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Tuesday November 17 2020
Fever troubling Bakayoko?

It’s reported Napoli midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is in self-isolation with a fever, but has tested negative for COVID-19.

Fernando Llorente and Bakayoko did not take part in today’s training session, officially due to ‘feeling slightly unwell.’

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Chelsea-owned midfielder is in worse condition, in bed with a high fever.

The swabs taken so far have all been negative for COVID-19, but he will remain in isolation as a precaution.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Baggio: 'Want to play for Guardiola'

Roberto Baggio reveals he’d love to play for Pep Guardiola, explains what makes the perfect coach and why ‘having a place in people’s hearts is the greatest result any sportsman can achieve.’

The legend gave an interview to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine and discussed his often fractious rapport with some coaches in the 1990s.

“Football is and will always be for the players,” said the Divine Ponytail.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
How will Napoli replace Osimhen?

While there are suggestions Victor Osimhen could be out for anything from weeks to months, Napoli consider how to approach Milan in his absence.

The striker dislocated his shoulder while on international duty and the Nigerian federation said he will be out for “several weeks.”

However, Napoli sources are more cautious and want to get him tested at the Villa Stuart sports clinic in Rome before judging the extent of the injury.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Report: Milan furious with Calhanoglu

Tuttosport claims Milan are furious with Hakan Calhanoglu’s agent Gordon Stipic, who has allegedly offered the Rossonero to Juventus and Inter.

The Turkey international’s contract expires in June 2021 and the Diavolo are yet to reach an agreement with the attacking midfielder.

The newspaper reveals agent Stipic has talked to the two Italian giants, who could start negotiating with the player in January.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Napoli: Bakayoko missed training

Napoli confirmed Tiemoue Bakayoko missed training due to illness ahead of the match against his former team, but Kalidou Koulibaly is back in full training.

The Partenopei announced Fernando Llorente and Bakayoko did not train with the team group today, due to illness.

The official statement from the club revealed Senegalese defender Koulibaly has returned from international duty and completed the full session with the rest of the team.

Eljif Elmas is also back in the squad as the Azzurri prepare for the match against League leaders Milan on Sunday.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
'Osimhen misses Milan match'

Victor Osimhen will reportedly miss Napoli’s match against League leaders Milan on Sunday, as he's out with a ‘dislocated shoulder’.

The Nigeria international injured himself in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone last week and Nigerian reporter and friend of Osimhen, Oma Akatugba, told Radio Marte he will miss the big match in Serie A this weekend.

“Victor has a dislocated shoulder, he should stay still for a few weeks and therefore will be out against Milan,” Akatugba told Radio Marte.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Darmian: 'The results will come'

Inter defender Matteo Darmian said ‘the results will come’ through hard work and said coach Antonio Conte passes on his desire to win.

The Beneamata are in a winless run of four games across all competitions and host Torino on Sunday.

Darmian said he’s had a positive start to life at Inter and knew what to expect under Conte’s leadership.

“The feelings are positive, I’m enjoying myself,” Darmain told Sky Sport Italia. “I knew the coach well, we worked together in the national team.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Milan: Bonera in charge against Napoli?

After Milan coach Stefano Pioli’s assistant Giacomo Murelli tested positive for coronavirus, Daniele Bonera should be next in line to take charge against Napoli.

Pioli tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and the uncertainties of a positive test from his assistant Murelli was confirmed by the Diavolo today.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the third in line to take over temporarily should be Bonera.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Milan: Murelli positive for COVID

Milan coach Stefano Pioli’s assistant Giacomo Murelli has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be in charge against Napoli.

Pioli tested positive on Saturday and the result was confirmed yesterday by the molecular tests, but today the Rossoneri have confirmed his assistant Murelli is also positive for coronavirus.

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Monday November 16 2020
Pagliuca: ‘Szcesny made mistakes at Arsenal’

Former Italy international Gianluca Pagliuca says Gigio Donnarumma is the best goalkeeper in Serie A and adds: ‘Szczesny used to make a few mistakes at Arsenal, now he is more consistent’.

Pagliuca commented the performances of Serie A goalkeepers on Sky Sport.

"[Alex] Meret is a complete goalkeeper who had some highs and lows last season,” Pagliuca said.

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