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Monday September 2 2019
Official: Samp sign Rigoni & Seculin

Sampdoria have officially signed Zenit St Petersburg winger Emiliano Rigoni and Chievo goalkeeper Andrea Seculin on loan.

Rigoni arrives on a season-long loan with €10m obligation to buy, which will downgrad to an option to buy if he does not play a certain number of games.

The 26-year-old spent the first half of last season at Atalanta, scoring three goals in 12 appearances, and has one cap for Argentina.

Seculin, meanwhile, joins the Blucerchiati on loan with option to buy.

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Sunday September 1 2019
Rigoni set for Sampdoria medical

Zenit St Petersburg winger Emiliano Rigoni is expected in Italy tomorrow to complete his €10m Sampdoria transfer.

According to Sky Sport Italia, it will be a loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season for a total of €10m.

The 26-year-old Argentine will have his medical on Monday and sign the paperwork before the transfer deadline that evening.

Rigoni already spent six disappointing months in Serie A with Atalanta from August 2018, but cut the season-long loan short.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Rigoni and Simeone for Samp

Sampdoria are reportedly close to both Zenit’s Emiliano Rigoni and Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone, on loan with option to buy.

According to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations are down to the details for Rigoni following today’s meeting with the Russian club.

It would be a loan with option to buy, that becomes an obligation once he has played a certain number of games.

This is a return to Serie A after Rigoni’s disappointing six months with Atalanta last year.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Witsel: So close to Juve

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed how close he was to joining Juventus. “I only had to sign the contract.”

Witsel to Juve was one of the longest-running transfer sagas throughout 2016, but the midfielder ended up leaving Zenit St Petersburg for Chinese club Tianjin Tianhai the following January.

He has now revealed that he even underwent a medical with the Bianconeri, only for Zenit to change his mind at the 11th hour.

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Monday August 19 2019
Fiorentina join Mammana chase

After he turned down a move to Sassuolo, now Fiorentina have asked for Zenit St Petersburg defender Emanuel Mammana.

The Argentina international rejected a transfer to the Mapei Stadium after taking a couple of days to consider the proposal, claim La Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, it’s now suggested by Tuttomercatoweb that he could reconsider if Fiorentina was the destination.

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Monday August 19 2019
Mammana turns down Sassuolo

Sassuolo have reportedly failed in their bid to coax Argentine’s Emmanuel Mannana to leave Zenit for €1m loan with €10m option to buy.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport writer Nicolò Schira, the two clubs had reached a basic deal for the 23-year-old centre-back.

It would’ve been a €1m loan with option to buy at the end of the season for a further €10m.

However, Argentina international Mammana took a couple of days to consider and decided to reject the transfer.

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Friday August 16 2019
Marchisio in Brescia talks

There are multiple reports and social media hints that Juventus icon Claudio Marchisio is returning to Serie A for Brescia.

The Bianconeri fan favourite spent practically his entire career in hometown Turin was released in September 2018 and moved to Zenit St Petersburg.

He made only 15 competitive appearances for the Russian club, scoring two goals, and is now a free agent.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more all report Brescia have offered Marchisio a two-year contract worth €1m per year plus numerous bonuses.

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Thursday August 15 2019
Sassuolo close in on Mammana

Sassuolo are closing in on a deal to sign Zenit St Petersburg and Argentina defender Emanuel Mammana.

Matteo Pedrosi and Gianluca Di Marzio both report Sassuolo are on the verge of agreeing a season-long loan for Mammana, which includes a €10-11m option to buy next summer.

The Neroverdi have turned to the 23-year-old after missing out on Omer Toprak and distancing themselves from Lorenzo Tonelli.

The Argentine was regarded as a promising talent at River Plate and regularly played for his country at youth level.

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Friday August 2 2019
Zenit troll Roma in Malcom video

Zenit St Petersburg trolled Roma during their presentation of new purchase Malcom, including their 24 hours in his career highlights.

The Brazilian completed his transfer to Zenit today for €45m, signing a six-year contract.

He was announced with the traditional video clip of career highlights, which bizarrely included a ‘spell’ at Roma.

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Wednesday July 31 2019
Malcom set for Zenit switch

Barcelona forward Malcom, who rejected a move to Roma last summer, is set to join Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.

Sky Sport Italia, the Evening Standard and RMC Sport all report Zenit have agreed an initial €40m fee with Barca for Malcom, with €5m to follow in bonuses.

He is expected to undergo a medical on Friday before completing his transfer.

The 22-year-old infamously pulled out of an agreement with Roma at the 11th hour to sign for Barca last summer.

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