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Friday July 12 2019
ADL: 'James needs Ancelotti'

Aurelio De Laurentiis said Napoli “are prepared to make sacrifices for James Rodriguez, but we ask Real Madrid to make them too. He only ever delivered with Carlo Ancelotti.”

The President repeated his stance that €45m for the Colombia international is unreasonable, especially as he wants to sign James on loan with option to buy.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 9 2019
City raise Cancelo stakes?

Manchester City have reportedly raised their bid for Joao Cancelo to €55m as Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is happy for the right-back to leave.

Links between City and Cancelo had cooled in recent weeks, but Gazzetta dello Sport maintains the deal is still on.

As per the newspaper, the English champions have offered €50m plus €5m in ‘easy-to-reach’ bonuses.

However, it is warned they will not advance in negotiations until Danilo is sold.

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NEWS
Saturday June 29 2019
Bayern battle Man City for Cancelo

Manchester City have still not matched the Juventus asking price for Joao Cancelo, so now Bayern Munich are ready to step in.

The negotiations with City are dragging on, as multiple sources report they are trying to either include Danilo in the deal or sell him to raise the funds for Cancelo’s €60m price-tag.

Juve have no intention of accepting Danilo and City are struggling to find any potential buyers for the Brazilian.

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NEWS
Saturday June 29 2019
James: '20 days to think about future'

James Rodriguez said he has “20 days to think about my future, but it depends on Real Madrid” after Atletico Madrid intercepted the Napoli deal.

The Colombian attacking midfielder was widely expected to join Napoli and his former Real and Bayern Munich Coach Carlo Ancelotti, but reports in Spain from Cadena Ser and Onda Cero suggest Atleti are significantly stepping up their efforts.

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NEWS
Thursday June 27 2019
Milan lose Kabak to Schalke

Milan look to have missed out on Ozan Kabak as the Stuttgart defender has chosen to join Schalke.

Milan have been locked in talks for Ozan after they expressed a willingness to pay his €15m release clause.

However, Sport Bild believes the 19-year-old is staying in Germany with Schalke as opposed to Bayern, who had also been in negotiations with his representatives.

The website explains Schalke’s Michael Reschke was the key, the sporting director having brought the Turk to Stuttgart in January.

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NEWS
Wednesday June 26 2019
Kabak prefers Bayern to Milan

Milan are increasingly likely to miss out on Ozan Kabak, as the Stuttgart defender is leaning towards Bayern Munich instead.

Multiple sources in Germany and Turkey today maintain Bayern representatives met Kabak’s agent and talks went very well.

It’s reported he wanted reassurances that he would get regular playing time and received the response he was looking for.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday June 26 2019
Burning the Cathedral of Calcio

Plans to tear down San Siro are breaking Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall’s heart, as a pilgrimage to the cathedral of calcio is irreplaceable.

May 27, 2007, never for me has San Siro felt like that. Inter lifted the Scudetto after beating Torino 3-0. Still revelling in the incredible goal scored by Douglas Maicon, the party lasted six hours on the Curva Nord from start to finish. That was my idyllic moment, however, it’s only one of so many etched over almost a 15-year period of pilgrimage to Milan’s second Duomo.

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Milan: Kabak, Torreira, De Rossi...

Milan will hold more talks for Ozan Kabak, are preparing an assault for Lucas Torreira and could have an advantage for Daniele De Rossi.

Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports there is distance between Ozan and Milan following their meeting on Monday but that there will be another.

Bayern Munich also remain interested in the Stuttgart defender, who is expected to make a final decision on Friday.

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Monday June 24 2019
Milan meet for Ozan Kabak

Ozan Kabak’s representatives have arrived at Milan’s offices for talks over a proposed €15m transfer.

Gianluca Di Marzio, Calciomercato.com and Milan News all report the meeting is under way between Rossoneri officials and the Ozdemir brothers, who represent Ozan.

Milan have expressed a willingness to pay the defender’s €15m release clause, and the summit will be used to discuss personal terms.

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Monday June 24 2019
Milan 'optimistic over Kabak'

Milan are reportedly optimistic about signing Ozan Kabak, despite Bayern Munich also agreeing to pay his €15m release clause.

According to Tuttosport, Milan will hear back from Ozan on Monday over whether he has accepted their offer.

The newspaper adds there is ‘optimism’ on the Rossoneri’s part, but Bild has since warned that Bayern are prepared to match their bid.

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