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Tuesday July 23 2019
'Barca or Madrid for Atalanta!'

Marten de Roon has confessed that he is hoping Atalanta are drawn Real Madrid or Barcelona in the Champions League this season.

Atalanta are about to make their Champions League bow and have been drawn in Pot 4 of the draw for the group stage.

Nonetheless, De Roon made it clear his side were in it to test themselves against the two Spanish heavyweights.

“I’m glad we’ve reached the end of preseason,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday July 22 2019
Icardi open to Napoli talks?

Inter forward Mauro Icardi is now open to discussing a move to Napoli, according to Sportitalia, as Gonzalo Higuain is stalling Juventus.

The striker was told in no uncertain terms he was not part of Antonio Conte’s plans at San Siro this season, but has until now rejected all options.

He wanted to hold out for Juve, but the Bianconeri cannot purchase until they have sold Higuain.

As Higuain continues to snub the offer from Roma and the summer goes on, Icardi is beginning to realise he might not be able to wait for the Bianconeri.

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Monday July 22 2019
Ceballos heading to Arsenal

Multiple sources report Dani Ceballos will join Arsenal on loan, ruling Milan out of the race for the Real Madrid talent.

The creative midfielder turns 23 next month and was purchased from Real Betis for €16.5m two years ago.

He made 34 appearances for Real Madrid last season, scoring three goals with two assists.

Milan had been interested in purchasing Ceballos during their negotiations with Real Madrid for Theo Hernandez.

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Monday July 22 2019
Report: Inter push for Bale

Inter are reportedly in talks to bring Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale to the club.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane recently confirmed Bale was on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu, admitting ‘if he can go tomorrow, it would be better’.

A return to Tottenham Hotspur and a lucrative move to China were quickly put forward, but Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira claims Inter now want to give Antonio Conte a ‘big signing’.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Ancelotti: James, Elmas, Napoli...

Carlo Ancelotti says Napoli are still negotiating for James Rodriguez, Eljif Elmas is ‘details’ away from signing and ‘the time has come to win.’

CalcioNapoli24 and Radio Caracol are both reporting that James is on his way to Atletico Madrid, but Ancelotti is still confident Napoli can get their man.

“I’m not aware of a deal with Atletico,” the Coach told TV Luna.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Madrid back in for Zaniolo?

Real Madrid are reportedly rivalling Tottenham Hotspur for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

According to Corriere della Sera, Madrid have made fresh enquiries for Zaniolo.

The 20-year-old was already linked with Los Blancos last season, but they could now step up their interest after going public with their desire to sell Gareth Bale.

Tuttosport, meanwhile, reports Roma threw out a request from Milan to exchange Suso for the Italy starlet.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Giampaolo: 'Theo has a reputation...'

Milan Coach Marco Giampaolo was impressed by Theo Hernandez in training, but “he doesn’t have a great reputation, so time will tell.”

The squad flew out to Boston to begin their International Champions Cup campaign today and the tactician spoke to Milan TV.

“I feel there has to be a natural selection at this level not just for the quality of players, but also their behaviour and their moral compass,” said Giampaolo.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Graziani: 'James at all costs'

Ciccio Graziani confirms Carlo Ancelotti “talked about Nicolas Pepe and Mauro Icardi, but he wants James Rodriguez at all costs” for Napoli.

Former player and Coach Graziani was speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss and revealed some behind the scenes sensations.

“I had dinner with Ancelotti, he is expecting a couple of top buys from the President. The players said the same, they want to win now.

“Carlo is expecting the arrival of James. If Icardi should arrive too, then the gap with Juventus would be noticeably reduced.”

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Saturday July 20 2019
ADL: ‘Napoli fans must be patient’

Aurelio De Laurentiis tells the Napoli fans to “have patience” because “a lot of interesting things” could happen before the end of the transfer window.

The Partenopei have been linked with a number of attacking players, most notably James Rodriguez, but so far haven’t been able to get a deal over the line.

The Serie A runners-up want to take James on loan with an option to buy, but Real Madrid will only do a permanent deal after Bayern Munich didn’t take up their option after a two-year loan.

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Friday July 19 2019
Theo: Milan & Madrid similarities

Theo Hernandez sees similarities between Milan and Real Madrid, while he is determined to repay 'best full-back of all time' Paolo Maldini.

Milan splashed out €20m to sign Hernandez from Madrid, with Maldini proclaiming the 21-year-old can become one of the best in his position.

“I'm very happy to be here,” began the Frenchman at his official unveiling on Friday, alongside the club legend and Rade Krunic.

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