CAGLIARI NEWS

Cagliari forward Joao Pedro has never been more prolific than in 2019-20 and confessed that he ‘looks forward to returning’. ‘But I’m very anxious’.
There are discussions for a ‘solidarity fund’ created from docking the wages of some Serie A and B players to help cover salaries of Serie C squads.
Plans are taking shape for how to get Serie A going again in May or June, with blanket coronavirus tests for squads, quarantine periods for those coming from abroad and structured training.
The number of deaths in Italy from coronavirus remains relatively stable, with 760 over the last 24 hours, reaching 13,915 in total.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi insists cutting wages is “not a priority” right now, but rather a protocol for returning to duty and dealing with contracts if the season goes beyond June 30.
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced there is “an extraordinary plan for sport to resume from May,” as Italy eye an easing of lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A new Government decree in Italy has banned training in sporting facilities for professionals until at least April 13 due to the coronavirus lockdown, effectively ending the debate between clubs.
Italy legend Enrico Albertosi discusses his title wins at Cagliari and Milan, the 1970 World Cup run and why he’d love to play for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
A leading epidemiologist running one of Italy’s coronavirus taskforces warns it is “difficult” to see sport resume in Italy before the summer, although self-isolation prevented “tens of thousands more deaths.”
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that “the idea is to restart Serie A on May 20 or early June. Scrapping the season would be a grave injustice.”
Serie A clubs spent almost €200m on agent fees throughout 2019, with Juventus leading the way on €44.3m.
There were another 727 deaths in Italy from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 13,155, but the rate of new infections continues to slow.
Cagliari coach Walter Zenga has pointed out that the main priority must be “coming back to life” and revealed that he already had an emergency clause in the contract with the Rossoblu.
Inter loanee Radja Nainggolan might have to take a pay cut to join Cagliari on a permanent deal after the current campaign.
Inter could send Radja Nainggolan to Cagliari permanently instead of paying their second instalment for Nicolo Barella, it is claimed.
Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.
Coronavirus deaths have dropped slightly from yesterday, while 999 have recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours.
Former Lazio midfielder Dario Marcolin has lost his 75-year-old father, Giancarlo, to Coronavirus.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan admits he is “afraid” he could catch coronavirus and pass it on to his wife, who is battling cancer.
Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.