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Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for the top sides, and it’s a big season for Milan.
Mexican side Club Tijuana Xolos are reportedly on the verge of signing Roma outcast Juan Iturbe.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has laughed at accusations by Diego Costa that he was treating the striker like a criminal.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists “I’m ready to go without the fourth player”, in a likely reference to Inter winger Ivan Perisic.
Leonardo Pavoletti has been left out of Napoli’s squad due to “sudden family problems”, but reported Newcastle United target Rafael is in.
Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero claims Roma want Patrik Schick and that the striker “would like to play in the capital”.
Inter defender Jeison Murillo and the agent-brother of Geoffrey Kondogbia have landed in Spain to complete their proposed transfers to Valencia.
Max Allegri believes that “with balance and poise, Juventus will go far on all fronts” this season.
Marco Borriello is almost certain to leave Cagliari after the striker was left out of their Serie A opener against Juventus.
Birmingham City are still interested in signing Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah, according to manager Harry Redknapp.
Inter defender Jeison Murillo will reportedly complete a €13m transfer to Valencia on Friday.
Sevilla are reportedly considering a swoop for Bologna’s Adam Masina as a solution to their left-back woes.
Genoa have confirmed the signing of experienced defender Luca Rossettini from Torino.
Beppe Marotta hints Juventus will not give up on Leonardo Spinazzola, reiterates Alex Sandro is staying and admits Ezequiel Garay is “a great player”.
Nikola Kalinic has reportedly taken the same approach to leaving Fiorentina as Federico Bernardeschi by presenting the club with a medical certificate.
Geoffrey Kondogbia will reportedly renew his contract with Inter before he joins Valencia on loan.
Marcello Lippi says Milan “have built an important team” this summer, while Luciano Spalletti “is the best guarantee for Inter’s ambitions.”
Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay is reportedly top of Juventus’ wishlist for a new centre-back.
The exchange deal involving Inter midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia and Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo is reportedly done.
Fiorentina have announced the signing of Argentine defender German Pezzella from Real Betis on loan with an option to buy.
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Milan CEO Marco Fassone confirmed they are “in advanced talks” with Fiorentina for Nikola Kalinic, wouldn’t rule out Zlatan Ibrahimovic or “another gift.”
M’Baye Niang is not convinced by Spartak Moscow’s offer and cancelled tomorrow’s planned medical, but could still leave Milan for Torino.
Inter continue their search for a defender and, with Manchester City holding on to Eliaquim Mangala, turned to Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi.
Vincenzo Montella admits Milan “are only at the beginning, but it’s a promising start” after beating Shkendija 6-0 in the Europa League play-off.
Nikola Kalinic has played his last game for Fiorentina and has no intention of training with them until his Milan move is pushed through, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Marco Borriello is heading towards Spal, so Cagliari aim to replace him with Napoli outcast Leonardo Pavoletti.
Leonardo Bonucci revealed his pre-match captain’s speech to Milan teammates and warned “we need to improve” after a 6-0 win over Shkendija.
Andre Silva was the star with a brace as Milan made short work of Shkendija, crushing them 6-0 in the first leg of the Europa League play-off.
Torino are on the verge of completing a €10m swoop for Monaco winger Rony Lopes, according to Calciomercato.com.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warns Inter that “whoever wants Patrik Schick will have to pay a lot of money for him. He might stay.”
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League play-off, as Milan host Macedonians Shkendija.
Blaise Matuidi has completed his Juventus medical, but the deal isn’t done yet because Paris Saint-Germain seek detailed incentives.
M’Baye Niang has not made a decision on the €18m Spartak Moscow transfer, despite Milan agreeing terms with the Russian club.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta claims they “made an offer we consider fair to Lazio, so we have withdrawn” their interest in Keita Balde Diao.