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Wednesday July 24 2019
Serie A friendly round-up

Cagliari beat Chievo, while Sampdoria, Sassuolo and Brescia also registered pre-season friendly victories today.

The Sardinians fought hard to beat recently-relegated Chievo 2-1, as Kiril Despodov’s opener was cancelled out by Mariusz Stepinski and Leonardo Pavoletti sealed the win on an Artur Ionita assist.

Sampdoria secured a 4-0 victory over Pro Patria, with Emiliano Bonazzoli taking centre-stage thanks to a goal and two assists for Manolo Gabbiadini and Jakub Jankto.

Teenager Mohamed Bahlouli completed the rout.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Inglese: 'Prefer to be happy at Parma'

Roberto Inglese has returned to Parma and has no regrets over his Napoli transfer. “I’d prefer to be happy than play for a bigger club.”

The centre-forward was purchased by Napoli for €12m in 2017, but never played for the Partenopei, going through loan spells at Chievo and Parma.

He has now secured a permanent return to the Stadio Tardini for €20m.

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Wednesday July 17 2019
Official: Lazio sign Chievo pair

Lazio have signed youngsters Sofian Kiyine and Angelo Ndrecka from Chievo on permanent bases.

The deals were confirmed in a statement on Lazio’s official website.

As expected, Kiyine has been sent on loan to the Aquile’s sister club Salernitana, who play in Serie B.

The 21-year-old midfielder made 25 appearances for Chievo last season and is a Morocco youth international with a Belgian passport.

He already played for Salernitana during the 2017-18 campaign.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Official: Inglese completes Parma move

Roberto Inglese has officially joined Parma on loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season from Napoli.

The deal is believed to be worth €2m for the loan, plus €18m purchase in June 2020 and a further €2m in performance-related bonuses.

It is a return for the 27-year-old, who spent last season at the Stadio Tardini, scoring nine goals in 25 Serie A games.

Napoli signed Inglese from Chievo for €12m in 2017, but he never actually played for the Partenopei, staying on loan at Chievo and then going to Parma.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Lazio agree Kiyine deal

Lazio have agreed a deal to sign Chievo midfielder Sofian Kiyine for a reported €4m.

Tuttomercatoweb writes Kiyine is currently undergoing a medical with Lazio.

The Moroccan is then expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract, before being sent on loan to the Aquile’s sister club Salernitana, who play in Serie B.

The 21-year-old made 25 appearances for Chievo last season but could not help prevent their relegation to the second tier.

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Monday July 15 2019
Inglese strikes new Parma deal

Roberto Inglese is heading back to Parma, on a €2m loan with obligation to buy for €18m plus bonuses, after failing to get a game for Napoli.

According to both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the deal was struck this morning.

It’s a comeback for the 27-year-old, who Napoli purchased from Chievo for €12m in 2017, leaving him on loan at the Bentegodi for that season.

He then went out on loan to Parma for €3m last term, scoring nine goals in 25 Serie A appearances.

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Sunday July 14 2019
Lazio push for Chievo midfielder?

Lazio are reportedly pushing to sign Chievo’s €4m-rated midfielder Sofian Kiyine.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Lazio are ‘accelerating’ for Kiyine and are ‘ready’ to close a €4m deal.

The 21-year-old made 25 appearances for the Yellow Submarine last season but could not help prevent their relegation to Serie B.

He has represented Morocco at youth level, although he is still eligible to play for Belgium.

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Monday July 8 2019
Gobbi retires from football

Former Parma, Chievo and Fiorentina left-back Massimo Gobbi has announced his retirement from professional football.

Gobbi played just 17 times for Parma last season and turns 39 in October.

“Thirty years ago, my first season as a footballer ended...” he wrote on Instagram.

“My career ended 30 years later. It was a wonderful journey! Thank you to my family. Thank you to those who were there then and are also there now.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Official: Barba joins Valladolid

Chievo have officially loaned Federico Barba to Real Valladolid with an option to buy that becomes an obligation with certain conditions.

The defender completes the transfer, which is believed to become an obligatory purchase if Valladolid avoid relegation from La Liga.

Spain is not new to the 25-year-old centre-back, who already played for Sporting Gijon.

He leaves Chievo after 30 competitive appearances last season.

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Friday July 5 2019
Barba set for Real Valladolid

Chievo defender Federico Barba is on the verge of a loan with option to buy towards Real Valladolid.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the 25-year-old centre-back has agreed terms and the two clubs gave the all-clear.

It’ll be a one-season loan with option to buy, but that becomes an obligation if Real Valladolid successfully avoid relegation from La Liga.

This would be a return to Spain for well-travelled Barba, who has already played for Sporting Gijon and also Stuttgart in Germany.

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