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Algeria international struggling to make an impact at the San Siro

Buffon eyes switch to England

Gianluigi Buffon would choose to move to England if Juventus were to show him the exit door at the end of the season.

Lazio appoint Reja after sacking Ballardini

Lazio have sacked coach Davide Ballardini and replaced him with former Napoli boss Edy Reja.

Kompany adds to Grant's plight

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Crespo wants to finish season with Genoa

Veteran Argentinian striker Hernan Crespo is content to see out the remainder of the season with Genoa, despite rumours linking him with a January move away from the club.

Ancelotti fears a backlash from Zola

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, is preparing to lock horns with his apprentice tomorrow as he takes on Gianfranco Zola for the first time since he sold him in 1996.

Mourinho faces touchline ban

Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho has been hit with a one-match touchline ban by the Italian Football Federation.

Stakes continue to rise as scouting gets sophisticated

English clubs are going to greater lengths than ever before in the search for cheap talent. Ian Herbert and Sam Wallace investigate how players are 'discovered' – here and abroad – in the battle to outwit the authorities

No Spanish interest in Ibrahimovic says agent

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has said that there is no interest from Spain in the Internazionale striker's signature.

Inter cancel Adriano's contract

Inter Milan released Adriano today after the Brazil striker deserted the club earlier this month.

Inter Milan ready to sever Adriano's contract

Inter Milan appear ready to sever their contract with Adriano after the Brazil striker deserted the club earlier this month.

Löw rules out England farewell for Lehmann

Joachim Löw, the Germany coach, has ruled out an emotional exit from the international game for the veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in this month's friendly against England.

Colombian footballer accusedof machine-gun shooting spree

As a player in the world's top football leagues, Faustino Asprilla was unpredictable; there were overhead kicks, outlandish goal celebrations and incredible turns. Off the pitch, it was a similar pattern; there were car accidents, dalliances with porn stars and stormy encounters with managers.

Mutu back from drug ban to hit heights for Romania

The lack of any British involvement at Euro 2008 may mean some fans lose touch with the whereabouts of their favourite players for a few weeks, but for others with longer memories it is a chance to catch up and find out what their old boys are doing.

Aguero certain of breaching Real's defences in derby

"¡No pasaran!", the cry on Madrid's barricades in the Spanish Civil War, could serve as a slogan for Real Madrid's defence at present were it not so politically inappropriate, Real being aligned, in the public mind, with the forces of General Franco rather than the left-wing Republic.

The big spender who rarely got his fingers burnt

Most Geordies would agree that the £60m which Kevin Keegan spent on transfer fees during his first spell as Newcastle's manager between February 1992 and January 1997 produced good value. While there were signings who polarised opinion – was £6.7m Tino Asprilla a genius or a jinx? – it is hard to find too many stonking failures, especially expensive ones.

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