The Italian u-21 team has secured its place at the u-21 European Championship next year following their thumping victory over lowly Luxembourg at the weekend.The Italians thrashed their hosts 4-0 to seal their spot as Group A winners. Genoa striker Gianluca Scamacca scored a brace in the first half to set Italy on their way to a convincing victory. Scamaccais on loan at Genoa from fellow Italian Serie A club Sassuolo.

Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti added a third goal for the visitors with 11 second half minutes having come on as a substitute before Spezia centre back Riccardo Marchizza wrapped up the scoring on 66 minutes. Marchizza is on loan at Spezia from Sassuolo. Continue reading



AS Roma have rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for youngster Nicolò Zaniol. The capital-based club insists that the Italian is no longer available for sale.

Zaniolo is regarded as Roma’s prized asset and had been tipped to be sold in order to raise funds for squad rebuilding. English outfit Spurs, Italian Champions Juventus and Inter Milan are all in the race for the highly rated player.
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Flavio Bianchi Could Play with Italy U21s


There are many exciting football players who are yet to make their breakthrough and what better than the Italy Under-21 team. Many rules have been given by the authority for the youngsters to qualify in the team. The players must be under the age of 21 and must have appeared in at least five Serie A matches. The Under-21 team for Italy has seen a lot of changes in their coaching staff in recent years, but still, Genoa is considered to be the best place for young footballers to start their professional careers and it is auspicious for strikers as well.

Pietro Pellegri, Krzysztof Piatek, and Christian Kouame launched their careers here, whereas Gianluca Lapadula and Giovanni Simeone started and furthered their professional career as footballers here. Now the next name on the list to join the Italy U21 team could be of Flavio Bianchi. He won his first silverware for Genoa when he was just 12 years old. Three years later, he played a major role for Grifone to win the Nike Cup Italian leg where he formed an overwhelming partnership with Pietro Pellegri.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is interested in a mystery French player but stated that some of the top French talent might be too expensive for the Reds.

The last French player to represent Liverpool was Mamadou Sakho, he was sold to Crystal Palace in 2017. He was banned by UEFA in the last part of his stay with Liverpool, a move that made him miss the Europa League final, Liverpool lost the showpiece 3-1 to Seville. The ban was later rescinded, but Sakho never got back to the team, before he eventually joined Crystal Palace in the summer of 2017.
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Everton favourite says the Toffees need to show more patience with Moise Kean

Everton legend Kevin Campbell believes the Toffees should show more patience with Moise Kean, who has endured a tough debut season. The Italy international was fancied to command the striker’s role when he made the surprise move away from Juventus last summer but that has clearly not been the case as he has struggled to find the back of the net.

Kean has made 21 appearances in the Premier League over the course of the current campaign and during this period, he has contributed just one goal and two assists. As a result, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has firmly cemented the role of the first-choice striker and Kean does not have an easy job at the moment.
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Real Madrid’s Japanese Sensation Scores First League Goal

Japanese football could be set for a major boost when Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane eventually finds a way to integrateTakefusa Kubo into the squad. This 18-year-old is the latest sensation in the Los Blancos academy. He created a major impact by scoring his first in Spanish La Liga when the team managed 3-1 victory over Villarreal. His skills and ability on the ball have not gone unnoticed. However,Zidane is busy trying to sort out the problems in the Madrid team and get a consistent set of results. It has been a disastrous start to the season for the Spanish club, but there are signs of improvement.

After having managed four wins in the last five games, Real Madrid have been able to get back into contention for the top honours. Madrid have been able to move level on points with Barcelona following the recent set of results, but there is still a lot of concern with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla not far behind. A major part of the improvement has come about at the back with Madrid keeping five consecutive clean sheets. Zidane will not interested in disrupting the flow of the team, but integrating players likeKubo can be extremely difficult.

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Sometimes you are the lily of the valley, sometimes you are just another brown shrub that needs to die for new ones to live.Home boy Thomas Muller is beginning to come to terms with making a decision he hardly fathomed he would be making throughout his career: leaving Bayern Munich. Which means that finding another Franscesco Totti in modern day football, to do what he did for Italian football, is getting slimmer by the day.

Manchester United were reported to have wanted to sign him 2 years ago and both Bayern and Muller told them no. Why not? They were having the best of marriages and no trouble seemed to be on the horizon enough to threaten the paradise.

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Everton boss reacts after the arrival of Moise Kean from Juventus

Everton manager Marco Silva has expressed his delight following the arrival of Moise Kean from Juventus. The Merseyside outfit had prioritised the recruitment of a new striker this summer and they managed to acquire the signature of Kean from the Serie A champions amid competition from some of Europe’s elite clubs.

Speaking to Everton TV, Silva spoke about the qualities of Kean, who has alreadyrepresented Italy at the senior level, he said: “A striker was one of our priority signings this summer. Moise is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19 years old. He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions. Of course he was at a big club, now he’s come to another big club and is ready to fight for this challenge and to give everything to Everton Football Club.”

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Moise Kean’s father says the striker would like to play for Inter

The father of Moise Kean has said that the forward has supported Inter Milan from his boyhood days and the youngster would be open to the prospect of joining the Nerazzurri. The 19-year-old has been with the Bianconeri since the beginning of his professional career and he made his breakthrough during the previous campaign where he notched seven goals from 17 appearances.

Speaking to reporters, Kean’s father said that the teenager has a special bond when it comes to the Nerazzurri and would find it hard to turn down an approach from the San Siro giants, he told: “At home almost all his brothers support AC Milan. One of his brothers and I, are Juventus fans, and he resisted ‘No, I support Inter.’ It all started when we were walking through a street market and I told him to choose a shirt.

“He did not doubt, immediately choosing Obafemi Martins’ shirt. He grew up wearing Obafemi Martins’ shirt, Inter is his home, he chose them as a child, growing up like a real Nerazzurri fan, so I’m sure he would like to play there. Then it depends on the offers that arrive, but for me he will go to Inter.”

Kean got some gametime during the backend of the previous season where the Bianconeri had pretty much sealed the title. However, there are question marks whether he could make a mark under new boss Maurizio Sarri next season, considering the Italian has generally preferred to go with experience rather than youth from the starting XI.

Irrespective of this, the Bianconeri don’t seem to be looking at the prospect of sanctioning his sale and a loan move could be the best option, should the marksman receive no assurances of regular gametime. Kean has made a stunning beginning to his senior career with Italy with three goals from just two caps.

Mancini pleased to have Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo with Italy

Italy manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he is pleased to work with the likes of Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo, who have enjoyed breakthrough seasons with their respective clubs this term. Kean has played his part in Juventus’ eighth successive Serie A title this term while Zaniolo has been crucial to Roma’s push for the top four during the second half of the season.

In a report covered by Tuttosport, Mancini said that he has been pleased with the development of the duo and suggested that the national team requires such kind of players, he told the publication: “Risk that Kean is not injured? He knows the way: work hard and work hard. He is a good boy, he has quality and he was lucky enough to emerge at a time when the national team needs young people like him or Zaniolo. Zaniolo? We are the people of genius, of inventiveness and of great discoveries. I like to explore talent and now I am lucky not to have to buy anyone, but I can choose, discover and punt.”
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