Italy

Inzaghi hoping for the best

AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi concedes that he doesn't really know what to expect ahead of his team's Serie A opener against Lazio on Sunday.

Taider to leave Southampton

Algerian midfielder Saphir Taider looks set to join Serie A outfit Sassuolo on loan for the remainder of the season, three weeks after joining the Saints.

Torres set to join Milan on loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

Europa League draw

Everton have been drawn in a testing group as they make their return to Europe, while Tottenham will have to navigate past Besiktas.

Kovacic earns Mazzarri praise

Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri has saluted midfielder Mateo Kovacic for his hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Stjarnan on Thursday.

Champions League draw

Manchester City were dealt arguably the toughest draw in the Champions League, facing Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Roma in Group E.

Torres to Milan gathering steam

There is a real possibility that Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on loan from Chelsea, according to the striker's representatives.

Month-long lay-off for Pirlo

Juventus will kick-off the defence of their Serie A crown without Andrea Pirlo as the playmaker spends the next month on the sidelines through injury.

Poli has high expectations

AC Milan midfielder Andrea Poli is excited by the new path the club will take during their next Serie A campaign.

Benitez: Players not to blame

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has refused to blame his players after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Galliani hints at Torres move

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has confirmed an interest in signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as they look to replace Mario Balotelli.

Manolas seals Roma switch

AS Roma have completed the signing of centre-back Kostas Manolas from Greek side Olympiakos for a fee of 13 million euro.

Juve open to Ogbonna offers

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has reluctantly admitted that the club would be willing to listen to offers for Angelo Ogbonna.

Bayern agree Benatia deal

Bayern Munich have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sign Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia for a reported fee of 27 million euro.

Chelsea and Milan target Destro

The agent of Roma forward Mattia Destro claims his client is currently locked in talks with Premier League title hopefuls Chelsea and Serie A rivals AC Milan.

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