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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.
Genoa have announced that 14 members of their match squad, believed to include 8-10 players, tested positive for COVID-19 after the game with Napoli.

Serie A side Genoa confirm 14 virus cases

Genoa have announced that 14 members of their match squad, believed to include 8-10 players, tested positive for COVID-19 after the game with Napoli.
Luis Suarez “behaved like a rat” during a Champions League reunion with Liverpool, says John Aldridge, with the Barcelona striker’s antics at Camp Nou considered to be “not acceptable”.

Luis Suarez in Italy to take citizenship test ahead of Juventus move

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is in Perugia to undergo an Italian citizenship test ahead of completing a move to Juventus.
Sami Khedira has returned to the Juventus squad for their Serie A game at home to AC Milan on Saturday.

Juventus ready to terminate Sami Khedira contract

Juventus are set to terminate Sami Khedira’s contract, with the former Germany international not in the plans of new head coach Andrea Pirlo, Goal reports.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette said he was flattered by rumoured interest from Barcelona as he added to mounting speculation a transfer away from Emirates Stadium could be in the offing.

Juventus offer Arsenal Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa for Alexandre Lacazette

Serie A giants Juventus will reportedly offer Arsenal a choice of Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Juventus have tabled an offer for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Juventus table offer for Atalanta star

Juventus have tabled an offer for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
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Mattia Perin on the brink of Juventus exit

Juventus are on the verge of completing the sale of goalkeeper Mattia Perin to Portuguese champions Benfica.
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Juventus could sell up to seven first-team players this summer

It seems Juventus are just days away from clinching what would be one of the signings of the summer in Matthijs de Ligt.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba can become the best player in the world, according to Nemanja Vidic.

Juventus set to sell four players to fund Paul Pogba transfer

Paul Pogba is set to become one of the most talked-about characters in the ongoing transfer window, as not only Real Madrid is interested in his services.
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Five things that helped Juventus win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.
Juventus lost their first Serie A game of the season as Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev sealed a memorable 2-0 win for Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.

Juventus suffer first Serie A defeat of the season at Genoa

Juventus lost their first Serie A game of the season as Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev sealed a memorable 2-0 win for Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.
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Max Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon D’Or

Massimiliano Allegri believes Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon D’Or, following media reports that the forward has not been short-listed for the award’s final three for the first time since 2010.

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.

Gianluigi Buffon: My presence in Italy squad will help successor search

Gianluigi Buffon says his presence in the latest Italy squad should help bring through his eventual successor as Italy No.1 and not hinder him.

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.

AS Roma go third as Inter sink again in Genoa

AS Roma confirmed their return to form with a 2-0 win at Udinese on Saturday to move third in Serie A as Inter Milan fell back into crisis with a 2-0 loss in Genoa.

Simone Zaza included in Italy squad for World Cup play-off

Simone Zaza has been handed an international recall ahead of Italy's crunch World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden.

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NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON: No hajj seats allocated to Nigeria yet

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says no hajj seats have been allocated to Nigeria for 2021 hajj by the authorities of Saudi Arabia.
Riot police officers get on a police vehicle during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests

An envoy for Myanmar’s ousted government called on the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup on Friday, as police cracked down on anti-junta protesters with rubber bullets and stun grenades.
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Joe Biden team looking to stop Saudi arms deals that help it attack others

After pausing half a billion dollars in arms deals with Saudi Arabia out of concern over casualties in Yemen, President Joe Biden’s administration may shift U.S. policy not only to cancel past deals that pose human rights concerns, but limit future military sales to “defensive” weapons.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Vigilante: How we chased gunmen who abduct Zamfara schoolgirls

When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG boss: Neymar recovery on schedule

Mauricio Pochettino says Neymar is "on schedule" with his recovery as the Paris Saint-Germain star moves closer to his return from injury.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

NCDC: Coronavirus infection higher in males than females in Nigeria

A survey has found infection rates of COVID-19 to be higher among males than females in the country.
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Minister: Supplementary budget for vaccines ready by March

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said the federal government would draw a supplementary budget in March to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Britain premier says optimistic about fully reopening in June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, and added that the government would hold a review into the use of vaccine certificates.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda over Italian ambassador’s killing

Rwandan Hutu rebels on Tuesday denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and instead accused the armies of the DRC and Rwanda.
Raiola is one of football’s biggest agents, boasting of managing some world-class clients such as Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course the wonderkid Erling Haaland.

Chelsea winning the race to land Borussia Dortmund striker

Borussia Dortmund face a fight to hold on to Haaland and suspect the interest in their star striker will outweigh that of Jadon Sancho. Real Madrid are very keen while Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all in the picture and monitoring the situation.