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Saturday July 20 2019
Napoli push for Pepe

Napoli are pushing to sign Nicolas Pepe and have opened talks with the player, but face competition from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Partenopei are looking to strengthen their attack this summer, and a move for James Rodriguez has stalled as Real Madrid won’t let the Colombian leave on loan.

Sporting director Cristian Giuntoli has a number of names in the frame, including Hirving Lozano and Pepe.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Napoli progress for Pepe

Napoli are progressing well in talks with Lille for €80m-rated Nicolas Pepe, offering Adam Ounas and cash, but the player remains unconvinced.

The Partenopei are giving up on James Rodriguez, refusing to pay the €42m outright unless they get him from Atletico Madrid on loan with option to buy.

They’ve turned their focus towards a different type of player, one who can provide plenty of goals and has a high resale value for the future.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Napoli & Inter fight for Pepe

Napoli are reportedly set to offer €55m plus Adam Ounas for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, but Inter have already bid €80m including bonuses.

According to Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, Napoli’s insistence on a loan deal for James Rodriguez is because they are ready to splash the cash on Pepe.

Pedulla explains the Partenopei have been working on a deal for ‘some time’, even before their interest in James, and have decided to table a bid of €50-55m plus Adam Ounas.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Milan ask Man Utd for Bailly

After considering Liverpool’s €20m demand for Dejan Lovren excessive, it’s reported Milan are turning to Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.

The Rossoneri are seeking an experienced centre-back to partner Alessio Romagnoli for this season under new Coach Marco Giampaolo.

They have not disguised their interest in Lovren, but Liverpool want at least €20m, while the 30-year-old also commands a current salary of €5m per year net.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Report: Milan 'serious' about Lovren

Milan are reportedly ‘serious’ about bringing in Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Lovren is Milan’s ‘first choice’ to reinforce their back line.

Vlado Lemic, an intermediary for the Croat, met Rossoneri officials for an hour on Tuesday morning.

However, the newspaper warns Liverpool are holding out for ‘at least €20m’, while the 30-year-old currently earns a net salary of €5m.

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Sunday July 14 2019
Report: Bologna in for Sturridge

Bologna are reportedly keen on signing former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge is now a free agent after his Liverpool contract expired, and the Sunday Express claims Bologna have approached the Englishman.

While they are putting together a package for the 29-year-old, the newspaper warns he will need to come down considerably from the £120,000 (€133,000) a week he earned at Anfield.

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Friday July 12 2019
Juve and Roma top spenders

Juventus and Roma are the Italian representatives in the top 10 biggest spending European clubs since 2014-15, with Barcelona shelling out €1.08bn.

Voetbal International calculated the transfer activity from the last five years, including so far this summer, and found Barcelona had spent €1.08bn.

Manchester City were second in the list on €996m, with Manchester United spending €890m and Chelsea €875m.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Milan a long way off Lovren

Milan are continuing talks for Dejan Lovren, it’s reported, but the offer is €15m and Liverpool want at least €25m.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport transfer expert Nicolò Schira, the club directors met with agents and intermediaries again on Friday.

It remains a very difficult route, because Liverpool want €25m for the 30-year-old centre-back and the Rossoneri are currently proposing only €15m.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Did Lazio tap up Adekanye?

Lazio could be the subject of a FIFA complaint after Liverpool reportedly ‘expressed concern’ over Bobby Adekanye’s transfer.

Adekanye completed a free transfer to Lazio earlier in the week, but the Evening Standard warns Liverpool have alerted FIFA to suspicions the 20-year-old was tapped up.

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Wednesday July 3 2019
Milan ask after Nastasic

Milan have approached Schalke 04 for centre-back Matija Nastasic, as Dejan Lovren of Liverpool is too expensive, claim Sportitalia.

According to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the Rossoneri are using agent Fali Ramadani to help negotiate a deal with the German club.

Schalke bought Nastasic from Manchester City in 2015 for €9.5m following a six-month loan deal, but he already has Serie A experience from the 2011-12 campaign at Fiorentina.

The Serbia international is 26 years old and can play at left-back as well as central defence.

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