Napoli eyeing January move for Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko

Croatia and Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko could be on his way back to Italy after reports claiming he’s agreed to a Napoli switch in January. The 25-year-old spent three seasons in Serie A with Genoa and Sassuolo before Atletico Madrid signed him for €17 million in 2016. Speaking on Napoli’s official radio station, Atletico

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Dries Mertens could lead Atletico Madrid overhaul in the summer

Napoli forward Dries Mertens is being monitored by Atletico Madrid ahead of a potential summer overhaul in attack, according to AS. Los Colchoneros have question marks hanging over the future of several forwards in their squad and view the Belgian international as a suitable option to lead the line next season. With Antoine Griezmann widely

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Arsenal targeting Napoli midfielder Jorginho

Arsene Wenger is interested in bolstering his midfield with the acquisition of Napoli midfielder Jorginho in the summer, according to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb. Jorginho has played a key role in Napoli’s red-hot start to Serie A, where they are top of the table after an undefeated start to the campaign. The Brazil-born midfielder moved to

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Manchester City want Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam on a free next season

Manchester City are looking at bringing in Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam on a free when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to The Sun journalist Martin Blackburn. The Algerian defender recently turned out against The Citizens in the UEFA Champions League, winning a penalty for Napoli in a 2-1 victory for

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Inter Milan and Arsenal eyeing Napoli’s Nikola Maksimovic

Inter Milan and Arsenal are weighing up moves for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic in the winter transfer window. Their reported interest in the former Torino man is emanating from Italian sports magazine Guerin Sportivo, who believe the 25-year-old’s inactivity at Napoli could lead to a move away from the club. The Serbia international has started

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2017/18 UEFA Champions League Playoff Draw

The House of European football in Nyon, Switzerland provided the familiar backdrop to the formalities of Friday’s UEFA Champions League Playoff Draw. 20 teams have discovered who will be standing in their way for a spot in the Champions League Group Stage, which will be drawn on August 24. Here is the 2017/18 UEFA Champions

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Champions League Playoff Round: Time of draw and seeded teams revealed

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League has completed all but one of its preliminary phases before we get to see the continent’s best battling it out for supremacy once again. Playoff participants are now completely aware of who they might be lined up against in Friday’s draw at 11am BST/6am ET, with the final round of

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Pepe Reina set for Premier League return

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is on the verge of a return to the English Premier League, according to James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph. The report suggests the World Cup winner is close to a Manchester City move after Napoli rejected an opening bid of £2.6 million, but that a deal should be struck

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Rafael Benitez eying two key additions ahead of Premier League return

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is monitoring two experienced players ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League next season. The first player is former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who worked with Benitez for five seasons as the number one option at Anfield between the sticks. Reina, who turns 35 in late August, is past

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Napoli eye Drogba as possible Milik replacement

Napoli’s need for a replacement following a long-term injury to striker Arkadiusz Milik has lead them to offer Didier Drogba a route back into European football. The move to Italy would be the fourth European country Drogba has played in, having played in France, Turkey and of course England, where he gained worldwide notoriety for

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Is Serie A a defensive, low-scoring league?

Statistical Analysis of the Top 5 European Leagues: Part Two The 0-0 or 1-0 score line was so commonplace in Serie A throughout the years that the league, and country, have been stigmatized for their style of play. We only have to look back at the history books to find out just how fixated the

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