Kaio Jorge linked with move to Cruzeiro
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1d ago
Juventus youngster Kaio Jorge is being linked with a return to Brazil to join Cruzeiro in the coming months. The 21-year-old forward only joined The Bianconeri in 2021, but picked up a patellar tendon injury in February 2022 that has kept him sidelined for almost a year. Mauro Motta, a family friend of Kaio Jorge, told Momento Esportivo (via Calciomercato) that the 21-year-old forward will be leaving Juventus in March, having agreed to sign for Brazilian side Cruzeiro. There’s no word yet on what kind of deal it will be, given that he still has a contract with Juventus until June 2026.   ..read more
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Sports Minister reacts after ‘anti-Juventus’ video surfaces
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1d ago
Italy’s Minster for Sport Andrea Abodi has reacted to a 2019 video showing the prosecutor behind the Prisma investigation saying: ‘I am a Napoli fan and I hate Juventus.’  A clip of Ciro Santoriello, one of the Turin Prosecutors looking into Juventus’ finances, went viral on social media yesterday, with the prosecutor declaring he hates Juventus. Santoriello is leading the investigation into Juve’s alleged ‘under the table’ payment of player salaries during the Covid pandemic, and the unearthing of the clip has led Italy Sports Minister Andrea Abodi to release a  statement on social ..read more
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Gini Wijnaldum close to Roma return
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2d ago
Roma midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is edging ever closer to a return to action and could feature for the Giallorossi this weekend. The Dutchman has missed almost all of the season to date after fracturing his tibia on 20 August, spending the last six months on the sidelines as he recovered from the injury. Il Corriere dello Sport report that Wijnaldum will take to the pitch in a practice match against the Roma Primavera squad today to assess his condition, alongside fellow new signings Ola Solbakken and Diego Llorente. The match will allow the medical staff to assess his physical and mental c ..read more
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Galatasaray and Roma working on Zaniolo move
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2d ago
Galatasaray have had a first bid rejected for Nicolo Zaniolo but are still hopeful of agreeing a deal with Roma before Wednesday’s deadline. The Turkish transfer window closes on 8th February, giving the Turkish side 48 hours to try and finalise a move for the 23-year-old, and reports from Italy suggest it could be completed in the coming hours. Sky Sport Italia reported yesterday evening that Galatasaray have had their opening bid of €22m plus add-ons rejected by the Giallorossi, however talks were continuing at pace. Their city rivals Fenerbahce have reportedly made last-minute enquires of t ..read more
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Arrigo Sacchi: ‘Milan were a sparring partner for Inter’
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2d ago
Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi was scathing in his assessment of their 1-0 Derby della Madonnina loss: “Inter did not play against an opponent, but against a sparring partner.” The match was dominated by the Nerazzurri who ended the first half a goal ahead while Milan had failed to register a single shot on goal. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sacchi didn’t hold back in his criticism of the team and coach Stefano Pioli, singling out his decision to switch to a five-man back line: “Milan are no longer a team, especially the one in the first half. Inter didn’t play against an opponent ..read more
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Inzaghi: ‘We played an excellent match in all respects’
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2d ago
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi says it was a ‘pleasure’ to watch his side in their 1-0 Derby win over Milan last night. The Nerazzurri edged the match but the score line failed to reflect their true dominance in what looked a very one-sided game, Lautaro Martinez scoring the only goal. Speaking with DAZN (via FCInterNews) after the game, Inzaghi reflected on their performance, a second derby win over Milan in just three weeks: Where do you put this victory in you ranking of matches since you’ve been at Inter? “I don’t know. I congratulated the team, we dominated. We won two derbies in 20 days, th ..read more
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Pioli: ‘We’ve been robbed of our confidence’
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2d ago
Stefano Pioli believes his Milan side have been ‘robbed’ of their confidence following a series of bad results. The Rossoneri slumped to their fourth defeat in a row last night, losing the Milan derby 1-0 to Inter, and drop to 6th place in the table. It means Milan are now seven games without a win across all competitions and speaking with DAZN after the game, Pioli offered his reasons for the defeat and what he thinks the club need to do to return to winning ways: Surprised by the performance? “Clearly we wanted to be more compact and we waited more for our opponents. We conceded something a ..read more
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Galatasaray begin talks for Zaniolo
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3d ago
Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray are the latest team to be linked with a move for Roma forward Nicolo Zaniolo. The 23-year-old has been excluded from coach Jose Mourinho’s squad and is expected to be out of action for at least a month after citing ‘psychological stress‘ following the events of the last few weeks. Sky Sport Italia report that Galatasaray have approached the Giallorossi about Zaniolo’s availability, given the Turkish transfer window is still open until February 8. Fabrizio Roma writes that the two clubs are in talks over a potential deal, although Roma are holding firm on thei ..read more
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Inter v Milan Match Preview and Scouting
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by Enrico Passarella
3d ago
The Derby offers Inter the opportunity to get back-to-back massive wins over their crosstown rivals and push them further down into their spiral, while Milan desperately need a reaction to their prolonged woes. Serie A Week 21 – Sunday 5 February 2023 – San Siro | Preview by Enrico Passarella   Inter Inter would have had a solid January if there wasn’t a team that rarely stumbles, which they actually beat, and the Milan Skriniar saga. The points they dropped against Monza and Empoli, and the Partenopei further proving their worth afterward, quickly quashed any feeble hope of a comeb ..read more
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Pato: ‘Leao reminds me a little bit of me’
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3d ago
Former Milan striker Alexandre Pato sees a little of himself in Rafael Leao and believes the team can get back to winning ways by following the example of his Rossoneri side. The Brazilan striker spoke at length with La Gazzetta dello Sport and touched on the crisis Milan find themselves in ahead of tonight’s Derby della Madonnina as well as his own immediate future and a potential return to Italy: Very banally, what’s the mood like these days? “Good. I stayed in Orlando, even though with the club we decided not to renew the contract that was expiring at the end of the year. I’m doing my reha ..read more
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