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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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Friday July 5 2019
Pellissier given new Chievo role

Chievo have hired club legend Sergio Pellissier as their new technical director.

Pellissier retired from professional football at the end of last season, and it was confirmed on Friday that he would take charge of Chievo’s technical area.

The 40-year-old forms a new-look managerial team with ex-teammate Michele Marcolini, who was appointed Coach only yesterday.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Chievo name new Coach

Freshly-relegated Chievo have appointed former midfielder Michele Marcolini as their new Coach.

Marcolini succeeds Domenico Di Carlo, who was not retained following their relegation to Serie B.

The 43-year-old made over 150 appearances for Chievo between 2006 and 2011 and also played for the likes of Bari, Vicenza and Atalanta.

He later went into management in the lower Leagues, most recently Serie C side AlbinoLeffe, steering them to safety last season.

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Sunday June 30 2019
Official: Salernitana hires Ventura

Giampiero Ventura is officially the new Coach of Serie B outfit Salernitana with a one-year contract and option for a second.

The 71-year-old former Torino, Italy and Chievo tactician was announced this afternoon.

It’s reported that the option for a second season will become automatic if Salernitana earn promotion to Serie A.

The club is owned by Lazio President Claudio Lotito and only narrowly avoided relegation this term.

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Saturday June 29 2019
Ventura set for Salernitana

Giampiero Ventura is ready for a return to management, as he is expected to sign a one-year contract with Serie B side Salernitana.

The former Torino and Italy boss had a very brief spell on the Chievo bench in November 2018, lasting only four games before walking away.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Ventura is on the verge of signing a one-year deal with Salernitana, possibly with an option for a second season.

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Friday June 28 2019
Genoa €18m deal for Pinamonti

Genoa have reportedly reached an agreement to sign striker Andrea Pinamonti from Inter for €18m, with Chievo making a profit too.

According to both La Gazzetta dello Sport and FcInterNews.it, the Grifone will offer the young hitman a contract worth €1.5m plus bonuses rising through the years to €3m.

However, the Nerazzurri will have the right of first refusal if the Rossoblu consider selling him in the future.

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Friday June 28 2019
Pinamonti 'to earn Chievo €9m'

Chievo could earn as much as €9m from the proposed sale of Inter striker Andrea Pinamonti to Genoa.

It was reported on Thursday that Genoa had agreed to sign Pinamonti for around €18m – a fee considered excessive by many for a player who had made just 32 senior appearances in his career.

However, Calciomercato.com claims Inter have had to inflate the price due to a private agreement they signed in 2014.

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Milan keen on Chievo starlet?

Milan are reportedly keen on signing Chievo starlet Emanuel Vignato, who is valued at €8m.

According to TgGialloblu.it, Milan have accelerated their pursuit of Vignato in the last few hours.

However, the website warns the Rossoneri will have to spend €8m if they are to beat competition from other sides in Italy and Europe.

The 18-year-old broke through for Chievo last season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in 10 appearances for the relegated Flying Donkeys.

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