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Thursday October 1 2020
Genoa: 'Common sense prevailed'

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi and director Daniele Faggiano explain why postponing their Serie A game with Torino became inevitable after 15 COVID cases, now rising to 16.

The Grifone had Mattia Perin and Lasse Schone test positive before the 6-0 defeat to Napoli on Sunday, but within 48 hours another 11 cases had emerged.

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Thursday October 1 2020
Serie A: Genoa-Torino postponed

The scheduled match between Genoa and Torino on Saturday, October 3, has been postponed due to the 14 cases of COVID-19 at the Grifoni.

The Rossoblu returned from a 6-0 defeat to Napoli in Serie A last weekend and have since confirmed 14 cases of coronavirus in the matchday group.

Genoa were supposed to host the Granata at the Marassi at 17.00 UK time on Saturday, but Serie A has confirmed the match is postponed.

The Extraordinary Council of the Lega Serie A has confirmed the application of the UEFA rules in the Italian League.

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Thursday October 1 2020
'D'Angieri wants to buy Torino'

Raffaele Cavani, the lawyer of Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri, has confirmed the tycoon is interested in buying Torino. ‘We are ready to deal with Urbano Cairo’.

The ambassador for European affairs of Belize said to Tiki Taka that he was ‘willing to take over’ the Granata, should patron Cairo be interested in selling the club.

D’Angieri’s lawyer Cavani confirmed to Tuttosport that the businessman, who ranked 601st in the list of the richest men in the world three years ago, also wants to buy the Stadio Grande Torino.

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Thursday October 1 2020
Genoa training suspended

Genoa have cancelled this morning's training and are undergoing rapid coronavirus tests ahead of a possible afternoon session.

The session at 10.00 UK time was cancelled by the ASL, stopping the players who tested negative from training.

But the Grifoni had scheduled another session at 14.00 UK time, with two groups of up to six players.

But the local health company cancelled the second session too and have organised rapid tests at 12.30pm.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Genoa name 11 COVID positive players

Genoa have named the 11 players who tested positive for COVID-19, along with four members of staff, including Marko Pjaca and Davide Zappacosta.

The club released a statement confirming Francesco Cassata, Lukas Lerager, Federico Marchetti, Filippo Melegoni, Luca Pellegrini, Mattia Perin, Marko Pjaca, Ivan Radovanovic, Lasse Schöne, Davide Zappacosta and today also Valon Behrami tested positive.

Members of staff Pietro Cistaro, Alessandro Donato, Pietro Gatto and Matteo Perasso also contracted the Coronavirus.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Napoli squad clear of COVID

Napoli have announced that all the COVID-19 tests on their players and staff have come back negative after 14 cases at their recent opponents Genoa.

There will be another round of swabs tomorrow, as the Coronavirus has a long incubation period, and so more tests will be required before deciding if their game against Juventus this weekend can go ahead as planned.

Genoa had two players test positive – Mattia Perin and Lasse Schone – before Sunday’s 6-0 defeat against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Spadafora: 'The protocol is fine'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has claimed Ministry of Health representative Sandra Zampa was ‘too quick’ to say Serie A will be suspended.

After having come out of the lockdown in June, the new season has been hit with a new wave of coronavirus in football, and Zampa earlier said the championship will be suspended.

Genoa, who confirmed 14 cases of coronavirus in their matchday group, must postpone their match against Torino on Saturday and Napoli are currently waiting for the test results after their 6-0 win against the Grifoni last weekend.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Faggiano: 'We are all quarantined'

Genoa sporting director Daniele Faggiano said the Rossoblu are ‘all in quarantine and can’t play against Torino on Saturday’.

The UEFA protocol says 13 players are the minimum needed for the match to go ahead as planned, but Faggiano said it wouldn’t help the Grifoni, who are all quarantined after having discovered 14 cases of coronavirus in the matchday group.

“We are all in quarantine,” Faggiano told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “The ASL stopped us, we can’t play Saturday against Torino even with the 13 available.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Second tests confirm 14 cases at Genoa

Second round of testing has confirmed the 14 positive cases of coronavirus at Genoa, who await Serie A’s decision on the match against Torino.

The Rossoblu have confirmed the second round of swabs confirmed the 14 positive tests over the weekend.

This morning, the other members of the team and staff arrived by car at the training ground and were swabbed from the vehicle before returning home.

The employees and executives who were tested yesterday have all received negative results for COVID-19.

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Tuesday September 29 2020
Sky: West Ham offer €25m for Maksimovic

West Ham United have reportedly offered €25m for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic.

Sky Sport Italia claims the Hammers are in for the Serbian defender, who has yet to renew his deal with the Azzurri.

Maksimovic’s contract at the San Paolo expires in June 2021, the deal he signed upon his arrival from Torino for €21m in July 2017.

The 28-year-old had spent one season on loan in Naples before making his move permanent and has played 73 games in his four years with the Partenopei.

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