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Saturday February 1 2020
Gervinho waiting for transfer news

Gervinho is stuck in limbo this morning, as it remains to be seen whether Parma and Al Sadd managed to get the transfer done in time.

The Ivorian tried to force through a move to Qatar on deadline day, as coach Roberto D’Aversa confirmed the striker “did not turn up to training for three days.”

According to multiple sources, the negotiations finally reached an agreement late on Friday night, long after the Serie A transfer window had shut, with mere moments to go before the Qatari deadline.

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Thursday January 2 2020
Mandzukic: 'A warrior all my life'

Mario Mandzukic admits “not playing was something new for me, but I’ve been a warrior all my life” as he leaves Juventus for Al-Duhail.

The Croatia international has now signed for Al-Duhail SC in the Qatar Stars League and held a presentation press conference.

“I had plenty of time to reflect on all the offers that I received and my long professional career in Europe made me think seriously about seeking another environment to continue working,” said the 33-year-old.

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Monday December 23 2019
Mandzukic: Qatar deal off?

Mario Mandzukic’s proposed deal with Al-Duhail has reportedly broken down due to a difference in wages.

Mandzukic seemed to be finally leaving Juve, having been frozen out of their first team all season.

The former Croatia striker was left out of the Bianconeri’s Champions League squad and hasn’t played a minute of competitive football under Maurizio Sarri.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Mandzukic having Al-Duhail medical

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has reportedly been spotted in Qatar undergoing his medical with Al Duhail, the club he almost joined in the summer.

This would allow him to reunite with former Bianconeri teammate Medhi Benatia.

There had been strong reports the Croatia international was heading out to Qatar over the weekend to finalise his transfer.

Sky Sport Italia claim Juve will pocket €5m from the deal, while Mandzukic will earn €7.5m per season for 18 months.

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Friday December 20 2019
Mandzukic to Qatar on again?

Mario Mandzukic could be playing in Qatar after all, as talks have resumed with Juventus about playing in the region.

The Croatian striker had been constantly linked with a move east after being told by Maurizio Sarri that he wasn’t in his plans at Juve.

Mandzukic had been linked to Al Rayyan and it seemed a deal was in place, only for talks to break down as Mandzukic wanted to stay in Europe.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mancini wants England and Germany tests

The Corriere dello Sport report that Italy coach Roberto Mancini would like two friendlies against England and Germany, as opposed to a trip to Qatar.

The Azzurri had been scheduled to fly to Qatar for a lucrative deal that included two games in March 2020.

However, Mancini believed the trip to be of no purpose to his team, and requested that they organise friendlies against tougher opposition, with England and Germany believed to be the two sides Mancio wants to face.

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Wednesday November 13 2019
ADL 'wants €900m for Napoli'

Aurelio De Laurentiis is only prepared to sell Napoli for a fee in region of €900m, according to Il Mattino.

The Daily Mail claimed yesterday that the Al-Thani family of Qatar had offered €560m to buy Napoli.

However, Il Mattino is today running the line that De Laurentiis values the Partenopei at almost double.

Despite the club's current situation, the Naples-based daily is adamant the patron has no intention of selling up.

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Tuesday November 12 2019
Report: Qataris make Napoli offer

The Qatari ruling family have reportedly offered €560m to buy Napoli as Aurelio De Laurentiis is said to have “lost interest” in the club.

According to The Daily Mail, De Laurentiis is likelier to sell Napoli than Bari, whom he only took over in the summer of 2018.

The Al-Thanis are the ruling family of Qatar and also own French giants Paris Saint-Germain through Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).

However, the newspaper does not make it clear which member of the clan wants to buy the Partenopei.

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Friday October 18 2019
Mertens & Callejon reject Asian moves?

Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon have reportedly rejected moves to China and Qatar but want Napoli to reward them for their loyalty.

Mertens and Callejon are out of contract at the end of the season and Sky Sport Italia confirms they were considering China and Qatar as potential destinations.

However, the broadcaster notes the two forwards have already turned down advances from Asia.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Italy plan Qatar friendlies

Italy are expected to go on a tour of Qatar in March 2020 with two friendlies which could earn approximately €7m.

The Azzurri have already qualified for Euro 2020, so are starting to plan the build-up to next summer’s tournament.

According to La Repubblica newspaper, FIGC representatives will fly out to Qatar next week to discuss two friendly matches in March.

These would generate a lot of revenue, including €2m to host the games and €4.5-5m in TV rights.

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