Italy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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The Liverpool midfielder could be reunited with former Anfield boss Rafa Benitez in Italy following the summer arrival of Emre Can on Merseyside from Bayer Leverkusen

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The former Manchester United man helped to keep a clean sheet as the Nerazzurri saw off Lega Pro 1 team Prato with a 1-0 win thanks to substitute Ibrahima Mbaye's goal

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Both Serie A sides are in talks with Cagliari about signing the defender this summer, his current club's transfer chief has confirmed

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The Bianconeri great says that the former boss, who resigned last week, had lost the will to stay on and claims he had been talked out of resigning in May

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COMMENT: The former AC Milan coach was greeted with supporter protests after taking charge at Juventus but his credentials prove he can lead them to another Scudetto

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The new Nerazzurri full-back believes his transfer from Roma can give him the platform to break into the Selecao side and is eager for domestic and European success with the club

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The Germany striker has urged his Viola team-mates to improve on their fourth-placed finish in Serie A last season, insisting it is a realistic goal

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The Bianconeri director insists that the Italian champions want to hold onto their stars but, with Manchester United keen to sign the Chilean, a massive offer would be assessed

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COMMENT: There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet

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The 23-year-old made an impact while on loan at the Stadium of Light last season and the Black Cats boss is optimistic that he can persuade him to leave the Reds permanently

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The Serie A club chief is hopeful he can persuade the Colombian he can ignore transfer overtures, though he accepts he might already have his heart set on a departure

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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The current Russia boss has hit out at trainers who focus heavily on teaching tactics to young players, rather than nurturing existing skill and talent

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The Juventus CEO admits negotiations for the Real Madrid striker were difficult but believes the 21-year-old can bring great success to Turin after completing his move

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The striker has signed a five-year deal with the Italian champions, though los Blancos retain a buyback option of up to €30m, and he says he is "itching" to begin Serie A life

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Not content with sealing a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, the Bianconeri are reportedly set to strengthen their attacking department oncemore

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The defender believes the Dutchman's lack of verbal skills were part of the reason behind his lack of success at the club, while comparing Filippo Inzaghi to Carlo Ancelotti

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There have been some notable patterns in the Goal 50 during its first half a dozen years of existence, but while some will continue in 2014 there are others which could be bucked