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Wednesday September 11 2019
Pedro: 'Ribery videogame to teammate'

New Fiorentina striker Pedro Guilherme is “ready to play” against Juventus on Saturday and reveals he “used to play as Franck Ribery on videogames.”

The 22-year-old was snapped up from Fluminense for a reported €11m plus bonuses and 20 per cent of a future transfer fee.

“It was a long negotiation and I want to thank everyone now that I am at a great club like Fiorentina,” he said in a Press conference.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Agent: Fiorentina ideal for Pedro

Pedro’s agent believes Fiorentina are the ideal club for the striker, even if ‘there were very advanced negotiations with Real Madrid.’

Pedro recently joined Fiorentina in a €14m deal from Fluminense, and Marcio Giugni expects the 22-year-old to flourish for the Viola.

“Playing in Europe has always been a dream for Pedro,” Giugni told La Nazione.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Ramos: If Cannavaro won Ballon d'Or...

Sergio Ramos believes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk can pip Cristiano Ronaldo to the Ballon d’Or. “If Fabio Cannavaro won it...”

Van Dijk is striving to become the first centre-back to win the Ballon d’Or since Cannavaro in 2006, after he captained Italy to World Cup glory.

“I don't know, but if Cannavaro won it then why not?” Ramos told AS.

“You have to keep the dream you had as a child so that it can happen. He had a great season. 

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Monday September 9 2019
Real Madrid beat Juve to Eriksen?

Juventus face strong competition from Real Madrid in their push for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, claim AS.

The Denmark international will be a free agent at the end of this season, which means he could sign a pre-contract agreement from January.

Juve have been tracking him for some time and were tipped to pick up Eriksen as their latest bargain, after Adrien Rabiot, Emre Can and Aaron Ramsey.

However, Spanish newspaper AS maintain Real Madrid are the favourites to swoop for the Spurs star.

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Monday September 9 2019
Juve squad cost €719m

Juventus spent €719m on transfer fees to assemble the squad, but Manchester City are the first club to surpass €1bn.

According to the CIES Football Observatory, the Bianconeri are the fifth biggest spenders in the top five European leagues.

Over the course of purchasing all their players, they paid out €719m in transfer fees.

This puts them above Barcelona, who spent €697m, but behind Manchester United on €751m, Real Madrid €902m and Paris Saint-Germain’s €913m.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Real Madrid target Napoli's Fabian Ruiz

Napoli are reportedly in advanced talks to extend Fabian Ruiz’s contract, turning down a €45m proposal from Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old midfielder is going from strength to strength since his €30m transfer from Real Betis last summer.

He was named Player of the Tournament for the European Under-21 Championships and now has three very impressive senior Spain performances under his belt too.

According to Calciomercato.com, Napoli are in talks with the player’s agent to extend the contract beyond the current June 2023 expiry.

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Friday September 6 2019
La Liga wants Ronaldo back

La Liga President Javier Tebas admits ‘I’d like Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Spain’, even if he expected the forward’s move to Juventus ‘to hurt more’.

Ronaldo’s record-breaking goal return for Real Madrid and rivalry with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi helped raise the profile of La Liga, both commercially and in the Champions League.

“I thought his departure would hurt more, but I prefer a League with CR7 than one without,” Tebas told Canal 11.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Fabian confirms Napoli talks

‘Very happy’ Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has confirmed that talks are under way over a new contract.

Fabian has grown into Marek Hamsik’s heir since joining Napoli from Real Betis for €30m last summer, although he could not prevent a 4-3 defeat to Juventus at the weekend.

“Naples is a big city and everyone supports the team,” the 23-year-old told Marca.

“You can see it every day on the streets. Neapolitans love Napoli and football.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Lucas Silva: 'Serie A perfect for me'

Former Real Madrid man Lucas Silva is a free agent and eyeing a Serie A move. “I was close to Genoa, but I dream of working with Carlo Ancelotti again.”

The 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder was purchased by Real Madrid in January 2015 for €13m, but never quite settled, going out on loan to Marseille and back to Cruzeiro before his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Ancelotti: 'ADL respects my work'

Carlo Ancelotti insists Aurelio De Laurentiis “is one of the few Presidents who respects my work” at Napoli and doesn’t dictate picks.

The former Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss has worked at the highest level and is enjoying this latest experience at the Stadio San Paolo.

“De Laurentiis is one of the few Presidents who respects my work,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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