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Monday July 11 2016
Zapata needs surgery

Milan have announced that Cristian Zapata needs an operation after an ankle injury on international duty.

The defender played for Colombia in the Copa America this summer, and returned to Milanello with an injury.

“AC Milan announces that, in the course of the Copa America, Cristian Zapata suffered a lesion to the capsular ligament in his left ankle,” a statement on the Rossoneri’s website announced.

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Sunday June 26 2016
Fiorentina eye Marlos Moreno

Colombia international Marlos Moreno had been linked with Inter, but Fiorentina are now showing interest in the Atletico Nacional man.

The 19-year-old attacking winger has been hitting headlines with his performances for Colombia at the Copa America.

In recent weeks there had been talk of a bid by Inter, but SportItalia claim Fiorentina have entered the fray.

Atletico Nacional want around €8m for Moreno, who scored three goals and provided three assists in just nine Copa Libertadores games for his club.

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Saturday June 11 2016
Marlos Moreno for Inter?

Reports in Colombia claim Inter are close to a deal for Atletico Nacional talent Marlos Moreno.

The 19-year-old winger can play on the right, left or even as a centre-forward.

According to As Colombia, his transfer is set to be completed after the Copa America.

It remains to be seen whether Moreno would stay at Inter or be loaned elsewhere to help him gain experience.

The report suggests speed is of the essence, as Barcelona are also tracking the teen.

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Wednesday June 8 2016
Banega, Bacca delight Inter, Milan

Milan striker Carlos Bacca and Inter's new signing Ever Banega impressed in their Copa America games.

The Colombian is arguably the hottest item in the Rossoneri's market, as he is the most likely to be sold should the club need to pick up large sums of cash.

Yesterday evening Bacca notched a goal for his national team in the 2-1 win against Paraguay, confirming his value.

Banega, for his own part, cheered up fans of the Nerazzurri with a substantial performance in Argentina's 2-1 victory against Chile.

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Saturday June 4 2016
Zapata: 'Milan renewal talks'

Cristian Zapata confirmed he is “talking about” a contract renewal with Milan. “There is optimism.”

The Colombia international was on target with a stunning volley in last night’s 2-0 Copa America win over the USA.

“A contract renewal with Milan? We are talking about it,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

“There is optimism and we hope to reach an agreement as soon as possible.”

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Saturday June 4 2016
Armero: 'I'm a good person'

Udinese full-back Pablo Armero insists “what is said about me isn’t true” after his arrest for domestic violence in Miami.

The Colombia international was preparing for the Copa America when arrested for allegedly attacking his wife in a hotel room, as police arrived to find he had drunkenly cut off a chunk of her hair with clippers.

“Thanks to God, to my family and all those who know what type of person I am and that I am a man of God,” wrote the 29-year-old on Instagram.

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Thursday June 2 2016
‘Inter? Only focused on Copa’

Jeison Murillo refused to confirm his loyalties lay with Inter when asked about his future at a Copa America Press conference.

Murillo has been heavily linked with a move away in recent weeks as Inter are being tipped to replace him with Jeffrey Bruma, and the Colombian decided against ending speculation as he was “completely” focused on the Copa.

“What happens away [from the Copa] stays there,” he asserted.

“My head is completely at the tournament. [Colombia’s] matches must be addressed seriously.”

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Wednesday May 25 2016
Murillo: ‘Inter have regrets’

Jeison Murillo admits “there are some regrets” over Inter’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

The Nerazzurri were top of Serie A at Christmas, but fell away badly in 2016 and ended-up in fourth position.

“We started in the best way from the point of view of the squad,” Murillo recalled while on international duty with Colombia.

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Saturday May 21 2016
Milan pair in Colombia squad
The Colombia squad for the Copa America includes Serie A players Juan Cuadrado, Carlos Bacca, Jeison Murillo and Cristian Zapata.
 
Coach Jose Pekerman announced the 23-man list to take part in the summer tournament.
 
Juventus winger Cuadrado, on loan from Chelsea and negotiating a permanent stay, is joined by Inter defender Murillo.
 
Milan pair Bacca and Zapata are both included.
 
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Robinson Z
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Wednesday May 4 2016
Besiktas offer for Zapata

Besiktas directors are expected to offer a three-year contract for Milan defender Cristian Zapata.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the centre-back is considering a three-year deal worth a total of €10m, including performance-related bonuses.

The Rossoneri would not benefit from any cash sum, as Zapata’s contract is due to expire on June 30.

The 29-year-old is a Colombia international with 40 senior caps under his belt.

Besiktas directors are expected to fly in for further negotiations over the next few weeks.

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