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Empoli snap up Mraz

Newly-promoted Empoli have agreed terms for MSK Zilina striker Samuel Mraz, according to Sky Sport Italia. The forward just turned 21 and has three goals in just four caps for Slovakia at Under-21 level. This season, he amassed an impressive 21 goals and seven assists in 40 competitive games for Zilina. It’s believed the cost…

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Cancelo to Juventus next week

Juventus are due to complete their transfer for Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo next week at a cost of €38-40m. According to numerous sources, the deal is done and will not be a loan with option or obligation to buy, but rather a permanent signing. The Portugal international is fresh from a loan spell at Inter,…

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West Ham for Anderson and Izzo

West Ham United representatives will be in Italy tomorrow to discuss Felipe Anderson with Lazio and Genoa defender Armando Izzo. According to Sportitalia, the Hammers intermediaries are flying in for negotiations. The fee for Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson is expected to reach €40m, including various bonuses. As for Izzo, the centre-back has also been linked…

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Roma and Inter eye Brahimi

Inter and Roma are keeping a close eye on FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, who is available for €25-30m. According to France Football, the two Serie A sides are the favourites to tempt the Algeria international away from Portugal. His contract is due to expire in 2019 and there is also interest from Everton and…

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Sky: Napoli step up for Meret

Napoli have increased their offer for Udinese goalkeeper Alex Meret to €25m plus €10m in various bonuses, according to Sky Sport Italia. While RAI Sport and Onda Cero claimed today that they were close to an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain for Alphonse Areola at €20m plus bonuses, there are differing rumours elsewhere. Gianluca Di Marzio…

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Okaka on Bologna, Watford and China

Stefano Okaka’s agent said he’d be happy to join Bologna, but is content at Watford and received “some calls” from China. The former Sampdoria striker has been linked with a return to Serie A for Bologna, perhaps as part of the deal taking full-back Adam Masina to Watford. “I did hear various rumours regarding my…

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Perisic: 'Croatia play as a team'

Ivan Perisic said Lionel Messi is “the best, but you can only achieve something if you play as a team” after Croatia crushed Argentina at the World Cup. The Inter winger was in action this evening with club teammate Marcelo Brozovic in the 3-0 victory over Argentina, which sent Croatia through to the Round of…

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Ravanelli new Coach of Arsenal Kyiv

Fabrizio Ravanelli is the new Coach of Ukrainian club side FC Arsenal Kyiv. “I want to bring attacking football and play 4-3-3.” The former Juventus, Middlesbrough and Italy striker was greeted at the Boryspil International Airport and spoke to Tribuna.com. “I want to bring my ideas and that means attacking football, like the sides I…

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England v Australia: Jason Roy stars as hosts close in on ODI whitewash

Highlights: Roy & Bairstow’s 174-run partnership Fourth one-day international, Emirates Riverside Australia 310-8 (50 overs): Marsh 101, Finch 100, Head 63; Willey 4-43 England 314-4 (44.4 overs): Roy 101, Bairstow 79, Buttler 54* England won by six wickets; lead five-match series 4-0 Scorecard England eased to their highest one-day run chase against Australia to close…