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Saturday January 20 2018
Socceroos target Mancini

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini is not only an option for Italy, but also Australia, as the Socceroos want him for the 2018 World Cup.

Although Australia have already qualified for the tournament in Russia this summer, they do not currently have a tactician at the helm.

Ange Postecoglu resigned following qualification in late November and no replacement has yet been found.

According to The Australian, the Federation has decided to approach Mancini for the role.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Mancini: 'I'd love PSG job'

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini admits he’d “love” to lead Paris Saint-Germain, but has “never been contacted.”

The Italian tactician has been mentioned as a possible heir to Unai Emery for next season, along with Antonio Conte and even Max Allegri.

“Yes, I would love to be the Coach of PSG. And why not, if that were possible? You can be a good Coach who has done fine work, but we all know that in football everything can change in one day…” Mancini told L’Equipe newspaper.

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Friday January 12 2018
Zidane on Juventus wish-list?

Zinedine Zidane, Simone Inzaghi and Roberto Mancini are all candidates for Juventus should Max Allegri move on next season.

There have been multiple reports that Antonio Conte is ready to quit Chelsea and return to Italy in the summer, with Allegri being a prime contender to replace him.

Allegri has also been linked with the roles at Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and even Real Madrid, so Juve have to consider their own options for the future.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Schalke: 'All done for Pjaca'

Schalke 04 directors confirm “it’s all done” with Juventus to take Marko Pjaca on loan. “We just need his signature and a medical.”

The Croatia international needs regular playing time to find his form after six months out with a serious knee ligament injury.

Although Wolfsburg, Zenit, Bologna and Sassuolo had also shown an interest, Pjaca is heading to the Bundesliga.

“It’s all done for Pjaca now,” director of sport Christian Heidel told Sky Sport Deutschland.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Where next for Pjaca?

Recovering from a serious knee injury, Marko Pjaca and Juventus must now choose the next step of his career carefully, writes Gregory Caltabanis.

After a six-month injury layoff, Marko Pjaca is ready to return to action, but is there space for the Croatian international at Juventus? With the arrival of Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi in the summer, the talented winger has become a forgotten man in Turin. With the transfer window now open, the 22-year-old will have a chance to prove himself, as teams are queuing up for his signature.

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Saturday December 30 2017
Clubs line up for Juve's Pjaca

Juventus are ready to send Marko Pjaca out on loan with Monaco, Atalanta, Schalke 04, Sassuolo and Zenit St Petersburg options.

The Croatia international is yet to play for the senior squad this season, as he only just completed his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered at the end of March.

The 22-year-old has been playing and scoring for the Primavera youth team, contributing two goals and three assists in four games, but now needs a sterner test to find his match fitness.

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Wednesday December 27 2017
Mancini on Milan radar?

Roberto Mancini is reportedly unhappy with life at Zenit St Petersburg and could return to Italy as the Coach of Milan.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mancio has been approached by Rossoneri directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, who had been at Inter when he was on that bench.

The 53-year-old only took the Zenit job in July and is under contract until June 2020 with a deal worth €8m per year.

So far, he has been in charge for 31 Zenit games, earning 17 wins, eight draws and six defeats.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Europa League: Napoli not top seeds

Atalanta, Milan and Lazio are top seeds in the Europa League Round of 32 draw, but Napoli risk a much tougher fixture.

The Partenopei drop down into the competition after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Due to the co-efficient, Napoli will not be top seeds in the draw on Monday and run the risk of a very tricky opponent.

The most dangerous options are Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Zenit, but Villarreal, Sporting CP and CSKA Moscow are not to be underestimated either.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Official: Manolas at Roma until 2022

Kostas Manolas has officially signed a new contract with Roma that expires in June 2022. “I am very happy, we all agreed.”

The Greek international had been a target for the likes of Zenit, Inter, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

His previous deal was due to expire in June 2019 and he announced the new contract live on the club’s Facebook page.

“I am very happy. The director showed me that the club wants me to stay, I want to stay too, we’ve got a good rapport and fortunately we all agreed.

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Thursday November 30 2017
Report: Manolas agrees Roma deal

Kostas Manolas has reportedly agreed a new three-year contract with Roma, with a release clause said to be worth €37m.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the deal was struck this evening with wages at €3m plus bonuses and an announcement is imminent.

The 26-year-old Greek international’s current contract runs to June 2019 and he joined the club from Olympiacos in the summer of 2014.

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