Mario Balotelli. The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, travelled to Merseyside for further talks with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre yesterday after Milan accepted a €20 million bid for the 24-year-old. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Mario Balotelli is poised to make a remarkable return to English football providing he agrees a Liverpool contract with several stringent clauses rega(...)

 Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool are close to a £16m deal with Milan to sign Mario Balotelli having performed a major U-turn on the merits of bringing the problematic str(...)

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: “Some they have 10 years to win something, I have only two.” Photograph: Laszlo Beliczay/Epa

Jose Mourinho has reopened old wounds on the eve of the new Premier League campaign by suggesting that rival managers such as Arsene Wenger and Manuel(...)

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The decision of current Italian champions Juventus to part company with coach Antonio Conte has taken Italian football by surprise. Even if both parti(...)

 Cesare Prandelli and Andrea Pirlo (embrace having arrived at Malpensa Airport after being knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Galatasaray have appointed former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach.The Istanbul outfit, who had held an “exchange of ideas” with for(...)

Roberto Mancini has left his post as Galatasaray coach by mutual consent. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Roberto Mancini has left his post as Galatasaray manager, the Turkish club have confirmed.The Italian took over at the Istanbul outfit in September an(...)

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli must choose between Mario Balotelli (left) and Ciro Immobile to lead the Italian front line against England in their opening World Cup game. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Will he be selected to face England? Will he be on song? Will becoming engaged just three days before the World Cup starts distract Mario Balotelli?Se(...)

 Samir Nasri: left out of the French squad but ready to sign a new long-term deal with Premier League champions  Manchester City. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Samir Nasri is expected to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester City when the Frenchman finishes his holiday, with the club hopeful that Joe Hart,(...)

Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring his first goal  in the  Premier League match against Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Aston Villa 0: For Manchester City, everything is now in place. Manuel Pellegrini’s team took their time before showing why they are(...)

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during their Premier League match against Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4Aston Villa 0For Manchester City, everything is now in place. Manuel Pellegrini’s team took their time before showing why th(...)