Spalletti urges Inter to enjoy Champions League

Luciano Spalletti insists that Inter Milan has got the opportunity to feature in the Champions League after a long time.

So the players should just enjoy everything that comes with it, the thrill, the pressure and the drama. Spalletti was speaking ahead of Inter’s away encounter against Tottenham which will take place at the Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley.

Dybala finds support from Juventus manager

Paulo Dybala might not have netted as many times as he did the previous season for Juventus, but his value in the Juventus set-up remains the same in the eyes of the manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Dybala was the central figure in Juventus’ campaign in Serie A 2017-18, but this time around, it’s been Cristiano Ronaldo who has taken that place as the Portuguese superstar has hardly taken any time to find his feet at the new club and is delivering straightaway.

Krzysztof Piatek dreams of playing in the Champions League

Poland international Krzysztof Piatek has spoken of his ambition of playing in the Champions League in the future. The 23-year-old only joined Genoa from Cracovia last summer but he has since made a huge impression with 13 goals scored from just 11 appearances across all competitions.

As a result, there has already been the suggestion that he could be sold during the January transfer window with Napoli, Juventus, and Chelsea among the prime admirers of his signature. Amidst this, Piatek has said that he is not looking far beyond himself and the focus remains on repaying the faith of Genoa before considering the prospect of Champions League football.


Roberto Mancini was not a happy man at the end of the Italy’s game against Portugal in the Nations League which finished as a goalless draw. The reason of the coach’s unhappiness was the behavior of the supporters who whistled the centre-back Lenardo Bonucci during the game.

Bonucci was not whistled because he played badly in the game. He was whistled because the supporters at San Siro were not happy with the fact that after making a move from Juventus to Milan, he went back to Juventus just after a solitary season.

Fiorentina defender’s agent hints at potential Premier League move

The representative of Nikola Milenkovic has hinted that his client could make the switch to the Premier League in the near future. The 21-year-old only joined La Viola from Partizan Belgrade last year but he has made immense progress to become a regular for both club and country this campaign.

Amidst this, he has attracted interest plenty of big club interest and his agent believes a move to the Premier League cannot be ruled out, he said: “I followed him for a long period, he has been targeted by [Pantaleo] Corvino a long time ago. I was amazed by his coolness and his strength. Milenkovic is a mature man. He lacks in positioning, that's why [Stefano] Pioli plays him decentralised. I think it is probable to see him doing well in Premier League, because he improved a lot in just one year at Fiorentina.”

Making a Serie A football accumulator

While a lot of football fans will decide to focus their betting activity to making a football accumulator, many will fail to see the value in betting on the Italian Serie A.

It’s a missed opportunity when considering the excitement and drama which often occurs in Italy every weekend, and some fans would even go as far as saying that it’s the very best league for sourcing a handful of teams for your accumulator tips.

Leonardo Bonucci admits leaving Juventus was a mistake

Italy international Leonardo Bonucci has acknowledged that he made the mistake to leave Juventus for AC Milan during the 2017 summer transfer window. The central defender had been involved in a rift with manager Max Allegri which urged him to make the move to the Rossoneri and he thereafter captained the team through the previous campaign.

However, when the opportunity rose to return to Turin this summer, he took the chance with both hands and he has now admitted that he made the mistake to leave the Bianconeri in the first place, he told Corriere dello Sport: “Things happened during my last four months at Juventus… things which really hurt me on a personal level and dented my pride. I wasn’t clever enough to let things go, I should have let it slip by.

Andrea Pirlo speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing and possible Paul Pogba return

Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has admitted the he was pleased by the club’s decision to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid during the recent transfer window. Like many others, the former Juventus and AC Milan star had thought that the Portuguese’s link was initially a rumour but he got to know about the seriousness of the move after holding talks with sporting director Fabio Paratici.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “At first I thought it was just one of the many summer rumours, but then [Fabio] Paratici called me and told me: ‘It’s all true, we’re negotiating.’ I thanked him, Marotta and President Agnelli, but I don’t feel any nostalgia. In my career I was already lucky enough to share the dressing room with so many stars.”

Riccardo Ferri dismisses Inter Milan’s title prospects

Former Inter Milan defender Riccardo Ferri does not believe the Nerazzurri have the squad to challenge for the Serie A crown this season. The San Siro outfit have strengthened their squad during the summer with the likes of Radja Nainggolan joining the club but Ferri believes there are still far off from competing with the Bianconeri, who themselves have reinforced the squad.

Speaking to Radio 24, Ferri indicated that the failure to sign Luka Modric may have no bearing of the Italian outfit, though they are unlikely to catch the gap of the reigning champions, he said: “I do not think Inter can go for the Scudetto and that is not only down to the fact that they did not manage to sign Luka Modric. Despite reducing the gap with Juventus, the Bianconeri have themselves reinforced also and still remain in front of everyone.”

Kostas Manolas hints at Roma stay next season

Greece international Kostas Manolas has indicated that he has no plans of leaving AS Roma this summer after extending his contract only in November. The 27-year-old has been with the Giallorossi since the summer of 2014 and last season was probably his best yet after helping the team reach the semi-final stage of the Champions League.

Speaking to Sport24, Manolas spoke about his extension with the Giallorossi which came just months after his scuppered move to Zenit St Petersburg, he said: “I realised that I was important for the club when it came time to renew my contract in November and I had a conversation with (directors Francesco) Totti and Monchi.


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