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Friday January 17 2020
Napoli join Chong race

Napoli have reportedly joined the race for Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong, according to Tuttosport.

The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season, and has been linked with a move to Juventus for some time.

However, the Turin daily states that Juve have now been joined in their pursuit of the 20-year-old by Inter and Napoli, who like the idea of signing the player for free come July.

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Friday January 3 2020
Nani: 'I was close to Juve in 2014'

Nani revealed he was on the verge of joining Juventus in 2014. “Everything was done, then at the last minute, Manchester United decided they no longer wanted to make the deal.”

Nani joined Manchester United from Sporting CP in 2007, but was about to join The Old Lady seven years later.

“After I renewed my contract in 2013 I got injured, but despite the fact that a lot of offers arrived for me, the club thought that with the new contract I would stay,” Nani told Portuguese website Tribuna Expresso.

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Monday November 25 2019
Roma keen on Ntcham?

Roma are reportedly among a clutch of clubs interested in signing Celtic midfielder Oliver Ntcham this January.

Tuttomercatoweb claims the Frenchman, who previously played for Genoa, is on the Giallorossi’s radar after two impressive displays against Lazio in the Europa League.

The 23-year-old scored the winner in Celtic's 2-1 victory over Biancocelesti several weeks ago.

However, TMW warns Ntcham is also being tracked by the likes of Valencia and Sporting CP.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Sporting stadium for CR7?

Sporting CP are reportedly preparing to name their stadium after Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo once he retires. “We’d be very proud.”

The 34-year-old started his career at the Sporting youth academy, bumped up through the ranks to the first team for the 2002-03 season and immediately purchased by Manchester United.

Renaming the current Jose Alvalade Stadium was put forward by Sporting President and former medical staff director Frederico Varandas.

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Monday September 16 2019
Report: Abate rejects Sporting

Former Milan and Italy right-back Ignazio Abate has reportedly rejected an offer to join Sporting CP.

Abate remains a free agent after Milan chose not to extend his contract over the summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira claims the 32-year-old recently received a proposal football from Sporting.

The Portuguese side are in need of a new right-sided defender after selling Thierry Correia to Valencia.

However, Schira writes Abate knocked back the offer as he deemed it too low.

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Tuesday August 27 2019
Fiorentina miss out on pair?

Fiorentina have reportedly failed in their attempts to sign Sporting CP winger Raphinha and Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan.

Fiorentina were working to bridge the gap with Sporting over their valuation of Raphinha, amidst confidence they would agree a fee in the region of €20m.

However, Record warns the Portuguese side have ‘closed the door’ on the Brazilian leaving this summer and that they will only consider selling him for his €60m release clause.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Milan keep going for Correa

Milan will hold another meeting with Atletico Madrid next week as they look to tie up a deal for Angel Correa, but so much depends on Andre Silva.

Correa has long been linked with Milan, but they have yet to meet Atleti’s valuation of €50m plus bonuses.

Nonetheless, the forward remains available and Calciomercato.com writes it is out of his desire to join the Rossoneri that he rejected a move to Monaco.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Fiorentina raise Raphinha offer

Fiorentina have reportedly increased their offer for Sporting CP winger Raphinha to €18m plus bonuses.

According to Sky Sport Italia, negotiations are set to continue next week, with confidence they can get the deal done by the September 2 deadline.

The bid has been stepped up from an original €15m to €18m plus performance-related bonuses.

Sporting Lisbon have also lowered their €30m asking price to €25m and the two clubs are edging towards an agreement.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Fiorentina make first Raphinha bid

Fiorentina have made their first offer to Sporting CP for Raphinha, it’s reported, at €16m between loan and obligation to buy.

The Viola are seeking more reinforcements for their trident attack after bringing in Franck Ribery and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Sky Sport Italia reiterated they have been rebuffed for Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi and Inter forward Matteo Politano.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Fiorentina in talks for Raphinha

Fiorentina are targeting Sporting CP right-sided winger Raphinha with negotiations to lower the €25m asking price.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, talks are progressing well for the 22-year-old talent.

Their first choices had been Matteo Politano of Inter or Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi, but those clubs refused to sell.

Raphinha is a right-sided winger with a strong left foot, so can cut inside to cross or shoot, as requested by Coach Vincenzo Montella.

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