JORGINHO SPOT ON AGAINST NEWCASTLE

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Italy midfielder Jorginho was successful from the penalty spot as he wrapped up an emphatic win for Chelsea at the expense of struggling Newcastle United. The Italian international scored the final goal of the game as the Blues extended their lead at the Premier League summit with a 3-0 away win over the Magpies.

Hosts Newcastle United keptChelsea at bay for the whole of the first 45 minutes but they could not replicate the feat in the second half. The Blues scored three goals in 16 minutes to take the three points. Continue reading

ITALY RECORD UNBEATEN RUN ENDED

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European champions Italy suffered a rare defeat after they were beaten by Spain in the last four of the UEFA Nations League. The defeat ended their 37-game unbeaten run which is a record as far as international football is concerned.


The Italians had home advantage but they were unable to use it to see off Spanish senior national team manager Luis Enrique and his players. Ex-Barcelona and AS Roma boss Luis Enrique didn’t start the game with a specialist striker but that didn’t stop his team from beating the Italians to secure a place in the final. Continue reading

OLSEN SIGNS FOR SHEFFIELD UNITED

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Swedish international Robin Olsen has left AS Roma in Italy to sign for Sheffield United who were relegated from the Premier League last season and are now in the English Championship. Olsen left Italy to join Sheffield United on loan with the option to buy on transfer deadline day for this summer.

Olsen, 31, has decided to drop into the English Championship, which is the equivalent of the Serie B in Italy for this season. AS Roma were happy to let him join the Blades on loan until June 2022 with summer signing Rui Patricio established as the undisputed first choice goalkeeper at the club under the new management led by Jose Mourinho. Patricio left Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers to join AS Roma earlier this summer. Continue reading

LIVERPOOL JOIN RACE FOR SASSUOLO MIDFIELDER

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Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli has an interest from a new Premier League team following the news that Liverpool have joined the race to sign him. Italian publication Gazzettadello Sport stated that the Reds are considering a bid for Sassuolo player Locatelli as they look for a quality replacement for GeorginioWijnaldum.

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Liverpool would be without the services of Dutch national team star Wijnaldumafter he left the club to sign for French giants PSG. Wijnaldum was a free agent when he signed for his new club. The Reds have not replaced him since he exited and they could finally do that if they can sign Italy player Locatelli ahead of other teams keen to sign him.
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ROMA INTERESTED IN SIGNING ASTON VILLA MIDFIELDER

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New AS Roma manager José Mourinho may not have managed his first match at the club yet but he has made it clear that he’s not going to lose any opportunity when it comes to targeting and trying to sign his preferred transfer targets this summer. According to reports coming from the Italian media, the Portuguese manager has reportedly identified Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Ruiz as a potential key signing and has also asked the Roma board to try and get him the player.

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Ruiz, a Brazilian international midfielder, has been attracting interest from several clubs in the last few weeks particularly because of the great season he had last campaign. The midfield star shows some quality while playing for Dean Smith in the English Premier League and he has now deservedly been seen as one of the possible players that could be swapping the Premier League for another league this summer.
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MANUEL LOCATELLI: NO DISCOUNT FOR JUVENTUS

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Juventus have been informed that there would be no discount in their bid to sign highly rated Italy national team midfielder Manuel Locatelli. The Turin giants are one of the many teams who have been linked with a move for Locatelli who plays his club football for Sassuolo in the top flight in Italy.

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Italian internationalLocatelli was one of the best midfielders in Italy during the recently concluded Serie A campaign and he’s ready to make the step up from Sassuolo this summer. Sassuoloare open to a sale as long as they receive at least €40m for him.
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ROMA APPOINT MOURINHO AS NEW MANAGER FOR NEXT SEASON

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Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have appointed Portuguese manager José Mourinho as their new head coach who will be taking over as from next season. The Italian outfit confirmed this move in an announcement they made on their official Twitter page, just three hours after announcing that current manager Paulo Fonseca will be leaving the Stadio Olympico at the end of the current campaign.

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The club have decided to let go of Fonseca after his inability to steer them towards their main objectives of the season and they have identified Mourinho as the man who is capable and worthy enough to restore them to their normal status. Only last month, Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after a run of unwanted results which forced the hands of the London club’s owner Daniel Levy to dish out the sack letter to the Portuguese.
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JUVENTUS PREDICTED LINEUP VS TORINO

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Juventus and Torino will go head to head in the Turin Derby on Saturday with huge pressure mounting on Andrea Pirlo to improve his underperforming squad and have them return to winning ways as major title contenders once again. The Old Lady have not had the best of luck in the past couple of weeks and it is something the manager and the players will be looking to work on so they can end the season on a bright note.

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Pirlo’s team selection for the match will be determined by a couple of factors, one of which is due to the fact that Weston McKennie could be unavailable for the match after it was confirmed that the on-loan midfielder had his house burgled earlier in the week. The midfielder’s absence will surely force the manager to make tactical changes that he was not expecting to make, and he would need to act fast.
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REPORT: AC MILAN CLOSE IN ON KEY TRANSFER TARGET

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Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan are said to have progressed in negotiations for the signing of their reported key transfer target Otavio. The Milan club have been in negotiations with the player’s agent for some time now and while it has taken them a while, they seem to have finally gotten the green light to complete the transfer.

Milan reportedly tabled a bid of €12 million for Otavio, an offer that the player’s club Porto will seemingly be more than prepared to accept as they look to raise money for player recruitment. The Italian club’s manager Paolo Maldini and his assistant Ricky Massara are not waiting until the summer until they initiate their transfer processes and they have already drawn up a list of players they are willing to try to sign, including Otavio and Florian Thauvin.
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JUVENTUS IDENTIFY POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNITED MIDFIELDER

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Serie A giants Juventus have identified an alternative player should they fail in their bid to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba this summer. Pogba is currently Juve’s number-one target and they have now set their sights on another midfield superstar who they feel will be a worthy alternative to their side if they fail to convince the Red Devils to part ways with one of their key players in the summer transfer window.


French Midfielder HoussemAouar who plays for Ligue 1 side Lyon has been earmarked as the next option by Juve manager Andrea Pirlo in case they are unable to get their hands on Pogba. Pogba returned to United five years ago after leaving Juventus where he played for four years after initially leaving the Red Devils in 2012 due to a lack of game time. Continue reading