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Monday December 11 2017
Vrsaljko says yes to Napoli?

It’s reported Sime Vrsaljko has made it clear he’s willing to move to Napoli, who will offer €20m to Atletico Madrid.

The full-back has been heavily linked with the Partenopei, who need reinforcements after Faouzi Ghoulam’s cruciate ligament injury.

Now Rai journalist Ciro Venerato has told Radio CRC that there has been a telephone conversation between Vrsaljko’s agent, Giuseppe Riso, and Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli.

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Saturday December 9 2017
Simeone opens Vrsaljko door

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone seemed to open the door for Napoli and Roma target Sime Vrsaljko to leave in January.

The former Sassuolo man has barely featured this season and is wanted by the two Serie A giants.

“He is a player of this club and as long as he stays with us, he will considered as such,” said Simeone in a Press conference.

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Friday December 8 2017
Atleti: No Vrsaljko talks, but…

Atletico Madrid insist they have not spoken to any Serie A clubs about Sime Vrsaljko but admit “we’ll see in January.”

Vrsaljko has been heavily linked with the likes of Napoli and Juventus, given their lack of available full-backs, but Atleti’s President made it clear the Croat was still his player.

“He’s happy in Madrid and still our player, beyond what’s been said in Italy,” Enrique Cerezo told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Perotti announces Roma renewal

Diego Perotti has announced he’ll stay at Roma until 2021, in a video posted on the club’s Facebook page.

It was reported last night that the winger would put pen to paper on a new deal, and he was asked in a Q&A if he’d be staying at Roma.

“I’ll show you,” the Perotti replied, before unveiling a t-shirt bearing “2021”.

The Argentine also took the time to discuss the Giallorossi’s current form, after their qualification for the Champions League Last 16 on Tuesday.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Vrsaljko agent meets Napoli this week?

The agent of Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko reportedly met with Napoli this week.

The Partenopei are keen to sign the former Sassuolo defender, with reports this week that a €20m offer had been presented to the Spanish club.

Now Rai journalist Ciro Venerato has told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli that Vrsaljko’s agent, Giuseppe Riso, was at Castel Volturno in recent days.

It’s not clear if the Croatian international was discussed, but this is being taken as a positive sign that the transfer could go ahead.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Baldissoni: ‘Roma stadium by 2020’

Roma CEO Mauro Baldissoni reiterates the aim is to open the new stadium for the 2020-21 season, and Champions League group wins “must become normal”.

The Giallorossi finally got approval for the Stadio della Roma yesterday after years of delays, and hope to be in the new Tor di Valle arena by 2020.

“One the technical approval of the project has been confirmed, other administrative steps will follow,” Baldissoni explained on Roma Radio.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Simeone makes Roma admission

Diego Simeone claims Atletico Madrid picking up less points against Qarabag than Roma in the Champions League shows “how wonderful football can be.”

Atleti dropped into the Europa League for the first time under Simeone on Tuesday as their 1-1 draw with Chelsea was bettered by Roma’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag, and Simeone was perplexed by how his side performed better against Group C’s top team than the bottom-placed Azeris.

“It hurts because of how wonderful football can be,” the Coach said after the game.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Conte: 'Roma deserved it'

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits Roma “deserved” to win the Champions League group. “It’s a good sign for Italian football, awaiting Napoli.”

The Giallorossi knocked Atletico Madrid out and pushed the Premier League title holders into second place.

“We knew that this was a difficult group, but today we deserved a victory against Atletico Madrid,” Conte told Mediaset Premium after their 1-1 draw.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
EDF: 'People assumed Roma were out'

Eusebio Di Francesco finds Roma topping the Champions League group “satisfying because everyone assumed we’d be eliminated” by Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Tonight’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag, along with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, means the Giallorossi reach the Last 16 as group winners.

“It was a great victory, a difficult one, especially as I have no Champions League experience,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Perotti: 'Nobody believed in Roma'

Diego Perotti admits “when the draw was made, nobody believed” in Roma, but they won the group ahead of Chelsea and knocked out Atletico Madrid.

“It’s a wonderful moment for us,” the Argentine told Mediaset Premium.

“When the draw was made, nobody believed in us, but we worked hard and I think we deserved this first place.”

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