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Friday October 16 2020
Inter confirm returning stars are negative for COVID

Inter have confirmed that all the players returning from international duty have tested negative for coronavirus ahead of the big match against Milan.

Coach Antonio Conte waits for information about positive Alessandro Bastoni, who has concluded the quarantine period in the event of a negative swab and could be available to play against the Rossoneri.

Roberto Gagliardini, Milan Skriniar, Radja Nainggolan, Ashley Young and Ionut Radu have all tested positive for COVID-19 and remain unavailable for the Derby della Madonnina.

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Friday October 16 2020
Ancelotti: 'Premier League best in the world'

Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti thinks the Premier League ‘is the best League in the world’.

The former Napoli coach, who returned to England last December, has helped Everton to the top in England after four rounds in 2020-21 and was named Manager of the Month in September.

Ancelotti has previously coached Parma, Milan and Juventus in Italy, Real Madrid in Spain, Bayern Munich in Germany and Paris Saint-Germain in France

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Friday October 16 2020
Bonaventura: 'The Milan derby is unique'

Fiorentina midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura said he will never forget his experience from the ‘fantastic’ Milan derbies.

Bonaventura left the Rossoneri after last season and moved to the Viola to continue his career at the Artemio Franchi in Florence.

But ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures, he admitted he will watch the Milan derby on TV.

“The derby is fantastic, I will never forget the ones I experienced, with the full stadium,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday October 16 2020
Conte: 'There will be space for Eriksen'

Inter coach Antonio Conte says ‘there will be space’ for Christian Eriksen in the team, as he expects ‘a long and exhausting season’.

Eriksen returns to Inter after scoring three goals in three games with Denmark and Conte admitted he will rotate in the next seven games, starting with Milan on Saturday, and give Eriksen an opportunity to convince him of a regular place in the starting line-up.

“I have fewer problems than other times, in terms of choices to make,” Conte admitted at a press conference.

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Friday October 16 2020
Conte: 'An endless run of vital games'

Inter coach Antonio Conte played down the importance of the Milan derby, insisting ‘every single win is worth three points’ but couldn’t confirm if Alexis Sanchez will be ready.

The Beneamata face Stefano Pioli’s Milan at San Siro tomorrow and Conte said the Derby della Madonnina ‘brings greater difficulties’ but added that there’s an ‘endless’ run of crucial games.

“We try to do well in all matches, every single win is always worth three points,” Conte said at a press conference.

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Friday October 16 2020
Pioli: 'Beating Inter would enthuse Milan'

Milan coach Stefano Pioli said the Derby della Madonnina against Inter will be ‘an important and difficult exam’ for his players and confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘will be ready’.

The first Milan derby of the season is upon us and both sides have started the season well, but Pioli pointed out that the Diavolo are still under development and facing a new ‘exam’ every week.

“Milan have their own identity and their way of playing, in our work the exams never end,” Pioli said at a press conference.

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Friday October 16 2020
Report: Calhanoglu wants new €6m Milan deal

Hakan Calhanoglu’s Milan contract expires in 2021 and according to reports in Italy the Rossoneri star is wanted by Italian and German clubs and demands a new €6m-a-year deal to extend his stay at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

As per Tuttosport, Milan are afraid os losing the Turkey Intenational as a free agent next summer as the negotiations for his contract extension are getting complicated.

The 26-year-old who has had a brilliant start to the season is reported to have requested a new €6m-a-year deal.

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Friday October 16 2020
Milan players negative for Covid as Pioli prepares surprise

Milan players who returned from International duty have reportedly tested negative for Covid-19 while Stefano Pioli is preparing a surprising move ahead of the derby against Inter.

Each swab tests underwent by the players who returned from their International duty has come back negative, reports Calciomercato.com.

According to Sky Sport, all the players will have a new 'rapid swab test' today at 7pm before the beginning of the pre-derby ritiro in a hotel close to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

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Friday October 16 2020
Boban or Gandini for Roma?

Former Milan director Zvonimir Boban has been linked with a return to Serie A with Roma looking to adding two new figures in their control room.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, the Giallorossi are looking for a new Sporting Director and a figure who would be a link-up between the club and the team.

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Friday October 16 2020
Exclusive Pagliuca: 'Milan derby is 50-50'

‘The Derby is 50-50, but Inter are the favourite to win the title,’ says Gianluca Pagliuca in an exclusive interview with Football Italia where he reveals which one of his ex-teammates felt the derby the most back in the days.

One of Italy’s most iconic goalkeepers, Gianluca Pagliuca holds an incredible record in Milan derbies: he’s never lost one in his career. With 592 Serie A appearances to his name, the 53-year-old has made the fifth most appearances in the Italian top flight.

“I know how important the derby is in Milan and I am pleased I didn’t lose any of them,” he exclusively tells Football Italia.

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