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Tuesday January 16 2018
Italy-Argentina in Manchester

Italy will play their friendly against Argentina at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 22 or 23, it’s reported.

The Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but are playing a number of friendlies, even though the Nazionale currently does not have a Coach.

On an interim basis, Under-21 Italy boss Gigi Di Biagio should be taking charge during these games.

According to TyC Sports, the match with Argentina has been scheduled for the Etihad Stadium, used by Manchester City.

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Friday January 12 2018
Roma seek Pellegrini renewal

Roma are looking to tie Lorenzo Pellegrini to a new contract, as Juventus and Manchester City are interested in him.

The midfielder returned to the Giallorossi from Sassuolo last summer, and has two goals and three assists so far this season.

According to calciomercato.com, the €25m release clause in his contract is valid for Italian clubs, though it could be higher if certain conditions are met.

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Monday January 8 2018
English clubs want Pellegrini?

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all want Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to reports in England.

The midfielder rejoined the Giallorossi from Sassuolo in the summer, and has two goals and three assists in all competitions this season.

It’s thought the 21-year-old has a release clause of around €24m, and the Daily Mirror reports that has caught the attention of three big Premier League clubs.

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Saturday January 6 2018
Tare: 'De Vrij stays regardless'

Lazio director Igli Tare admits Stefan de Vrij is “still undecided” on whether to sign a new contract, but “he will nonetheless end the season here.”

The Dutch international will be out of contract in June and has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Milan, Manchester United and Manchester City.

“We need patience with De Vrij. The lad is still undecided on his contract renewal, but I hope we can have some clarity as soon as possible,” Tare told Medisaet Premium.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Transfer targets Napoli need

Winter Champions Napoli lack strength in depth, so Dan White analyses potential January signings that can improve Maurizio Sarri's side.

Napoli may be sat at the top of Serie A, leading the teams fighting for the Scudetto but, at the season’s halfway point, Coach Maurizio Sarri will be looking to bolster his squad in January if his team are to keep up their title push in the second half of the season.

While President Aurelio De Laurentiis has announced the imminent arrival of summer signing Roberto Inglese from Chievo, here are just a few players the Azzurri could be looking to bring in during the winter transfer window.

Matteo Darmian (Manchester United)

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Chelsea bid £50m for Alex Sandro?

Chelsea are offering €56m to take Alex Sandro from Juventus in January, according to The Mirror, anticipating Manchester United.

The Brazilian left-back had already been at the centre of a bidding war over the summer, with up to €70m rejected by Juve from Chelsea and Manchester City.

Now the situation has changed, as Alex Sandro’s performances this term have been a shadow of his former self, contributing one goal and five assists in 19 competitive games.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Milinkovic-Savic: 'Not leaving Lazio'

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been slapped with a €150m price-tag, but assured he is “not thinking about leaving Lazio,” especially now his brother is in Serie A.

The midfielder is linked with the likes of Manchester United, Inter, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City.

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Friday December 29 2017
Juventus want Can in January

Juventus reportedly want to bring Liverpool’s Emre Can to Turin in January, and could offer €5m-6m.

The German midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is free to talk to other clubs in January.

It’s not thought he’ll sign a new deal at Anfield, and the Bianconeri have been open in their admiration of his talents.

This morning’s Corriere dello Sport notes interest from Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, but believes Juve are in pole position for Can’s signature.

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Wednesday December 27 2017
Alex Sandro given €60m price-tag

Juventus would be willing to sell Alex Sandro for €60m, according to Tuttosport, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea interested.

The Brazilian left-back was the subject of a bidding war last summer, but he and the club resisted proposals believed to be up to €70m.

His performances this season and the fact they already have Leonardo Spinazzola on the way following his loan spell with Atalanta means the situation has changed.

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Saturday December 23 2017
Radja right to stick with Roma

The Giallorossi’s growth under Eusebio Di Francesco proves that Radja Nainggolan was right to snub the Premier League, writes Vilizar Yakimov.

In a football world ruled by money, it’s almost impossible for Serie A players to reject the chance to move to any of Europe’s biggest teams. Sadly, Italy can no longer match the lucrative paycheques and the glamour that Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or the Premier League offers, which really makes the decision a no-brainer for most. The Paul Pogba transfer is the biggest proof that even Serie A’s most powerful team cannot match the financial might of Europe’s richest clubs.

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