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Wednesday August 21 2019
Zappacosta: 'No doubts on Roma'

Davide Zappacosta had “no doubts” about choosing Roma and remembers their fans “drowned out” the Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge.

It is a very unusual transfer, a six-month loan with option to extend until the end of the season.

Before completing the move, he also signed a new contract with Chelsea that runs to June 2022.

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Monday August 19 2019
Khedira: Not a mercenary!

Sami Khedira has insisted that he fought to stay at Juventus so he could win the Champions League and not just for the money.

Khedira was expected to be among the players leaving Juve over the summer, but the midfielder will instead form part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the new season.

“Sarri wants us to play in a totally different kind of way,” he told Kicker.

“For that reason, we’ve had some difficulties and we need time to adapt to the new system, but it’s normal.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Masiello: 'Gasp same level as Conte'

Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has advice for “animal” Martin Skrtel and insists “Gian Piero Gasperini is on the same level as Antonio Conte.”

La Dea were the surprise package of last season, finishing third in Serie A for their first ever Champions League qualification and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

“We will have to press the reset button and start all over again, find that same mental freedom that allowed us to be this Atalanta,” Masiello told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Muriel: 'With Atalanta to stay'

Luis Muriel feels like he’s been with Atalanta “for ages and I hope to end my travels around Europe” with a long-term Bergamo stay.

The former Udinese, Sampdoria, Sevilla and Fiorentina striker completed the transfer for €15m and will get to play in the Champions League.

“The Champions League is a dream, but we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground and heads on our shoulders,” Muriel told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Atalanta not ready for Champions League

La Dea might’ve kept almost all their best players, but Vilizar Yakimov thinks Atalanta are unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

With great power comes great responsibility. Atalanta have been considered dark horses ever since Gian Piero Gasperini’s arrival in 2016, but their heroics from last season mean that La Dea quickly outgrew that tag and must accept their new status.

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Thursday August 15 2019
Ronaldo up for UEFA award

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is up for UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award with Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.

Ronaldo is recognised for his six-goal haul in the Champions League last season, memorably firing Juve into the quarter-finals with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.

He is joined on the podium by long-time rival Messi and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who helped the Reds win the competition and is aiming to become the first-ever defender to receive the accolade.

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Tuesday August 13 2019
Ronaldo: 'The difference with Messi...'

Cristiano Ronaldo insists “the difference with Lionel Messi is that I won the Champions League with several clubs and I identify with this tournament.”

The Juventus star spoke to DAZN in a documentary for their ‘The Making Of’ series, with another clip released today.

He discusses his rivalry with Barcelona hero Messi and their constant battle to be considered the greatest of their generation.

“The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs,” said CR7.

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Saturday August 10 2019
Sarri: 'My Dybala opinion doesn't count'

Maurizio Sarri hit out at Juventus for the “embarrassing situation” with players who need to be sold, while declaring his “opinion on Paulo Dybala counts for zero.”

The Coach was his usual brutally honest self in a Press conference after the 2-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid in Stockholm.

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Friday August 9 2019
Official: Skrtel joins Atalanta

Martin Skrtel has officially signed for Atalanta as a free agent after three years in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

The 34-year-old landed in Bergamo this morning and underwent a medical, then signed a one-year contract believed to be worth €1m.

A Slovakia international, he brings valuable experience to Atalanta, who will participate in the Champions League for the first time in their history.

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Friday August 9 2019
Mourinho: 'My Inter the greatest'

Jose Mourinho reveals he struggled to leave Inter for Real Madrid and “relied on Louis van Gaal’s ego” to beat Bayern Munich.

The Coach took them to historic heights in 2010 when winning the Champions League, Scudetto and Coppa Italia.

When his final match in charge, the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, was played in Madrid, he had already signed for Real.

“I have to tell you something I’ve never said before,” Mourinho confessed in a special interview with Italian online platform DAZN.

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