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Wednesday December 11 2019
Ancelotti too nice for Napoli

Maybe Carlo Ancelotti was always too nice to make his mark at Napoli, as Susy Campanale feels his style of ‘soft power’ no longer works.

Carlo Ancelotti is the gentleman of football management, the cuddly figure nobody can hate and everyone would like to share a glass of wine with – and not just because you know he has the best choice of vino on the planet. He was the master of ‘soft power,’ the ability to navigate strong personalities and seemingly appease them while at the same time making his own decisions. However, in recent years, Carletto appears to have lost the power part and just gone soft.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Juve present Haaland terms

Juventus have reportedly made the first offer to Erling Braut Haaland of €3m per season after it emerged he had a €30m RB Salzburg release clause.

The 19-year-old striker has been lighting up Europe this term with 28 goals in 21 competitive games, including eight in five Champions League matches.

His price-tag was already reaching €80m, but reports swirled around this week that there was a release clause in his contract allowing him to walk away for €30m.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Allegri: 'Be prepared for next season'

Max Allegri confirmed he will not take any jobs this season, but he’s working on his English. “After five years at Juventus, I don’t want to go back into the game and do badly.”

The tactician has been linked with numerous jobs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, but seems determined to wait for his opportunity.

“In June. I don't know if you can call it a sabbatical or not,” Allegri told ESPN FC.

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Friday November 29 2019
Vidal issues Barca warning

Inter target Arturo Vidal has warned that he will be forced to leave Barcelona if he does not receive more playing time.

Vidal has played for Barca since 2018 after joining from Bayern Munich, but he hasn’t been a regular for the Camp Nou club.

The former Juventus midfielder is now threatening to move elsewhere if his situation does not improve.

“I would like to stay here forever, but I must be objective and think day by day,” he told TV3.

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Friday November 22 2019
Ribery: 'I see Chiesa out wide'

Federico Chiesa has been Franck Ribery’s Fiorentina strike partner this season, but the veteran admits he sees the Italian “more as a winger”.

Ribery has just served a three-match ban for pushing an official during Fiorentina’s 2-1 defeat to Lazio last month, and he admits "the tension prevailed my experience" in another apology.

“I should’ve avoided that reaction. I apologised but it wasn’t enough,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Calhanoglu: 'Can't say no to Bayern'

Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu warned that if Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund came calling, he "wouldn't say no."

The Turkish international was talking to German newspaper Sport Bild on his future and admitted he would some day like to return to the Bundesliga.

"I grew up in Germany, but I like talking to people in Italian. From a sporting point of view, of course it is a goal to play for Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund or another big German team."

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Friday November 8 2019
Perisic optimistic over Bayern stay

Inter loanee Ivan Perisic says "I too think it's possible" that Bayern Munich will take up their option to buy him.

Perisic fell out of favour at Inter over the summer and subsequently joined Bayern, who can keep him permanently for €25m and whose CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has also hinted at a longer spell for the winger.

"I too think that's possible," he told the German giants' official website.

"Everything's positive in Munich so far, both in private and in terms of football.

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Friday November 8 2019
Lucescu: 'Costa has Mbappe quality'

Juventus winger Douglas Costa “has no reason to envy Kylian Mbappe”, according to former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu.

Costa scored a stoppage-time winner for Juve against Lokomotiv Moscow in style midweek, dribbling past three defenders, completing a give-and-go and beating another two men before nutmegging the goalkeeper.

After watching that goal, Lucescu likened the 29-year-old in terms of ability to Mbappe, who is considered the world’s best player under the age of 21.

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Thursday November 7 2019
Allegri still Bayern favourite

Max Allegri remains the favourite to take the Bayern Munich job after Bild report the club rejected Arsene Wenger.

The German giants are currently third in the Bundesliga, although they have already qualified for the Champions League Round of 16.

They parted company with Niko Kovac this week by mutual consent and are expected to appoint a replacement during the break for international duty.

According to Bild, Wenger called up Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to offer his services, but was told he is not on their short-list of options.

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Monday November 4 2019
Capello: 'Allegri, wait for United'

Fabio Capello has declared that Nicolo Zaniolo is “the biggest talent in Italy” right now and advised Max Allegri to wait for Manchester United.

Capello continued his appearance on Radio Anch’io Sport by discussing Maurizio Sarri’s start as Juventus boss and how he has had to prioritise good results over good football.

“In general, without an idea you can’t go forward,” explained the 73-year-old.

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