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Thursday May 28 2020
Official: Coppa Italia June 13, Serie A 20

It’s now official, the Coppa Italia semi-finals will be played on June 13 and Serie A can resume from the weekend of June 20, confirmed Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora.

“It was a very useful meeting and, as we had said from the start, football was always going to resume when we had the conditions to ensure safety and the CTS gave the all-clear to the protocols,” said Spadafora.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Report: Serie A quarantine can be shortened

According to Sky Sport Italia, the medical protocol agreed for Serie A matches will quarantine the whole squad for 14 days with a positive test, but is open to changes if the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy eases.

This is a very important caveat that seems to be included in the wording of the latest medical protocol, which allows it to differ from the protocol for contact training.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Serie A ready for restart

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has given the all-clear for Serie A fixtures to resume, but will ask Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for permission to make it June 13 rather than 20.

This evening’s videoconference meeting was decisive, involving Spadafora, the Lega Serie A, Players’ Association, FIGC and Association of Italian Sports Medics.

Serie A shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the last game played on March 9.

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Thursday May 28 2020
CTS approves Serie A protocol

According to news agency ANSA, the technical scientific committee (CTS) has approved the medical protocol to restart Serie A games, including mass quarantine for one positive case.

This was a fundamental step towards giving the all-clear for matches to get back on track after the coronavirus pandemic.

The report states that the CTS “appreciated the detail of the analysis” presented by the FIGC, Lega Serie A and Players’ Association.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Milan lose value, Inter surge

The annual KPMG report showed that Milan are the only club in Europe’s top 32 to have lost value over the last five years, whereas Inter increased by 146 per cent.

During that period, the Rossoneri went from Silvio Berlusconi to Yonghong Li and then Elliott Management, who repossessed the club after the Chinese businessman defaulted on loan repayments.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Milan target pens new deal

Milan transfer target Eduardo Quaresma is expected to sign a new contract with Sporting CP, including a €45m release clause.

The Rossoneri were repeatedly linked with the 18-year-old centre-back, whose current deal runs to June 2021.

According to A Bola in Portugal, Quaresma has now agreed personal terms for a new contract tying him to Sporting until June 2025.

This will include a release clause worth a massive €45m for the teenager.

He is still only in the Under-23 team and played 23 games in the Liga Revelacao this season.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Gravina: 'Clubs wanted to avoid salaries'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina claims ‘some clubs were trying to stop the season, perhaps convinced it would allow them to avoid paying salaries.’

The decisive meeting is today between the FIGC, Lega Serie A and Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, to figure out if and when the Serie A season can resume after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Federation chief Gravina spoke to Diritto dello Sport magazine about the situation and did not hold back with some of his criticism.

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Thursday May 28 2020
New deal for Romagnoli?

Milan are reportedly preparing to renew with captain Alessio Romagnoli to avoid complications in the future.

La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed the Rossoneri are working on a new deal for the centre-back, who is tied to the club until June 2022.

The expiration date is still far away but the newspaper writes that the Diavolo are prepared to offer him an extension already, as they are currently fighting to keep goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and want to avoid the same scenario with Romagnoli next summer.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Valuation analysis: Juve drop out of top 10

An analysis by KPMG has revealed that Serie A giants Juventus have been pushed out of the top 10 in this years Football Club’s Valuation.

The annual study by KPMG, one of the ‘big four’ accounting organisations, shows that Paris Saint-Germain has leapt to ninth place in the ranking and pushes Juventus down from their 10th place last year.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Rangnick on standby?

Milan are yet to make progress in the contract talks with Ralf Rangnick, who has reportedly been chosen to lead the revolution at San Siro.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan are set on making Rangnick their man and CEO Ivan Gazidis has made the German director his first priority this summer.

But he talks are allegedly at a standstill and the newspaper claims there are no developments on the proposed contract.

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