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Tuesday September 29 2020
Done deal: Paqueta moves to Lyon

Milan have reportedly reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais over Lucas Paqueta, who seems set for a move to Ligue 1.

The Brazilian arrived from Flamengo for €38.4m in January 2019 but has struggled to convince during his time at San Siro.

Lyon have been linked with the 23-year-old in recent weeks and Sky Sport Italia reveals Milan have reached an agreement with the French side over the midfielder.

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Monday September 28 2020
De Siervo: 'Netflix and Amazon want Serie A'

The Lega CEO Luigi De Siervo has revealed Amazon and Netflix have stepped up the chase for the Serie A’s TV rights.

“We have a very strong interlocutor like Sky, we have DAZN, who has shown belief in Italy with an important investment,” De Siervo said according to news agency ANSA.

“I think we’ll have positive surprises, even though there’s currently no strong competition like in recent years, when Mediaset competed for TV rights.

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Tuesday May 26 2020
Lega Serie A stands firm

The Lega Serie A released a statement confirming the plan of starting games from June 13 and demanding pay-per-view television companies stick to the contracts.

The 20 top flight clubs discussed the situation in a videoconference this afternoon, then released a statement that essentially confirmed everything that had been decided in the last meeting on May 13.

That means the original schedule of aiming to resume the Serie A season from June 13 remains intact.

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Saturday May 9 2020
Sky Italia freeze TV rights money

A new legal battle is in the offing after Sky Sport Italia reportedly wrote to the Lega Serie A warning they would not pay the final instalment for television rights.

This had been a distinct possibility after two months of lockdown, as there have been no games to transmit since March 10.

According to news agency ANSA, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Calcio e Finanza, Sky Sport Italia wrote to the Lega Serie A with a letter to clarify they are not going to pay the remaining instalment for the 2019-20 season.

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Wednesday May 6 2020
Double potential investment in Serie A

The Financial Times claims CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone are both in negotiations to invest in Serie A, aiming to purchase around 20 per cent for €2bn.

This is slightly different to the version of events put forward yesterday by Il Sole 24 Ore, which is the Italian equivalent of the FT, as they suggested CVC were trying to purchase the TV rights and then sell them onto companies such as Sky and DAZN.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
CVC aim to purchase Serie A rights?

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners are reportedly ready to make an offer for 10 years of Serie A pay-per-view television rights, according to Il Sole 24 Ore.

The Italian version of the Financial Times, Il Sole 24 Ore claims that CVC are discussing a newco to purchase the TV rights to Serie A once the Sky Italia and DAZN contracts expire.

It would be a 10-year contract, allowing Serie A clubs to receive an immediate influx of cash.

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Friday March 6 2020
Lega Serie A rejects free showing of games

Lega Serie A has rejected a proposal put forth by Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora to air the postponed Serie A games, including the Derby d’Italia, for free.

La Repubblica state that the league has rejected Spadafora’s proposal outright, which was suggested by the Minister of Sport yesterday.

The Rome daily also suggests that even Sky Sport Italia and the Italian Football Federation were on board with Spadafora’s proposal, stating that the games could be shown on TV8, a terrestrial channel in Italy.

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Thursday December 20 2018
De Siervo: 'Piracy is Serie A problem'

New Lega Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo has outlined his plans to increase revenue from TV rights. “The biggest problem in Italian football is piracy.”

De Siervo is already a well-known figure within Calcio, as he was CEO of Infront, who were advisors to the Lega Serie A when it came to selling international TV rights.

Today he was voted in as new CEO of the Lega Serie A itself – a union of the 20 top flight clubs – and will continue his battle to close the money gap with the Premier League and La Liga.

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Saturday August 18 2018
Serie A going global again

With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the return of Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian top flight is once again increasing its global reach, writes Gaby McKay.

The other 19 Serie A clubs must be wondering why Juventus couldn’t have announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo a few months earlier.

The Bianconeri completed a deal for the Portuguese superstar in early July, with CR7 joining in a €100m deal which caught attention across the globe. There was much talk of the growing appeal of the Italian top flight both on and off the pitch, and how the move could benefit calcio in general.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
Juan Jesus hits out at Di Marzio

Juan Jesus exchanged a war of words with Gianluca Di Marzio after the journalist linked the Roma defender with Porto and Zenit St Petersburg.

Di Marzio reported on his website that Porto and Zenit had enquired about Juan Jesus, who had already been linked with moves away from Roma.

That prompted the Braziian to tweet: “Really? You’re more informed than me, haha! Let me know when any other enquiries arrive.”

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