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Juventus sign Perin to fill Buffon-sized hole

Juventus have moved to replace goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon with the acquisition of Mattia Perin from Genoa, the Italian champions announced on Friday.

West Ham close to completing Ryan Fredericks deal

It is understood that Fredericks had offers from Swansea, Wolves and Bournemouth in January but he wanted to wait until the end of the season to decide his future.

Hernán Crespo: I’m happy to be in Nigeria

Argentina ex-international, Hernán Jorge Crespo, on Saturday in Lagos said that he was delighted to be in Nigeria for the first time as a guest of the Heineken Group.

No Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no surprise as Sweden name World Cup squad

Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018.

Mo Salah breaks record and Emmanuel Boateng leaves Barca heartbroken

Egyptian Mohamed Salah broke a record and Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng left Barcelona heartbroken as they became the top African performers in the elite European leagues at the weekend.

Inter Milan crash to seal Roma’s Champions League berth

Inter Milan crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Sassuolo at the San Siro on Saturday which ensured that Roma get to play Champions League football next season.

Bayern Munich sign Arjen Robben, Rafinha to one-year contract extensions

Bayern Munich have signed winger Arjen Robben and defender Rafinha to one-year contract extensions through the 2018-19 season, the Bundesliga champions have announced.

Roma: Liverpool target Alisson not for sale

Liverpool target Alisson will not be sold this summer, according to Roma president James Pallotta.

Juventus set to unleash fury on seventh straight title bid

Massimiliano Allegri warned that Juventus will unleash fury in their quest for a seventh straight Serie A title after another shattered Champions League dream.

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal roars back as Spain draw level against Germany

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday.

After Cristiano Ronaldo magic, Juventus bid to keep home fires burning at Benevento

After a spectacular loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, Juventus travel Saturday to meet Benevento, a side from outside Naples propping up the bottom of the Serie A table.

Juventus face AC Milan test before Real Madrid blockbuster

Napoli can stake a claim to the Serie A title against strugglers Sassuolo this weekend, with champions Juventus facing a stiff test against AC Milan before next week's Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Francesco Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

Roma sports director Monchi called club legend Francesco Totti “a superhero” as the former captain marked the 25th anniversary of his Serie A debut on Wednesday.

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon back for Argentina, England swansong

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon has been called up by interim coach Luigi Di Biagio for friendlies against England and Argentina later this month.

Gattuso: AC Milan aren’t going to Arsenal for a holiday

Gennaro Gattuso insists AC Milan can still progress in the Europa League, despite a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash.

Gennaro Gattuso: AC Milan have 30% chance against Arsenal

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso admits his side's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the Europa League are slim -- but says the Rossoneri can still get there via Serie A.

Italy defender and Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31

Fiorentina confirmed the news on Sunday morning in a statement posted on the club's official website.

Luciano Spalletti: Inter Milan will decide my future

Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti says it is up to the board to decide his future and denies his relationship with the club's hierarchy has broken down.

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