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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.