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Wednesday January 10 2018
Napoli agree Younes terms?

Napoli have reportedly agreed terms with Ajax winger Amir Younes and only need to negotiate the manner of his arrival.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Napoli have negotiated a five-year contract worth €1.5m a season for Younes.

Consequently, the Partenopei will make “one last attempt” to bring in the Germany international this month.

If they fail in their efforts then the 24-year-old will move on a Bosman free transfer at the end of the season.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Transfer targets Napoli need

Winter Champions Napoli lack strength in depth, so Dan White analyses potential January signings that can improve Maurizio Sarri's side.

Napoli may be sat at the top of Serie A, leading the teams fighting for the Scudetto but, at the season’s halfway point, Coach Maurizio Sarri will be looking to bolster his squad in January if his team are to keep up their title push in the second half of the season.

While President Aurelio De Laurentiis has announced the imminent arrival of summer signing Roberto Inglese from Chievo, here are just a few players the Azzurri could be looking to bring in during the winter transfer window.

Matteo Darmian (Manchester United)

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Thursday December 21 2017
Napoli target Younes

Napoli are targeting Ajax attacking midfielder Amin Younes, according to reports in Italy.

The German international is out of contract at the end of the season, so can negotiate with other clubs from January onward.

As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, Partenopei sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli was at Lyon-Ajax in the Europa League to observe the 24-year-old.

Younes has made it clear that he won’t renew his contract with the Dutch club, and Napoli are pushing hard for his signature.

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Tuesday December 19 2017
Milan want Jankto, Kluivert

Milan are reportedly keen on Udinese’s Jakub Jankto and Justin Kluivert of Ajax, but both deals are difficult in January.

The Rossoneri spent around €200m in the summer, and have intimated that they won’t reinforce the squad in the winter transfer window.

However, calciomercato.it reports that the club is considering two players, but both would represent difficult deals.

The first is Czech midfielder Jakub Jankto, who would provide Gennaro Gattuso with options out wide.

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Tuesday October 31 2017
Happy birthday, Marco van Basten

Today is the 53rd birthday of Milan legend Marco van Basten, a three-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The Dutchman was born in Utrecht on October 31, 1964, but made his professional debut for Ajax in April 1982, scoring on his debut.

The sight of Van Basten finding the back of the net would become a familiar one over the following five seasons, with the striker 152 goals in 172 games for the club across all competitions.

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Friday September 1 2017
Roma ‘tried for Ziyech’

Roma reportedly targeted Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech as a fall-back for Patrik Schick.

Schick ultimately joined Roma in a deal worth up to €42m earlier in the week, but Calciomercato.it claims the Giallorossi had lined up a move for Ziyech.

The website explains the Lupi had offered to take the 24-year-old on loan with a €25m obligatory option to buy, but the Dutch club wanted “no less than €30m”.

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Thursday August 24 2017
Montella: 'Milan will honour Europe'

Vincenzo Montella discussed the 3-5-2 experiment against Shkendija, but it’s “too early to tell” if Milan can win the Europa League.

The Rossoneri crushed Craiova in the preliminary round, then beat Shkendija 8-0 on aggregate to reach the competition proper.

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Sunday August 13 2017
Dolberg and Kalinic for Milan?

Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg is back on the Milan radar for €30m if they sign Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina, claim Tuttosport.

The Rossoneri need a new forward and have narrowed the list down to Kalinic, Andrea Belotti or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

While the Torino and Borussia Dortmund hitmen would cost over €80m, whereas Fiorentina have set a €30m price-tag on Kalinic.

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Wednesday August 9 2017
Fiorentina eye Kluivert Jr?

Fiorentina are reportedly looking into the possibility of signing Ajax teenager Justin Kluivert, son of ex-Milan striker Patrick.

According to ViolaNews.it, Kluivert Jr has appeared on Fiorentina’s radar as they prepare for a busy end to the transfer window.

The 18-year-old, who plays on the right wing, made his breakthrough last season with Ajax and was a substitute for the Europa League Final.

His father, Patrick Kluivert, famously starred as a striker in the 1990s and early 2000s and spent the 1997-98 campaign at Milan.

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Tuesday August 1 2017
On this day: Kanu’s birthday

Today is the 41st birthday of former Inter striker and Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu.

The tall forward joined the Nerazzurri from Ajax in 1996, but medical tests revealed a heart defect which meant he couldn’t join up with the squad until April 1997.

Kanu had to go under the knife to repair an aortic valve, with the surgery reportedly paid out of the pocked of then Inter chairman Massimo Moratti.

That ultimately meant he couldn’t make a single appearance during what should have been his debut season.

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