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Friday January 17 2020
Inzaghi: 'Fantastic first half of the season'

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi says their goal is to “start the second half of the season as we ended the first,” ahead of their clash with Sampdoria.

The Biancocelesti have thus far surpassed expectations in Serie A, sitting third in the table and only six points from league leaders Juventus in first place.

Inzaghi’s side take on Sampdoria tomorrow at the Stadio Olimpico, with kick off at 14:00 GMT. You read the match preview here.

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Friday January 17 2020
Higuain: 'Sarri and I both stubborn!'

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has opened up about his relationship with coach Maurizio Sarri. “We are both stubborn!”

Higuain played under Sarri for a single season at Napoli in 2015-16, in which the striker scored 36 league goals, breaking the record set by Milan legend Gunnar Nordhal in the 1950s.

The Argentine then shared a half season with Sarri whilst together at Chelsea last year, before coming together again at Juventus this season.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Lautaro: 'I feel comfortable at Inter'

Lautaro Martinez has claimed he's “comfortable” at Inter amid rumours about interest from Barcelona and said “a lot changed” when Antonio Conte arrived.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona after his contributions in the title race this campaign.

Lautaro ended the first half on 10 goals in 18 Serie A games and said the rumours about the Blaugrana only means that he is performing well for the Nerazzurri.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Milik: 'We need patience'

Arkadiusz Milik has claimed it will take “patience” when they aim to “climb the table” and look ahead to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Napoli have gone through a lot of changes this campaign and the turbulent start to the season has left a mark at the San Paolo.

Things are on the up for the Partenopei, but the Polish striker keeps his head low and intent to “work hard” to help the team achieve their targets.

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Thursday January 16 2020
UEFA accomodate Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo made the supporter’s team of the year, when UEFA reportedly changed the formation to accommodate the Juventus star.

Daily Mail could reveal that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté was dropped from the official line-up, as UEFA decided to change the formation to keep Ronaldo in the 2019 side.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Eriksen the right man for Inter

Christian Eriksen looks set join Inter from Tottenham Hotspur, so Karsten Krogh examines whether the Dane is a good fit for Antonio Conte and Serie A.

Christian Eriksen will turn 28 in February and should be at the absolute peak of his powers the next couple of years. He has never been particularly quick and thus never had to rely on his speed. He is almost never injured and he has been used to playing many games over a season. Last term he played 35 Premier League matches (eight goals and 12 assists) and 12 in the Champions League (two goals and four assists). Statistically, he is often the player on the pitch who has run the most after Tottenham’s games. 

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Monday January 13 2020
Official: Setien new Barcelona coach

Barcelona have officially sacked Ernesto Valverde, so will have new coach Quique Setien on the bench against Napoli in the Champions League.

The Blaugrana have hired former Real Betis boss Setien following a crisis meeting with President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

It is a highly unusual occurrence, seeing as Barcelona haven’t fired a manager mid-season since Louis van Gaal 17 years ago.

The 55-year-old has been at Camp Nou since the summer of 2017 and his contract was due to expire in June.

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Monday January 13 2020
Allegri up for Barcelona job?

Massimiliano Allegri has put himself forward for the Barcelona job, claim Mundo Deportivo, amid speculation Ernesto Valverde will be fired.

There are multiple reports in Spain that Valverde’s future will be decided today in meetings between President Josep Maria Bartomeu, CEO Oscar Grau, transfer chief Eric Abidal, assistants Ramon Planes and Javier Bordas.

Xavi Hernandez had been the first choice, but the club legend currently working in Qatar refused to take over mid-season, leaving the door open for a summer switch.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Caldara: 'Won't let Atalanta down'

Mattia Caldara does “not want to let Atalanta down” after returning to Bergamo from Milan. “Nothing really has changed since I left.”

The defender returned to his hometown club after spells at Juventus and Milan, moving on an 18-month loan with obligation to buy for €15m.

“I am really excited to be here again, but I see returning to Atalanta as a starting point,” Caldara told the official club channel.

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Thursday January 9 2020
Demme arrives for medical at Napoli

Diego Demme has arrived in Italy for a medical ahead of a reported €12m move to Napoli from RB Leipzig.

Sky Sport Italia has revealed that the 28-year-old is only formalities away from completing a move from Leipzig to the Partenopei and is currently subject to a medical test ahead of his transfer to the San Paolo.

The midfielder has spent six and a half seasons at the Red Bull Arena and played a part in lifting them club from the third tier to the top of German football, with Leipzig currently at first place in the Bundesliga.

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