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Wednesday February 6 2019
Empoli set Mevlja deadline

Empoli have reportedly set a deadline of Monday to either get the Miha Mevlja transfer sorted from Zenit or drop the move.

The loan switch was agreed on deadline day and the registration was made in time, but due to technical issues, the fax didn’t come through until two minutes after the cut-off point.

According to Calciomercato.it, Empoli have set themselves a rule that if the situation is not resolved by Monday, then they will give up on the deal entirely.

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Sunday February 3 2019
Iachini explains Mevlja mystery

Beppe Iachini wants Empoli to “cut down on the errors” after a 2-2 draw with Chievo, but admits the Miha Mevlja transfer from Zenit might not go through.

The Tuscans fought back from 2-0 down with a Ciccio Caputo goal either side of the half-time break.

“We played well, but made some naïve errors and compromised the result once again,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday January 31 2019
Empoli await Mevlja all-clear

Empoli are anxiously awaiting confirmation their transfer for Zenit defender Miha Mevlja went through in time.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the clubs were in full agreement and the paperwork signed, but the timing of the contract is proving to be an issue.

The matter is being investigated, but it’s possible the deal went through after the transfer deadline.

It all depends not just on the paper contract, but on the international electronic transfer from Russia.

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Thursday January 31 2019
Zenit loan Mevlja to Empoli

Empoli have reportedly secured Slovenia international defender Miha Mevlja on loan from Zenit St Petersburg.

The 28-year-old centre-back has 17 senior caps, and one goal, for his country.

So far this season, Mevlja has played 14 competitive games for Zenit, with one goal in the Europa League qualifiers.

His previous clubs include Lausanne, Dinamo Bucharest and Rostov.

Empoli have also officially signed defender Cristian Dell'Orco on loan with obligation to buy from Sassuolo.

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Tuesday January 29 2019
Roma target Barrios to Zenit

“Roma never made an offer for Wilmar Barrios,” insisted Boca Juniors, as he is preparing for a €13m move to Zenit St Petersburg.

The Giallorossi had been linked with the 25-year-old Colombia international midfielder, but wanted him on loan with option to buy.

“We never received a formal offer for Barrios from Roma,” assured Boca director Nicolas Burdisso on TeleRadioStereo.

Instead, multiple sources from Argentina and Italy insist he is heading to Zenit for €13m.

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Wednesday January 23 2019
PSG drop Allan for Paredes

There are conflicting reports on Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in Napoli midfielder Allan, as it seems they are signing Leandro Paredes from Zenit instead.

According to TV Luna, PSG have made an offer worth €100m for Brazilian Allan, but Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis will not budge for less than €120m.

However, this evening Paredes left the Zenit hotel at their winter training camp in Doha and headed to the airport.

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Friday January 18 2019
Inter use Nandez to get Barella

Inter are close to securing Nicolò Barella by helping Cagliari to sign Nahitan Nandez from Boca Juniors, claim Sportmediaset.

Last week, Barella had seemed to be in the middle of a bidding war between Chelsea and Napoli.

However, the situation has changed and Inter now appear to be the favourites for the 21-year-old Italy international.

The key to Barella is helping Cagliari to bring in his replacement, specifically Uruguayan Nandez from Boca Juniors.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Chelsea go for Paredes, not Barella?

Chelsea have reportedly decided to go for Leandro Paredes, paying Zenit €30m, rather than Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, director Marina Granovskaia has offered €30m for the Argentina international and is waiting for an answer from Zenit St Petersburg.

A contract to June 2023 has been proposed worth €4.5m per year.

Maurizio Sarri has requested a midfielder to replace Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco, and faces competition from Napoli and Inter for Italy international Barella.

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Wednesday January 9 2019
Chelsea drop Barella for Paredes

Chelsea are stalling for Nicolò Barella and Gonzalo Higuain, instead more likely to buy Leandro Paredes from Zenit, according to Italian reports.

Sky Sport Italia claim the Stamford Bridge side are not entirely convinced by the total €55m that Juventus want for Higuain, not to mention Milan’s demands to interrupt the loan six months early.

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Tuesday January 8 2019
Conflicting Chelsea-Barella reports

There are conflicting reports between Sky Sport Italia and its UK version on Chelsea’s pursuit of Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella.

According to SSI transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio late last night, Maurizio Sarri desperately wants to bring in 21-year-old Italy international Barella, but the club hierarchy isn’t convinced.

The price-tag is at least €50m with competition from Inter, Arsenal and above all Napoli.

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