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Reds closing in on Balotelli as Rodgers' men prepare for City test on Monday

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Mario Balotelli invites fans abuse because he is a 'troublemaker' claims the mayor of Verona

However, Flavio Tosi believes punishing sets of fans who are found guilty of racial chanting is the right thing to do ahead of Verona's return to the Serie A

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva ends Barcelona speculation by signing new deal with PSG

Brazil international puts pen to paper on deal through to 2018

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Lazio to close Stadio Olimpico stand for first match of the season after 'racist abuse' during Supercoppa

Fans punished after allegedly directing abuse at Juventus players

Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Victor

Brazilian goalkeeper sent off for kicking ball at crowd

Atletico Mineiro stopper Victor was angered at the end of his team's goalless draw

Kevin De Bruyne gets a hug from teammate Eden Hazard as they celebrate his goal against AC Milan

Chelsea 2 AC Milan 0 match report: Jose Mourinho takes Blues to International Champions Cup final

Kevin De Bruyne and Andre Schurrle on target in Miami

Steven Gerrard says it is illogical for Liverpool to sell Luis Suarez

Liverpool must return to the Champions League says Steven Gerrard

Gerrard says that if they can't return to their former glory days, they could face many more battles like the current one of retaining striker Luis Suarez

Edin Dzeko is congratulated by team-mates after scoring against AC Milan

Manchester City 5 AC Milan 3: Two heavyweights play out crazy game of two halves

The two sides were competing in the Audi Cup in Munich

Transfer news: QPR midfielder Joey Barton attempts to force move to Everton - 'the club he loves'

Barton supported the club as a young boy and is said to be willing to take a significant pay cut in order to join the Toffees

Faustino Asprilla is among the Newcastle Legends taking part

Faustino Asprilla and Alan Shearer among former players to appear in Newcastle Legends v AC Milan Legends game

Steve Harper will mark 20 years at the club in the game for charity

Manager David Moyes of Manchester United speaks to Assistant Manager Steve Round, Ryan Giggs and Coach Phil Neville

David Moyes opens up on his desire to learn that has taken him from Dunfermline to Manchester United

From sleeping in a hire car during the 1998 World Cup to observing Carlo Ancelotti at AC Milan's training ground, Moyes has been on a slow but steady rise to the top

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko could lose his starting place

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Manager Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to sign a new striker and could move for the Bosnian international who has slipped down the pecking order at the Etihad

Transfer latest: Manchester City reported to be considering a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Report in French press suggest that Edinson Cavani deal to PSG could result in City bid for the Swedish captain

Roberto Mancini clearly lacks the 'holistic' approach that Manchester City now require from the club's manager

Roberto Mancini remains baffled over Manchester City dismissal

Italian says he surpassed the expectations outlined to him when he took the job, and also discusses his relationship with club officials and Mario Balotelli

AC's goalscorer, Stephan El Shaarawy

Manchester City target Stephan El Shaarawy will not leave AC Milan say Italian club

Statement on club website says the player and his representatives have met with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani to discuss future

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