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Sunday May 26 2019
Leeds chief to buy Genoa?

It’s reported Qatar Sports Investments are in talks to purchase Leeds United rather than Roma, whose owner Andrea Radrizzani could then buy Genoa.

This summer there will be more than simple player transfers in a rumour merry-go-round, as several clubs around Europe’s big five leagues are changing hands.

Roma President James Pallotta denied claims he had met with QSI officials and it seems he was right, because the Financial Times suggests they are instead in advanced negotiations to buy up English Championship club Leeds United.

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Saturday May 25 2019
Prandelli: 'No Genoa fear with Fiorentina'

Cesare Prandelli insists Genoa “must have no fear” in their relegation showdown with Fiorentina. “Determination is key, but with a cool head.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Grifone go head-to-head with the Viola, who could also still be relegated, but need to get a better result than Empoli manage away to Inter.

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Saturday May 25 2019
Andreazzoli: 'Empoli and Inter happy'

Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli puts sentiment aside against Inter and his old colleague Luciano Spalletti. “I hope at the final whistle we can both be happy.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Tuscans clambered out of the bottom three last week, so will be safe if they beat Inter, or at least match Genoa’s result against Fiorentina.

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Saturday May 25 2019
Serie A survival state of play

The final day of the Serie A season is going to be vital for the futures of several clubs, with Genoa, Fiorentina and Empoli all at risk of relegation.

Udinese, who are on 40 points, are already safe due to their better head-to-head record against the other teams, as are Bologna  - courtesy of their 3-3 draw with Lazio on Monday.

 

Permutations as it stands

Genoa 37 points

Play away to Fiorentina

Can stay up if:

They get a better result than Empoli

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Saturday May 25 2019
Montella: 'Destiny in Fiorentina's hands'

Vincenzo Montella warned they must avoid relegation against Genoa to “defend the city of Florence and not just Fiorentina. Our destiny is in our hands.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We’ve worked on our mentality, our confidence, examining what happened over the last seven games,” said Montella in his Press conference.

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Friday May 24 2019
Lazio to purchase Romulo

Lazio are set to activate their option to buy midfielder Romulo from Genoa, for a reported fee of around €2m.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Biancocelesti have decided to purchase the 32-year-old outright after his arrival on loan from the Grifone in January.

The former Juventus man joined at the end of the winter transfer window and has made 12 competitive appearances for the capital club, playing in both legs of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan.

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Friday May 24 2019
Montella ban reduced on appeal

Vincenzo Montella’s two-match touchline ban has been reduced to one on appeal, but he will miss Fiorentina’s showdown with Genoa.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Coach was punished for insulting the referee and also punching an advertising board after the 1-0 defeat to Parma, unaware that there was a steward standing behind it.

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Friday May 24 2019
Barzagli confirms Romero arrival

Andrea Barzagli has confirmed that Genoa’s Cristian Romero will join Juventus. “He’ll join up with a group of players who can teach him a lot.”

Romero has long been linked with Juve, and Barzagli – who will retire at the end of the season – believes the Argentine defender has ‘great potential’.

“I hope that Rugani and Romagnoli can become important pillars,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport when asked who his Italy heirs could be.

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Friday May 24 2019
Dragowski the Empoli dam

If Empoli are to hold out Inter and stay in Serie A for another season, Wayne Girard thinks goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski will be decisive.

Empoli have Serie A safety in their own hands after clambering out of the relegation zone and against Inter on Sunday will be looking to goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski for another headline-grabbing performance.

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Thursday May 23 2019
Serie A Week 38 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 38 have been announced, with Daniele Orsato handed the relegation playout between Fiorentina and Genoa.

The two sides will be playing to stay up on Sunday, with Genoa in 18th place and Fiorentina only three points above the Grifone.

The two sides are kicking off at the same time as fellow relegation rivals Empoli, whose game against Inter will be officiated by Luca Banti.

The teams up for Champions League qualification will also be playing on Sunday evening.

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