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Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after defeat Porto. Italy Latest News 

Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after defeat Porto.

Italian side Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 second-leg defeat by Porto. Roma were the favourites after drawing 1-1 in Portugal, but went behind when Felipe gave the visitors an early lead. They imploded as Daniele de Rossi and Emerson Palmieri were shown straight red cards either side of half-time. Miguel Layun slotted in Porto's second, before Jesus Corona turned his marker to add the third moments later. Roma are the third Serie A team in successive years…

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Arsene Wenger says the days of £200m transfer fees are ‘not long’ away Champions League England Italy Latest News Spain 

Arsene Wenger says the days of £200m transfer fees are ‘not long’ away

Arsene Wenger has said he believes it will not be long before clubs pay up to £200million for players. Manchester United broke the world transfer record on Tuesday when, after weeks of speculation, they paid £89million to Juventus to take Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. That deal continues a trend which has seen the record extended by nearly £75million in 20 years, with the likes of Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale previously holding the tag of the world's most expensive player. Wenger's own record signing came when Arsenal paid in excess of £40million…

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Inter Milan sack Mancini, appoint Frank de Boer as coach Italy Latest News 

Inter Milan sack Mancini, appoint Frank de Boer as coach

Frank de Boer is set to be named the new coach of Inter Milan after Roberto Mancini's departure was confirmed on Monday. Mancini's future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer, with reports of a rift with the new Chinese owners. President Erick Thohir had tried to dispel these rumours several times, branding Mancini their "star player" during a recent tour of the United States. However, a 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Nerazzurri's most recent friendly, following a 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich, appears to have been the final straw. A statement released on…

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Aurelio De Laurentiis feels  Gonzalo Higuain betrayed Napoli by signing for Juventus Italy Latest News 

Aurelio De Laurentiis feels  Gonzalo Higuain betrayed Napoli by signing for Juventus

Fair to say that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is not too impressed with Gonzalo Higuain's departure to Juventus. Napoli might have pocketed £75m, but De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport: "Some people say that to speak of betrayal is exaggerated, but I think the opposite because there is the full sense of betrayal in this choice because of the ingratitude shown. "Obviously I have to consider the role played by Juventus, but I expected a different kind of behaviour (from Higuain). "True, there was the clause so there was no formal impropriety… but the unscrupulous nature of football means there…

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Napoli demand Juventus pay €94.7m for Higuain Italy Latest News Transfer Window 

Napoli demand Juventus pay €94.7m for Higuain

Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Juve director Beppe Marotta that he will have to meet the striker's release clause if the Serie A champions want to sign him this summer Napoli have told Juventus they will not negotiate with Juventus over the sale of Gonzalo Higuain, insisting that the Serie A champions will have to meet the Argentine's €94.7 million release clause, Goal understands. The first Lega Calcio meeting of the season for Italian league clubs began on Monday, where Juve’s general director Beppe Marotta and Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis discussed…

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Marc Bartra preparing for training season in his new team BVB Italy Latest News 

Marc Bartra preparing for training season in his new team BVB

Marc Bartra preparing for training season in his new team BVB.  Marc Bartra who signed for Borussia Dortmund in a move confirmed by former club Barcelona's Twitter account. The 25-year-old defender recently confirmed his release clause had dropped from £31million to just £6.2million after a lack of playing time at the Nou Camp last season and it appears Dortmund have met that valuation. Bartra is in the Spain squad for Euro 2016 and will be seen as direct replacement for Mats Hummels, who left for Bayern Munich at the end…

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BONUCCI TO EARN £132,000 WEEKLY AT MANCHESTER CITY Italy Latest Highlights Transfer Window 

BONUCCI TO EARN £132,000 WEEKLY AT MANCHESTER CITY

City manager Pep Guardiola is determined to land his man Leonardo Bonucci and has already tabled a £38m bid. “According to the report, contact was made by a third party seeking to unearth genuine interest in the 29-year-old. “Juve are unwilling to listen to offers below the £50m mark and recently signed Bayern Munich's Medhi Benatia in a move that could signal the Italian's departure. “Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim Juve are unwilling to increase Bonucci's wages despite being aware of interest from the Premier League. “City are prepared to…

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Arsenal losing out Higuain to Juventus Italy Transfer Window 

Arsenal losing out Higuain to Juventus

Arsenal look set to miss out on Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain for a second time; the striker is lined up to sign for Juventus since the Italian champions met his £78 million release clause. Multiple reports in Italy indicate that Higuain, who scored 36 goals for Napoli last season, will get a four-year deal with Juve, leaving Arsenal to rue another wasted opportunity after their failure to land Jamie Vardy from Leicester earlier this summer. Higuain's potential move to Turin has led to speculation that the Bianconericould recoup their outlay on the Argentina international by…

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Chelsea to lose Joao Mario to Inter Milan English Premier League Italy Transfer Window 

Chelsea to lose Joao Mario to Inter Milan

Joao Mario is set to join Inter Milan according to recent reports. The Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal and the Portugal national team as a midfielder. He started out at Sporting in whose youth system he grew, being loaned to Vitória de Setúbal in 2014 and subsequently returning to be an important part of the squads that won major trophies, including the 2015 Portuguese Cup. João Mário made his senior debut for Portugal in 2014. He appeared for the nation at Euro 2016, winning the tournament. The Portuguese midfielder has been heavily linked with Chelsea this summer but it appears as though he is on his…

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Inter Milan 1 : 2 PFC CSKA-Sofia Italy Latest Highlights 

Inter Milan 1 : 2 PFC CSKA-Sofia

  Rodrigo Palacio was on the scoresheet, but Andrea Pinamonti missed a penalty as the Serie A side went down to a 2-1 friendly loss Inter suffered a setback in their pre-season preparations as CSKA Sofia claimed a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Arsenio and Preslav Yordanov. Roberto Mancini's starting XI for a second friendly at their Riscone di Brunico training base featured plenty of experienced named, but it was the Bulgarian side who drew first blood when Portuguese winger Arsenio clipped a measured finish on the angle across…

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