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Monday September 21 2020
Ferrero: 'Keita is a Sampdoria player'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirms Keita Balde Diao will arrive from Monaco, while they are ‘working on’ Inter winger Antonio Candreva.

Keita is set to join on loan for €1m with an option to buy for €10-12m at the end of the season.

“I consider Keita Balde to be a Sampdoria player and he will have his medical over the next few days,” Ferrero told Sky Sport Italia.

The President was also asked about Candreva, who is on the way out of Inter, but considering other offers as well.

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Sunday September 20 2020
Sampdoria: 'Keita soon, waiting for Candreva'

Sampdoria director Carlo Osti confirms Keita Balde Diao should arrive from Monaco ‘over the next few days’ and they are waiting for Antonio Candreva’s decision.

Their season kicks off against Juventus at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Friday September 18 2020
Samp close to Keita & Candreva

Sampdoria are closing in on a double deal for Monaco winger Keita Balde Diao and Inter midfielder Antonio Candreva.

Sky Sport Italia reports the deal is agreed and Keita will arrive tomorrow for his medical.

Whereas Sportitalia claimed Samp were paying €1m for a season-long loan with a €12m option to buy, Sky notes the option is instead worth €10m.

The 25-year-old is well-known to Serie A audiences, having previously played for Lazio and Inter.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Done deal: Keita Balde to Sampdoria

Monaco striker Keita Balde Diao is returning to Serie A, with reports of a done deal with Sampdoria, on loan with option to buy for a total €13m.

Sportitalia claim the details have all been confirmed and we are just waiting for it to be made official.

It’s €1m for the season-long loan and an option to buy in June 2021 for a further €12m.

The 25-year-old spent much of his career in Italy, coming up through the Lazio youth academy and moving to Monaco for €30m in 2017.

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Saturday September 12 2020
Kovac: 'Monaco not interested in Brozo'

Monaco coach Niko Kovac has claimed the Ligue 1 side are not interested in Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. ‘We are following other leads’.

The Croatian coached his compatriot in the Under-21 national side and Brozovic has been linked with a reunion with the former Bayern Munich coach in Ligue 1.

“I think it’s very easy to be linked with a player I have already coached in the past,” he told newspaper Nice-Matin.

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Thursday September 10 2020
Monaco fight Milan for Florentino

Milan and Fulham have new competition for Benfica talent Florentino Luis, with reports Monaco are offering €30m.

The 21-year-old midfielder has long been on the radar of these two clubs, but negotiations so far failed to find a breakthrough.

Their proposals have been a loan with option to buy for circa €21-25m.

According to Sportitalia, AS Monaco have now dived in with an offer to take Florentino on loan with option to buy for €30m.

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Tuesday September 8 2020
Riccardi and Valdifiori to Pescara

Roma have sent Alessio Riccardi to Pescara on loan with option to buy and a counter-option, where he’ll be teammates with Mirko Valdifiori.

The 19-year-old midfielder is a product of the Giallorossi youth academy and still waiting for his Serie A debut.

He’ll be in Serie B for this season with Pescara, where he has moved on loan with option to buy.

Roma also retain a counter-option to bring Riccardi back to the Capital.

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Friday August 21 2020
Report: Lazio in advanced Fares talks

Lazio are reportedly on the verge of signing SPAL defender Mohamed Fares and have prepared a deal until June 2024 for the Algerian.

Tuttomercatoweb claims Lazio are in advanced talks and are close to reaching an agreement with the Biancazzurri.

The Aquile have reportedly offered €6m plus one player and SPAL are looking at Simone Palombi or Djavan Anderson to complete the swap deal.

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Wednesday August 19 2020
Chelsea want €25m for Bakayoko

Chelsea reportedly want €25m for Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has been linked with a return to Milan.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the Blues are looking to gain on the permanent sale of Bakayoko and have requested €25 from the Rossoneri.

The newspaper says Milan, who are hoping to bring the French midfielder back to San Siro this summer, consider the amount to be excessive and could try to negotiate with the Londoners.

Bakayoko, who spent 2018-19 at Milanello, was immediately loaned out to Monaco when he returned from his stint in Serie A.

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Thursday August 13 2020
Report: Bakayoko accepts pay cut for Milan return

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will reportedly accept a pay cut in order to return to Milan this summer.

The Frenchman has reiterated his love for the Rossoneri, amid rumours of a return to San Siro after a stint on loan with AS Monaco.

Tuttosport claims the 25-year-old will be willing to cut his current €3.5m-a-year salary to €3m a season plus bonuses at the Rossoneri.

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