Juan Mata  celebrates scoring  for Manchester United. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Juan Mata thinks Manchester United will be challenging for silverware this year under Louis van Gaal.When Mata signed for United last January, the cl(...)

Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach just 18 hours after Antonio Conte’s decision to step down as manager. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday’s shock resignation of Antonio Conte(...)

 Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

A dejected Mario Balotelli (right) looks on from the bench during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas. The player has been linked with a move to Arsenal. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Arsenal may be the team to benefit from Italy’s early exit from the World Cup with under-fire Mario Balotelli prepared to consider a move away from A(...)

Jerry Akaminko of Ghana receives treatment  during the match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam failed to make the final cut as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on S(...)

Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo  receives medical attention after breaking his leg at Craven Cottage last night. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Inevitably, the broken leg suffered by midfielder, Riccardo Montolivo, tended to overshadow all other Italian reaction to last night’s 0-0 friendly dr(...)

Italy’s target man Mario Balotelli during a training session in Coverciano, Florence, Italy, yesterday. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters.

Italy’s football chief Giancarlo Abete has condemned the racist chants directed at Mario Balotelli during the Azzurri’s training session yesterday.The(...)

  Nigel de Jong  and Kevin Constant of AC Milan with  bananas thrown by fans during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia . Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf praised his players for continuing with their Serie A match after bananas were thrown onto the pitch during their 2-(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard releases all of the emotion on a day of high drama and tributes at Anfield on Sunday after his side had beaten Manchester City 3-2.

Steven Gerrard has told Liverpool to treat the visit to Norwich City like the 2005 Champions League final against Milan and wa(...)

AC Milan’s coach Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf will need to tap into all the experience he gained as the only player to win the Champions League with three different clubs i(...)