NEWS
Thursday November 21 2019
Report: Milan ask for Giroud

Milan have reportedly enquired about Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who is also a target for city rivals Inter.

Milan have been busy making moves to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Sky Sport Italia claims they have also explored the possibility of signing Giroud.

The 33-year-old is expected to leave Chelsea this winter, in search of regular game time as he looks to secure his place in France’s Euro 2020 squad.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Giroud obstacles for Inter

Inter's swoop for Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has hit two major obstacles, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Giroud is thought to be top of coach Antonio Conte's wishlist, as he wants more options in attack after losing Alex Sanchez for several months through injury.

The former Juventus boss worked with the Frenchman at Chelsea and would like a reunion at Inter.

Giroud, for his part, wants to make Didier Deschamps' France Euro 2020 squad and needs more playing time.

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Monday November 18 2019
Jorginho: 'A Brazilian Italy'

Jorginho admits “there is a little bit of Brazil in this Italy” after their 9-1 victory over Armenia. “We wanted to keep entertaining the crowd.”

The former Napoli star was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to Italy at the age of 15 and has become a key figure in the Nazionale.

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Monday November 18 2019
Batshuayi: 'Lukaku a phenomenon'

Michy Batshuayi has hailed “phenomenon” Romelu Lukaku after watching the Inter striker score the fourth goal in Belgium’s 4-1 win over Russia.

Batshuayi replaced Lukaku during the second half against Russia. but not before the former Manchester United hitman got on the scoresheet in St Petersburg.

“Romelu is a phenomenon,” the Chelsea attacker told RTBF.

“We can play very well together. I think we compliment each other perfectly.

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Sunday November 17 2019
Mancini's Euro 2020 Italy takes shape

Roberto Mancini said he won’t be making “experiments” ahead of Euro 2020, so the short-list for the squad of 23 is already taking shape.

The Azzurri secured their spot as top seeds in the draw for the tournament, which will take place on November 30, thanks to a 100 per cent record in qualifying.

They can make it a complete set with Monday’s final match against Armenia in Palermo.

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BLOG ITALIA
Sunday November 17 2019
How Jorginho won Chelsea over

Jorginho’s football was too much of a change for Chelsea fans, but Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall saw Calcio’s Puccini win over the Wagnerian Premier League.

Not everybody who likes Puccini also appreciates Wagner. Either way, the music still takes form. In Naples, the masses would tell you tales of the beautiful, rhythmic and delicate touches that Jorginho used to distribute. Since he has gone, ask any Neapolitan and they will poetically remember a master craftsman, a conductor to an orchestra they once adored.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Azzurri built around quality

Italy finally have an identity built around a group of quality midfielders, writes Emmet Gates, but concerns remain in defence.

Roberto Mancini made history. Following Italy’s fluid 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica. This was Mancini’s 10th consecutive win with the Azzurri, surpassing the legendary Vittorio Pozzo’s record in the late 1930s. It was also a sixth consecutive away win, another first.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Tonali: 'I'm more of a Jorginho'

Sandro Tonali admits he is “more of a Jorginho” at Brescia, but can adjust his style to play alongside the Chelsea man for Italy.

The 19-year-old was given his first start in the Azzurri jersey during a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying victory away to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“I am happy with how we all played. I’m glad that I got through the emotion of my first Italy start and am enjoying all of it,” the Brescia youngster told Rai Sport.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Conte given protection after threats

Inter coach Antonio Conte is reportedly receiving police protection after he was sent a bullet along with a threatening letter.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper and the Gazzetta dello Sport, Conte received an envelope containing a series of anonymous threats and a bullet.

This is a well-known act of intimidation, with bullets recently sent to various politicians in Italy.

It’s reported an investigation has been opened and, just in case, Conte has been granted police protection outside his home and the Inter training ground.

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Thursday November 14 2019
Report: Giroud yes to Inter

Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud has reportedly agreed to be reunited with Antonio Conte, who sees him as the perfect signing to boost Inter's numbers in attack.

Since Alexis Sanchez picked up a serious injury during international duty with Chile, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku have been carrying the attack at the Giuseppe Meazza.

At the same time, Inter have been linked to a new forward ahead of the next transfer window in January and now Giroud might look to follow his former coach to Italy.

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