ROMA CLOSING IN ON MAITLAND-NILES

ROMA CLOSING IN ON MAITLAND-NILES

Italian football club AS Roma are said to be closing in on a loan move for Arsenal utility player Ainsley Maitland-Niles with an option to buy him at the end of the loan deal.

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AS Roma officials and their Arsenal counterparts have been in discussion over the past few days since England international Maitland-Niles showed interest in moving to Italian football. The player is said to be keen to join Jose Mourinho in Italian football.

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DEMBELE: JUVENTUS, UNITED HANDED BOOST

DEMBELE: JUVENTUS, UNITED HANDED BOOST

Italian football giants Juventus and Premier League team Manchester United have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger OusmaneDembele following the news that the Frenchman could leave his club next summer after Joan Laporta admitted that contract talks are slower than required. Barcelona president Laporta met with the media on Thursday and he revealed that contract talks with Dembeleare slower than what he or other Barcelona board members want as revealed via Spanish media outlet Cope.

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The contract update from Laporta on Dembele would be a welcomed development at clubs such as three-time European champions Manchester United, Italian football club Juventus and new Premier League moneybags Newcastle United who have all been linked with the Frenchman who has a little over six months on his existing Barcelona deal.

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FIORENTINA SLAM €80M FEE ON STRIKER

FIORENTINA SLAM €80M FEE ON STRIKER

Fiorentina star DusanVlahovic is one of the most in-demand strikers on the European football stage and his Italian football side has slammed an asking price of €80m (£68.4m) on him as interested clubs attempt to sign him ahead of the resumption of the transfer window in the New Year.

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Serbian international Vlahovic is one of the best strikers on the Italian football scene. The 21-year-old is an out-and-out central striker who finds the back of the net regularly. Vlahovic enjoyed a breakthrough season in Italian football when he scored 21 goals for Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A. The Serbian player has ten goals already this season and he could score at least 30 goals in the Italian football top flight this season if he maintains his current rate of finding the back of the net in the Italian Serie A.

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SPALLETTI, SABATINI PICK OSIMHEN OVER MBAPPE

SPALLETTI, SABATINI PICK OSIMHEN OVER MBAPPE

Former Bologna director Walter Sabatini and Napoli manager Luciano Spallettihave opted for in-form Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen ahead of his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star KylianMbappe who recently won the UEFA Nations League with France.


Both Mbappe and Osimhen are 22 and they have made the headlines for putting the ball in the back of the net consistently this season.

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INTER SEAL SERIE A TOP SPOT

INTER SEAL SERIE A TOP SPOT

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Inter Milan are the new leaders in the Italian Serie A after they claimed a comeback win over Fiorentina in their latest league game. Hosts Fiorentina and Italian football giants Inter Milan met in a week five and it was the Serie A holders who came from behind claim a 3-1 win and climb above Napoli at the summit. Italian football giants Inter Milan were able to claim victory over a Fiorentina team who finished the Serie A game with ten men after Argentine international attacker Nico Gonzalez was sent off with twelve (12) minutes left to play for collecting two yellow cards in quick succession.

 

Inter Milan trailed to a Riccardo Sottil strike at the interval but they were able to turn the game on its head with three second half goals. Italian winger Sottil gave the hosts the lead midway into the first half and it was enough to give Fiorentina the lead at the break. Italian football giants Inter Milan turned the game on its head with two goals in three second half minutes.

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LAZIO HANDED TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

LAZIO HANDED TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

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Italian football capital club Lazio have been handed a tough draw in the Europa League group stage following the draw that took place on Friday. Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri and his players were drawn with the likes of Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Olympique Marseille in Group E.

Lazio were one of two Italian football clubs in Pot 1 ahead of the Europa League group stage draw but that didn’t stop them from being drawn with the tough teams. Napoli were the other Italian football team in Pot 1.

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MUSTAFI SET TO JOIN GENOA

MUSTAFI SET TO JOIN GENOA

German defender ShkodranMustafi is closing in on a move to Italian football club Genoa according to the latest news coming out of the media in Italy.

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Mustafi, 29, will make a return to Italian football as a free agent this summer.

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AGELESS PANDEV SIGNS NEW GENOA DEAL

AGELESS PANDEV SIGNS NEW GENOA DEAL

Veteran striker Goran Pandev has decided to continue his playing career at Italian football team Genoa. The report from Italian football news portal Sky Sports Italia stated that the 37-year-old North Macedonian football icon has agreed a new one-year deal with Genoa. Pandev will play in the Italian SerieA for the new season with the latest development.

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Pandev is a free agent at the moment but it won’t be for long after the reported one-year contract extension agreement with Italian football team Genoa. His previous deal with Genoa expired at the end of last month.

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JUVENTUS MAKE FIRST OFFER FOR LOCATELLI

JUVENTUS MAKE FIRST OFFER FOR LOCATELLI

Italian football giants Juventus have made an opening bid for highly rated Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli according to various reports coming out of the media in Italy.

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Juventus and Sassuolo officials met on Friday afternoon to discuss Locatelli for the second time. Officials from the two clubs had earlier met this month to talk about the Italian international. Juventus made their first offer for Locatelli during the latest meeting and it was turned down by Sassuolo. Italian football giants Juventus are still favourites ahead of Arsenal in the quest to sign the midfielder despite the rejected bid.

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ITALY TO FACE SPAIN IN SEMIS

ITALY TO FACE SPAIN IN SEMIS

Italy will face Spain in the semi-finals at Euro 2020 after they saw off Belgium in their quarterfinal meeting at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on Friday night. The Italians sealed a last eight clash with the number one ranked team on the latest FIFA Rankings after seeing off Austria in the round of 16 at the end of extra time.

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After a goalless affair in regulation time, Italy went on to beat Austria 2-1 in extra time to seal a quarterfinal meeting with Belgium who saw off defending champions Portugal 1-0 thanks to the first half strike from Thorgan Hazard.

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