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Sarri has pneumonia ahead of Juventus' opener

ESPN FC's Matteo Bonetti and Steve Nicol have a difference of opinion on whether or not Maurizio Sarri's methodologies are innovative.

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri did not conduct training due to being diagnosed with pneumonia, the club said on Monday. 

Sarri, 60, has been battling the flu and missed a friendly match on Saturday against third-tier side Triestina.  Eight-time defending Serie A champions Juventus open up their season against Parma on Saturday. 

"Maurizio Sarri, after having observed rest over the weekend, was at the JTC Continassa today where he coordinated the work of his staff. Unfortunately, he...

Balotelli has no 'fear of failing' in Serie A return

The FC guys delve into the reports that Mario Balotelli is poised to make a move back to Italy to join his hometown club Brescia.

Mario Balotelli says his mother cried when he told her he was joining hometown club Brescia and insists he has no fear of failing on his return to Serie A after an absence of three years.

Balotelli was born in Palermo but moved to Brescia at the age of two and his adoptive family still lives there, although his father died in 2015.

Speaking at his first news conference on Monday when he was unveiled by the club, Balotelli said: "My mum cried initially when I told her that I might be going to Brescia....

Balotelli signs with hometown club Brescia

The FC guys delve into the reports that Mario Balotelli is poised to make a move back to Italy to join his hometown club Brescia.

Mario Balotelli has joined his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer, the Serie A side confirmed on Sunday.

Balotelli, who was released by Marseille at the end of last season, returns to Italy for his third stint after playing for Inter, where he won three league titles, and AC Milan.

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The 29-year-old Italy international will be presented at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti...


Sources: Inter want Sanchez deal with United

Gab Marcotti rates the likelihood that Inter Milan and Man United are able to agree a deal on Alexis Sanchez before the end of the transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Alexis Sanchez to come good at Man United despite speculation he'll leave Old Trafford.
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Whether they are finding Paul Pogba a new club or preparing Neymar for Barcelona, summer is a busy time for The Football Agents.

Inter Milan have registered their interest in Alexis Sanchez with Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Serie A side, who have already signed Romelu Lukaku from Old Trafford this summer, are hoping to negotiate a loan deal for the Chile international before the Italian transfer deadline on Aug. 23.

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Sanchez...