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Monday May 17 2021
Genoa work to keep Strootman

Kevin Strootman has impressed at Genoa, who are working to secure a permanent move for the Dutch international.

The 31-year-old moved on loan to the Grifone from Olympique Marseille in January 2021, but his contract with the Ligue 1 side expires in June 2023.

Genoa don’t have an option to buy the former Roma midfielder, but Il Secolo XIX claims the club is working hard to confirm a permanent deal this summer.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Milan target Thauvin heading to Tigres

Milan and Napoli have a surprise new challenger in the battle for free agent Florian Thauvin, with reports he’s heading to Mexico for Tigres.

The 28-year-old winger will not renew his contract with Olympique Marseille, which is set to expire on June 30.

He had been attracted to a new Serie A experience, with Milan and Napoli long showing interest, or a return to the Premier League after his stint at Newcastle United.

However, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Tigres have made an offer for a contract until June 2026.

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Tuesday April 13 2021
Maxime Lopez completes move to Sassuolo

Maxime Lopez has played at least 30 minutes in 20 Serie A games for Sassuolo, triggering an obligation to buy from Olympique Marseille.

After having played almost 70 minutes of the 1-0 win over Benevento, the French 23-year-old has activated a clause in the loan deal with the Ligue 1 side.

SportItalia reports the midfielder needed 20 appearances with at least 30 minutes to automatically trigger a permanent move to the Neroverdi.

The former France U21 international has played 22 League games for Sassuolo this term, contributing one goal in the process.

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Thursday April 1 2021
Juve clause means Milik for 12m Euro?

According to L’Equipe, there is a clause in Arkadiusz Milik’s contract allowing him to leave Marseille for €12m and Juventus are ready to swoop.

The striker was down to the final six months of his deal with Napoli, having been left in the stands all season, when he brokered a deal with Olympique Marseille in January.

Napoli extended his contract until June 2022 and signed off on a loan to Marseille for 18 months, with €8m obligation to buy plus bonuses.

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Saturday March 27 2021
Agent: 'Vidal offers, but he won't leave Inter'

Arturo Vidal’s agent assures ‘it is normal that there are offers for someone of his level, but he is staying at Inter.’

The midfielder has been linked with numerous clubs, including Olympique Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

“It’s normal that there are offers for someone of his level, but he is staying at Inter,” agent Fernando Felicevich told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He wants the Scudetto now, then the Champions League next season. He’ll be back on the pitch soon.”

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Thursday March 25 2021
Vidal will not leave Inter

Arturo Vidal’s entourage assure he will ‘not leave Inter until his contract expires,’ despite reports linking him with Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

The midfielder had struggled for playing time and dropped down the pecking order behind Christian Eriksen.

He also clashed several times with coach Antonio Conte, showing irritation when substituted.

This fuelled reports of interest from several other clubs, above all Olympique Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

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Friday March 19 2021
Report: Strootman will return to Marseille

Kevin Strootman will reportedly not remain at Genoa and seems set for a return to Olympique Marseille after the current season.

Le10Sport reports the former Roma midfielder will return to Marseille after the season and must then find a solution with the Ligue 1 side.

Strootman arrived at Genoa in January and has played 10 games in Serie A, with the Gfirone placed at 17th in his first game against Atalanta.

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Thursday March 4 2021
Marseille targeting Vidal

New Olympique Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli would like to bring Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal to France, claim reports.

Transfer news site Le 10 Sports suggest former Chile international manager Sampaoli has identified Vidal as an ideal reinforcement for next season.

Antonio Conte fought for a year to get Vidal at Inter as a free agent from Barcelona, but the rapport between the two men seems to have deteriorated.

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Monday February 8 2021
Verratti and Florenzi celebrate Le Classique win

Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian duo Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi could celebrate three points against Marseille in the Classique on Sunday. ‘Paris, I love you’.

The two Italians could celebrate a 2-0 win at Marseille, as PSG keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders LOSC Lille.

PSG are currently third in the French League, three points behind Lille and one point behind Olympique Lyonnais.

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Saturday February 6 2021
Thauvin has Milan preference

Reports in Italy and France suggest Milan are the number one choice for Florian Thauvin, who can leave Olympique Marseille as a free agent in June.

The attacking right-sided winger is discussing a new contract with Marseille, but with the current deal running down, he is already able to negotiate with other clubs.

According to Calciomercato.com, le10sport.com and Milannews.it among others, Thauvin has one very specific preference for his future and that is Milan.

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