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NYT: Milan excluded by UEFA

The New York Times claims that UEFA’s financial investigators have recommended kicking Milan out of the Europa League for FFP violations. The club was denied both a voluntary and settlement agreement after doubts were raised over the financial solidity of the club, their plans for future revenue and the status of owner Yonghong Li. He…

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Mancini: 'Balotelli doubt with France'

Roberto Mancini confirms Mario Balotelli could be Italy captain against France tomorrow, but he is in doubt with a muscular issue. “I’m curious to see how we perform.” It kicks off in Nice on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). The new Coach made his debut in Monday’s 2-1 friendly win over Saudi Arabia…

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Andre Silva to Monaco?

Milan could sell Portugal international striker Andre Silva to Monaco for €32m, according to the Corriere della Sera. While Wolverhampton Wanderers are also interested, the 22-year-old would prefer a club like Monaco, with Ligue 1 and Champions League football. He was signed from FC Porto a year ago for €38m, but failed to settle in…

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Mayor: 'Inter more solid than Milan'

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala discussed San Siro renovations and noted “Inter have more solid ownership, while Milan’s situation is objectively more difficult.” The two clubs share use of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – commonly referred to as San Siro – though it is owned and run by the local council. “We need San Siro…

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Darmian set for Juve medical

Matteo Darmian will undergo a medical to complete his €12m transfer from Manchester United to Juventus, claim Sportitalia. The full-back was spotted in Milan today and is expected to have his medical tests tomorrow in Turin. A deal has been worked out several days ago worth a total of €12m. It is a return to…

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Chelsea refuse Sarri clause

Maurizio Sarri’s release clause expires tonight and multiple sources claim Chelsea will not pay Napoli, so the Coach can take this to court. Sarri was sacked by Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis last week and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, but under Italian rules, the contract remains intact until it is terminated by mutual consent. The…

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Politano agent: 'Milan interested'

Matteo Politano’s agent confirms “Milan are certainly among the clubs interested” in the Sassuolo winger. He has also been linked with Napoli, Inter, Roma and Juventus after a January move to the Stadio San Paolo fell apart. “Milan are certainly among the group of clubs interested in Matteo,” agent Davide Lippi told Calciomercato.com. “It’s still…

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Serie B: Virtus Entella relegated

Ascoli will remain in Serie B and Virtus Entella are relegated after the play-out ended goalless. Both the first and second leg of this relegation play-out finished 0-0. In these circumstances, rather than go to extra time, the winners are the side that finished higher up the table during the regular season. It means Ascoli…