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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Tottenham and Liverpool miss out as Wesley Sneijder agrees Galatasaray switch

Dutchman finally makes decision on his future

Mario Balotelli

AC Milan ask Manchester City to lower asking price for Mario Balotelli

Manchester City are demanding over £20m for the Italian striker

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AC Milan in talks with Real Madrid over return of Kaka

Midfielder departed the San Siro for £57m in 2009

Balotelli missed 21.7 per cent of last season's games through suspension

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi apologises for 'rotten apple' comments directed at Mario Balotelli

Manchester City striker has been linked with move to San Siro

Italian mobsters could be freed due to faulty printer

Dozens of convicted Italian mobsters face early release thanks to an administrative error caused by a faulty printer.

Mario Balotelli

Working with Mario Balotelli would be 'stimulating' says Napoli manager

Manchester City striker has been linked with a return to Italy

Manchester City and Chelsea 'target' Radamel Falcao hints at future in Italy

The Colombian international has been strongly linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid

AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng, left, was racially abused

Italian politician quits after being accused of participating in racist chanting that led to AC Milan players leaving a football pitch mid-match

A politician from Italy’s Northern League political party has been forced to quit after being accused of chanting racist comments that led AC Milan football players to walk off the pitch last week.

Pep Guardiola

AC Milan reveal attempt to lure Pep Guardiola

Former Barcelona manager has signalled intention to return to work

Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

Italian politician among those questioned over Kevin-Prince Boateng abuse

AC Milan midfielder walked off following abuse

Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

Sepp Blatter: Kevin-Prince Boateng is 'running away' from racism

Fifa president claims AC Milan midfielder was wrong to walk off field in protest against fans

Rescuers on Mount Cermis, where the accident occurred

Six killed as snowmobile plunges off piste in Italy

Six Russian tourists were killed and two others were injured when their snowmobile crashed through a fence and plunged about 100 metres during a night-time run down an Italian ski slope.

I may leave Italy, says Boateng

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is considering his future in Italian football in the wake of a racial attack which prompted him to walk off the pitch during a friendly this week.

Kevin-Prince Boateng led the teams and officials off the pitch after racist abuse

Kevin-Prince Boateng: I would walk again over racist abuse

Milan player urges others to follow his lead as Uefa refuse to take action over fans

Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng gestures towards his abusers

Kevin-Prince Boateng vows to walk-off even in Champions League games

AC Milan forward made a stand against racism after abuse during friendly

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