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Thursday February 1 2018
Batistuta’s top five goals

To celebrate Gabriel Batistuta’s 49th birthday, Football Italia picks out the best five strikes of his career.

vs Udinese - August 31, 1997

A scissor kick from outside the box would be pretty special under any circumstances, but Batigol’s effort in August 1997 was truly exceptional.

Not only did the Argentinian grab his hat-trick, the goal was a 93rd-minute winner in the first game of the season.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Ceter flying in for Cagliari medical

Quindio striker Damir Ceter is expected to undergo his medical with Cagliari on Wednesday ahead of a permanent transfer.

The deal has been in the works for a few days and the 20-year-old is set to fly in from Colombia tomorrow.

He spent 2017 on loan at Independiente Santa Fe.

According to Sportitalia and Sky Sport Italia, Cagliari will pay in the region of €3.5m for the tall centre-forward.

Ceter is seen as an understudy to first choice Leonardo Pavoletti.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Cagliari close to striker Ceter

Cagliari are said to be very close to signing Quindio and Colombia Under-20 striker Damir Ceter.

According to Sportitalia transfer pundit Alfredo Pedulla, negotiations are at an advanced stage and his representatives could be in Sardinia to finalise the deal over the next 24 hours.

The tall 20-year-old centre-forward spent 2017 on loan at Independiente Santa Fe.

It’s reported the transfer to Cagliari will be worth in the region of €3.5m.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
Bacca: 'Milan living on history'

Villarreal striker Carlos Bacca said Milan “have for too long been living on their history” and have not found the solution to their problems.

He spoke to Marca Colombia about his career so far, including the spell at San Siro from 2015 to 2017.

“Milan wasn’t a step back in my career. It was not the Milan we knew from history, but you don’t live on history alone. Milan has not been the best for many years.

“I went there for the history of the club, but ran into many surprises.”

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Martinez: 'I want Italy move'

Roger Martinez announced he is leaving Jiangsu Suning and is most likely heading to Inter. “I hope to play in Italy next.”

The 23-year-old Colombia international moved from Racing to China in the summer of 2016 for €9m, but is concerned playing there will damage his chances of getting in the World Cup squad.

“Playing in China was a wonderful experience, but now I want to make a step up in my career and hope to play in Italy next,” the striker told El Espectador.

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Tuesday November 14 2017
Cuadrado injured with Colombia

Juan Cuadrado has suffered a thigh injury with Colombia, and will return to Juventus for scans.

The winger missed today’s 4-0 friendly win over Marcello Lippi’s China, and TuttoJuve reports that he has a problem with his left adductor.

It’s thought that Coach Jose Pekerman has granted Cuadrado permission to return to Turin early, where he’ll undergo tests to understand the extent of the injury.

The Bianconeri face Sampdoria away on Sunday afternoon, and currently sit just a point behind Napoli at the top of Serie A.

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Sunday November 12 2017
Murillo: 'Not happy at Inter'

Valencia defender Jeison Murillo revealed why he was determined to leave Inter, but his problems in Italy began from the start at Udinese.

The Colombia international was sold over the summer and seems considerably more at ease in La Liga.

“I received the call that I had been sold and was going to Italy. From one day to the next. I remember that when I returned home, my mother was crying. I was about to tell her, but she’d already been alerted. I couldn’t believe it,” the 25-year-old told Spanish newspaper As.

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Saturday September 23 2017
Davinson Sanchez: 'Baresi my idol!'

New Tottenham Hotspur signing Davinson Sanchez reveals “my biggest idol is Franco Baresi. That Milan side was the cream of defending!”

The 21-year-old Colombia international had been linked to Inter before his club record €40m transfer from Ajax to Spurs.

“My job title reads defender. You can't mess up your priorities and above all, my job is to keep the ball out of our goal,” he told the Daily Mail.

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Wednesday September 13 2017
Zapata: ‘Napoli treated me badly’

Sampdoria striker Duvan Zapata “did not feel very well treated” by Napoli - “I trained alone for two months”.

The Colombian international joined the Blucerchiati in a club record €21m deal last month, having spent the previous two seasons on loan with Udinese.

“I was locked in a hotel in Milan just before,” Zapata recalled of his transfer, speaking to Il Secolo XIX.

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Saturday July 8 2017
Done deal: Muriel to Sevilla

Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel will join Sevilla today for €20m plus bonuses and a percentage on his future sale, claim multiple reports.

It is considered a done deal and only the announcement remains.

The Colombia international had offers from the likes of Inter, Lazio and Everton, but was determined to make his mark in Spain.

He scored 13 goals with nine assists in 33 competitive appearances for the Blucerchiati last season.

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