Serie A

  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • Marko Marin joins Fiorentina on loan from Chelsea 3 days ago

    Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has joined Italian team Fiorentina on a season-long loan. The Germany international spent last season on loan at Sevilla, which he helped win the Europa League. Marin has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge since his move from Werder Bremen in 2012. ...
  • More knee problems for Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi 3 days ago

    Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi is having more problems with his right knee, which has been operated on three times. Rossi has been out of action since injuring his thigh during last Thursday's training session. Tests on Monday ruled out a muscle injury but revealed "indications of overload on the right knee." Fiorentina add...
  • Defender Vasilis Torosidis signs new 3-year deal at Roma August 13, 2014

    Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis has signed a new three-year deal with the Serie A club, keeping him at the Stadio Olimpico until 2017. The 29-year-old Torosidis said Wednesday that "I'm staying at Roma because it's a big club with big targets and I want to win something with this team." Torosidis, who...
  • Gary Medel completes move to Inter Milan from Cardiff August 12, 2014

    Milan: Chile midfielder Gary Medel has started training with his new teammates after completing his transfer to Inter Milan from Cardiff. Medel says "I'm really happy to have joined a great club where there are lots of great players. Hopefully my teammates and I will be successful this season." Often called "the...
  • Juventus expecting tougher challenge in Serie A and Down Under August 8, 2014

    Sydney: Juventus expect a much tougher challenge in Serie A this season as they chase a fourth straight Scudetto, new coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday after the Italian champions landed in Australia for a friendly as part of their world tour. Allegri is overseeing his first pre-season at Juventus after...
  • Southampton and Inter swap Osvaldo and Taider August 7, 2014

    Southampton: Southampton said they have signed Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider on a season-long loan from Inter Milan, with striker Pablo Osvaldo moving to the Milan club on the same terms. Both clubs have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2014-15 season. Taider, 22, played twice for...
  • Robinho on verge of returning to Santos August 6, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Former Brazil football star Robinho is close to returning to his former club Santos on a year-long loan from Italian giants AC Milan. The Brazilian outfit has reportedly offered the 30-year-old a monthly salary of $220,000 plus bonuses for marketing and image rights, reports Xinhua. "There has been considerable...
  • Carlo Ancelotti unfazed after Real Madrid suffer second setback July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tried to put up a brave face after a 0-1 defeat to Italian side AS Roma that saw his side eliminated from the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US. A Francesco Totti goal gave Roma a narrow win against the Champions League winners Tuesday...
  • Seydou Keita refused to shake hand with Pepe before friendly July 30, 2014

    An old feud has sparked up after Roma's Seydou Keita refused to shake Pepe's hand before his side's friendly against Real Madrid in Dallas. Keita snubbed Pepe and then threw a water bottle at him, which appeared to hit the Portugal defender on the shoulder. The two have endured a troubled relationship...
  • Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, released after ransom paid July 30, 2014

    The father of Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was kidnapped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before being released following the payment of a ransom, according to local media. Reports said the footballer had initially looked to fly from Turin, where he is in pre-season training, to Argentina on hearing the news...
  • Juventus to visit Chievo in Serie A opening round July 29, 2014

    Milan: Serie A champion Juventus will kick off their bid for a fourth straight title at Chievo Verona, while last season's runner-up Roma hosts Fiorentina on the opening day. The 2014-15 fixtures were announced on Monday and see new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri return to San Siro to face former...
  • Juventus sign Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra July 25, 2014

    Juventus have signed Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra from Udinese in a 15.5 million-euro ($20.8 million) deal, the Italian Serie A champions said on Friday. "Juventus Football Club can today announce that Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra has completed a move to the club after terms were agreed with Udinese on a one-season loan...
  • I'm not heading to PSG, says ex-Juventus boss Antonio Conte July 24, 2014

    Rome: Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has dismissed reports that he is set to replace Laurent Blanc as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, saying on Wednesday that the stories are "devoid of any truth". "I learned in a newspaper, while I was on holiday, that there was apparently contact between what was...
  • Juventus new signing Alvaro Morata out for seven weeks July 22, 2014

    Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros ($26.97 million) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks. The 21-year-old, who completed his move from Real Madrid on Saturday, suffered a second degree injury to the...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United July 21, 2014

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid July 19, 2014

    Turin: Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has completed a €20 million ($27 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Juventus announced details of the deal on Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to €30...
  • Torino sign striker Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus July 18, 2014

    Torino have signed Fabio Quagliarella from Italian champions Juventus, welcoming the striker back to his first club as they look to rebuild their attack following the sale of Ciro Immobile to Borussia Dortmund. "Juventus can today announce that Fabio Quagliarella has completed a permanent switch to Torino after a fee of...
  • Iturbe joins Roma in $30 million deal from Verona July 17, 2014

    Rome: Promising Argentine forward Juan Manuel Iturbe is joining Italian runner-up Roma in a €22 million ($30 million) transfer from Hellas Verona. Roma says the 21-year-old Iturbe signed a five-year deal and the transfer price could reach €24.5 million ($33.2 million) with bonuses related to the Giallorossi's success rate. Iturbe impressed with...
  • Allegri takes over as Juventus coach after Conte's shock resignation July 16, 2014

    Rome: Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday's shock resignation of Antonio Conte, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. "Allegri is the new manager of Juventus," the Italian champions said on their official Twitter feed. Italian media report that Allegri has...
  • Conte stuns Juventus with shock resignation July 16, 2014

    Turin: Antonio Conte, who coached Juventus to three successive Italian league titles, has stunned Serie A by resigning two months after signing a deal for this season. "I need to announce the decision to mutually terminate my contract with Juventus, which tied us together for this season," Conte told the Juventus...
  • Veteran defender Ashley Cole joins Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Roma says veteran English defender Ashley Cole has joined the Italian capital club. The 33-year-old left back was a free agent after his Chelsea contract expired, having been restricted to 17 Premier League appearances last season. Roma said Monday on its website that Cole's two-year contract has the option to extend...
  • Ashley Cole arrives for medical with AS Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Former England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy for a medical with AS Roma and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Serie A club. "Welcome to Rome, Ashley", said the Italian club on its official Twitter feed, publishing a photo of the former Chelsea player on...
  • Inter coach Mazzarri signs one-year contract extension July 2, 2014

    Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Serie A club until 2016, president Erick Thohir announced on Wednesday. "We're very happy to have extended our coach's contract. With this extension we have made it clear that Mazzarri is a cornerstone of...
  • Brazil playmaker Kaka quits AC Milan for Orlando City July 2, 2014

    Former Brazil playmaker Kaka will sign for new Major League Soccer team Orlando City after terminating his contract with AC Milan by mutual consent. "I've always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there," he told Milan's TV channel on Monday. Kaka...
  • Juventus sign Stefano Sturaro from Genoa on five-year deal July 1, 2014

    Serie A champion Juventus have signed midfielder Stefano Sturaro from Genoa on a five-year contract. The 21-year-old Sturaro will be loaned back to Genoa for next season before joining Juventus in 2015. Juventus says on Tuesday the initial transfer fee of 5.5 million euros ($7.5 million), which is payable over three years,...
  • Kaka rescinds contract with AC Milan June 30, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Kaka has rescinded his contract with the Serie A club, leaving the former Brazil international free to sign for Orlando City Soccer Club. On Monday Milan says Kaka's contract has been "resolved by mutual consent." Kaka will fly to the United States on Monday night to sign for...
  • Inter Milan to retire Zanetti's No. 4 shirt June 30, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan will retire the No. 4 jersey as a tribute to legendary former captain Javier Zanetti, who quit football at the end of last season. Zanetti spent 19 seasons at Inter, helping it to five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and a Champions League trophy. Inter President Erick Thohir...
  • AC Milan vice president says club may sell Balotelli June 23, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan vice president Barbara Berlusconi has not ruled out selling Italy striker Mario Balotelli. On Monday, Berlusconi says "Balotelli is a great player but in my mind I don't believe that someone can be irreplaceable, we will see what happens." Balotelli, who has four years left on his contract at...
  • Andrea Pirlo signs new two-year deal to stay at Juventus June 11, 2014

    Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new two-year deal with Juventus which will keep him at the Serie A champions until 2016, the club said on Wednesday. Since leaving AC Milan in 2011, the 35-year-old midfielder has inspired Juventus to three successive Serie A titles and his performance has been...