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Friday September 1 2017
‘Di Francesco will improve Cengiz’

Turkey boss Mircea Lucescu believes Eusebio Di Francesco is the perfect mentor for Roma starlet Cengiz Under.

Cengiz joined Roma amidst much promise earlier in the summer, having been labelled ‘the Turkish Dybala’, and Lucescu is confident the 20-year-old has joined the ideal club.

“If in two years, you go from the Turkish second tier to Roma, you have quality,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Wednesday August 23 2017
Turkey calling for Milan pair?

Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor are both reportedly in talks to sign Gustavo Gomez and Jose Sosa from Milan respectively.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fener executvies are in Milan to clinch a deal for defender Gomez, who is surplus to requirements at San Siro after the arrivals of Mateo Musacchio and Leonardo Bonucci.

Trabzonspor, meanwhile, are “close” to agreeing terms on a €4m transfer for Sosa.

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Wednesday August 16 2017
Report: Istanbul derby for Zapata

Fenerbahce and Besiktas are both reportedly in a tug-of-war to sign Napoli striker Duvan Zapata.

According to Calciomercato.com, Fener’s “pressing” for Zapata has been “matched” by Besiktas, instigating “a real, all-Turkish battle” between the two Istanbul sides.

The website also believes the Colombian “will be able to experience a new adventure in the next, few days”.

Zapata spent the last two seasons on loan at Udinese and has since returned to Napoli, where is deemed surplus to requirements.

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Monday August 7 2017
‘Calhanoglu can make Milan history’

Turkey boss Mircea Lucescu claims Hakan Calhanoglu has what it takes to become an important player in Milan’s history.

Calhanoglu is one of the 10 players that Milan have signed at a combined cost of over €200m this summer, and Lucescu is expecting big things from the Turkish No 10.

“Milanello? I’m here to meet Hakan, he’s considered to be one of the best Turkish talents,” the ex-Inter Coach told MilanNews.it.

“After that, I’ll go to Barcelona to talk to Arda Turan and then Germany to talk to others.

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Tuesday August 1 2017
Fiorentina make Mor bid?

Fiorentina have reportedly offered €12m for Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor.

The Turkish international has been the subject of interest from Liverpool, but the English side have been unable to get a deal done.

According to La Nazione, the Viola offered €10m for the 20-year-old on July 22, before raising it to €12m three days later.

Following the deal for Jakub Błaszczykowski, relations between the two clubs are good and Fiorentina hope to use this to their advantage to sign Emre.

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Tuesday July 4 2017
‘Calhanoglu a top signing’

Former Milan Coach Fatih Terim believes Hakan Calahanoglu is “a top signing” for his old club.

The Rossoneri officially confirmed the signing of the midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen yesterday, in a deal thought to be worth €20m plus bonuses.

Terim was briefly Coach of the Diavolo in 2001 and is currently in charge of the Turkish national team, and he believes his former club have pulled off a coup.

“He’s already a very mature player, despite his young age,” Terim said of the 23-year-old.

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Sunday July 2 2017
Calhanoglu can light up San Siro

New buy Hakan Calhanoglu brings much more than just free kicks to Milan, writes Tom Scholes.

As Milan look set to add another signing to their already impressive list of transfers this summer, many fans may be wondering what to expect from latest new boy Hakan Calhanoglu. What can he bring to the side, and how does he fit into the set-up under Vincenzo Montella?

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Tuesday May 9 2017
U17: Turkey eliminate Italy

Italy are out of the European Under-17 Championship after a narrow 2-1 defeat to Turkey.

The Azzurrini had beaten hosts Croatia 1-0 in the opening group game thanks to a goal by Juventus striker Moise Kean.

A 3-1 loss to Spain put them in a tenuous position and on Tuesday evening they failed to get the necessary result against Turkey.

Malik Karaahmet had opened the scoring for Turkey within five minutes, meeting a cross from captain Yunus Akgun.

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Tuesday June 21 2016
Turkey give themselves hope

Turkey hadn’t scored in their first two games, but are now in a position to qualify as one of the better third-placed teams after crushing the Czech Republic.

The Czechs needed a victory to progress as one of the best third-placed teams, whereas Turkey had to win by two clear goals to have any hope after a dismal start to the tournament.

Turkey took the lead after just 10 minutes, Emre Mor allowed to sprint down the right unmarked and pull back for Burak Yilmaz to blast into the roof of the net from 10 yards.

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Sunday June 19 2016
Fiorentina and Galatasaray for Sahin

Fiorentina and Galatasaray are doing battle for €6.5m-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin.

According to various reports, the Viola see Sahin as the ideal replacement for Milan Badelj should the Croatia international move on this summer.

The former Real Madrid man turns 28 in September and his contract with Borussia Dortmund expires in June 2018.

A Turkey international with 50 caps to his name, an experience in his homeland with Galatasaray would be an intriguing proposition.

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