Milan considering Tomori purchase from Chelsea as Pioli hails loanee

Milan technical director Paolo Maldini said the club are weighing up whether to sign Fikayo Tomori permanently from Premier League giants Chelsea. Tomori has impressed since arriving on loan in January, the 23-year-old’s impact highlighted by his starting berth at the expense of captain Alessio Romagnoli in Milan’s 2-1 win over Roma on Sunday. Milan have an option to buy Tomori at the end of the season – the fee reportedly in the region of £25million (€28m). Asked about Tomori’s future prior to Milan’s Serie A victory away to Roma,…

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Juventus haven’t given up hope of winning Serie A – Pirlo

Juventus’ players still believe they can claim a 10th consecutive Serie A title this season, according to head coach Andrea Pirlo. The Bianconeri are 10 points behind leaders Inter, although they have a game in hand on Antonio Conte’s side. That comes at home to Spezia on Tuesday, with Juve looking to address a worrying run of form which has seen them win just once in their past five games across all competitions. They have, however, won their five most recent top-flight matches at the Allianz Stadium, scoring at least…

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Seria A: Gattuso tells team to be ugly like him

Gennaro Gattuso insisted Napoli cannot always be beautiful like Hollywood actor Brad Pitt as he urged his side to be a “bit ugly” like him. Napoli claimed a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Udinese thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 90th-minute winner in Serie A on Sunday. Lorenzo Insigne had opened the scoring via a 15th-minute penalty to move level with Careca for seventh place on Napoli’s all-time scorers list in Serie A (73) and also seventh position across all competitions (97). Udinese’s Kevin Lasagna equalised 12 minutes later before Bakayoko ensured Napoli…

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