Pizarro explains Man City move and reveals Juventus talks

New Manchester City midfielder David Pizarro has spoken about leaving Roma yesterday, after he completed a 6-month loan deal to the Premier League club. The Chile international has only made seven appearances for the Giallorossi this season under new Coach Luis Enrique, and is looking forward to his new life in England. “At Roma I wasn’t in the first-team for a long time. Mancini and his staff knew this, we talked and now I am happy to have arrived. The deal was done at the last minute, it’s been a…

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Thiago Motta thanks Inter after PSG move

New Paris Saint Germain central midfielder Thiago Motta has spoken for the first time since his 10m Euro Inter exit, and thanked the club for his time with the Nerazzurri. “I never had a problem at Inter. The decision to come to PSG was a personal and professional one, I felt that it was the right time to change. To play at Inter was a priviledge,” he told Tuttosport. “I won a lot in Milan, many things changed, also the coaches, but I always played, and when you play it…

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Milan call for Napoli tie to be called-off as weather hits Serie A fixtures

The extreme weather affecting Italy has resulted in a number of postponements in this week’s Serie A schedule. Last night the tie between Parma and Juventus was cancelled due to the icy weather, and tonight will see Bologna vs Fiorentina and Siena vs Catania also postponed. And another game that could be set to join them is Sunday’s posticipo clash between Milan and Napoli at San Siro. Milan have made an official request to Serie A president Maurizio Beretta, with club vice-president Adriano Galliani stating that the weather forecasts for…

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Hernandez close to new Palermo deal

Abel Hernandez is set to agree a new contract with Palermo, according to Calciomercato.it. His current contract is due to expire in 2012, and the Rosaneri are keen to avoid the prospect of losing a valuable player on a free transfer. If the new deal for he Argentine attacker goes through as planned, it will see him stay at the club for another five years, earning an estimated 900,000 euros per season, plus bonuses. This news will all but end interest in the 21-year-old from admirers Tottenham, and the nouveau…

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Juventus plan move for Man City defender Kolarov

Juventus have increased their interest in long-term target Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City, with a view to bringing the former Lazio wing-back to the Bianconeri in January, according to Tuttosport. The Turin newspaper reports that there was a meeting yesterday in Milan between the Serbian defender’s agent, Sergio Berti, and Juventus Sporting Director Beppe Marotta, where the two discussed the possiblility of such a move. Kolarov’s playing time at the Etihad Stadium has been limited this season, taking part in only six league matches, meaning the player could be tempted…

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Luis Enrique claims Roma lucky but played well to overcome Fiorentina in Coppa Italia

Following Roma’s 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Fiorentina, Coach Luis Enrique claims his side were slightly lucky to win so convincingly, but also stated his pleasure at the way his team played. Goals from Erik Lamela (2) and Fabio Borini were enough to take the Giallorossi into the Quarter finals, where they will face Juventus. “We were lucky, because Fiorentina wasted some really good opportunities, but we were also played a good second half. I’m happy with what the team did,” Enrique told Corriere dello Sport. “In the second half…

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Milito never wanted Inter exit and is looking forward to Milan derby

Inter striker Diego Milito has insisted it never crossed his mind that he would be leaving the Nerazzurri, despite rumours linking him away in January. Milito has faced increased competition for places this season with the arrival of Diego Forlan from Atheltico Madrid, and Luc Castaignos from Feyenoord, and the Argentine had been linked with moves to Tottenham and Schalke. He also missed games injured, and struggled for goals until the last two fixtures against Parma and Lecce, which has seen him net three times. But talking to Al Jazeera…

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Caceres Juventus move near completion

Juventus are getting ever nearer to completing the signing of Sevilla defender Martin Caceres, according to Tuttosport. The Uruguayan has been long linked with the move to Turin, with the club searching for versatile defender – Caceres is most often used at centre-back, but can also play as full-back. Negotiations are thought to be ongoing between the players’ agent Daniel Fonseca, based in Uruguay, Juventus representative Fabio Paratici, currently with the Juve squad training in Dubai in the Serie A winter break, and Sporting Director Giuseppe Marotta, who has stayed…

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Amauri set for Genoa or abroad says Parma President

Juventus striker Amauri will be heading either abroad or to Genoa, but not to Parma, according to their President Tommaso Ghirardi. Amauri, 31, netted seven goals in 11 appearances last season on loan at Parma, but this season that will not be an option: ”I would think about it, but it’s not really doable because in attack we are fine. Floccari has returned to his best, and the trio with Giovinco and Biabiany has done well, so in attack we are fine”, Ghirardi told Sky Sport 24. Of his likely…

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Robinho has no plans for Milan exit

Milan striker Robinho has reiterated his desire to stay at the club despite interest from Santos back in his home country Brazil. Robinho returned for a loan spell two years ago, leaving Manchester City for a successful stint in Brazil, but the forward has no intention of repeating the move this time. ”At Man City my situation was different” Robinho told Sport Italia. ”I was sad, and needed to find myself. At Milan I have space and I feel fine. It would be difficult to return, even if I love…

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