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Wednesday August 5 2020
Report: Udinese want €40m for De Paul

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has been linked with several top clubs in Italy, and the Friuli are reportedly willing to let the Argentine depart for €40m this summer.

Reports in Italy claimed Juventus approached Udinese about the creative midfielder yesterday and the 26-year-old has previously been linked with Napoli, Inter and Milan.

Tuttosport reveals today that the Friulians are prepared to let the Argentina international move on this summer, but only for the right price.

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Wednesday August 5 2020
Report: Giampaolo to sign two-year deal with Torino

Marco Giampaolo meets with Torino President Urbano Cairo and sporting director Davide Vagnati today, ready to sign a two-year contract with the Granata.

La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed this morning that Giampaolo was to meet with Milan to resolve his contractual ties with the Rossoneri, in order to sign with Torino.

Calciomercato.com now reports that Giampaolo has arrived at Cairo Communications to meet with the President and sporting director Vagnati.

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Wednesday August 5 2020
Bonaventura: 'An unforgettable experience'

Giacomo Bonaventura leaves Milan after six seasons with the Rossoneri and thanked the club for ‘an unforgettable experience’.

The 30-year-old midfielder arrived from Atalanta in September 2014 and has contributed 35 goals and 30 assists in his 184 games for the Diavolo.

His contract expired after the 2019-20 season and Bonaventura will now move to find a starting position elsewhere.

“Thank you, I lived a dream,” he wrote on Instagram. “The years spent at Milan were an unforgettable experience.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Gravina doesn't think stadiums open on September 19

President Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC is ‘concerned’ ahead of Serie A 2020-21 and doesn’t think fans will be back in stadiums on September 19.

Serie A confirmed the dates for the upcoming season on Monday, starting on September 19 and ending on May 23, 2021.

Today, the Federal Council was held, and Gravina, who participated, told the reporters after the meeting: “We have worked a lot in recent days on the basic protocol.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Bennacer: 'I get the ball to Zlatan'

Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer studies Marco Verratti and Thiago Alcantara to improve as a regista and reveals he looks to ‘get the ball as quickly as possible’ to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 22-year-old arrived from Empoli last summer and has impressed for the Rossoneri, establishing himself in Stefano Pioli’s starting line-up at San Siro.

He admitted that he takes inspiration from Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Verratti and Thiago of Bayern Munich.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Milan

It was another season of chaos at Milan, writes Vijay Rahaman, with coaches, players, systems and directors coming and going, but might’ve finally settled on some consistency.

Milan’s long road to normality

Milan entered the 2019-2020 season with one objective and one objective only, to return to the Champions League. Following the failure to do so by just a solitary point last campaign, they sacked Gennaro Gattuso and brought in Marco Giampaolo. Another revolution.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Report: Giampaolo one step from Torino

Torino have reportedly reached an agreement with Marco Giampaolo, who must now meet with Milan to terminate his contract with the Rossoneri.

Giampaolo was replaced by current Diavolo coach Stefano Pioli in October last year and Sky Sport Italia claims he has come to terms with the Granata to take over after Moreno Longo at the Grande Torino.

He will reportedly sign a two-year deal with the Granata, with an option for a further year.

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Monday August 3 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Team of the Season

Inevitably dominated by the top four teams, there were quite a few revitalised old hands in Richard Hall’s ideal Serie A XI of 2019-20.

There were representatives from Scudetto winners Juventus, runners-up Inter, surprise outfit Atalanta and a Lazio side that broke records during an unexpected title push.

Milan and mid-table Cagliari also got a look-in, so do you agree with Richard's choices for the Team of the 2019-20 Season?

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Monday August 3 2020
Official: Serie A from September 19 to May 23

Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.

Serie A has decided to recover the games from the initial calendar set to start on September 12 will on January 3 next year.

“The Lega Council met today at 19.00 (local time) and unanimously resolved that Serie A TIM 2020-21 will start on the weekend of September 19,” read the statement from Lega Serie A.

“The decision confirms the preference already expressed in the afternoon by the majority of the clubs in a meeting dedicated to this topic.”

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Monday August 3 2020
Opta's best XI Serie A 2019-20

Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.

Inter and Atalanta ended second and third in the final table, but only had one representative each in Opta’s best XI based on their data for the season.

With Wojciech Szczesny in goal, Juan Cuadrado at right-back, Dybala and Ronaldo in the attacking trident behind Lazio forward Immobile, champions Juventus had four players in the side.

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