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Thursday December 5 2019
Bologna lose Dijks for 2-3 months

Bologna have lost Mitchell Dijks for the next two to three months after the Dutch defender was diagnosed with a lesion in his foot.

According to the latest reports, 2019 is already over for Dijks, who flew to the Netherlands for a specialist consultation.

He was diagnosed with a lesion in addition to the trauma to a toe on his right foot.

Dijks is expected to be out of action for two to three months.

Meanwhile, Ladilsav Krejci is also risk for this week’s meeting with Bologna after a knock to the right knee.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Zlatan: 'Sent Materazzi to hospital'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he "waited four years” to get his “revenge” by sending ex-Inter defender Marco Materazzi to hospital during a Milan derby.

After being treated roughly by Materazzi whilst at Juventus, Zlatan never forgot about the incident and revealed how got his own back in an interview with GQ.

“I was at Juve and we played against Inter,” he began.

“Materazzi entered a challenge like an assassin and hurt me. He was a tough football player, that’s fair enough.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A Week 15 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma

Calvarese has been handed the whistle for when Roma travel to San Siro on Friday night, and the experienced referee is familiar with both teams.

Inter have only lost three times in 13 games with the 43-year-old in charge, whilst Roma are hoping for another penalty as Calvarese has awarded them five in their 16 games with him as referee.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A sides on Carrasco alert

Yannick Carrasco seemingly thanked and greeted Dalian Yifang on social media ahead of a move back to Europe this winter.

After scoring 17 goals and providing eight assists in the Chinese Super League this season, Carrasco appears ready to return to European shores.

According to Calciomercato.com, his Instagram post was an announcement that he would be leaving Dalian.

“I would have liked to come back for personal reasons,” he was quoted as saying in September.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Serie A stars up for African awards

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan’s Ismael Bennacer are in contention for the 2019 African Player of the Year award.

Koulibaly has been a virtual ever-present in the heart of the Napoli backline and was also nominated for the award in 2018.

Bennacer, meanwhile, was awarded Player of the Tournament at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as he helped Algeria win the trophy.

The midfielder was signed by Milan on the strength of his displays for Empoli last season.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
'Berlusconi has lived four lives!'

Adriano Galliani has paid tribute to the “four lives“ of ex-Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, while revealing plans to take Monza into Serie A by 2021.

Galliani gave an interview to Corriere dello Sport, where he spoke in great length about his relationship with Berlusconi.

“I feel admiration for [Silvio] Berlusconi,“ he began.

“First, there was the builder. Whilst others were building apartments, he built Milano Duo [a neighbourhood] between 1970 and 1979."

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Ancelotti in PSG return?

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti could return to Paris Saint-Germain next summer, claims one French report.

Ancelotti’s position seems to be getting less secure with each passing day, Napoli’s 2-1 defeat to Bologna last weekend the latest in a string of poor performances.

It was claimed on Tuesday evening that the 60-year-old would be dismissed after the Champions League game against Genk next week, with Gennaro Gattuso set to take over.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Ibrahimovic: 'My next club...'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given big clues as to his next destination. “I will join a club that must get back to winning and renew its history. I’ll see you in Italy soon.”

The striker is a free agent after his experience in MLS with the LA Galaxy and has been linked with Milan, Napoli, Bologna and Roma.

“I will join a club that must get back to winning, that has to renew its history and is in search of a battle against everyone and everything,” Ibra told GQ Italia, as teased by the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Reports: Napoli in Gattuso talks

Gennaro Gattuso has been contacted by Napoli and Fiorentina, according to reports, with suggestions Carlo Ancelotti will be sacked on December 10.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Ancelotti will leave Napoli at the very least at the end of the season, possibly before that if results continue to be disappointing.

Gattuso is emerging as the prime candidate to take over, believing he has the firm hand to ensure determination within the Stadio San Paolo ranks.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Report: Milan losing Ibrahimovic hope

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly unimpressed with the contract proposal put forward by Milan and optimism over a deal is diminishing fast.

The 38-year-old is a free agent after his contract with LA Galaxy was allowed to run down and is looking for a return to European football.

Milan had been the favourites, considering he already played at San Siro from 2010-12 and was always very enthusiastic about his love for the club.

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