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Saturday July 11 2020
Experience isn't everything for Inter

Antonio Conte and Inter are so focused on experienced names, they risk losing sight of the youthful potential at their disposal, warns Richard Hall.

The message from Antonio Conte after dropping points against Bologna and Verona was always the same – Inter need more experienced players in their ranks. His obsession with bringing in ready-made champions means the Nerazzurri could once again waste the talent at their disposal and overlook youthful potential to chase after a veteran name.

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Friday July 10 2020
Report: Roma strike Smalling deal

According to Sportitalia, Roma have reached an agreement with Manchester United to buy Chris Smalling for €20m, spread out over several years.

There were more negotiations in progress today between the Premier League side and Giallorossi consultant Franco Baldini.

Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà now maintains they reached a breakthrough.

It’ll be an extension of the loan for one more year at a cost of €3m, with an obligation to buy at the end of the 2020-21 season for a further €17m.

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Friday July 10 2020
Inter ready to sacrifice Skriniar?

Milan Skriniar is struggling to fit into Antonio Conte’s three-man defence, so there are reports Inter could sell him, as Manchester City and Manchester United await.

The 25-year-old Slovakia international was signed from Sampdoria for €34m in the summer of 2017 and his value has only climbed since then.

He is under contract until June 2023 and the Nerazzurri were adamant in rejecting approaches from Premier League clubs.

However, it has become evident this season that Skriniar does not work well within Conte’s three-man defence.

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Thursday July 9 2020
United believe in Pogba stay

Juventus’ hopes of buying back Paul Pogba look dead in the water as Manchester United and the midfielder seem ready to extend their relationship.

Juve were tipped to go all out for Pogba’s return before the coronavirus pandemic, but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced this morning that he was confident the Frenchman would sign a new contract soon.

“Of course we want to keep the best players around the club and hopefully we can do something,” he said at a press conference.

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Thursday July 9 2020
Roma make new Smalling offer

Roma have reportedly made a new bid for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, offering to sign him on another loan with €15m obligation to buy.

Smalling is due to return to United once Serie A finishes, with Roma only taking him on a dry loan at the start of the season and the Red Devils refusing to extend it for the Europa League.

Now, Nicolo Schira claims club advisor Franco Baldini has approached the Premier League giants with a new offer to keep the defender at the Olimpico.

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Wednesday July 8 2020
Solskjaer doesn't regret transfer decisions

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t regret letting Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young move to Inter and claims he would do the same again.

The Nerazzurri signed Lukaku and loaned Sanchez last summer, before they picked up Young in January, but the Norwegian coach has claimed he wouldn’t change anything if he could go back in time.

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Wednesday July 8 2020
'Osimhen not waiting for Prem calls'

Victor Osimhen’s representative has hit out at the ‘huge lie’ that the Lille forward is keeping Napoli on hold for a Premier League move.

Sources close to Osimhen told Football Italia just yesterday that Osimhen preferred an English club come forward for him.

However, Osita Okolo has now denied that to be the case, explaining his brother-in-law will make the decision on his future ‘known soon’.

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Tuesday July 7 2020
Exclusive: Osimhen turns down Napoli

Sources close to Victor Osimhen confirm to Football Italia that the Lille striker will reject a move to Napoli, as he is waiting for a Premier League offer instead.

The Nigeria international visited the Napoli facilities, coach Gennaro Gattuso’s home and the house of President Aurelio De Laurentiis on the island of Capri.

He asked for a few days to think about it, but after weeks of charm offensive from both clubs and his entourage, the Nigeria international has decided against the transfer.

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Tuesday July 7 2020
Napoli prepare to sell Koulibaly?

Napoli are, according to the Telegraph, prepared to sell Kalidou Koulibaly to the Premier League this summer, hoping to make back the possible money spent on Lille forward Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen has been in Naples to discuss a possible transfer to the San Paolo and Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis has, according to the report, already planned how to make back the €80m he could have to spend on the Nigerian forward.

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Monday July 6 2020
Report: Lazio prepare to sell Milinkovic

Lazio are reportedly lowering the asking price for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and prepare to sell the Serbian after the current campaign.

President Claudio Lotito has previously asked €100m for the player, but Calciomercato.com claims he has decided to lower his expectations and let the star go for €70m this summer.

The outlet claims the Biancocelesti ace could therefore move abroad this summer, as the other Italian teams will struggle to meet the required amount to keep the attacking midfielder in Serie A.

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