Milan confirm that goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will leave

Gianluigi Donnarumma has put Europe’s top clubs on high alert after choosing against renewing his AC Milan contract.
The 18-year-old has made over 70 appearances for the Rossoneri since making a surprise breakthrough in October 2015 and many fine performances have attracted attention from high places.

Serie A champions Juventus, LaLiga winners Real Madrid and Premier League club Manchester United are all reportedly interested in the young stopper and he appears to be on his way out of San Siro following an announcement by Milan on Thursday afternoon.
In a statement, the club CEO Marco Fassone said: “Raiola informed us that Donnarumma has made a definitive decision not to renew the contract with Milan.

“We had made a strong proposal. The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told us that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018.

“We were taken by surprise, as we had hoped Donnarumma would be the goalkeeper taking Milan into the future. Naturally, the decision leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but now we have to go forward.”
Donnarumma became the second-youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in Serie A in 2015, aged 16 years and 242 days.

He also broke the record as the youngest Italy under-21 player ever to play, aged 17 years and 28 days in March 2016. Six months later, he made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy, aged 17 years and 189 days.

Fiorentina  appoint former Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli as their new Coach

Former Inter Milan and Lazio boss Stefano Pioli has agreed a two-year deal to become Fiorentina’s head coach.

Pioli, 51, was sacked three games before the end of the Serie A season, in which Inter finished seventh and missed out on European football.

The Italian will replace Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina, who finished a place below Inter in eighth.

“The new coach will sign a two-year deal, with the option of a third,” a club statement said.

Serie A – Juventus end with 17 year old Moise Kean stoppage-time winner; Atalanta move to fourth after Chievo victory

​Atalanta 1 – 0 Chievo Verona

Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

  • Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

Juventus ended their championship Serie A campaign with a nod to the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.

A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.

It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.
Bologna’s Saphir Taider had opened the scoring with a splendid shot from beyond the area following the break, but Paulo Dybala equalised for Juventus in the 70th minute with a rebound following a shot from Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus had already secured their record sixth-straight Serie A title and rested usual starters Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic. They will be looking to complete a Treble against Real Madrid in the Champions League final next Saturday.

Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Roma, who host Genoa on Sunday in the final match of Francesco Totti’s 25-year career with the Giallorossi.

  • Atalanta 10 Chievo Verona

Atalanta beat Chievo Verona 1-0 to move two points ahead of Lazio into fourth place, which would be a club record. Lazio visit relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, recently called up to the Argentina squad, scored for Atalanta with a shot from the centre of the area after an excellent through ball from Bryan Cristante.

Serie A results  – Juventus clinch sixth straight league title; Milan and Inter Win

​AC Milan 3 – 0 Bologna

Empoli 0 – 1 Atalanta

Genoa 2 – 1 Torino

Juventus 3 – 0 Crotone

Sassuolo 6 – 2 Cagliari

Udinese 1 – 1 Sampdoria

Lazio 1 – 3 Inter

  • Juventus 3 – 0 Crotone

Treble-chasing Juventus clinched a record sixth consecutive Serie A title thanks to victory over lowly Crotone.

Mario Mandzukic, on his 31st birthday, turned home Juan Cuadrado’s cross from close range to give the perennial champions an early lead.

Paulo Dybala curled home a brilliant free-kick and Alex Sandro headed in a third via the crossbar as Juventus won with relative ease.

They could have won the title last week but lost 3-1 to second-placed  Roma.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who beat  Lazio 2-0 in the Italian Cup finalon Wednesday, are bidding to become the second Italian team, after Jose Mourinho’s 2010 Inter Milan, to win the treble.

They face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday, 3 June. They have one game before then – a trip to Bologna on the final day of Serie A next Sunday.

Crotone remain a point shy of Empoli and safety heading into their season-ending clash against Lazio next weekend.

  • Empoli 0 – 1 Atalanta

Crotone only live to fight another day thanks to Atalanta, who beat 17th-placed Empoli 1-0 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani to confirm their own entry to the Europa League group stage.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s team have blazed an unlikely trail all season long and the always-influential Alejandro Gomez was the match-winner in Tuscany, rifling home the decider after just 13 minutes.

Empoli had their chances to level in the second half, with veteran Massimo Maccarone coming very close, but they sit just one point clear of Crotone before visiting Palermo on the final day.

  • ​AC Milan 3 – 0 Bologna

Underachieving AC Milan look set to find a route into Europe through the back door of sixth place after defeating Bologna 3-0 at San Siro, ended a run of three seasons without European football.

Gerard Deulofeu found the opener 69 minutes into a nervy encounter and Keisuke Honda swiftly added a second before Gianluca Lapadula confirmed the outcome in stoppage time.

  • Lazio 1 – 3 Inter

Inter Milan came back from a goal down to beat fourth-placed Lazio 3-1 and end an eight-match winless streak. After a penalty from Keita Balde Diao gave Lazio the lead, Marco Andreolli levelled with a header, Wesley Hoedt scored an own goal and Eder added another for Inter.

Lazio ended with nine men after Keita and Senad Lulic each picked up two yellows.

  • Sassuolo 6 – 2 Cagliari

Both Sassuolo and Cagliari will finish in mid-table after an eight-goal thriller in Reggio Emilia, where the hosts ran out 6-2 victors.

Francesco Magnanelli, Domenico Berardi and Matteo Politano had Sassuolo three goals up inside just 13 minutes, with Marco Sau replying before Stefano Sensi made it 4-1 heading into the break.

The contest was closer in the second half as, after Pietro Iemmello continued his fine goal-scoring run with a penalty, Artur Ionita notched Cagliari’s second. On the stroke of full-time, though, substitute Alessandro Matri rubber-stamped a conclusive home win.

  • Genoa 2 – 1 Torino

Genoa secured their top-flight status with a 2-1 victory over Torino at the Marassi.

Luca Rigoni and Giovanni Simeone gave Grifone some reason to be cheerful towards the end of a dire campaign, with Adem Ljajic leaving it until late to grab a consolation goal for Torino.

  • Udinese 1 – 1 Sampdoria

Three players were sent off as Udinese and Sampdoria shared the points from a bad-tempered 1-1 draw.

Cyril Thereau blasted Udinese into an early lead but the Zebrette lost Rodrigo de Paul to a red card shortly after the restart.

Gabriel Silva’s foul on Luis Muriel allowed the latter to equalise from the penalty spot but the Colombia international’s overenthusiastic celebrations sparked a brawl.

Muriel — formerly on the books at the Dacia Arena — was dismissed for his role in the scuffle, with Udinese defender Danilo promptly following him down the tunnel.

ON SATURDAY 

  • Chievo verona 3 – 5 Roma

Roma closed the gap to Serie A leaders Juventus to a point after a thrilling 5-3 win at Chievo.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are second but Juventus will win the league if they beat relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Roma survived a scare though as they twice fell behind in the first half.

A Chievo victory would have handed the title to Juventus and Lucas Castro made made it 1-0 when he converted from close range, but Stephan El Shaarawy levelled from the edge of the box after 28 minutes.

Roberto Inglese restored Chievo’s lead when he headed past Wojciech Szczesny eight minutes before the break.

But Mohamed Salah equalised again to make it 2-2 at the break before El Shaarawy put Roma ahead for the first time after 58 minutes.

Salah fired into the bottom corner for 4-2 and Edin Dzeko scored his 28th league goal of the season with seven minutes left when he drilled in from outside the box to put Roma in control.

Inglese then scored with three minutes left to pull a goal back for Chievo, who are set to finish in mid-table.

Napoli s enjoyed a 4-1 win over Fiorentina.

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re two points behind Juve following victory — thanks to two goals from Dries Mertens and strikes from Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne — and one adrift of Roma with avoidance of the Champions League playoff round at stake.

But defeat dented Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes as they failed to make up ground on AC Milan and sit seventh having played a game more.

Koulibaly opened the scoring after eight minutes, bundling in from close range, and Napoli almost doubled their lead when Mertens hit the post after 26 minutes.

They did make it 2-0 nine minutes before the break when Insigne converted Mertens’ pass and Mertens scored himself 12 minutes after the re-start, stabbing in after Ciprian Tatarusanu fumbled Insigne’s effort.

Josip Ilicic did pull a goal back for the visitors but Mertens wrapped up victory with a fourth when he embarrassed Gonzalo Rodriguez and tapped in after Insigne’s shot was saved.

Serie A results  – Juventus beaten by Roma; Inter lose; Joe Hart concedes five goals as Napoli thrash Torino

Inter 1 – 2 Sassuolo

Bologna 3 – 1 Pescara

Cagliari 3 – 2 Empoli

Crotone 1 – 0 Udinese

Palermo 1 – 0 Genoa

Sampdoria 1 – 1 ChievoVerona

Torino 0 – 5 SSC Napoli

Roma 3 – 1 Juventus


  • Roma 3 – 1 Juventus

​Juventus missed the chance to seal their sixth consecutive Serie A title as they lost to second-placed Roma.

Roma came from behind to win 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and keep alive their own outside hopes of lifting the Scudetto.

Juventus needed just a point to secure the title with two matches to spare and took the lead on 21 minutes through Mario Lemina.

Roma, though, soon levelled when Daniele de Rossi stabbed the ball past Gianluigi Buffon from close range.

The Giallorossi turned the match around in the second half when Stephan El Shaarawy’s low shot crept into the bottom corner on 56 minutes and Radja Nainggolan then crashed home a third.

Luciano Spalletti’s men moved back above Napoli and four points behind Juve with two matches left.

The Bianconeri, meanwhile, must now regroup for their return to the Stadio Olimpico in Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia final against Lazio and then look to secure the Scudetto at home to relegation-threatened Crotone.

  • Inter 1 – 2 Sassuolo

Inter Milan’s forgettable campaign continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Sassuolo, during which some of the home fans walked out in protest.

Coach Stefano Pioli had been sacked earlier in the week after just six months in charge, with Stefano Vecchi promoted from his role in the youth team to caretaker for the Nerazzurri’s final three matches.

The change in the dugout made little difference on the pitch as Inter slumped to a fourth straight defeat.

By the time Pietro Iemmello made the most of some poor defending to put Sassuolo ahead after 36 minutes, a large section of the Curva Nord was left empty, with a banner declaring “seeing as you don’t deserve our support, today we say bye to you and go and eat.”

Sassuolo doubled their advantage five minutes into the second half when Iemmello knocked in a cross from Pol Lirola, before Inter substitute Eder pulled one back with a deflected drive.

  • Torino 0 – 5 SSC Napoli

Joe Hart was beaten five times as Napoli thrashed Torino to boost their chances of earning a spot in the Champions League group stages.

Jose Callejon slotted home an early opener, with Lorenzo Insigne smashing home a second after an hour.

Dries Mertens then beat Hart at his near post to finish a good move, before Callejon got his second and Piotr Zielinski completed the rout.

Crotone boosted their hopes of pulling out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Udinese.

Swedish midfielder Marcus Rohden’s 18th-minute effort was the only goal of the game as the hosts moved within a point of Empoli.

  • Cagliari 3 – 2 Empoli

Empoli went down 3-2 at Cagliari despite a second-half fightback.

Cagliari had looked home and dry when leading 3-0 at half-time following an early goal from Marco Sau and a brace by midfielder Diego Farias.

But with 11 minutes left, Miha Zajc crashed the ball into the top corner before the Slovenian midfielder picked out Massimo Maccarone for a tap in, but Giovanni Martusciello’s side could not conjure an equaliser.

  • Bologna 3 – 1 Pescara

Mattia Destro scored twice as Bologna beat bottom club Pescara 3-1.

Di Francesco got Bologna’s second goal, while 

Bahebeck levelled for Pescara temporarily. 

  • Palermo 1 – 0 Genoa

A looping header from Andrea Rispoli saw relegated Palermo pull off a surprise 1-0 win against Genoa, who are not yet out of trouble.

  • Crotone 1 – 0 Udinese

Crotone boosted their hopes of pulling out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Udinese.

  • Sampdoria 1 – 1 ChievoVerona

Roberto Inglese cancelled out Fabio Quagliarella’s opener as Sampdoria drew 1-1 with Chievo.

On Saturday 

Fiorentina 3 – 2 Lazio

Atalanta 1 – 1 AC Milan


  • Atalanta 1 – 1 AC Milan

Gerard Deulofeu spared AC Milan’s blushes with a last-gasp goal, but at full-time it was their opponents Atalanta who were jubilantly celebrating the point from a 1-1 draw.

The result guarantees the Bergamo club’s return to European competition after a 26-year absence as they cannot now be dislodged from fifth place over the last two games of the season.

Indeed, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men still harbour ambitions of breaking into the top four and were set on their way to closing to within two points of Lazio by Andrea Conti.

The Nerazzurro right-back was best placed to exploit Gianluigi Donnarumma’s poor attempt to collect Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross one minute before half-time, and Atalanta were deservedly ahead.

Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Donnarumma spent the second half under siege and his colleagues eventually repaid him for his efforts when Deulofeu beat Atalanta stopper Etrit Berisha in the 88th minute. The on-loan Everton winger made it a fourth straight away draw for the ailing Rossoneri.

  • Fiorentina 3 – 2 Lazio

Lazio’s determined bid to gatecrash the Champions League places was thwarted as Fiorentina recovered to beat them 3-2 at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday evening.

Simone Inzaghi’s men have played catch-up with top-three clubs Juventus, Roma and Napoli all season long but a three-game winning streak had brought them within seven points of the Azzurri.

After a goalless first half, Balde Keita Diao’s 55th-minute opener – his 15th Serie A goal in 2016-17 – temporarily narrowed Napoli’s advantage to four points.

The Senegalese striker turned Luis Alberto’s pass beyond Ciprian Tatarusanu before wheeling away in celebration. However, Khouma Babacar levelled proceedings with a header on 67 minutes.

Fiorentina, who still harbour hopes of qualifying for the Europa League, turned the game on its head when substitute Nikola Kalinic converted Cristian Tello’s saved shot in the 73rd minute.

Cristiano Lombardi then inadvertently doubled the Tuscans’ lead – also confirming their eventual victory – with an own goal as he tried to clear a rebounding Kalinic effort.

Lazio were certainly not ready to roll over and give up and 20-year-old midfielder Alessandro Murgia ensured a nervy finale with his headed finish from a Luis Alberto cross nine minutes from time.

Serie A results

Juventus strolled to a 4-0 victory over Chievo in Verona to record a 12th consecutive win in Serie A.
Juve took less than six minutes to open the scoring as Stephen Lichtsteiner delivered a perfect low cross and Alvaro Morata got goal-side of full-back Nicolas Frey to finish from six yards.
They doubled their lead five minutes before the break, Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira linking up and the latter squaring across goal to serve up a mirror image of Morata’s first finish.
The third came on the hour when Lichtsteiner and Paul Pogba combined to set up the chance and Alex Sandro stroked home left-footed.

The result meant Juve went top of Serie A, but only for a couple of hours as Napoli came from a goal down to thrash Empoli 5-1.
After they fell behind to Leandro Paredes’ opener, the southerners responded confidently. Paredes’ dummied free kick took a heavy deflection off Callejon to fool Pepe Reina before nestling in the back of the net.
Napoli reacted typically quickly with Gonzalo Higuain grabbing his 22nd goal of the season. The Argentine burst into the box to meet Lorenzo Insigne’s cross from the left and, in the 37th minute, provider turned goalscorer thanks to his well-placed free kick.
The Azzurri managed to extend their advantage when play resumed, Camporese perhaps unlucky to put the ball into his own goal when trying to anticipate Higuain’s run.
Jose Callejon confirmed the outcome with quickly taken brace in the dying moments of the match.

Genoa and Fiorentina shared the points from a frustrating 0-0 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
With the hosts needing to build a cushion above the relegation zone and Fiorentina watching their title challenge starting to fade, a draw did little to satisfy either club.

Mattia Destro fired Bologna to a dramatic 3-2 home victory over Sampdoria at the Renato Dall’Ara.
The home side went two goals up inside 24 minutes as Anthony Mounier and Godfred Donsah scored to make life rather difficult for relegation-troubled Samp.
Vincenzo Montella’s men hit back in the second half, however, with strikes from Luis Muriel and Joaquin Correa threatening to deny Bologna the chance to climb into the top half of the table.
But Destro stepped up to convert an 86th-minute penalty after former Sunderland midfielder Ricky Alvarez had handled the ball in the Samp box.

Hellas Verona’s quest for a first win of the season continues after a 0-0 draw at Torino.
The basement boys — 12 points from safety — did well to hold out at the Stadio Olimpico, where mid-table Torino went close to scoring on numerous occasions.

ChievoVerona 0 – 4 Juventus
Bologna 3 – 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 0 – 0 Fiorentina
SSC Napoli 5 – 1 Empoli
Torino 0 – 0 Hellas Verona
Udinese 0 – 0 Lazio
AC Milan 3 – 0 Inter

Serie A results

New loan signings Ervin Zukanovic and Stephan El Shaarawy combined on their debuts to set Roma on their way to a 3-1 home win against Serie A strugglers Frosinone.
Roma took an 18th-minute lead through Radja Nainggolan, who managed to steer the ball home under pressure after being played in by Miralem Pjanic.
Frosinone were able to equalise through striker Daniel Ciofani, but early in the second half El Shaarawy acrobatically back-heeled Zukanovic’s cross into the net to put Roma on top for good.
Pjanic sealed victory for Roma with a neat finish for a late third goal.

Matteo Mancosu’s second-half penalty saw Carpi snatch a 1-1 draw against Palermo at the Stadio Alberto Braglia.
The hosts began brightly but went behind in the 24th minute as Oscar Hiljemark’s pass found Alberto Gilardino free in the Carpi box before slotting home.
The former Italy international reached 184 Serie A goals, equalling Gabriel Batistuta for 13th on the Serie A all-time scoring list.

German Denis ensured Atalanta earned a 1-1 draw against Sassuolo at the Azzurri d’Italia.
Domenico Berardi put the visitors in front but the Argentinian forward equalised after his initial spot-kick was saved by Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

Carpi 1 – 1 Palermo
Atalanta 1 – 1 Sassuolo
Roma 3 – 1 Frosinone