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Wednesday August 21 2019
Napoli drop Icardi, get Llorente

Mauro Icardi is determined to only leave Inter for Juventus, so Napoli are ready to sign Fernando Llorente instead, it’s reported.

The Argentine has put up barriers all summer and has no intention of changing his mind now, even after being frozen out by Antonio Conte and the club.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Icardi and Wanda Nara have made it clear they will not consider a move to Napoli, even with Inter accepting a €65m offer.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Chiesa to Juve if Fiorentina reinforce?

Fiorentina might sell Federico Chiesa to Juventus if they get a replacement, it’s reported, such as Matteo Politano, Domenico Berardi or Rodrigo De Paul.

Eyebrows were raised this afternoon when agent Fali Ramadani was spotted at the Juve HQ for a long meeting with director of sport Fabio Paratici.

At the same time, the Viola did not deny they were looking for more wide men to join their trident attack after Kevin-Prince Boateng and Franck Ribery.

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NEWS
Wednesday August 21 2019
Brescia target Guarin and Rami

After Mario Balotelli, it’s reported Brescia are also trying to sign Fredy Guarin and ex-Marseille defender Adil Rami.

The Rondinelle are back in Serie A after winning the Serie B title last season and with it promotion to the top flight.

President Massimo Cellino showed his intent for more than a flash in the pan by securing free agent Balotelli to lead the attack.

Now Tuttomercatoweb claim Brescia have approached Colombia international midfielder Guarin to ask about his availability.

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NEWS
Wednesday August 21 2019
Inter wait for Alexis all-clear

Inter continue negotiations with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, but are confident a deal will be done rapidly on loan with option to buy.

Italian reports claim the delays are because the Old Trafford club suddenly changed the terms of the deal last night.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Biraghi-Dalbert swap back on

Inter are back in advanced talks with Fiorentina to exchange Cristiano Biraghi with Henrique Dalbert, as Nice didn’t agree terms for the Brazilian.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the swap is back on, but all depends on Dalbert accepting a move to the Viola.

It had been the original idea agreed by the two clubs, while Italy international Biraghi is eager to join Antonio Conte’s squad.

This fell apart, as confirmed by Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè this week, because Dalbert “preferred a return to Nice.”

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Lukaku slams Man Utd: 'I'm not dumb'

Romelu Lukaku blasted Manchester United in a podcast recorded before his move to Inter. “They consider us dumb, but we know who is doing leaks. If I’m clearly not wanted, let’s find a solution.”

The Belgium international sat down for a lengthy interview with the LightHarted Podcast with Joe Hart, discussing his acrimonious exit from Old Trafford and move to Serie A for Inter.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Vavro: 'No Lazio hesitation'

Denis Vavro “didn’t hesitate for a moment” when offered the Lazio contract and models himself on Martin Skrtel or Giorgio Chiellini.

The Slovakia international was signed from FC Copenhagen for €11m and was presented to the media in today’s Press conference.

“I am fired up and happy going into my Serie A debut on Sunday, as we hope to get a victory against Sampdoria,” said the defender.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Could Icardi open to Napoli talks?

Tomorrow could be decisive for Mauro Icardi, as while Inter have reportedly agreed a €65m fee with Napoli, Wanda Nara will be in Capri.

The striker has until now held out only for Juventus or is prepared to remain at San Siro, even after being told he has no place in Antonio Conte’s squad.

According to the latest reports from the Corriere dello Sport, Inter have accepted a €65m proposal from Napoli, but the situation remains the same as it has been for weeks now, as it’s about getting Icardi to agree.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Dzeko: Offered Roma armband...

Edin Dzeko has revealed that Alessandro Florenzi offered him the Roma captaincy in a bid to convince him to stay.

Dzeko’s decision to extend his contract came as something of a surprise, given the striker was heavily tipped to join Inter.

“I’m happy when I see how the others are happy that I stayed with my teammates,” the 33-year-old told Roma TV.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday August 21 2019
Sanchez a steal for Inter

Inter's deal with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez is zero-risk and with potentially massive benefits, writes Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall.

"Alexis Sanchez to Inter is a gamble that both parties could win comfortably.” These were the words of Udinese legend and former team-mate of Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Di Natale. The former Azzurri hitman had a point, when you analyse the terms that will see the Chilean arrive in Milan, one has to think it is a steal. The agreement is a risk-free one for Antonio Conte and could, in turn, see the rebirth of a superlative talent that could light up Serie A.

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