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Napoli appoint Luciano Spalleti as new manager

Napoli have announced Luciano Spalletti as their new manager just days after Gennaro Gattuso left the club.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch

Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon.
Juventus chief football officer, Fabio Paratici, has declared Cristiano Ronaldo is going nowhere and will see out the rest of his contract in Turin.

Juventus warned they will be banned from Serie A without Super League withdrawal

Juventus have been warned that failure to withdraw from the much-maligned Super League proposal will see them barred from competing in Serie A next season.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Bologna boss: It will be hard for Jose Mourinho at AS Roma

“I am happy because [his return] is a good thing for Italian football. He has charisma and personality, but Roma can be challenging. We’ll see what happens,” Mihajlovic said at a press conference.
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UEFA to ban clubs who take part in European Super League

UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a so-called European Super League would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Fabio Capello defends Cristiano Ronaldo over record at Juventus

“We had become the third or fourth most important league globally, and all other Serie A clubs have benefitted from Ronaldo’s signing.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Ricardo Mazalan-AP]

Saudi Arabia’s PIF shifts to Inter Milan after ending Newcastle interest

La Repubblica reports PIF has ended all interest in buying Newcastle United and is entering takeover negotiations for Inter Milan with owners Suning.
Parma and Spezia have become the most recent Italian clubs to pass into US ownership with more than a quarter of Serie A outfits now in the hands of north American owners.

US investors bet on Serie A’s return to glory days

Parma and Spezia have become the most recent Italian clubs to pass into US ownership with more than a quarter of Serie A outfits now in the hands of north American owners.
Manchester United’s new signing Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over allegations he used fake documents and bogus parents to move to Europe from Ivory Coast.

Manchester United new signing fined £42,000 for falsifying documents

Manchester United’s new signing Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over allegations he used fake documents and bogus parents to move to Europe from Ivory Coast.
Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez celebrates after he scored his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Crotone at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo-Antonio Calanni)

Lautaro Martinez ‘happy’ at Inter amid contract talks

Lautaro Martinez has insisted that he is "happy" at Inter amid ongoing talks over a new contract.
Juventus defender Alex Sandro has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian champions confirmed on Monday.

Juventus announce coronavirus positive of Alex Sandro

Through an official statement, Juventus informed of the COVID-19 positive of Alex Sandro, who underwent the medical tests after the appearance of some symptoms.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

2020: Twenty memorable sports moments

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Marcel Desailly: Zlatan Ibrahimovic the leader AC Milan needed to complete their project

Former AC Milan star Marcel Desailly has hailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's influence as being the key to the Rossoneri's superb start to the Serie A season.

AC Milan chief plays down European Super League talk

AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has downplayed the threat a potential European Super League poses to world football.
Paolo Rossi, a hero of Italian football who inspired the national side to victory in the 1982 World Cup, has died aged 64, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Italy’s World Cup hero Paolo Rossi passes on at 64

Paolo Rossi, a hero of Italian football who inspired the national side to victory in the 1982 World Cup, has died aged 64, Italian media reported on Thursday.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi key to Everton

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has explained the rationale behind his choice of Alex Iwobi for the left wing-back position during his side’s 1-0 loss to Leeds United in their last Premier League outing at Goodison Park.
N'Golo Kante has been ruled out of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

Massimo Moratti: Inter would win Serie A with N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter would win Serie A with Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Massimo Moratti.
Roberto Mancini has expressed his sadness at seeing Mario Balotelli go from being Italian football's golden boy to the odd man out.

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli should be playing for Italy

Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
Fiorentina grabbed a late goal through Gaetano Castrovilli to beat visiting Torino 1-0 in the opening match of the new Serie A season on Saturday.

Italian premier issues new deceree forcing football games to be played behind closed doors...

From tomorrow onwards Italian football stadiums will again close their doors to fans, with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte issuing a new decree to combat the rising cases of Covid-19, according to a report from Italian media outlet PassioneInter .com.
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira heading for medical as loan deal with Lazio agreed

Manchester United star Andreas Pereira is on his way to Rome to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move to Serie A side Lazio.
Eddy Ogenyi Onazi says his relationship with Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is great and he is targeting into the Super Eagles squad sooner.

Ogenyi Onazi returns to Italian Serie A with Crotone

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has signed for Italian Serie A side Crotone on a three-year deal.
Italian clubs AS Roma and Napoli have agreed a fee for the transfer of Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report by Italian “Corriere dello Sport” newspaper.

Roma, Napoli agree fee for Arkadiusz Milik

Italian clubs AS Roma and Napoli have agreed a fee for the transfer of Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report by Italian “Corriere dello Sport” newspaper.

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At only 29, Nigerian pop-artist Osinachi has sold paintings on Microsoft Word for several thousand euros, or the equivalent amount in ether, a cryptocurrency often used to buy digital art.

Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs bank on crypto-art

At only 29, Nigerian pop-artist Osinachi has sold paintings on Microsoft Word for several thousand euros, or the equivalent amount in ether, a cryptocurrency often used to buy digital art.
Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo has vowed to lay curses on her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha if he is found guilty of paedophilia.

Court grants Baba Ijesha bail over ‘sexual defilement’

An Ikeja Sexual Offences Court yesterday granted N2million bail to actor Omiyinka Olanrewaju a. k. a. Baba Ijesha Baba Ijesha, who has been in custody since April 22, 2021 over alleged sexual defilement of a minor.
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World Bank: Nigeria can earn N600 billion from tobacco, alcohol tax increase

The World Bank says Nigeria can generate more than N600 billion annually by increasing excise duties on tobacco and alcohol as recommended in its Nigeria development update (NDU) report.
Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Mr Abdulkareem Asuku, has called for youth assertiveness in political party structures.

Kogi governor’s aide urges youth assertiveness in party structures

Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Mr Abdulkareem Asuku, has called for youth assertiveness in political party structures.

JAMB releases 2021 UTME results, to review CCTV footages

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between Saturday, 19 and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.

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UAE reinstates travel ban on Nigeria

Less than 48 hours after it was speculated that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a travel ban on Nigeria, India and South Africa, that country has once again banned flights to and from this West African country.
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar. Under pressure from grassroots activists the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) is holding an extraordinary congress to decide whether to pass up football's showpiece event.

Norway’s football clubs to decide whether to boycott World Cup

Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Raheem Sterling proved doubters wrong with a superb performance in England’s 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley in Euro 2020 on Sunday.

Euro 2020: England not afraid of France, Germany, Portugal – Raheem Sterling

England forward, Raheem Sterling has insisted that for the team to win Euro 2020 they must be ready to face the big teams like France, Portugal, and Germany.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the allocation of 22 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, in fulfilment of an earlier promise by the Federal Government.

President Buhari approves 22 3-bedroom bungalows to 1994 Super Eagles squad

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the allocation of 22 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, in fulfilment of an earlier promise by the Federal Government.

Pregnant woman, two others confirmed dead in Lagos-Ibadan road accident

A pregnant woman and two other men have been confirmed dead in a multiple accident that happened around Danco axis on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.