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Roberto Mancini: Italy must aim to win Euro 2020

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said Italy aim ‘to win’ Euro 2020 next summer and believes Roma forward Nicolò Zaniolo can ‘recover in time’.
Chelsea have completed the club-record signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth a £70 million ($91m) including add-ons.

Chelsea star not happy with Kai Havertz transfer

Chelsea star Mason Mount is unhappy at the arrival of Kai Havertz, according to reports. The Blues recently signed the Germany international from Bayer Leverkusen in a huge £72million deal. And Mount’s place in...
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International football returns at last as Nations League starts

After the postponement of Euro 2020 by a year, international football comes out of a long hibernation this week in Europe with the start of the latest UEFA Nations League, which is being crammed into the autumn despite the ongoing coronavirus concerns and will see Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal defend their title.
Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.

Serie A confirms September 19 as the league kick-off date

2020-21 Serie A fixture list will be drawn up tomorrow, with the season running from September 19 to May 23, six-midweek rounds, and no Christmas break.
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Roberto Mancini: Italy want Nations League final

Roberto Mancini has said he would like Italy to reach the Nations League final by building on his record run as they face Bosnia and the Netherlands.
Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.

Ronald Koeman informs KNVB he wants to join Barcelona

Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.
Chelsea defender Emerson has agreed personal terms to join Inter Milan this summer, according to Calciomercato.

Chelsea defender agrees personal terms with Inter Milan

Chelsea defender Emerson has agreed personal terms to join Inter Milan this summer, according to Calciomercato.
Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid this summer, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who says the best players in the world do not go out on loan.

Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid – agent

Gareth Bale "will not leave Real Madrid" this summer, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who says "the best players in the world do not go out on loan".
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

Empty Wembley waits for Euro 2020 party postponed by coronavirus

Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead the home of English football is preparing for a League One playoff final on Monday in front of 90,000 empty seats.
Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has said he can see a lot of himself in Manchester United whiz Mason Greenwood.

Alan Shearer: Mason Greenwood reminds me of myself

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has said he can see a lot of himself in Manchester United whiz Mason Greenwood.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Italy coach tells Mario Balotelli to ‘wake up’ before his career sinks

Balotelli’s ill-fated stint at hometown club Brescia appears to be coming to an end, with reports his contract will be terminated after repeated absences from training.

Olivier Giroud: Chelsea signing Timo Werner gives me motivation

Olivier Giroud says fellow striker Timo Werner signing for Chelsea is going to provide him with "more motivation" and that he relishes the competition.
Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.

Gennaro Gattuso: There’s a God of football

Gennaro Gattuso hailed the ‘God of football’ after he lifted his first coaching trophy as Napoli beat Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA Champions League set to resume in August

UEFA have announced that the Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be held in Lisbon between August 12-23.

Olivier Giroud explains decision to extend Chelsea stay

Olivier Giroud has opened up on his decision to extend his stay at Chelsea, outlining his plans to "keep winning trophies" and show Frank Lampard "he can count on me".
Liverpool players have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho called for justice over the death of American George Floyd.

Liverpool kneel in support of George Floyd

Liverpool players have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho called for "justice" over the death of American George Floyd.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale faults critics of golf hobby

In spite of winning four Champions League titles with Real, and scoring crucial goals in three finals, Bale still divides opinion in Spain due to a perceived lack of commitment as well as poor injury record, which the Spanish media have often blamed on his passion for playing golf in his spare time.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu: Pre-primary classes remain closed in Lagos

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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha explains Jordan Ayew penalty swap against Manchester United

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