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Saturday August 1 2020
Acerbi: 'Lazio and Immobile deserve success'

Francesco Acerbi insists Lazio ‘deserve second place’ and to let Ciro Immobile beat the all-time Serie A goals record in tonight’s trip to Napoli.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We know Napoli always want to win, but we have nothing to lose, so we can play without pressure,” the defender told Lazio Style Radio and Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Line-ups: Atalanta v Inter

Atalanta and Inter go head-to-head for second place, with Lazio lying in wait for a draw, with Papu Gomez, Duvan Zapata, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

It kicks off at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s FIVE Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Inter clinch shirt sleeve sponsors

Inter have reportedly signed a three-year shirt sleeve sponsorship deal with IC Markets, worth almost €15m.

According to Calcio e Finanza, the contract will see Inter receive €4.5m the first year, €4.8m the second and €5m the third season.

That does not include various bonuses that are tied to sporting results.

Sleeve sponsors are still relatively new in Serie A, as only Atalanta, Bologna, Fiorentina, Torino and SPAL currently have them.

Of these clubs, the Inter agreement is considerably the most profitable.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Inter spent 184m Euro on transfers

Looking through the Inter balance sheet, it’s calculated that Inter spent €184m on the transfer market this season, including €74m for Romelu Lukaku and €27m for Christian Eriksen.

Calcio e Finanza analysed the data released by the Serie A club for the summer and January transfer windows.

It is calculated that they spent €74.162m to sign Lukaku from Manchester United, while Cagliari were paid €40.5m for Nicolò Barella.

The cost of the Eriksen operation from Tottenham Hotspur in January was valued at €27.567m.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Best of the rest

Going into the final round, Inter, Atalanta and Lazio could all take second place, as Vijay Rahaman outlines their credentials for that silver medal.

This weekend sees this long season come to an end and one of the matters still to be determined is the race for second place. Currently Inter hold a one-point advantage on Atalanta and Lazio, but two of those three go head-to-head in Bergamo tonight, while the Biancocelesti visit Napoli. Not a bad way to end the season…

The question is, which of these three actually deserve to have the title of ‘Best of the rest?’

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Saturday August 1 2020
Ronaldo: 'Felt betrayed by Inter'

Ronaldo discusses his injury, row with Hector Cuper, feeling ‘betrayed’ when he joined Milan and why ‘it’s time Inter end the Juventus dictatorship’ in Serie A.

The Brazilian spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s magazine Sportweek about his time at Inter, the devastating injuries and the abrupt end after losing the Scudetto on that infamous May 5, 2002.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Roma shelve Smalling for Vertonghen

With Chris Smalling increasingly unlikely to extend his stay from Manchester United, Roma are reportedly targeting free agent Jan Vertonghen.

Multiple sources in Italy report the negotiations to keep Smalling on a permanent basis, or even extend his loan beyond the Europa League Round of 16 tie with Sevilla, are on the verge of collapse.

Manchester United are demanding €20m plus €5m in bonuses and Roma’s offer stays firm at €15m.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Probable line-ups: Atalanta-Inter

Atalanta must choose between Ruslan Malinovskyi and Mario Pasalic, while Inter bring back Lautaro Martinez, but consider yet another trequartista instead of Christian Eriksen.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is a head-to-head for second place, as whoever wins will get the silver medal behind Juventus, although a draw could potentially let Lazio leapfrog them both.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Fofana: 'My time at Udinese is over'

Seko Fofana confirms tomorrow will be his final game for Udinese. ‘The time has come to think about myself and a new destination.’

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international was purchased from Manchester City for €3.5m in the summer of 2016 and had perhaps his best season to date, with three goals and seven assists in 31 Serie A appearances.

“My time in Udine ends here, after four wonderful years,” Fofana told La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the final match with Sassuolo on Sunday.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Inter want Ndombele-Skriniar swap with Spurs

Sky Sport Italia claim that Inter and Tottenham Hotspur are working on a swap deal between Tanguy Ndombele and Milan Skriniar.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho seemed determined to keep hold of Ndombele next season, having spent €60m to sign him from Olympique Lyonnais only a year ago.

The 23-year-old has made 29 competitive appearances for Tottenham, scoring two goals and providing four assists.

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