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The 33-year-old set for a return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce

Napoli not under pressure insists Donadoni

Napoli coach Roberto Donadoni insists that he does not feel under pressure after his side's below-par start to the new Serie A season.

Magical McFadden gives Tartan Army reason to be cheerful

Scotland 2 Macedonia 0: Talisman will miss crunch tie with Holland after questionable booking

Burley on brink but talks good game

Under siege, there is an arid quality to George Burley's resolve. He says the right phrases, talking of commitment and hope, of honour, of what might yet still be possible, but without ever dispelling the growing sense that these are the final acts of another lost cause for Scotland. He is blankly emphatic, careworn, and seems left with nothing but his trust in an old instinct that says: never give in, not to anybody.

Mourinho leaves Chinese with bad taste

Top Serie A teams Internazionale and Lazio acted like tourists and drank wine worth more than £6,000 when they were in China last week for the Italian Super Cup, local media reported yesterday.

Mourinho angers China during pre-season tour

Serie A teams Inter Milan and Lazio acted like tourists and drank wine worth more than $10,000 when they were in China last week for the Italian Super Cup, local media reported today.

AC Milan deny Pato offer from Chelsea

AC Milan have dismissed a newspaper report suggesting that Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.

James Lawton: He's a £40m joke – but Notts County laugh at their peril

No wonder the Iceman's eyes shone so brightly from behind the rimless specs. It's a wonderful joke, the Sven Goran Eriksson football story, English edition, and every laugh is worth a million, at least.

Eriksson to Notts County? 'If there's cash in it, he's likely to be nearby'

Sven has his critics but others believe the Swede deserves everything he can take from a game that has kicked him, writes Ian Herbert

Chelsea make 'monumental' Pato offer

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has claimed that the club have rejected a 'monumental' offer for Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.

Ibrahimovic and Maicon could leave admit Inter

Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has sparked a transfer scramble among major European clubs after admitting that star duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maicon could be sold.

Pandev certain of Lazio exit

Lazio striker Goran Pandev has told club president Claudio Lotito that he definitely wants to move on this summer.

AC Milan to open new chapter

AC Milan have vowed to recover swiftly from the loss of prize asset Kaka to Real Madrid.

Rome confounds critics with smooth final

The Stadio Olimpico turned out to be the perfect setting for Barcelona's Champions League triumph in Rome with off-the-field problems failing to spoil the party like some had predicted.

Travel by numbers: Rome

Angels or demons? As the Red Devils await the Champions League final, Ben Ross keeps score in the Eternal City

Rome the scene of violence after Lazio cup win

Lazio fans clashed with police and tried to smash shops in Rome city centre following their team's Italian Cup final win over Sampdoria, police said in a statement today.

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