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Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Carlo Ancelotti ‘threatened’ Napoli chief to sign James Rodriguez

According to La Repubblica, Real Madrid have made an agreement with Napoli to allow James Rodriguez to go on loan with the Serie A outfit should they not receive an offer by 15 August.
James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.

Real Madrid, Napoli agree on loan move for Los Blancos star

Real Madrid and Napoli have agreed on a loan move for James Rodriguez, according to the report.

Real Madrid had an agreement in place for Manchester United star

La Repubblica confirms that personal terms have been reached by both parties through his agent Mino Raiola.
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Gattuso confirms AC Milan exit

The manager confirmed his decision to quit the club after failing to qualify for the Champions League, according to the report in the La Repubblica.
Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to point out that he is no “robot”, with the Juventus superstar having been forced to make peace with the fact that critics wait with “rifles” for him to fail.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Criticis are always waiting with their rifles for me to fail

Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to point out that he is no “robot”, with the Juventus superstar having been forced to make peace with the fact that critics wait with “rifles” for him to fail.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus FC at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on April 10, 2019. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

‘Golden head’ Cristiano Ronaldo gives Juventus the edge, ‘but remember Real Madrid’ warns Italian...

Cristiano Ronaldo debuted his new golden hairdo with a diving header to earn Juventus a precious away goal against Ajax in a 1-1 draw in the Champions League quarter-final first leg but the Italian press warned on Thursday the young Dutch team remain dangerous after eliminating three-time holders Real Madrid.
Imane Fadil

Foul play suspected in death of witness in ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial

Italian authorities are treating the death of Imane Fadil, a Moroccan model who was a witness in former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” trial, as a potential murder case.
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Former North Korea diplomat urges asylum-seeking colleague to come to South

A former North Korean diplomat who staged a high-profile defection to the South on Saturday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to defect to Seoul, following a report that he was seeking asylum in the United States.
Survivor Giuseppe Giordano (C-R) sits by the coffins of his relatives during a funeral ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Palermo, for nine members of a single family who drowned when their home was engulfed in water following devastating floods. - Nine members of a single family, including children aged one, three and 15, drowned overnight on November 3 after a river burst its banks in the coastal Sicilian town of Casteldaccia, submerging their rented villa in water and mud. (Photo by Alessandro FUCARINI / AFP)

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.
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Italy to tone down deficit plans after EU criticism

The Italian government is planning to moderate its deficit plans after coming under fire from the European Union and financial markets, reports said on Wednesday.
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UEFA Nations League: Robert Mancini defiant as Italy crisis deepens

Roberto Mancini remains defiant his strategy will reap rewards after a 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the Nations League piled pressure on the Italy coach as the country craves a victory to ease the pain of their World Cup absence.
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Italian police arrest seven for beating teenage migrants from Gambia

Seven people have been arrested in Sicily for an unprovoked attack in August on a group of teenage African migrants, Italian Carabinieri police said on Wednesday.
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Ronaldo mania awaits superstar forward after sneaky Juventus arrival

A Turin hit by Cristiano Ronaldo fever awaits the striker on Monday as Juventus prepare to unveil the surprise signing, that after the end of the World Cup, puts all eyes on the Italian champions and Serie A.
Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Turin to finalise his sensational transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus’ superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.

Italy threatens to block migrant ships in row with Malta

Italy’s new interior minister Matteo Salvini threatened yesterday to close access to Italian ports for migrant rescue ships if Malta refuses to take hundreds of people saved by an NGO, reports said.

Italy ‘to shut ports’ to boat carrying over 600 refugees

Italy's new populist government will refuse to let a humanitarian boat carrying more than 600 refugees and migrants dock at any of its ports and has asked the tiny Mediterranean country of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, according to media reports.

Eight arrested for sparking Turin Champions League final stampede

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the piazza stampede during the broadcast in Turin of last year’s Champions league final that killed one and injured 1,500 more, police said on Friday.

Pope Francis baptizes Nigerian ‘migrant hero’ who disarmed Italian thief

Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver.

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Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo felicitates Akwa Ibom as state clocks 32

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, prayed for peace and blessings for the people of Akwa Ibom as the state marked the 32nd anniversary of its creation.