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AC Milan FC

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Giacomo Bonaventura scored the winner as in-form AC Milan recorded a third successive Serie A victory by beating high-flying Lazio 2-1.

Midfielder Bonaventura settled a tight contest at the San Siro with a bullet header past Thomas Strakosha a minute before the break.

Italy Under-21 forward Patrick Cutrone had earlier nodded Milan ahead before they were quickly pegged back by a fine finish from Lazio midfielder Adam Marusic.

Milan, on the back of victories over Cagliari and Crotone, dominated the play in the opening stages and Hakan Calhanoglu threatened an opener with a 25-yard drive which was tipped around the post by Lazio’s Albanian goalkeeper Strakosha.

Turkey international Calhanoglu continued to cause the away team problems and he created the breakthrough goal with a quarter of an hour played.

Milan were awarded a free kick on the left-hand side of the box and midfielder Calhanoglu whipped in a cross for 20-year-old Cutrone to powerfully head home his seventh goal of the campaign in all competitions.

Lazio, the top-scorers in Serie A, were without injured 26-goal top-scorer Ciro Immobile and they had struggled to create anything until they levelled through Marusic five minutes after going behind.

The Montenegro international collected a pass from former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, cut inside his man just inside the area and then stroked a calm finish beyond Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and into the bottom left corner.

Third-placed Lazio were six games unbeaten in the league going into this one and they almost turned the game in their favour 12 minutes after their equaliser.

Forward Luis Alberto was given space 25 yards from goal and his powerful drive from distance clipped the top of the crossbar and flew behind.

Milan’s first goal had come after Lazio failed to deal with a ball into the box and the second – which proved to be the winner – came in similar style.

Full-back Davide Calabria received the ball wide on the right and, from a deep position, bent a cross into the path of Italy international Bonaventura for him to emphatically nod home.

Simone Inzaghi’s visitors were last defeated in the league at home to Torino on December 11 and they pushed hard to salvage something from the game in the second half.

Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic threatened on a couple of occasions, seeing an attempt blocked by Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, before his header was later repelled by Donnarumma.

Wing-back Senad Lulic then arguably had the best chance to ensure Lazio took a point back to the capital with five minutes remaining.

Substitute Felipe Anderson worked some space on the right and drilled across the six-yard box but, with the goal gaping, Lulic appeared to be caught unprepared and the ball struck him and rebounded into the arms of Donnarumma as Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan held on to climb to seventh in the table.

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Arsene Wenger is convinced Arsenal can cope without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they are unable to secure the striker from Borussia Dortmund.

A delegation of senior Arsenal officials led by chief executive Ivan Gazidis travelled to Germany over the weekend in a bid to secure Aubameyang’s signature, though as it stands there has been no bid accepted by Dortmund.

Though there is cause for optimism that a deal will be completed – Arsenal can meet the selling club’s and player’s demands, Dortmund are keen to move the striker on and Aubameyang is willing to join – Wenger is convinced that should the move fall apart his side will be able to cope.

“The best is I don’t talk about that because it wouldn’t help,” the Arsenal manager said, alluding to the furious reaction from Dortmund last week after general comments he made about the importance of a player’s character were taken to be directed at Aubameyang.

“If something happens it happens. If it doesn’t we are strong enough to focus on the players we have and to focus on the job with the players we have.

“I’m perfectly happy with the players I have, we got [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan in. We have a strong squad.”

Wenger was asked if those comments also applied to their pursuit of West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans, to which he replied: “Look if we sign somebody we’ll tell you very quickly, but at the moment we are open to strengthen the team and squad but not close to signing anybody.”

A sticking point in Arsenal’s pursuit of Aubameyang has proven to be the future of Olivier Giroud, who Dortmund want on loan as part of the deal but Wenger has said he is reluctant to lose.

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AS Roma FC

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee with Roma to sign Edin Dzeko.

The Premier League champions are searching for a new striker to provide competition for Alvaro Morata, who is without a goal in his last six appearances.

Dzeko is in is third season at Roma after joining from Manchester City and finished last season as the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals.

Chelsea have been in talks to sign the 31-year-old and according to The Sun, a ‘basic fee’ of £28 million has been agreed with Roma.

Negotiations are continuing over Dzeko’s full transfer fee including add-ons but it’s expected that the deal will cost in excess of £30m.

The report also claims that Chelsea are close to securing the signing of Dzeko’s Roma teammate Emerson Palmieri.

The Brazilian full-back will compete with Marcos Alonso on Chelsea’s left flank.Speaking on Sunday evening, Roma’s sporting director Monchi admitted that Dzeko could leave this month.

‘Whatever happens will be done thinking about what’s best for the club and the team,’ he said.

‘In my mind is always the desire to strengthen the squad, which is my job.’

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An Atletico Madrid star, who has been linked with a move to FC Barcelona, has revealed he is proud to have attracted interest from the Catalan giants.

The Rojiblancos’ Saul Niguez has risen to prominence with some eye-catching displays in the UEFA Champions League in the past two seasons.

The 23-year-old has since attracted interest from the Catalan giants, although his buyout clause reportedly stands at €150 million (R2.2 billion).

“It’s always positive that teams show interest in you,” Saul told AS when asked about the Blaugrana’s interest.

“But I want to do good things at Atletico and that’s the reason for my renewal.

“I wanted to continue here and that’s why it was done. It was very simple. The idea is to grow with Atletico.

“When it looks like I’m stuck or I need a change, then we can talk about it. But I want to improve with Atletico and my goal is to compete until the end for trophies with Atletico Madrid.”