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Saturday August 1 2015
Osvaldo to join Porto for free

Former Italy striker Daniel Osvaldo is ready to join FC Porto as a free agent, two years after Roma sold him for €17m.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo assures the Argentine-born forward has agreed personal terms with Porto and will complete the move this weekend.

Now 29, Osvaldo has had a tumultuous career, mainly due to his lack of discipline both on and off the field.

He famously punched Roma teammate Erik Lamela in a locker room row and was hounded out by fans after insulting his Coach in the Coppa Italia Final.

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Wednesday July 15 2015
Osvaldo: 'Real Betis interested'

Daniel Osvaldo is heading back to Europe, as Real Betis “are interested and he would love a return to Spain,” said his agent.

The 29-year-old Italy international is a free agent after Southampton terminated his contract with two years remaining and Boca Juniors opted not to make his loan permanent.

Now his agent insists negotiations are on-going with Liga side Real Betis.

“I called director Eduardo Macia and he confirmed there is interest, while the player likes the Coach,” agent Dario Decoud told Spanish newspaper AS.

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Wednesday July 1 2015
Southampton release Osvaldo

Former Inter misfit Dani Osvaldo has been released by Southampton, after completing a loan at Boca Juniors.

The striker joined the Nerazzurri on loan last summer, but left in January after falling out with Mauro Icardi and Coach Roberto Mancini.

Osvaldo then spent six months on loan at Boca Juniors, while still being owned by the Saints.

“Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the contract of striker Dani Osvaldo,” a statement on the club’s official website began.

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Thursday June 18 2015
Arruabarrena: ‘Tevez a complete player’

Boca Juniors Coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena calls Carlos Tevez ‘a complete player’ but isn’t sure the Juventus man will arrive.

The striker is believed to be close to sealing a return to his boyhood club, with the Bianconeri admitting that he wants to return to Argentina.

“Until we see him in a Boca shirt, I won’t say too much about that,” Arruabarrena told Mediaset.

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Thursday June 11 2015
Palermo 'almost there' for Viviani

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini confirmed he is “almost there” for Roma midfielder Federico Viviani.

The 23-year-old spent this season on loan in Serie B with Latina.

“We are almost there,” Zamparini told Il Giornale di Sicilia.

“The negotiations are at an advanced stage and close to the finish line.”

The Rosanero are also seeking another forward to replace Paulo Dybala, who moved to Juventus.

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Tuesday May 19 2015
Osvaldo insults investigated

Daniel Osvaldo is in trouble again after he was placed under investigation for insulting comments on Twitter.

The Italy striker moved to Boca Juniors in January after a loan spell at Inter from Southampton.

Boca were thrown out of the Copa Libertadores last week after fans aimed pepper spray at River Plate players, sending several of them to hospital.

Osvaldo responded by calling Conmebol officials “Mafiosi” and “fat cats behind their desks.”

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Tuesday April 7 2015
Osvaldo: ‘Pirlo, Totti, come to Boca’

Dani Osvaldo has called on Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti to come to Boca Juniors, and discusses the Azzurri.

The striker spent the first half of this season at Inter, but after a furious bust-up with Coach Roberto Mancini he moved to Boca Juniors in his native Argentina.

Despite being born in South America, Osvaldo has represented Italy on 14 occasions, but admits that it will be difficult to impress from a different continent.

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Tuesday March 31 2015
Conte: 'Doors open to Balotelli'

Antonio Conte said “Italy doors are open” to Mario Balotelli, Sebastian Giovinco, Daniel Osvaldo and more.

The Coach spoke at a Press conference after the 1-1 draw with England, which saw Graziano Pellè on target.

“I’m keeping an eye on everything the Leagues offer. I went to see Southampton-Liverpool and only Pellè played, as Balotelli and Fabio Borini were on the bench.

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Thursday March 5 2015
Osvaldo girlfriend carjacked

Boca Juniors striker Dani Osvaldo’s girlfriend was carjacked in Buenos Aires last night, report local media.

Rumours started to circulate when ex-Inter and Southampton forward Osvaldo did not attend training this morning.

However, the club then confirmed it had given him the day off to stay close to his girlfriend, Jimena Baron.

Argentine media state she was robbed at gunpoint and punched before the gang drove off with her car.

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Thursday February 26 2015
Osvaldo to leave Boca?

Former Inter striker Dani Osvaldo’s Boca Juniors career could be over already, with reports he’s set to be sent back to Europe.

The Italian international moved to the Argentinian giants this month after falling out with Coach Roberto Mancini at San Siro.

According to Buenos Aires newspaper Cronica, Osvaldo and three teammates were caught sneaking women into the team hotel before a match against Temperley.

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