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Thursday November 19 2020
Napoli: Bakayoko back in training

Sky Sport Italia reports Victor Osimhen trained individually but Tiemoue Bakayoko has returned to train with the rest of the Napoli squad.

Good news for the Partenopei coach Gennaro Gattuso, as Bakayoko, who had reportedly developed a fever and sat out training this week, returns to the fold ahead of the match against his former club Milan.

Osimhen, who returned injured from international duty with Nigeria, worked separately and is not expected to make it in time for Sunday’s match.

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Thursday November 19 2020
Abbiati: 'Milan and Napoli can win Serie A'

Former Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati said the Rossoneri and Napoli ‘can fight for the Scudetto’ ahead of the big clash on Sunday night.

The 43-year-old, who won three Scudetti, one Coppa Italia and the Champions League during his time with the Rossoneri, believes both Milan and Napoli are title contenders this season.

The League leaders travel to the San Paolo, three points clear of the Partenopei after seven games, but the former shot stopper said the Diavolo must not get carried away if they beat Gennaro Gattuso’s men.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Napoli torn between systems with Milan

Gennaro Gattuso must decide whether to revert back to 4-3-3 tactics against Milan due to a growing list of absentees.

The Partenopei have recently moved to a 4-2-3-1 formation in order to accommodate striker Victor Osimhen, supported by a trio of more creative figures.

However, as Osimhen is out after dislocating his shoulder during international duty with Nigeria, the only alternatives in that role are Dries Mertens and Andrea Petagna.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Five players Milan can sign in January

As both Paolo Maldini and Ivan Gazidis have confirmed Milan have a budget to sign new players in January, Kaustubh Pandey takes a look at five potential winter purchases of the Rossoneri.

After bringing about a structural change in their transfer policy, Milan seem set to take a dip into the market in the January transfer window too. The business they did in the summer clearly suggests the Rossoneri have a clear plan now. They’ve acquired players with a specific profile: current cheap value but with immense room for development.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Milan end defensive crisis

Alessio Romagnoli has recovered from an injury and he will be available against Napoli while Mateo Musacchio has been training with the rest of the team, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Stefano Pioli had found himself with lack of defensive options at the beginning of the season with Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer who were the only fit defenders.

Leo Duarte and Matteo Gabbia had caught Covid and Musacchio was out of action for an ankle injury.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Milan: Pioli’s only doubt ahead of Napoli

Stefano Pioli has reportedly already decided Milan’s line-up against Napoli: ‘He only has one doubt.’

The Italian coach will not sit on the Rossoneri’s bench on Sunday as he tested positive for Covid, just like his assistant Giacomo Murelli.

For this reason, former Milan defender Daniele Bonera will be in charge of the team during the 90 minutes at the San Paolo.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Serie A Week 8 Referees

The referees for Serie A Week 8 have been announced and the AIA has given Napoli-Milan to Paolo Valeri while Fabio Maresca has been appointed for Juventus-Cagliari.

The Bianconeri face Eusebio Di Francesco’s side on Saturday evening. Maurizio Mariani will be the VAR referee at the Allianz Stadium.

Inter play on Sunday at 2pm UK time with Federico La Penna who will oversee the game and Rosario Abisso as the VAR referee.

Paolo Valeri will referee the Sunday evening big match Napoli-Milan.

Serie A Week 5 referees

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Pobega: 'I want Milan return'

Spezia midfielder Tommaso Pobega admitted he followed Juventus as a child but stressed he ‘wants a return’ to Milan. ‘They’re a great team’.

The Rossoneri extended Pobega’s contract until June 2025 in June, as he returned from an excellent loan spell in Serie B with Pordenone.

He was soon loaned out to gain further first-team experience at Spezia in Serie A and has helped the newly promoted side pick up eight points from their seven first matches.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Elliot: 'We own 96 per cent of Milan'

Elliott have assured they ‘own 96 per cent’ of AC Milan after questions were raised over the holding company and control of the club.

Newspapers Il Corriere della Sera and Il Sole 24 Ore, as well as RAI television programme Report, delved into the paperwork going back to when Yonghong Li purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for €740m in April 2017.

It was done via two different holding companies set in Luxembourg, Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg and Project Redblack.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Napoli defender Hysaj has COVID

Napoli announce that full-back Elseid Hysaj has tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Albania.

The defender was meant to play against Belarus in the Nations League on Wednesday afternoon.

He has gone into self-isolation and will remain in Albania for the time being.

Napoli have already had experience of COVID-19 with Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas last month.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is currently self-isolating, reportedly with a high fever, although he has so far tested negative for Coronavirus.

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