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Saturday October 14 2017
New contract for Belotti?

Andrea Belotti is reportedly on the verge of signing a new and improved contract with Torino, despite interest from Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG.

Il Gallo has five goals and two assists in eight competitive games this season, but is out for a month with a knee injury.

He only signed his latest contract – complete with €100m release clause valid for non-Italian clubs – in December 2016.

Yet Tuttosport claim he is ready to sign a new deal that would almost double his current salary to €3m per year plus bonuses.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Pellegri 'a young Ibrahimovic'

Genoa’s 16-year-old sensation Pietro Pellegri is “a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” said his agent, and “it’s not surprising he has been linked with PSG.”

The teenager scored a remarkable three Serie A goals in his first two appearances, which were against Roma and Lazio.

“I am not in contact with anyone at the moment,” agent Giuseppe Riso told Foot Mercato.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Verratti agent slams PSG chief

Marco Verratti’s long-time agent Donato Di Campli launched another scathing attack on Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi.

The Italy international’s former representative has repeatedly criticised the PSG hierarchy for blocking a potential move to Barcelona this summer.

Mino Raiola is in the process of taking over Verratti's representation from Di Campli.

Even though Verratti has always tried to be even-handed in his public statements and distanced himself from Di Campli’s comments, there was another row today.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Rugani: 'Juve, Roma, Napoli for Scudetto'

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani believes “our rivals for the Scudetto are Napoli and Roma, with Inter and Milan slightly behind.”

The former Empoli defender spoke to Mediaset Premium and Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.

“I am honoured by the respect this club shows for me and I’ll do everything to repay that faith. I know that I am at an important club with many great champions, and over the course of a long and difficult season there will be the need for everyone to contribute.

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Wednesday October 11 2017
PSG join Pellegri race?

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined the race to sign Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri.

According to Il Secolo XIX, PSG have enquired about Pellegri, but the teenager’s desire “is to stay at Genoa for at least two more years.”

The 16-year-old became the first player born in 2001 to score in Serie A at the end of last season and followed up with a brace against Lazio in September.

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Tuesday October 10 2017
Ranieri: ‘Nantes not like Leicester’

Claudio Ranieri says you can’t compare his Nantes side to Leicester as Paris Saint-Germain “can only lose” Ligue 1.

The Italian Coach guided the Foxes to a stunning Premier League title win, and after taking over at Nantes in the summer Les Canaris are fourth in the French top flight.

“I was the first to talk about an Italian Nantes,” Ranieri told Gazzetta dello Sport’s Extra Time.

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Monday October 9 2017
‘Real Madrid are CL favourites’

Juventus Coach Max Allegri sees Real Madrid as “number one favourites” for this year’s Champions League.

The Bianconeri were beaten 4-1 by the Spanish champions in last year’s final, and the Italian believes they can win a third title in a row.

“Real are the number one favourites,” Allegri said, speaking to Tuttosport.

“They’d slipped a bit, they’ve dropped some points but now they’re starting to do the right things: they played at 70 per cent away to Dortmund and won.

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Saturday October 7 2017
Marotta: 'Dybala-Juve for life'

Juventus are prepared to “make a big financial sacrifice” to keep Paulo Dybala for life, confirmed Beppe Marotta. “He asked to stay here.”

La Joya has been sensational so far this season, scoring 12 goals in 10 competitive games for Juve.

“The lad is priceless, because we are not a selling club,” director general Marotta told La Stampa newspaper.

“I always repeat that a player has his future in his hands and Paulo just said he wants to tie himself to our club for life.

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Thursday October 5 2017
Ancelotti's Azzurri destiny

Carlo Ancelotti is destined to be the Italy Coach, writes Richard Hall, but when is the right time for him and the Nazionale?

Any talk of Carlo Ancelotti coaching the Azzurri should begin with the parties agreeing on one simple thing. It is a matter of when, not if.

Joachim Low and Gareth Southgate had nowhere near the experience of the aforementioned Coach, whilst Didier Deschamps has been nowhere near as successful. There is no doubt that his CV, boasting three Champions Leagues and four league titles in four countries, is enough elevate him to that level. The questions should be instead: would he want it, when and, would he still be relevant?

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Thursday September 28 2017
Where next for Ancelotti?

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Bayern Munich, but he’s unlikely to be short of offers to continue his coaching career.

Having led the Bavarian side to the Bundesliga title last season, a patchy start to the current campaign culminated in a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain last night.

That led Bayern to pull the trigger, but where will Ancelotti go now?

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