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Inter, Napoli and Roma have reportedly formed an anti-Juventus alliance to stop the Old Lady from signing Mauro Icardi. According to Corriere dello Sport, the three sides have put on ‘a united front’ to strengthen their respective attacks and ensure Juve miss out on Icardi. The newspaper talks up a three-way striker deal, which would [...]

Is Alexis Sanchez Heading To Serie A?

Alexis Sanchez wants a Manchester United escape over the next fortnight in pursuit of first-team football. The Chilean, who trained with the United squad on Wednesday, has made just four Premier League starts since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over last December. Solskjaer insisted last week that he expects Sanchez to stay at Old Trafford but [...]

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The transfer window may have shut in the UK, but across the rest of Europe, teams are jostling to get their last-minute deals done. With the transfer window not closing in Italy until 31 August, there is still plenty of time for some big names to move on. This summer has not been short of [...]

Napoli Bid For Icardi Turned Down By Inter

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According to media reports Napoli have had a €50m offer for Mauro Icardi rejected by Inter as the Nerazzurri are holding out for for €80m, so they can buy Romelu Lukaku. I am a little surprised that Inter turned down this bid as it is clear Icardi is not in their plans and left him [...]

Champions League Pots Confirmed

The top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stages will be Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit. Napoli will be in pot 2 alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Shakthar Donetsk with Ajax and Porto likely to join them via the [...]

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Napoli are reportedly so keen on Mauro Icardi they are prepared to meet Inter Milan’s asking price of €60 million and could even include Lorenzo Insigne in part-exchange. It has become clear that Argentine striker Icardi, 26, has no future at Inter and new manager Antonio Conte has not included him in their plans for [...]

Fifteen of the top Italian clubs oppose Champions League reforms pushed by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to close off entries to the competition. Italy joins the other big-five leagues in England, Spain, Germany and France whose members opposed the ECA plan. The plan seeks guarantees for 24 of 32 Champions League group teams to return [...]

Ancelotti: ‘Surprised By Timid Napoli’

Carlo Ancelotti admits he was “surprised at the timid Napoli start, but Arsenal are not impenetrable and we must retain optimism” in the Europa League quarter-final. It was a dismal first half performance, with Aaron Ramsey’s goal and a Kalidou Koulibaly deflection allowing Lucas Torreira to score, but the Partenopei improved after the break only [...]

President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes if Napoli “had the revenue of an English or Spanish club, I’d win every year” and will eventually “crush Juventus without mercy.” “It would’ve been nicer to have a less complicated opponent at this stage, but I think Carlo Ancelotti can deal with the situation,” the President told Sky Sport [...]

Mercato: James Rodriguez To Napoli?

The father-in-law of James Rodriguez, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, claims the player would like to join Napoli. The Colombian is entering the final months of a two-year loan deal at the Bavarian club but has appeared to say that he is open to a return to Madrid this summer. James [...]