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Thursday April 2 2020
Bastoni: 'Inter are my home'

Defender Alessandro Bastoni said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to play for Inter and has reassured fans that he is not looking to move. ‘Inter are my home’.

So far, the young defender has played 14 times in Serie A under Antonio Conte and is tied to the club until June 2023.

The Nerazzurri are reportedly looking to upgrade his current deal and triple his salary at San Siro amid rumours about interest from clubs on the continent.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Barcelona target double swoop

Barcelona are reportedly planning to use Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal to bring both Inter’s Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar to Camp Nou.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Barca are planning to make a move for bot Lautaro and Neymar and launch a massive marketing campaign, useful to favour a rapid recovery economically in Catalonia.

The Blaugrana are allegedly studying the possibility to offload both Chilean midfielder Vidal and former Liverpool star Coutinho to accommodate for the arrival of the two stars this summer.

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Thursday April 2 2020
'Only reason Giroud didn't join Inter'

Olivier Giroud did not join Inter in January only because “Chelsea couldn’t find a replacement,” said an agent who worked on the deal. “Antonio Conte could still be decisive” in the battle with Lazio.

The forward confessed to TeleFoot that he felt let down by the failed transfer and had not lost hope of wearing the Nerazzurri jersey, especially with reports in England that he turned down a new contract offer at Stamford Bridge.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Govt bans training until April 13

A new Government decree in Italy has banned training in sporting facilities for professionals until at least April 13 due to the coronavirus lockdown, effectively ending the debate between clubs.

Prime Minister Giovanni Conte confirmed the order in a press conference this evening and added a new point.

There will be no training in a sporting facility, even for professionals, until at least April 13.

It ends the discussion between clubs, the Lega Serie A and the Italian Players’ Association over when training should resume.

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Thursday April 2 2020
'Difficult to see Serie A resume before summer'

A leading epidemiologist running one of Italy’s coronavirus taskforces warns it is “difficult” to see sport resume in Italy before the summer, although self-isolation prevented “tens of thousands more deaths.”

The pandemic seems to have reached its peak already in Italy, with the number of new cases, deaths and intensive care requirements slowing down significantly over the last few days.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Godin: 'Lautaro like Suarez or Aguero'

Diego Godin has given the highest praise to his Inter teammate Lautaro Martinez. “He has something of Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero about him, showing skills of players with 10-15 years more experience.”

The 22-year-old Argentina international scored 16 goals in 31 competitive games for Inter this season, including five in six Champions League matches.

“He has something of Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero about him,” defender Godin told ESPN.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Antognoni: 'Keep Chiesa and Castrovilli'

Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni admits Federico Chiesa and Gaetano Castrovilli have received “many offers, but Rocco Commisso won’t sell.”

The Italian talents are hot property on the transfer market, with clubs such as Juventus, Inter, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United ready to engage in bidding wars.

“There may well be many offers for Castrovilli and Chiesa, but President Commisso has already clarified that he wants to maintain a competitive squad, so he won’t sell,” Antognoni told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday April 2 2020
UEFA relax FFP rules after shutdown

UEFA have announced an easing of the Financial Fair Play rules during the “current exceptional circumstances” of the coronavirus shutdown.

In their statement, which followed a conference call between the 55 member associations on Wednesday, European football’s governing body also suspended the upcoming planned international men’s and women’s games planned for June.

The Champions League and Europa League are still expected to go ahead once it is safe enough to resume.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Gravina: 'Serie A targeting May 20'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that “the idea is to restart Serie A on May 20 or early June. Scrapping the season would be a grave injustice.”

With the coronavirus pandemic in Italy showing signs of peaking, Gravina is confident football in Italy will resume sooner rather than later.

“The top priority is completing the season,” he told TMW Radio.

“The idea is to start from May 20 or early June, to end in July. There’s even been talk of August and September.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Juventus biggest agent fee spenders

Serie A clubs spent almost €200m on agent fees throughout 2019, with Juventus leading the way on €44.3m.

As per the FIGC’s website, agents received €187.8m from top-flight teams in Italy during the previous calendar year.

Juve spent the most, paying out €44.3m, followed by Inter (€31.8m), Roma (€23.2m) and Milan (19.6m).

Brescia did the least business with agents out of Serie A sides, handing over just €505,209.

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