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Wednesday June 28 2017
Pescara: ‘Coulibaly to Inter today’

Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani says Mamadou Coulibaly’s move to Inter “should be done today”.

It was reported last week that the Nerazzurri are close to signing the 18-year-old, who made his Serie A debut this season.

“The Nerazzurri are always in the lead,” Sebastiani admitted, speaking to Tuttomercatoweb.

“It should be done today.”

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Saturday June 24 2017
Pescara: 'Inter deal for Coulibaly'

Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani confirms Inter “have a deal” for midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly, “but after a taste of Serie A, he doesn’t want to go into the youth team.”

The 18-year-old hit headlines all over the world with his remarkable story, going from illegal immigrant on a boat and living rough to playing in the Italian top flight.

He eventually got nine Serie A appearances for the Delfini, earning interest from Juventus and Milan.

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NEWS
Saturday June 24 2017
Official: Udinese sign Bizzarri

Udinese have officially signed veteran goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri, who spent last season at Pescara and was a free agent.

The shot-stopper turns 40 in November, but was picked up to join the Friulani on a one-year deal.

Simone Scuffet is expected to be Udinese’s first choice ‘keeper next season, so Bizzarri should act as mentor for the Under-21 international.

Argentine Bizzarri has played for the likes of Real Madrid, Lazio, Genoa and Chievo.

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NEWS
Saturday June 24 2017
Skriniar on verge of Inter move

Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar is increasingly close to joining Inter for €18m plus striker Gianluca Caprari.

Negotiations have been going on for several days, though progress was somewhat slowed by his participation in the European Under-21 Championship.

According to Secolo XIX newspaper, Samp are ready to accept the proposal of €18m cash plus ownership of former Pescara hitman Caprari.

He already has seven senior caps for Slovakia under his belt.

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NEWS
Thursday June 22 2017
Coulibaly close to Inter

Inter are believed to be very close to completing a deal for Pescara midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly.

The 18-year-old is a former refugee, and made his Serie A debut this season, going on to play nine games for the Delfini.

According to calciomercato.com, the two clubs are now finalising the terms of the transfer, after which Coulibaly will officially join the Nerazzurri.

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Saturday June 17 2017
Inter closing on Skriniar

Inter continue negotiations with Sampdoria for Milan Skriniar, so Andrea Ranocchia could join Sampdoria as part of the deal.

Multiple sources claim Nerazzurri directors met with Samp today to discuss the future of defender Skriniar.

The 22-year-old centre-back was a regular this season and is currently representing Slovakia at the Under-21 European Championship, despite already having seven senior caps.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Inter could use Ranocchia as part of an exchange, as he is admired by Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo.

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Tuesday June 6 2017
U21: Italy squad for Euros named

The Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship has been announced, including Gianluigi Donnarumma, Federico Bernardeschi, Domenico Berardi and Roberto Gagliardini.

The tournament runs from June 18 in Poland with the Azzurrini facing Denmark, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Coach Gigi Di Biagio named his squad for the competition, including many Serie A regulars.

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Friday June 2 2017
Lapadula Exclusive: 'I almost quit'

Milan and Italy striker Gianluca Lapadula gave Football Italia and Rossella Marrai-Ricco an exclusive look at his career path, life choices and future plans.

Lapadula was one of the most sought-after players during last year’s summer transfer window in Italy, with the likes of Juventus, Milan and Napoli reportedly chasing after his services. However, his career path hasn’t been all about the Serie A giants. He has gone through many obstacles during the course of his profession.

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Thursday June 1 2017
Lapadula Exclusive: 'Yes to Milan!'

Ahead of an exclusive Football Italia interview with Gianluca Lapadula, the Milan striker revealed he “had no need to reflect” once the offer came in from San Siro.

Lapadula made his mark last night with a hat-trick as an experimental Italy side beat San Marino 8-0 in an international friendly.

He sat down with our writer Rossella Marrai-Ricco to discuss his career path, hopes for the future and why he made this move.

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Tuesday May 30 2017
Eusebio right for Roma?

Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is tipped for the Roma job, so Edo Dalmonte wonders if he can take them to the next level. 

As the tears over Francesco Totti’s departure gradually dry (spoiler: they never will), Roma fans are left to think about next season, and the leading candidate to replace the departing Luciano Spalletti on the bench.

Having taken Sassuolo from the Serie B to the Europa League, it is high time that Eusebio Di Francesco gets to run a prestigious team. Will he be a success in the mould of Maurizio Sarri in Naples, a spectacular but unsuccessful performer like mentor Zdenek Zeman, or just another Luis Enrique?

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