NEWS
Friday April 3 2020
Sensi: 'I dream of winning with Inter'

Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi points to an ‘excellent relationship’ with coach Antonio Conte and claims he doesn’t feel threatened by Christian Eriksen’s arrival.

The former Sassuolo star arrived last summer and has been through a difficult first season at San Siro, limited by injuries and now the forced break in Serie A due to the coronavirus emergency.

But the Italy international has claimed that he ‘struggles’ to focus on football but tries to keep in shape at home.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

BLOG ITALIA
Friday April 3 2020
Cremonese dreaming

As rumours emerge that Cremonese could be purchased by Massimo Moratti, Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall finds himself wallowing in nostalgia at the Stadio Giovanni Zini.

Troubled times often lead to daydreaming of better days. Fuel this with a suggestion by the media that this dream may one day become a reality and it sparks the synapses. This has been the case for me recently, following rumours in the press that ex-Inter President Massimo Moratti was interested in purchasing the Lombardy club Cremonese. This sent the mind racing back to the Cremonese sides of the past and especially those teams in the 1980s and 1990s that gave Italian Football so many great memories.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Stars urged to cover Serie C wages

There are discussions for a ‘solidarity fund’ created from docking the wages of some Serie A and B players to help cover salaries of Serie C squads.

Calls are growing every day for professional football players to accept a pay cut and prevent non-playing staff from being furloughed or even sacked.

However, the Lega Serie C/Lega Pro would point out only a small percentage of professional football players are so rich as to afford such a luxury.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Serie A to resume in May?

Plans are taking shape for how to get Serie A going again in May or June, with blanket coronavirus tests for squads, quarantine periods for those coming from abroad and structured training.

The lockdown measures have been extended until April 13, including a new Government stipulation banning training in a facility for even professional athletes.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Coronavirus numbers stable in Italy

The number of deaths in Italy from coronavirus remains relatively stable, with 760 over the last 24 hours, reaching 13,915 in total.

Experts stated over the last few days that the country had reached the peak of this pandemic and was at a plateau, so the numbers of new cases, deaths and people going into intensive care are all stable or dropping.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Tommasi: 'Player wages not a priority'

Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi insists cutting wages is “not a priority” right now, but rather a protocol for returning to duty and dealing with contracts if the season goes beyond June 30.

The Lega Serie A and AIC (Players’ Association) are discussing the idea of cutting salaries during the coronavirus lockdown, as Juventus and reportedly also Inter have already agreed to forego some of their wages.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Chelsea challenge Barca for Lautaro

Chelsea are ready to battle Barcelona for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, according to reports in Spain, but the Blaugrana could use Arturo Vidal to lower the fee.

The Argentina international hitman has a release clause worth €111m in his contract, valid only for the first two weeks of July.

Spanish newspaper Sport today claims that Chelsea are prepared to pay the full sum, giving Barcelona a genuine rival in the bidding war.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Minister: 'Plan for Serie A in May'

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced there is “an extraordinary plan for sport to resume from May,” as Italy eye an easing of lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The lockdown has been extended to Easter Monday, April 13, with a new Government decree last night banning training in facilities even for professional athletes.

It does still fit in with FIGC President Gabriele Gravina’s comments that Serie A is hoping to resume from May 20.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Belgium crown Club Brugge early champions

The Jupiler Pro League in Belgium has become the first major European competition to assign a winner, terminating the season early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Their tournament was suspended on April 30 and, although Belgium is by no means one of the hardest hit areas in this pandemic, they have decided it won’t be possible to resume the 2019-20 campaign.

Club Brugge have therefore been named champions of Belgium, although in fairness they were only one game away from concluding the regular phase.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday April 2 2020
Giuntoli: 'Napoli can't afford Icardi'

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has revealed that Inter loanee Mauro Icardi is ‘far beyond our financial reach’.

In an extensive interview with Sky Sport 24, the Azzurri director spoke about the economical ‘setback’ in football during the current crisis, the hypothesis of a prolonged transfer market and the business Napoli have been doing behind the scenes during the quarantine.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/