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Monday January 22 2018
Palace rejected for Eder?

Crystal Palace’s move for Eder has reportedly stalled, as Inter won’t accept a loan with option to buy.

Representatives for the English club are said to be in Italy to negotiate for the forward, though this was denied by technical co-ordinator Walter Sabatini.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Socceroos target Mancini

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini is not only an option for Italy, but also Australia, as the Socceroos want him for the 2018 World Cup.

Although Australia have already qualified for the tournament in Russia this summer, they do not currently have a tactician at the helm.

Ange Postecoglu resigned following qualification in late November and no replacement has yet been found.

According to The Australian, the Federation has decided to approach Mancini for the role.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Mancini: 'I'd love PSG job'

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini admits he’d “love” to lead Paris Saint-Germain, but has “never been contacted.”

The Italian tactician has been mentioned as a possible heir to Unai Emery for next season, along with Antonio Conte and even Max Allegri.

“Yes, I would love to be the Coach of PSG. And why not, if that were possible? You can be a good Coach who has done fine work, but we all know that in football everything can change in one day…” Mancini told L’Equipe newspaper.

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Friday January 12 2018
Zidane on Juventus wish-list?

Zinedine Zidane, Simone Inzaghi and Roberto Mancini are all candidates for Juventus should Max Allegri move on next season.

There have been multiple reports that Antonio Conte is ready to quit Chelsea and return to Italy in the summer, with Allegri being a prime contender to replace him.

Allegri has also been linked with the roles at Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and even Real Madrid, so Juve have to consider their own options for the future.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Lazio want €30m for De Vrij

Lazio will reportedly only sell Stefan de Vrij abroad this month, and would demand at least €30m.

The Dutch centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season, and so far he hasn’t signed a new deal.

It’s thought there is disagreement over the level his release clause would be set at, and it appears increasingly likely he’ll leave on a free transfer.

The Biancocelesti could look to cash in this month, but Premium Sport reports that they would only sell him abroad.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Mancini: ‘I’d take Italy job’

Roberto Mancini says “it would be an honour” to take the Italy job - “I could always return to clubs after the national team”.

The Azzurri are looking for a CT after Giampiero Ventura’s sacking, and it appears the favourites are Mancio, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte.

With the latter two both linked with club jobs - Ancelotti with Arsenal and Chelsea, Conte with Paris Saint-Germain - the Zenit St Petersburg boss could well be the most likely solution.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
Mancini: ‘Italy? Won’t rule it out…’

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini replies “I won’t rule it out” when asked if he could take over as Italy CT.

Giampiero Ventura was sacked after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and so far no replacement has been appointed.

Part of the reason for that is that the FIGC has no President after Carlo Tavecchio stepped down, but Mancio isn’t ruling himself out of contention.

“It seems to me that a President of the Federation should be chosen before the CT,” Mancini told Tiki Taka.

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Monday January 8 2018
Inter in shock Paletta swoop?

Inter are being linked with a shock swoop for Milan defender Gabriel Paletta.

According to Quotidiano Sportivo, Paletta is one of the centre-backs that Inter are pursuing as back-up for Miranda and Milan Skriniar.

The Italo-Argentine has made no appearances for the Rossoneri this season, with Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Leonardo Bonucci above him in pecking order.

The newspaper adds the Beneamata are also tracking Manchester United’s Daley Blind, who has played just five times in the Premier League.

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Sunday January 7 2018
Inter try for Criscito

Inter want to sign Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito this month, according to reports.

The Nerazzurri have been linked with the former Juventus man for several years, but ultimately he’s always decided to stay in Russia.

Now though Sky is reporting that the Italian won’t renew his contract, as he plans to return to Italy at the end of the season.

Inter are trying to bring him six months early, but have been told by Zenit that Criscito is not for sale.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Where next for Pjaca?

Recovering from a serious knee injury, Marko Pjaca and Juventus must now choose the next step of his career carefully, writes Gregory Caltabanis.

After a six-month injury layoff, Marko Pjaca is ready to return to action, but is there space for the Croatian international at Juventus? With the arrival of Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi in the summer, the talented winger has become a forgotten man in Turin. With the transfer window now open, the 22-year-old will have a chance to prove himself, as teams are queuing up for his signature.

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