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‘I’m proud to be here’ – Aaron Ramsey keen to impress Sarri at Juventus

• Former Arsenal midfielder unveiled in Turin on Monday • ‘There were other clubs but this is the right club for me’Aaron Ramsey says he is looking forward to working with the Juventus head coach, Maurizio Sarri, having been impressed with the Italian …

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Bologna head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic diagnosed with ‘acute leukaemia’

50-year-old will begin treatment but continue working‘I know I will defeat it,’ Mihajlovic tells press conferenceSinisa Mihajlovic announced that he has leukaemia in a press conference on Saturday, but has said he will continue working as Bologna’s hea…

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West Ham resigned to losing out to Valencia in Maxi Gómez race

• Valencia understood to have reached deal with Celta Vigo• West Ham were prepared to pay €50m for forwardWest Ham are resigned to losing out to Valencia in the race to sign Maxi Gómez from Celta Vigo.Manuel Pellegrini was desperate to land Gómez after…

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How Neymar’s PSG dream soured to leave a split looking certain | Darren Tulett

Move was meant to lead PSG to Champions League glory and Neymar to the Ballon d’Or. Now a messy divorce beckonsThis wasn’t how the scenario was supposed to play out. Neither for Paris Saint-Germain, nor for Neymar. When the French club brought the Braz…

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From the war to Vincent Tan: the history that shaped FK Sarajevo

Club face Celtic in a Champions League qualifier on Tuesday aiming to, for one night, put smiles back on their fans’ facesFor the majority of Celtic fans travelling to the Champions League qualifier in Sarajevo on Tuesday, this will be just another fun…

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Atlético Madrid accuse Barcelona and Griezmann of agreeing deal in March

Atlético hit out at ‘disrespect’ shown by club and playerFrench forward ordered to report for pre-season trainingAtlético Madrid have accused Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona of showing them a lack of respect by agreeing a move in March. The La Liga sid…

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Gianluigi Buffon returns to Juventus in ‘confirmation that life is incredible’

• Goalkeeper signs one-year contract with Serie A club • Buffon: ‘This is one of the most beautiful days of my life’Gianluigi Buffon said “life is incredible” after sealing his return to Juventus after a one-year absence. The 41-year-old has rejoined t…

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The Serie A team of the 1980s

The Gentleman Ultra’s readers and writers have picked a best XI for Serie A in the 1980s. Do you agree with their choices?After suffering the sling and arrows that followed the publication of our Serie A team of the 1990s article, the time felt right t…

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Transfer window: 10 bargain signings of the summer so far

Football’s silly season has well and truly begun but some clubs are finding value in the transfer marketBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWith every passing transfer window, prices seem to rise and rise – at least as far as Premier League clubs are conce…

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When the best of Serie A beat a Football League all-star XI

Marco van Basten, Careca and Diego Simeone scored for Serie A as they defeated the Football League in January 1991By Tom Collomosse for The Blizzard Attempting to collect a square pass, Glenn Hysén allows the ball to slip momentarily from his control. …

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Lars Ricken: ‘We love to see Dortmund coaches develop – even at other clubs’

Lars Ricken made his Borussia Dortmund debut 25 years ago and never left. He is now shaping the club’s academyBy Alex Clapham for Caño FootballAs an evening filled with whimsical stories about Jürgen Klopp’s antics draws to a close, I try to pay the bi…

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Matthijs de Ligt agrees terms with Juventus but PSG refuse to give up

Juve must now agree price with Ajax for centre-backItalian champions are set to re-sign Gianluigi BuffonMatthijs de Ligt has accepted Juventus offer of a five-year contract worth €24m (£21.6m) a year, of which a third will be performance related bonus,…

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Internazionale to step up efforts to sign Romelu Lukaku with £62.8m offer

Italians plan two-year loan deal with obligation to buyBelgian striker is keen to join Antonio Conte in Serie AInternazionale are preparing their first bid for Romelu Lukaku as they attempt to sign the forward from Manchester United this summer.The Ita…

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Iván Zamorano on Ronaldo, Chile at the Copa América and his 1+8 shirt

Zamorano took a break from watching the Copa América to talk about his days with Inter, Real Madrid and the national teamBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkIván Zamorano smiles and lets out a little laugh. “The idea came about…

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Dani Alves to leave PSG but defender has not revealed future plans

Brazilian has spent two years at the Ligue 1 club36-year-old does not say where he will play next seasonDani Alves has announced that he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain, although the 36-year-old did not reveal his future plans. Related: Transfer window …

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Maurizio Sarri admits he will have to win over sceptical Juventus fans

‘I’ve never seen a club so determined to hire a coach,’ he saysEx-Chelsea coach hints at unfair criticism from English pressMaurizio Sarri accepted on his unveiling as Juventus manager that he will have to win over some of his new club’s fans because o…

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Mats Hummels to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern for £34m

• Defender will complete transfer subject to a medical• Fee for Hummels understood to include add-onsMats Hummels is to rejoin Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund for a fee understood to be €38m (£33.8m) including add-ons, subject to a medical.The 30-…

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Mats Hummels to rejoin Borussia Dortmund from Bayern for £34m

• Defender will complete transfer subject to a medical• Fee for Hummels understood to include add-onsMats Hummels is to rejoin Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund for a fee understood to be €38m (£33.8m) including add-ons, subject to a medical.The 30-…

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Francesco Totti hits out at Roma hierarchy as he leaves club after 30 years

Former captain says views not taken into considerationTotti: ‘It’s a day that I hoped never would have come’The former Roma captain Francesco Totti says he is leaving his position within the club’s management because his views are not taken into consid…

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Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri’s exit and will ask for Frank Lampard talks

• Sarri leaving to become Juventus head coach• Chelsea want Lampard from Derby to replace himChelsea have confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has left the club after one season as head coach. The club will now approach Derby County for talks with Frank Lampa…