Milan look to Higuain in Champions League push

The first high profile signing of the Leonardo reign at Milan could involve Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports in Italy. The former Milan Coach is set to take up the reigns of Technical Director following the takeover by Elliott Management, and in a sign of apparent intent to invest on the field, it is suggested that he has spoken to Juventus General Manager Giuseppe Marotta about the former Napoli striker. As a result the sports betting online reports are backing a move from Turin. Higuain turns 31 in…

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Juventus look to dominate once more

With Italian giants Juventus having won the last seven editions of Serie A, the question was always going to be whether they can go on to extend that run to eight titles by the end of this upcoming season. A question that may well already have been answered after their signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for approximately £100m. Some may question the value of spending so much money on a 33-year-old but at the same time this is no ordinary footballer of that particular age. For Real Madrid…

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World Cup Quiz – Who to support this summer

It’s that time again, and four years has absolutely flown by. The biggest sports tournament in the world takes place in Russia this year, and Italy are conspicuous in their absence. As a result, you’ll need someone else to support this summer. Current champions Germany will be fighting to retain the gold this year as they go up against 31 of the world’s best football teams to claim first place. Most people’s money will be set on one of the big four teams when it comes to world cup betting…

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Serie A Players Who Could Shine at the World Cup

For the firs time in 60 years, the famous shirts of Gli Azzurri will not be seen at the FIFA World Cup. However, the tournament will feature a huge number of players from Serie A, with some in with a very good chance of returning to their clubs a winners’ medal around their necks. In respect of that, here are five Serie A players who could grab the headlines in Russia. Dries Mertens, Napoli and Belgium Starting with an obvious one, Mertens has been an integral cog in the Napoli…

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Is Mancini the right man for the Azzurri?

Italy will only be interested onlookers this summer as the World Cup plays out without them for the first time in 60 years. It is a historic low point in the history of the Azzurri, but the appointment of Roberto Mancini this month offers hope and optimism for the future as the former striker looks to bring his club pedigree to international level. Mancini is eager to impress and stated that his new role was a “dream” job. The 53-year-old is tasked with overhauling a squad that failed to fulfil…

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Napoli feeling the pressure at the top of Serie A

The shadow of Juventus is starting to loom ever larger over the shoulder of Napoli. The two sides have been leading the title charge from the front for much of the campaign, opening up a seemingly unassailable gap in points between themselves and the chasing pack led by Roma, Lazio and Inter. Matchday 27 in Serie A brought the mouth-watering prospect of the top four teams in direct confrontation, as first place Napoli hosted third placed Roma, while Juventus in second travelled away to Lazio in fourth spot. If ever…

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Brazilian midfielder Rafinha to secure loan move to Inter Milan as he battles for World Cup place

Inter Milan appear to be firm favourites to capture Barcelona’s Rafinha in a loan deal until the end of the season, with the Italian club also understood to have agreed upon a further option that could see them sign the midfielder on a permanent basis for a fee in the region of £30m. Rafinha – who has previously spent time out on loan from Barcelona at the Spanish side Celta Vigo – is believed to be keen on a move to the Italian giants since falling out of favour at…

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Why Gian Piero Gasperini is a perfect fit for The Azzurri

Recent months have seen a distinct rise of interest in the Italian Serie A, mostly down to the sudden likelihood in Juventus losing their grip over the regular monopoly. The Old Lady of Turin still sealed their place as champions but how closely they were followed by Roma and Napoli gave hopes over an upset in the next attempt. Meanwhile, Atalanta went under the radar but finished fourth, resulting ahead of Lazio and both Milan clubs, and following closely behind the top three, who sealed their place in the Champions…

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Will Juventus Continue Their Pursuit of Sergi Roberto and Andres Gomes?

The transfer window opened across Europe on January 1 with a number of clubs aiming to strengthen their squad ahead of a potentially gruelling second half of the season. Many of the top Serie A sides will be hoping to add significantly as they jostle for position at the top of the table as well as juggling Champions League and Coppa Italia commitments. Juventus have been in excellent form heading into 2018 but are eyeing up a number of January additions as they bid for their seventh straight Scudetto. The…

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Is Bellerin the answer to Juventus full-back problems?

With Juventus just two points away from Serie A leaders Inter Milan, and with the January sales just around the corner, attention has already turned towards which players the Old Lady will be looking to bring in to strengthen their title bid in 2018. Now, as we all know, football is an industry just made for having a flutter – you can find odds on next managers to be sacked, odds on over 90 new soccer leagues and odds on the minute of the first goal in a game. However,…

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