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Kolarov switch to Manchester City on course say Lazio

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare believes Aleksandar Kolarov's transfer to Manchester City is on course to be completed in the near future.

Lazio want Kolarov deal concluded

Lazio coach Edy Reja hopes Aleksandar Kolarov's future will be decided soon.

Lazio: No deal yet for Aleksandar Kolarov

Lazio insist they have yet to receive a written offer from Manchester City for Aleksandar Kolarov.

Mancini tells his side to 'change the club's history' in one game

Roberto Mancini did what he could yesterday to take some of the sting out of what is effectively a Champions League qualifier against Tottenham tonight. "It's one football match, not war," he said. But in the next breath came another assessment which revealed the true meaning of a match on which all the aspirations of Abu Dhabi now depend. "It is a chance to make history," Mancini added. "We want to change the history of the club."

Lippi won't rule out Totti World Cup return

Italy fans will have to wait until May 11 to find out if Francesco Totti is to return to the national team, according to Azzurri coach Marcello Lippi.

Roma relieved after Totti escapes with fine for giving Lazio the thumbs down

The Roma striker Francesco Totti has avoided a ban in the Serie A title run-in after being let off with a fine for goading fans of relegation-threatened Lazio. Totti, whose side lead Serie A by one point with four games left, made a thumbs-down gesture to Lazio supporters after Roma's 2-1 comeback win in a heated city derby on Sunday.

Totti escapes ban after making gesture

Roma captain Francesco Totti has avoided a ban for a provocative gesture during the Eternal City derby with Lazio.

Totti plays down Rome derby gesture

Roma captain Francesco Totti has attempted to calm the furore over his 'thumbs-down' gestures that angered Lazio's fans and coach, Edy Reja, after yesterday's city derby.

Lazio appoint Reja after sacking Ballardini

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

Lazio dismiss Zarate link to Arsenal

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has brushed aside reports linking Mauro Zarate with a move to Arsenal.

Don't believe the hype about Mancini's feats

Italy's match-fixing scandal helped hand City's new manager his first two Serie A titles. Ian Herbert examines the gilded path of the man called 'Mancio'

Macheda signs new Manchester United deal

Federico Macheda has signed a four-year contract extension with Manchester United.

Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin, By Nicholas Ostler

A biography of a language which is arguably longer and more eventful than any other, Ad Infinitum takes the reader from its origins, before the Roman republic began in the Latium region of southern Italy (whence Lazio football club derives its name), to the present day.

Palermo deny receiving offers for Manchester United and Liverpool target Kjaer

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that his club have received no official offers for Danish defender Simon Kjaer.

Beckham 'close' to AC Milan return

England midfielder David Beckham has revealed he is 'close' to agreeing a return to AC Milan.

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