Nainggolan set for Inter Milan switch

The speculation surrounding Radja Nainggolan's future looks set to end, with reports claiming that the midfielder will join Inter. The Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed today that the Belgium international met with Nerazzurri technical director Marco Branca in Sardinia on Sunday to negotiate a deal. The Milan-based newspaper believe that the San Siro side have come to an agreement with the 25-year-old and will

Cesc compares Spain, Barca roles

Cesc Fabregas has reflected on the differences in his role for club and country and admits to struggling at first to the more restrictive work at Barcelona. The midfielder has been used with Spain in recent months in a ÔÇÿfalse 9ÔÇÖ role and in an attacking position encouraged to move freely

Italian Super Cup to be played in Rome

The Italian Super Cup between Juventus and Lazio will be played at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on August 18 after the Serie A Assembly ruled on a long-running battle over the venue and money on Thursday. The match was originally scheduled to be played in Beijing but Serie A champions Juventus refused

Cavani eager for Napoli talks

Edinson Cavani has commented on ÔÇÿfalse rumoursÔÇÖ surrounding him and his urgency to talk to Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis. The Uruguayan forward has been increasingly linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo this summer, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea said to be vying for his

PSG a work in progress for Blanc

New Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc shrugged off concerns on Thursday that he may not have been the French champions' first choice to replace Carlo Ancelotti. "It's a late appointment but the important thing is that it is done," the 47-year-old former France defender told his first news conference at

Basel confirm Dragovic-Inter talks

ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖve been in contact with Inter for some timeÔÇØ over Aleksandar Dragovic, confirmed Swiss side Basel. ÔÇ£Inter have concrete interest in Dragovic,ÔÇØ Basel President Bernard Heusler told Basler Zeitung. ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖve been in contact with Inter for some time.ÔÇØ The Austrian centre-back is only 22 years old, but has already made a name for

Prandelli not out for revenge v Spain

Cesare Prandelli said his Italy side had a point to prove when they face Spain in their Confederations Cup semifinal on Thursday. He was however, not looking for revenge, after the 4-0 thrashing Spain gave Italy the last time they met in the final of Euro 2012 a year ago. Asked if

Sannino likely to join Chievo

Chievo sporting director Giovanni Sartori has revealed that the club are on the verge of completing a deal for new Coach Giuseppe Sannino. Eugenio Corini left his post on the bench at the Gialloblu this summer, and the board member has claimed that the tactician who had two spells at Palermo

Lionel Messi storms Senegal

Lionel Messi arrived in Senegal on Thursday aboard a private jet and was given a tumultuous welcome at the Dakar airport by football fans and young children who trooped in from different regions of the African country. The Barcelona star was invited by QatarÔÇÖs Aspire Football Academy, which has a branch

Flying Eagles reach last 16

Nigeria's Flying Eagles have booked their place in the round of 16 at the 2013 Fifa Under-20 World Championship in Turkey after defeating South Korea 1-0 on Thursday. The Flying Eagles put up an efficient performance characterised by pace and strength to down the Asians. The South Koreans were limited to long

Portugal crush Cuba to finish top

Portugal have secured top spot in Group B with a resounding 5-0 victory over Cuba at KayseriÔÇÖs Kadir Has Stadium on Thursday. Bruma was once again on song, scoring twice to take an outright lead in the Fifa U-20 World Cup scoring chart with five overall, while Ricardo, Aladje and

Manchester City back in Pole position for Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski

MANCHESTER CITY are reviving their interest in Robert Lewandowski to replace Carlos Tevez. And City could tempt Borussia Dortmund to sell by offering Edin Dzeko in a cash-plus-player deal. City officials sounded out LewandowskiÔÇÖs agents about a ┬ú25million move to the Etihad Stadium towards the end of last season but were told

Real Madrid announce Isco capture

Real Madrid have beaten Manchester City in the race to sign Spanish midfielder Isco, it has been confirmed. The 21-year-old has penned a five-year deal at Real after joining from Malaga for a reported fee of Ôé¼27 million. Isco ÔÇô who recently starred for Spain in their Under-21 European Championships win and