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Friday January 25 2019
Giovinco to Al-Hilal?

Having failed to coax Papu Gomez from Atalanta, Al-Hilal are reportedly close to a deal for Toronto FC star man Sebastian Giovinco.

According to journalist Mootaz Chehade, Al-Hilal are in advanced negotiations with Giovinco’s agent, who is currently in Saudi Arabia.

An entry visa has already been granted and an announcement could be imminent.

Giovinco celebrates his 32nd birthday tomorrow and has been in Canada with Toronto FC since February 2015.

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Friday January 4 2019
Al-Hilal prepare Gomez offer

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are ready to offer Alejandro Gomez a huge salary, reports suggest, as well as offering €15m to Atalanta.

Papu is Orobici captain and a fan favourite, but there are fears he could leave the club this month.

Independiente are interested, as are clubs in China and the UAE, but calciomercato.com reports Al-Hilal are the most serious about making a move this month.

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Friday January 4 2019
Atalanta fear they'll lose Papu

Atalanta are reportedly seeking reinforcements in January amid concerns their captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez will leave.

Sky Sport Italia claim the 30-year-old is having trouble resisting yet more proposals from all over the world, including China and the UAE.

It comes after Independiente President Hugo Moyano confirmed he had been in talks with Atalanta for Papu.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
Independiente confirm Papu Gomez talks

Independiente President Hugo Moyano confirms he discussed Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez with Atalanta, but there is “nothing definite.”

The 30-year-old’s performances in Bergamo recently earned him his senior international debut for Argentina.

“We have had a conversation for Gomez, but there is nothing definite in it,” Moyano told Radio 10.

“I am the one who has the last word when defining deals.”

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Wednesday December 26 2018
‘Juventus strong without CR7’

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez doesn’t believe Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence will have a big impact against Juventus - “they have such a deep squad”.

The Portuguese superstar is being rested for today’s trip to Bergamo, with Douglas Costa replacing him in the starting XI.

“Douglas Costa will play instead, he’s fast and strong and has different characteristics,” Gomez told Sky ahead of the match.

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Saturday August 25 2018
Cristante: 'Watch out for Papu'

Bryan Cristante “can’t wait” to play at the Olimpico on Monday night, but warned Roma to be wary of his former Atalanta teammate Papu Gomez.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I can’t wait to experience playing in front of the Roma fans at the Stadio Olimpico,” the midfielder told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday August 23 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta superior to Copenhagen'

Papu Gomez insists Atalanta proved “we are a superior team to Copenhagen, even on a pitch that makes playing football almost impossible.”

The first leg of the Europa League play-off ended 0-0 despite a dominant Orobici performance, with 12 shots on goal, 10 of them on target.

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Tuesday August 21 2018
Captain's armband rule scrapped?

Daniele De Rossi of Roma and Atalanta’s Papu Gomez weren’t fined for rebelling against the captain’s armband rule, so it could be scrapped.

The Lega Serie A caused controversy when announcing that from the 2018-19 season, only one standardised armband with ‘Capitano’ on it would be used.

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Monday August 20 2018
Gasp: ‘Gomez is our CR7’

Coach Gian Piero Gasperini hails Papu Gomez as Atalanta’s answer to Cristiano Ronaldo, and looks ahead to the Copenhagen tie in the Europa League.

The Orobici returned to Serie A action tonight, thrashing Frosinone 4-0 with two goals and two assists from Gomez.

After the match, it was put to the Coach by Sky that the captain is his side’s Ronaldo.

“Yes, we could say that,” Gasperini conceded.

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Monday August 20 2018
Gomez: ‘Atalanta have great squad’

Captain Alejandro Gomez believes Atalanta have “a great squad” and celebrates his 50th Serie A goal.

The Argentinian international was in sensational form this evening, scoring two and assisting two as his side thrashed newly-promoted Frosinone 4-0. Click here for a match report.

“We missed our stadium, in Europe we have to play in Reggio Emilia,” Gomez explained to Sky after the final whistle.

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