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  • Biraghi to extend Fiorentina deal

    Biraghi to extend Fiorentina deal

    Italy left-back Cristiano Biraghi has reportedly agreed to extend his contract with Fiorentina. According to Eurosport, Biraghi will sign an improved contract worth €1m a season after tax, taking him through to 2021. Fiorentina bought the defender for just €2m in the summer of 2017 from Pescara, but he has gone on to become Italy’s…

  • HT: Napoli start strong in Bergamo

    HT: Napoli start strong in Bergamo

    Arkadiusz Milik came off the bench and within four minutes snatched Napoli’s 2-1 victory away to Atalanta with a left-foot half-volley. Fabian Ruiz had put the Partenopei in front after just 76 seconds in Bergamo, cancelled out by their former player Duvan Zapata, but Milik proved decisive as a supersub. Click here for the full…

  • Serie A Team of 2017-18

    Serie A Team of 2017-18

    The Serie A Team of 2017-18 has four Juventus players, two from Lazio, two former Roma figures, with Inter and Napoli also represented. This was voted by the AIC (Italian Players’ Association) and announced in the Gran Gala del Calcio ceremony this evening, the Italian equivalent of the PFA Awards. Joao Cancelo spent that season…

  • Icardi is Serie A Player of 2017-18

    Icardi is Serie A Player of 2017-18

    Inter striker Mauro Icardi has been named the Serie A Player of 2017-18, voted by his peers in the Italian Players’ Association. The 25-year-old received the most votes from members of the AIC (Italian Players’ Association) in this evening’s Gran Gala’ del Calcio ceremony. He was joint-Capocannoniere with 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances,…

  • Gasperini: 'Napoli substitutes key'

    Gasperini: 'Napoli substitutes key'

    Gian Piero Gasperini felt Napoli “substitutions gave them more vivacity” in the decisive moments of Atalanta’s 2-1 home defeat. Duvan Zapata had been able to get the Orobici back on level terms after a Fabian Ruiz opener 76 seconds in, but Arkadiusz Milik came off the bench to score the winner. “We were struggling a…

  • Liveblog: Atalanta v Napoli

    Liveblog: Atalanta v Napoli

    Join us for the build-up and action as it happens for tonight’s fiery and fascinating clash between Atalanta and Napoli. It kicks off at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo at 19.30 GMT. If you are on a mobile phone or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. The Partenopei need a victory if they are…

  • Line-ups: Atalanta v Napoli

    Line-ups: Atalanta v Napoli

    Napoli once again rely on Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens in a very tricky trip to Atalanta, who start Duvan Zapata and Emiliano Rigoni. It kicks off at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo at 19.30 GMT. You can follow the build-up and action as it happens while giving your views on the LIVEBLOG. The…

  • Report: CR7 second in Ballon d'Or

    Report: CR7 second in Ballon d'Or

    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly came second in the Ballon d’Or vote behind former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric. France Football are announcing the rundown one by one in the build-up to this evening’s ceremony. According to the results leaked online, Modric won with 753 points, followed by current Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo on 476. Antoine Griezmann…

  • Duvan Zapata: 'Affection for Napoli'

    Duvan Zapata: 'Affection for Napoli'

    Duvan Zapata has “great affection” for his former club Napoli as he prepares to face them with Atalanta this evening. It kicks off at 19.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. “It would be wonderful to get a reputation as giant-killers, but there’s no guarantee we’ll win,” the Colombia international told Sky Sport…

  • Report: Marotta to Inter next week

    Report: Marotta to Inter next week

    Beppe Marotta will be appointed director general of Inter after the PSV Eindhoven game, stepping up to CEO later on, it’s reported. According to Sky Sport Italia, the decision has been made and Marotta’s first match as part of the club staff will be Inter v Udinese on December 15. Marotta parted company with Juventus…

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