a 2-0 win over Inter at the Camp Nou last month. They sit three points ahead of the Italians at the top of Group B...
Wizkid At The Moschino Show During Milan Fashion Week
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Wizkid At The Moschino Show During Milan Fashion Week

Unbothered Wizkid Sits Front Row At The Moschino Show During Milan Fashion Week YESTERDAY WIZKID WAS ANNOUNCED AS A MUSE FOR THE MOSCHINO X CIROC COLLABORATION SET TO LAUNCH GLOBALLY AT THE MILAN FASHION WEEK AND TODAY WE SPOTTED HIM AT THE MOSCHINO SHOW. The entertainer was spotted alongside River Viiperi, Jasmine Sanders, Thando Thabethe and Cassper Nyovest as they attended the Moschino show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 20, 2018, in Milan, Italy. Check on it!
Cassper Nyovest & Thando Thabethe Blast Fly SAA On Twitter
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Cassper Nyovest & Thando Thabethe Blast Fly SAA On Twitter

The 'Doc Shebeleza' and local presenter were supposed to head over to Italy on Tuesday for the Ciroc X Moschino campaign launch, however, they had some trouble with South African Airways. Taking to social media, Nyovest was the first one to voice his displeasure by saying that they were told that they would only fly the next day following a four-hour delay. Followed by Thabethe who slammed the experience as "disappointing and frustrating". The official FlySAA Twitter account then responded by saying that they had investigated Mufasa's claims and he was apparently booked on an SA Airlink flight and not an SAA flight. Which came across as a surprise to most since SA Airlink only deals with domestic flights. Both Nyovest and Thabethe were also shook by the airline's response with ...
WIZKID PARTIES WITH DOMENICO DOLCE OF DOLCE & GABBANA, NAOMI CAMPBELL & TINIE TEMPAH AT SECRET SHOW IN MILAN
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WIZKID PARTIES WITH DOMENICO DOLCE OF DOLCE & GABBANA, NAOMI CAMPBELL & TINIE TEMPAH AT SECRET SHOW IN MILAN

Starboy Wizkid is taking over Milan this fashion week and we’re here for it! The entertainer was spotted with Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana, Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah as they attended the Dolce & Gabbana Naked King secret show at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on June 16, 2018 in Milan, Italy. This was after Wizkid had walked the runway for the fashion power house. 48-year old supermodel Naomi Campbell wore a plunging chiffon dress for the event while Wizkid, 27, wore a white shirt with a painted “Love is Love” message.
Racing Club Will Get 10% Of Any Transfer Fee If Inter Sell Lautaro Martinez
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Racing Club Will Get 10% Of Any Transfer Fee If Inter Sell Lautaro Martinez

The Nerazzurri have agreed a deal to buy the striker, and the final details are now being worked out for the €27m move. “The sale of Lautaro Martinez will be definitively concluded within a month,” Blanco told La Oral Deportiva. “Our club will get 10 per cent of his future resale value. So if Inter set his release clause at 150m dollars, we’d get 15m dollars. “Lautaro will have more chance of playing in Milan than he would at Real Madrid. We’re trying to keep him until December, but as things stand the agreement is that he’ll only stay until June. “We’re not yet working to find his replacement, but it will definitely be an experienced player.”
Descalzi, Scaroni Indicted In ENI Nigeria Case
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Descalzi, Scaroni Indicted In ENI Nigeria Case

Milan, December 20 - A Milan judge on Wednesday sent to trial 15 defendants, including Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi and former chief Paolo Scaroni, over alleged bribes paid to land the OPL 245 oil licence in Nigeria. The companies Eni and Shell have been indicted too. The trial will start on March 5.
Kaka: ‘I Cannot Explain The Rapport I Have With This Jersey And This Club’
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Kaka: ‘I Cannot Explain The Rapport I Have With This Jersey And This Club’

The Brazilian left Orlando City at the end of the MLS season and hasn’t hung up his boots quite yet. Meanwhile, he was invited to attend tonight’s 5-1 Europa League victory over Austria Vienna and presented with a special jersey at San Siro. “It’s a pleasure to be at San Siro on a night like this, as Milan played really well and managed to win despite conceding the early goal,” Kaka told Sky Sport Italia. “It is an indescribable feeling to be here in Milan, walking in the city where I experienced so many memories in my life. It’s wonderful. I cannot explain the rapport I have with this jersey and this club. “I have to sort out my professional situation and decide whether to play for another year or not. I didn’t want to make my decision during the season, as I’d like to tune out for a ...
BREAKING: Robinho Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Sexual Assault In 2013
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BREAKING: Robinho Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Sexual Assault In 2013

The 33-year-old Brazilian was playing for the Rossoneri at the time of the incident, which took place on January 22, 2013. The Tribunal in Milan this evening found Robinho and five other men guilty of the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman. Although this is a guilty verdict and a nine-year prison sentence awarded, the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal. Because of that, the verdict is effectively put on hold until the appeals process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until then. Robinho is currently in Brazil playing for Atletico Mineiro.
Massimiliano Allegri Looks For 300th Win On Sunday
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Massimiliano Allegri Looks For 300th Win On Sunday

The Bianconeri are currently a point off the top of Serie A, and will take to the field already knowing the result between leaders Napoli and Milan, as that game is played tomorrow night. While a win would be important in the Scudetto race, it would also see Allegri reach a personal milestone. The tactician has won 299 professional games, with the first coming when his Aglianese side beat Carrarese 3-2 in the lower league  Coppa Italia on August 20, 2003. Since then, Allegri has achieved 194 Serie A wins, 42 in the Lega Pro, 26 in the Coppa Italia and the lower league Coppa Italia, 32 in European competition and five in various other tournaments. Juve have won their last four matches against the Blucerchiati at Marassi, and would equal their record streak if they win, having won five i...
It’s Reported Milan Have Agreed A Deal To Refinance Their Loan From Elliott Management
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It’s Reported Milan Have Agreed A Deal To Refinance Their Loan From Elliott Management

The Rossoneri were taken over by a Chinese consortium in April, financed by a loan from the U.S hedge fund. Under the terms of the deal, if the €303m - circa €350m with interest - isn’t repaid within a year Elliott can take over the running of the club and sell their assets to get their money back. As a result, owner Yonghong Li and his Rossoneri Sport Investment group have been looking to refinance the deal, and Corriere della Sera reports a deal is close with Highbridge, owned by JPMorgan Chase. An eight week exclusivity deal has been agreed for due diligence, on a plan which would see the debt refinanced and paid over five years. The new financing deal would be worth around €400m, with €250m falling on Rossoneri Sport Investment and €150m on the club. In addition, there is the poss...
Sweden International Albin Ekdal ‘Expected Stronger Italy’
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Sweden International Albin Ekdal ‘Expected Stronger Italy’

A deflected Jakob Johansson effort gave the Swedes a 1-0 victory in Solna on Friday evening, and the decider is in Milan on Monday at 19.45 GMT. “We are certainly not the favourites to qualify, as we only won 1-0 and Italy will be a different team at San Siro,” Ekdal told TMW Radio. “The Azzurri didn’t create very much against us and to be honest I expected Italy to be stronger, but everything could change on Monday. “Our opponents will play with more aggression, but we are solid in defence. The atmosphere of the Friends Arena was decisive for us, just as San Siro will lift Italy. “Having said that, I know what it’s like to score in this stadium.” Ekdal famously bagged a hat-trick when Cagliari earned a shock 4-1 victory here against Inter in September 2014, but has since moved on to ...
I Could Leave Manchester City In 2019 – Sergio Aguero
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I Could Leave Manchester City In 2019 – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero says he could leave Manchester City when his contract runs out in 2019 to return to former club Independiente in Argentina. The Argentine joined City in 2011, signing from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, after having started his career with the Buenos Airies club. During his six years in Manchester, Aguero has been prolific and his goal against Napoli in the Champions League allowed him to surpass Eric Brook’s record of 178 goals to become the club’s record goalscorer. The 29-year-old has revealed he is keen to return to his boyhood club in two years when his current deal at the Etihad runs out, saying that was always “the idea”. Aguero can extend his stay in Manchester for further year and the striker has said it is an “option”, but remained coy on his future. H...
Montella’s Future As Milan Boss Will Reportedly Be At Stake
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Montella’s Future As Milan Boss Will Reportedly Be At Stake

The San Siro side visit the Neroverdi on the back of a run of just two wins in nine matches in all competitions. They sit in eighth place in the Serie A table and are in danger, even at this early stage of the season, of falling out of contention for European qualification for the next campaign. The pressure has been growing on Montella in recent weeks and, according to Corriere dello Sport, he will be sacked if Milan fail to win tonight’s match. The former Fiorentina boss insisted in his pre-match Press conference that he ‘feels the full trust of the club.’ However, the Italian daily claims that the ‘truth’ is that Montella will be fighting to save his job tonight. Should the Rossoneri fail to deliver the required result, the Rossoneri hierarchy will use the international break to rem...
Former Ghana Star Abubakar Dies At The Age Of 36
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Former Ghana Star Abubakar Dies At The Age Of 36

The former Black Star, a defensive midfielder, died in a hospital in the southern Ghanaian city Tema on Tuesday. "We're sad to hear the death of former Ghana, Ajax and Vitesse midfielder Abubakar," tweeted Ghana's FA. "Our thoughts are with his family. May his soul RIP." No reason has been given for the death of Abubakar, who won 16 caps for Ghana. Abubakar started every game as the Black Stars exited in the group stage of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations and played in the qualifiers as Ghana reached their first World Cup - also in 2006. However, he was overlooked for the final squad for the tournament in Germany. At club level, Abubakar - who could also play in defence - left Ghana at the age of 17 to join former European champions Ajax Amsterdam. He won two league championships, in 2...
Walter Mazzarri And Paulo Sousa Are Linked With The Milan Job
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Walter Mazzarri And Paulo Sousa Are Linked With The Milan Job

The Rossoneri Coach has come under intense pressure in recent weeks following a poor run of results that has left the San Siro club well off the pace in the race for Champions League places. Last night’s 2-0 home defeat to Juventus only added to the scrutiny on Montella, who has now presided over just one win in six Serie A matches. Gazzetta dello Sport claim that although last night’s loss to the Old Lady will not prove decisive in sealing the former Fiorentina boss’ fate, patience is beginning to run out within the Rossoneri hierarchy. Should the Diavolo’s form not improve in the coming weeks, it is likely Montella will pay the price and be relieved of his duties. The Italian daily suggests former Inter boss Mazzarri and ex-Fiorentina Coach Sousa would be among the front runners to r...
Allegri Admits He Is ‘Sorry ’ That Bonucci Cannot Face His Former Side
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Allegri Admits He Is ‘Sorry ’ That Bonucci Cannot Face His Former Side

Bonucci’s red card against Genoa last weekend sees him miss the clash with Juve, three months on from his shock €40m transfer to Milan. “We’re feeling good, and we’re going to Milan to play a game of great charm, facing a team that had a great game against Chievo on Wednesday,” the Coach said at a Press conference. “They’re lagging a bit behind in the table, but they’ll end up in the top four positions. “SPAL? I was angry because we missed a lot of chances and weren’t very careful, not just in defence “We didn’t find the right pass on several occasions and that’s something which can’t happen at a team like Juventus. “Alex Sandro? We’ll have to decide between him and Asamoah. His call-up to the Brazil team gave him a great impetus. “We have to come away with three points. It won’t be ...
Montella Claims Showdown With Juventus Poses “An Immediate Breakthrough” For Milan
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Montella Claims Showdown With Juventus Poses “An Immediate Breakthrough” For Milan

“It’s a game that can give us an immediate breakthrough,” he said at a Press conference. “It’s a game that can give us an extra boost in all aspects. Verona was just the fuse, now the flame must come. “Allegri said he was very afraid of making this trip? I really like how balanced he is, but his words are messages for the players. I don’t think he was necessarily unhappy. “The table? I’m not looking at it for now. We’re far away [from the top], but I hope I can see it at Christmas. “I never thought about pursuing the media consensus. Some pebbles in my shoes have been left there on the sly, but luckily I wear comfortable shoes because I know what the club think of me.”
Sporting CP Boss Has Rejected The Idea That He Could Become Milan’s Next Coach
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Sporting CP Boss Has Rejected The Idea That He Could Become Milan’s Next Coach

Jesus had reportedly been sounded out as a possible candidate to replace Vincenzo Montella, but the 63-year-old made it clear he was only focused on guiding Sporting to the Portuguese title. “I’m only focused on Sporting. I don’t care about these rumours,” he said at a Press conference. “I’m only thinking about the game against Rio Ave and then the Champions League. “A Coach’s career goes day by day. Things have to happen naturally. That’s what I think, regardless of the rumours. “My objective is only to become champions with Sporting. I’m passionate about football, I still don’t know when I’m going to stop coaching.”
Giovanni Trapattoni Reveals Napoli “Have Always Intrigued Me”
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Giovanni Trapattoni Reveals Napoli “Have Always Intrigued Me”

Trapattoni never coached Napoli but did guide Serie A rivals Inter and Juventus to several Scudetti, and he admitted he rejected the Partenopei once, while also giving his opinion on video assistant referees. “I’m curious about Napoli,” the veteran Coach told La Stampa. “They’ve always intrigued me, ever since [former Napoli President] Ferlaino courted me and told me, ‘Trapattoni write down your demands and we’ll close the deal.’ “I was fine where I was, at Juve and then in Milan, but that woodworm remains…. “VAR? It’s fair that there’s anotherjudge, although I’m still part of the old school and among those who think that the errors of a referee are ultimately compensated for. “It’s like when you’re handed a fine, you get home and see the letter that says you were doing 60mph, when yo...
Raiola Insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t Leave Juventus Due To Calciopoli
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Raiola Insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t Leave Juventus Due To Calciopoli

The Swedish striker joined the Bianconeri from Ajax in 2004, but following their demotion to Serie B in the Calciopoli scandal, he made the switch to the Beneamata. “When Zlatan left Juventus, he’d already been prepared for a year,” Raiola insisted, speaking to Expressen. “It wasn’t because of the scandal, it was nothing to do with that, I had already arranged the deal. “I felt it was time to move to Inter, and in my opinion Zlatan was the ideal. He went to Inter to write history. “He didn’t like the idea of going to Inter at first. Then he was irritated because he knew I was right. “At the end of the day though he does what he wants. No animal in the world; elephant, weapons or bombs can make him do something he doesn’t want to do. “After Barcelona I knew he had to go back to Milan,...
Milan Could Bring Lucas Lima In From Santos As A Free Agent In January
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Milan Could Bring Lucas Lima In From Santos As A Free Agent In January

The 27-year-old Brazilian creative midfielder’s current contract is due to expire on December 31. He is believed to be considering other offers as well, most notably from Chinese club Hebei China Fortune. Lima has never played outside of Brazil, as his previous clubs are Internacional and Sport Recife. The Rossoneri already spent over €200m to bring in 11 new players over the summer.
Ricardo Rodriguez Calls Former Teammate Ivan Perisic “Very Dangerous”
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Ricardo Rodriguez Calls Former Teammate Ivan Perisic “Very Dangerous”

The pair played together at Wolfsburg, and will renew acquaintances at San Siro this Sunday in the first Milan derby of the season. “Ivan is very strong, he’s very dangerous,” Rodriguez admitted, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport about the Inter winger. “He’s strong, he’s physical, he’s quick, he can beat his man and above all he plays with both feet. I like his mentality, we go out to eat together in Milan too. “How do you mark him? You get close to him, and hope it’s not his day.” It was reported that Rodriguez was close to joining the Nerazzurri last January, before making the move to Milan in the summer… “Yes, Inter spoke to my agent at the beginning of the year, but when Milan came in we closed things quickly. I’m happy to play the derby for Milan.”
Inter Centre-Back Milan Skriniar Insists “Milan Are Not In Crisis”
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Inter Centre-Back Milan Skriniar Insists “Milan Are Not In Crisis”

The two sides meet on Sunday night in the Derby della Madonnina, with the Rossoneri having lost their last two games in a row, but the Slovakian international doesn’t expect a team in disarray. “I’ve been thinking about Milan since I finished Slovakia’s match with Malta,” Skriniar told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ve been focusing on it for days now, it’s a big match for us and for the fans. “Milan are not in crisis, we can’t trust their latest results. They have great players who are used to getting out of these kinds of situations. “The derby is a game to itself, so for that reason it’s extraordinary. There are no half measures, we have to win, not least for our growth. “On Sunday there is only victory.” Inter have only dropped points in the draw with Bologna, but their style of play h...
Soccer Star And VP Say Heading For victory In Liberian Vote
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Soccer Star And VP Say Heading For victory In Liberian Vote

Soccer star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai both signaled they were heading for victory in Liberia's presidential elections, as they waited for early results on Thursday. The parties behind three other candidates alleged fraud and vowed to contest the results. But international observers said they had seen no major problems in Tuesday's poll, a vote meant to bring in the West African country's first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades. An official from Weah's CDC party, Mulbah Morlu, broadcast an invitation on local radio to a "pre-victory celebration" outside the group's headquarters. The former star striker for Paris Saint-Germain and Milan came second to outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005. Boakai's campaign manager, Mohammed Ali, told R...
Obinna Nsofor Praises Benni McCarthy’s Influence
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Obinna Nsofor Praises Benni McCarthy’s Influence

Cape Town City forward Victor Nsofor Obinna has highlighted the role played by Citizens head coach Benni McCarthy in luring him to join the Absa Premiership club. The former West Ham United and Inter Milan forward reunited with McCarthy in the Mother City last month, with the two former teammates aiming to lead the club to MTN8 glory this Saturday. Obinna, 30, scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Ajax Cape Town late last month, and will be hoping to add to his tally in Durban this weekend. “For me, it was important to come to a team that really believes in what it is looking for,” Obinna told IOL. “City are a new club that only came into place two years ago. The most important person that made it possible for me to come here was McCarthy. “He is so...
Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’
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Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’

The former Vicenza, Udinese and Swansea City tactician is currently working as a television pundit in Italy and assured La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is “not obsessed by the idea of getting back into the sport. “I am waiting for a proposal that will enrich me professionally rather than economically. Maybe abroad, perhaps an international team. I need something that reaches my heart.” Guidolin had quite a few close calls recently, including the Italy job after the 2014 World Cup, which eventually went to Antonio Conte. “I didn’t receive any direct phone calls, but there were signals and I got the feeling it was a matter of hours. Later on, Federation President Carlo Tavecchio confessed he had thought of me. It was gratifying to be in the running with Conte for the role of CT. “I have ...
Sassuolo Owner: ‘Berlusconi Slammed Montella In April’
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Sassuolo Owner: ‘Berlusconi Slammed Montella In April’

There were already quotes from Berlusconi in the Corriere della Sera yesterday bitterly criticising the tactician and the way the current club hierarchy are conducting business. It seems this is far from a new phenomenon and stretches back to when he first sold the club back in April. “On Easter Saturday, Inter and Milan were playing in the derby and at half-time Stefano Pioli’s side was 2-0 up,” Squinzi – a lifelong Milan supporter – told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I remember that day Berlusconi called me during the half-time break. He told me: ‘That Coach understands very little.’ He was not happy with Montella.” It seems as if Squinzi is far from impressed with L’Aeroplanino either. “I think Montella should be allowed to get on with his work, just as Cristian Bucchi should at Sassuo...
Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’
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Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’

The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for the past six years in a row, but the Partenopei currently sit two points ahead of them at the Serie A summit. “Has our start made Juventus nervous?” De Laurentiis considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport. “More than nervous, I’d be worried. After six Scudetti, you can’t always be sure you’ll win again. “They’ve lost important players in recent years, and then if someone is scoring less than could be a problem. “Giorgio Chiellini is there, but [Leonardo] Bonucci went to Milan and he was crucial. They didn't replace [Andrea] Pirlo and I’d have kept [Paul] Pogba for the rest of my life.” De Laurentiis also discussed his own side, who have won their first seven games of the Serie A season. “I’m not surprised, but I’m not getting carried away e...