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We have been covering Italian football and Serie A 2008. Some of the content we cover includes match previews and reports, player and manager interviews, transfer news and rumors.

According to reports in Italy, Chelsea are considering a swap deal between Alvaro Morata and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. Maurizio Sarri is set to take over at Stamford Bridge and he has reportedly earmarked the Argentine as a target, having worked with him for a season at Napoli. Morata struggled to adapt to life in [...]

Carlo Ancelotti Named Napoli Manager

Quite a coup for Napoli as they have hired Carlo Ancelotti to replace Maurizio Sarri, who led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish during his three seasons in charge, as their new manager ‘SSC Napoli is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached with Carlo Ancelotti for him to become the [...]

AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has hinted that under-fire teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could possibly be sold in future if the price is right. Donnarumma quickly established a reputation as one of world football’s most promising young talents after making his debut aged just 16 and Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain both chased his [...]

Roberto Mancini Named New Italy Boss

Italy coach Roberto Mancini says he will talk to long-excluded striker Mario Balotelli about a possible return to the national team. Speaking at his presentation in Florence on Tuesday, Mancini said: ‘Mario is an Italian player. We’ll definitely talk. He’s one of those players we should take a new look at.’ Balotelli has not played [...]

Massimiliano Allegri says he will still be Juventus coach next season “if they don’t fire me.” Allegri has been heavily linked to Arsenal as the London club search for Arsene Wenger’s replacement, but the former AC Milan boss said Juventus want to achieve more after completing the double this season. Speaking after his side wrapped [...]

Simone Inzaghi admits Lazio were fortunate to take a point from Atalanta and “we were under pressure for the first time this season.” The 1-1 result means Inter are now within two points of Inzaghi’s side and the two clubs meet in Rome on the final day of the season. “This result doesn’t change a [...]

Roma president Jim Pallotta believes it will be an ‘absolute joke’ if the Video Assistant Referee is not introduced into the Champions League. The Serie A side lost their semi-final 7-6 on aggregate to Liverpool but there were a number of incidents Pallotta was unhappy with in the game, including a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold [...]

There was no Mo-shaped threat to devastate the Italians on this occasion but nothing should obscure the inconvenient truth. Roma looked dynamic, dangerous and demonstrated to Liverpool they mean business, in the game which sends them into Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg. With Kevin Strootman and Diego Perotti both missing through injury for manager [...]

Kalidou Koulibaly headed Napoli back into the Serie A title race with a dramatic last-minute goal to down leaders Juventus 1-0 at Allianz Stadium. The Senegalese defender left it desperately late to score the goal that fired Napoli to within a single point of reigning champions Juve ahead of the last four games of the [...]

Arsenal have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals. The Gunners booked their place in the final four with a nervy 6-3 aggregate win over CSKA Moscow on Thursday evening, drawing 2-2 on the night in Russia. Victory in the competition represents Arsenal’s only serious chance of qualifying for the Champions League [...]