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Sunday August 16 2020
Atletico Madrid beat Everton to Allan?

Atletico Madrid are ready to make an offer worth €40m for Napoli midfielder Allan, claims Marca, so Everton have to up their bid or miss out.

According to the Spanish newspaper, Atleti are prepared to meet the asking price for the Brazilian and he is enthusiastic about the transfer to Spain too.

Everton and former Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti had gone up to €38m including various bonuses, as claimed by Il Mattino newspaper, but that is not enough to convince the Partenopei.

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Saturday August 15 2020
Pirlo's Juventus striker short-list

Juventus are seeking a strong, powerful centre-forward for Andrea Pirlo’s team, with targets including Duvan Zapata, Raul Jimenez, Karim Benzema, Arkadiusz Milik, Alvaro Morata and Donyell Malen.

New coach Pirlo seems determined to create a formation based around Cristiano Ronaldo and new signing Dejan Kulusevski, which has prompted multiple reports Paulo Dybala could be sacrificed in order to raise funds.

Various sources are all confident Pirlo has requested a centre-forward who can bring more power, pace and height to the role.

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Friday August 14 2020
Juventus prepare Thomas Partey package

Juventus are reportedly offering Douglas Costa or Federico Bernardeschi as part of an exchange deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

The 27-year-old Ghana international has also been heavily linked with Arsenal, but Juve are stepping up their interest following the appointment of new coach Andrea Pirlo.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, the Bianconeri are hoping to bring down the €50m asking price by including player exchanges.

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Wednesday August 12 2020
Juventus approach for Dzeko

Sportitalia claim Juventus have started negotiations with Roma for Edin Dzeko as an alternative to Arkadiusz Milik and Alvaro Morata.

New coach Andrea Pirlo seemingly wants a strong and hard-working centre-forward who can hold up the ball for his teammates as well as score goals.

Milik has long been linked, including when Maurizio Sarri was at the helm, but Napoli want €50m for the Poland international.

Pirlo’s former teammate Morata is another option, currently struggling for playing time with Atletico Madrid.

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Monday August 10 2020
Correa and Vrsaljko isolated in Madrid

Atletico Madrid have announced that Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko tested positive for COVID-19 and are both in isolation without symptoms.

After having confirmed two cases of coronavirus, the club 'ended the speculation' and revealed the the identities of the players along with good news from today’s tests.

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Sunday August 9 2020
Atletico Madrid have two COVID cases

Atletico Madrid have announced that there were two positive COVID-19 tests in their Champions League delegation.

The Final Eight tournament kicks off in Lisbon on Wednesday August 12 with Atalanta-PSG, followed by RB Leipzig against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

However, in a statement, Atleti announced that all members of the first team and the club’s delegation underwent COVID-19 tests as required by the UEFA protocol.

Of these tests, two came back positive. It is not clear if they are players or members of staff.

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Friday August 7 2020
Milan and Fiorentina pursue Torreira

Milan and Fiorentina are both being heavily linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.

He is no stranger to Serie A, having made his mark at Pescara and Sampdoria before the €29m move to London in the summer of 2018.

No longer first choice in the Gunners midfield, the 24-year-old is reportedly eyeing a return to Italy.

According to The Telegraph newspaper, Milan are the favourites to snap up Torreira this summer.

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Friday July 10 2020
CL Draw: Atalanta-PSG, Juve nightmare, Napoli-Bayern

Atalanta will face PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Juventus are paired with Real Madrid or Manchester City and Napoli with Bayern Munich if they get through.

The draw for the Champions League Final Eight was made today in Lisbon, which is also where all those fixtures will be staged in August.

Following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format was changed to a mini-tournament of one-off matches on neutral turf.

The kick-off times for these are all 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Thursday July 9 2020
Simeone: 'I want Atletico move'

Cagliari’s Giovanni Simeone admits he wants to play for Atletico Madrid ‘more than anything else’ and considers Gonzalo Higuain his role model.

Giovanni is the son of Atletico boss Diego Simeone, but the striker made it clear he would still sign for the Spaniards even without his father managing them.

“More than anything else,” he told ESPN when asked if he would like to play for Los Colchoneros.

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Friday July 3 2020
Report: Milik set on Juve

Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has reportedly said yes to Juventus, who will try to include two players in a swap deal to get the Poland international.

Napoli are reportedly annoyed by the forward’s negotiations with the Bianconeri and are requesting €40m for his signature.

Milik’s contract expires in June 2021 and a sale this summer could be the last chance to cash in on the former Ajax man, but Calciomercato.com claims he is set on joining the Old Lady.

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