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Wednesday January 17 2018
Inter cool on Sturridge proposal

Liverpool proposed Daniel Sturridge to Inter for €34m, but the Nerazzurri only want him on loan with option to buy.

Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the approach was from the England international’s entourage and Liverpool.

He wants more regular playing time to keep his spot ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Friday December 8 2017
English interest in EDF?

Roma will reportedly offer Coach Eusebio Di Francesco a new contract to fend off interest from the Premier League.

According to Calciomercato.com, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea “have sent several observers” to watch Di Francesco’s Roma up close.

However, Corriere dello Sport warns Giallorossi sporting director Monchi is ready to tie down the former Sassuolo boss with an improved deal.

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Friday November 24 2017
Del Piero: Calciopoli an ‘atomic bomb’

Alessandro Del Piero has described Calciopoli as “an atomic bomb”, the effects of which are still being felt in Italian football.

Juve were infamously demoted to Serie B for their role in the refereeing scandal 10 years ao, but Del Piero claimed it also led to football in Italy ‘collapsing’ and other countries moving ahead.

“It was like an atomic bomb: our football broke down,” the former Bianconeri attacker told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday November 23 2017
Italy climb in FIFA rankings

Italy have climbed above England in the latest FIFA World Rankings - despite failing to reach the World Cup.

The Azzurri were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Sweden in the play-off earlier this month, meaning they failed to qualify for the first time in 60 years.

However, FIFA has today published its latest world rankings, with Italy climbing one place to 14th, leapfrogging England who dropped three places.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Pistone: Life with Wazza & Gazza…

Former Everton defender Alessandro Pistone remembers Wayne Rooney as a ‘phenomenon’ and Paul Gascoigne as his ‘No 1’ teammate.

Pistone played over 100 times for Everton between 2000 and 2007 and shared a dressing room with both Rooney, who went on to become England’s all-time top goalscorer and Lazio cult hero Gascoigne, widely considered as one of football’s most flawed geniuses.

“Gazza? He’s No 1 and he played like the greats,” the ex-Inter man told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Tuesday November 14 2017
Italy to face England in March

Italy have confirmed they will play a friendly against England at Wembley Stadium in March.

The Azzurri won’t be going to the World Cup, having been eliminated in the play-off by Sweden.

However, they will still take on Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions next year.

“Italy will play England on Tuesday 27th March at Wembley,” the FIGC confirmed.

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Friday September 29 2017
English third tier awaits Seedorf?

Former Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has reportedly held shock talks about becoming the next manager of English third-tier side Oldham Athletic.

According to talkSPORT, Seedorf is “in line” to replace John Sheridan, who stepped down on Monday, with Oldham second from bottom in the EFL League One.

The Dutchman has made no secret of his desire to return to coaching after spells with Milan in 2014 and Chinese club Shenzhen last year.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Eriksson: ‘Lazio my best years’

Sven-Goran Eriksson says his best years were at Lazio, but laments “when people hear my name they only think about women”.

The Swedish Coach won the Scudetto with the Biancocelesti before taking the England job, and he’s currently unemployed after leaving Shenzhen FC.

“The best years of my life were probably when I went to Rome, with the great Lazio,” Eriksson told Expressen.

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Wednesday September 6 2017
Agent: ‘Hamsik always wanted Napoli’

Marek Hamsik's agent says Mino Raiola was right, as his client “married Napoli 10 years ago and never wanted to leave”.

The Slovakian international was previously represented by Raiola but broke off relations, reportedly because the agent wanted him to leave the San Paolo.

Raiola claimed this week that he had in fact been ready to renew Hamsik’s contract, as he wanted to stay with the Partenopei for life.

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Wednesday September 6 2017
Ramirez criticises English weather

Sampdoria new boy Gaston Ramirez “doesn’t know” why he struggled in England but says “I felt warm there for two weeks of the year.”

Ramirez spent five years playing for the likes of Southampton, Hull City and Middlesbrough but was generally considered to have performed below expectations, before returning to Serie A with Sampdoria for a reported €9m over the summer.

“Why didn’t it go well for me in England? I don’t know,” the former Bologna attacker told Il Secolo XIX.

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