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Thursday May 31 2018
Falcao: 'Milan interest an honour'

Colombia international Radamel Falcao praised Serie A and said it is “an honour” to be wanted by Milan, but he is under contract with Monaco.

The striker was considered among the options for the Rossoneri attack next season.

“I read and heard of Milan interest, so it is an honour that a club like that is tracking me,” Falcao told Mediaset Premium in Italy.

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Thursday May 17 2018
Cuadrado: ‘Three Scudetti a dream’

Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado describes winning three Scudetti in a row as “a dream”.

The former Fiorentina man spent the 2015-16 on loan with the Bianconeri from Chelsea, before signing permanently that summer.

Juve have won the Serie A and Coppa Italia double in each of those seasons, and Cuadrado reflected on his success at an event for his foundation, which helps underprivileged Colombian children.

“Having won three Scudetti is a dream,” Cuadrado said, as reported by Corriere di Torino.

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Wednesday May 16 2018
Cambiasso to join Colombia staff

Former Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso will reportedly join Jose Pekerman’s staff as Colombia attend the 2018 World Cup.

Several reports in South America claim Cambiasso has been hired as an assistant to the Coach.

He’d be the latest Argentine to work with Pekerman in the Colombia squad, after Eduardo Urtasun, Nestor Lorenzo, Patricio Camps and Pablo Garbello.

Cambiasso was part of Inter’s Treble-winning side of 2010 and retired last year.

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Tuesday May 15 2018
Villarreal demand Bacca discount

Carlos Bacca confirmed Villarreal are negotiating with Milan to lower the option to buy. “I hope it can be resolved quickly.”

The 31-year-old Colombia international is currently on loan with an option to buy for €15.5m, on top of the €2.5m paid last summer, but Villarreal don’t seem prepared to pay the full amount.

He has scored 18 goals with seven assists in 43 competitive games this season.

“I am calm, as I am happy here and focused only on the next game and international duty,” Bacca told AS.

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Saturday May 12 2018
Milan eye Falcao or Muriel

Milan will target Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, but if they fail to qualify for the Europa League, the option is Sevilla’s Luis Muriel.

According to Tuttosport, the Rossoneri have identified Colombia international Falcao as the centre-forward they need to really boost their attacking potential next term.

However, he would only be affordable if they qualified for the Europa League, something that is currently up in the air.

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Tuesday May 8 2018
Falcao swap with Andre Silva?

Milan are working to exchange Andre Silva with Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, as they share the same agent, according to Tuttosport.

The Turin-based newspaper claims on Wednesday’s front page story that representative Jorge Mendes is planning a swap deal over the summer.

Andre Silva is not in the Rossoneri’s plans, just a year after signing him for €38m, and has already been linked with Wolves, but wants a more prestigious club.

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Saturday April 7 2018
Fabra: 'Napoli, Fiorentina or Everton'

“There is interest from Everton, Napoli and Fiorentina” for Frank Fabra, said the Boca Juniors left-back’s agent.

He just turned 27 in February and has 17 senior Colombia caps to his name, scoring one goal.

“We travelled to Europe to get an idea on which clubs could be interested and for the moment there’s Everton, who sent some scouts to view Fabra playing for Colombia,” said agent Jose Costanzo.

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Saturday March 17 2018
Atletico Madrid look at Duvan Zapata

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in Sampdoria and Colombia striker Duvan Zapata in a €30m swoop.

The forward suffered from injury problems last year, but has rediscovered his form at Marassi.

Turning 27 next month, the powerful centre-forward found the net nine times in 23 Serie A appearances, along with five assists.

According to Tuttosport newspaper, Atletico Madrid are preparing an offer in the summer and Sampdoria have set the price-tag at €30m.

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Sunday February 25 2018
Duvan Zapata: 'It was a cross...'

Sampdoria striker Duvan Zapata scored a sensational goal today, running from his own half to lob the goalkeeper. “It was meant to be a cross…”

The Colombia international was on the bench after a poor period of form, but came on to score the decider in the 2-1 victory over Udinese.

He struck with a magnificent solo effort, charging up the pitch, holding off a challenge and placing a precise lob into the far top corner.

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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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