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Sunday November 17 2019
How Jorginho won Chelsea over

Jorginho’s football was too much of a change for Chelsea fans, but Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall saw Calcio’s Puccini win over the Wagnerian Premier League.

Not everybody who likes Puccini also appreciates Wagner. Either way, the music still takes form. In Naples, the masses would tell you tales of the beautiful, rhythmic and delicate touches that Jorginho used to distribute. Since he has gone, ask any Neapolitan and they will poetically remember a master craftsman, a conductor to an orchestra they once adored.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Azzurri built around quality

Italy finally have an identity built around a group of quality midfielders, writes Emmet Gates, but concerns remain in defence.

Roberto Mancini made history. Following Italy’s fluid 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica. This was Mancini’s 10th consecutive win with the Azzurri, surpassing the legendary Vittorio Pozzo’s record in the late 1930s. It was also a sixth consecutive away win, another first.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Tonali: 'I'm more of a Jorginho'

Sandro Tonali admits he is “more of a Jorginho” at Brescia, but can adjust his style to play alongside the Chelsea man for Italy.

The 19-year-old was given his first start in the Azzurri jersey during a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying victory away to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“I am happy with how we all played. I’m glad that I got through the emotion of my first Italy start and am enjoying all of it,” the Brescia youngster told Rai Sport.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Conte given protection after threats

Inter coach Antonio Conte is reportedly receiving police protection after he was sent a bullet along with a threatening letter.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper and the Gazzetta dello Sport, Conte received an envelope containing a series of anonymous threats and a bullet.

This is a well-known act of intimidation, with bullets recently sent to various politicians in Italy.

It’s reported an investigation has been opened and, just in case, Conte has been granted police protection outside his home and the Inter training ground.

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Thursday November 14 2019
Report: Giroud yes to Inter

Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud has reportedly agreed to be reunited with Antonio Conte, who sees him as the perfect signing to boost Inter's numbers in attack.

Since Alexis Sanchez picked up a serious injury during international duty with Chile, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku have been carrying the attack at the Giuseppe Meazza.

At the same time, Inter have been linked to a new forward ahead of the next transfer window in January and now Giroud might look to follow his former coach to Italy.

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Wednesday November 13 2019
Willian & Kumbulla for Juve?

Juventus are reportedly preparing moves for Chelsea forward Willian and Verona defender Marash Kumbulla.

Willian’s contract expires at the end of the season and Corriere dello Sport claims Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici is weighing up a cut-price deal for the Brazilian in January.

Only yesterday, former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu suggested the 31-year-old would be an “ideal” signing for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

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Tuesday November 12 2019
Lucescu: 'Willian perfect for Juve'

Mircea Lucescu advised Juventus to make a move for Chelsea winger Willian, claiming "the Bianconeri would be ideal for him."

Willian is in his last year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge and the Romanian coach claimed it would be better for his former player to change clubs this summer.

“Willian’s contract at Chelsea is expiring, it would be good for him to change it up a bit after all these years in London,” the former Shakhtar Donetsk boss told Tuttosport.

“The Bianconeri would be ideal for him.”

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Sunday November 10 2019
Paratici: 'Higuain close to new deal'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirmed Gonzalo Higuain is “very close” to signing a new contract, as he faces his old club Milan.

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“We’ve always created a lot of chances and had many shots on goal, but we’re still adapting and more goals will come with time,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Jorginho: 'Chelsea promise to myself'

Italy international Jorginho described his determination to prove himself at Chelsea, especially without Maurizio Sarri. “I promised myself I wouldn’t lose this challenge.”

The midfielder was brought to Stamford Bridge from Napoli by Maurizio Sarri, but has seemingly found a whole new lease of life under Frank Lampard.

“It’s all going very well, but there’s no fluke about it, as I wanted to make my mark in the most competitive league in the world,” Jorginho told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

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Friday November 8 2019
Revealed: Inter's January targets

Inter will reportedly target Olivier Giroud, Dejan Kulusevski and Matteo Darmian in January, but a move for Arturo Vidal seems unlikely.

Inter are expected to be among the busiest clubs in the winter transfer window after Antonio Conte hit out at his hierarchy for planning poorly over the summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud has already held talks with the Nerazzurri and given his approval to playing as Romelu Lukaku’s deputy.

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