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Italian government 'in talks' to suspend Serie A after Covid-19 outbreak

The Italian government are reportedly in talks over what action to take following the latest outbreak of Covid-19 – with a two-week suspension under consideration. Genoa were beaten 6-0 by Napoli on Sunday and subsequently returned 14 positive tests. According to La Repubblica, Napoli players will also now need to isolate until they have returned a negative test. Genoa are set to face Torino on Saturday while Napoli are due

Zinedine Zidane insists Eden Hazard 'didn't lack professionalism'

Zinedine Zidane insists Eden Hazard ‘didn’t lack professionalism’ despite claims Real Madrid star turned up for pre-season overweight as he reveals Belgian is ‘very close’ to comeback Eden Hazard reportedly turned up for Real Madrid’s pre-season overweight The Belgian was also said to have been seven kilos too heavy last summer  Zinedine Zidane defended the forward and said he did not lack professionalism The manager also revealed the 29-year-old is

Scott Parker does not agree with Fulham chief Tony Khan's apology after defeat

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Scott Parker does not agree with Tony Khan’s apology following another poor Fulham performance. The Championship Play-off final winners have lost their opening three Premier League fixtures of the season – the latest of which coming at home to Aston Villa on Monday. Following a stream of discontent from fans on social media, director of football

‘Hungry’ Arsenal will stay true to their ‘identity’ after Liverpool defeat, says Hector Bellerin

Defender Hector Bellerin insists it will take time for Arsenal to build their new identity but setbacks will not see them deviate from the style head coach Mikel Arteta wants to play. Monday night’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, which ended the Gunners’ 100 per cent record this season, saw them have just 34 per cent possession as they found it difficult to play out from the back against their hosts

Serie A could be SUSPENDED after 14 positive Covid-19 tests at Genoa

Serie A could be SUSPENDED for two weeks after Italian football is left reeling from 14 positive Covid-19 tests at Genoa Genoa returned 14 positive Covid-19 tests after losing 6-0 to Napoli on Sunday Kick-off in the match was delayed after Genoa’s goalkeeper tested positive Officials in Italy are discussing how best to combat virus outbreaks in Serie A A two-week postponement this weekend would only disrupt one round of

Bellerin says Arsenal are building a 'new identity' under Mikel Arteta

‘It’s not something that happens overnight’: Hector Bellerin insists Arsenal are building a ‘new identity’ under Mikel Arteta and will not change style despite defeat against Liverpool Hector Bellerin says Arsenal will not alter their style of play after Liverpool loss  The Gunners have been looking to play out from the back under Mikel Arteta  However, Arsenal struggled to handle Liverpool’s high-intensity pressing  Bellerin says it takes time to build

Man Utd make second bid for Alex Telles and player has agreement over transfer

Manchester United have reportedly made a second bid for Alex Telles, after having their opening offer rejected for the left-back. The player is said to have an agreement with the Red Devils and is holding out for a move to Old Trafford as talks between the two clubs continue. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and

Manchester United legend Gary Neville makes new Premier League title prediction

Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has changed his Premier League title prediction – just three games into the new season. Defending champions Liverpool, Everton and Leicester City have all taken maximum points from their first three fixtures, while Aston Villa also remain unbeaten, although from two games. Last season’s runners-up, Manchester City, started their campaign with a win but suffered a hugely disappointing 5-2 defeat to Leicester

Carragher changes mind on Arsenal's top four chances after Liverpool defeat

Jamie Carragher reckons Arsenal can clinch a top four spot this season – despite Monday night's defeat by champions Liverpool. Mikel Arteta's Gunners suffered their first defeat of the season against the Reds at Anfield, after hammering Fulham and getting the better of West Ham. Carragher has been impressed with what Arteta has already achieved at Arsenal, and now believes he has the Gunners on track to finish in the

Tottenham consider surprise Chelsea transfer raid but Blues likely to block move to rivals

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly contemplating raiding his former club Chelsea for the services of Antonio Rudiger. The Germany defender’s future at Stamford Bridge is currently up in the air. The former Roma man has fallen down the pecking order in west London following the recent arrival of Thiago Silva, with Lampard holding the Brazilian, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori in higher regard. It’s understood Rudiger is currently weighing