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Friday September 8 2017
Biglia: Pirlo a superhero, Montolivo…

Lucas Biglia says he chose Milan’s No 21 jersey due to “superhero” Andrea Pirlo and that he and Riccardo Montolivo can play together.

Speaking at a Press conference for Saturday’s clash with former club Lazio, Biglia spoke of his delight at joining a “world-class” team in Milan and admitted the opportunity of playing at San Siro each week was “a dream”.

“Injury-prone tag? It annoys me. I’ve only ever had three muscle injuries and joint problems,” he said at a Press conference.

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Tuesday September 5 2017
Bonaventura: ‘Scudetto difficult for Milan’

Giacomo Bonaventura admits winning the Scudetto this year “will be very difficult” for Milan.

The Rossoneri have spent big this summer thanks to the new Chinese owners, and are targeting at least a place in the top-four.

Some have suggested they could even make a title challenge straight away, but Bonaventura is urging caution.

“There’s a lot of enthusiasm, also for having so many new signings,” the midfielder told Milan TV, as he answered fan questions.

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Sunday September 3 2017
Juve work on Iniesta, Can, Goretzka

Juventus are already working on imminent free agents Andres Iniesta, Leon Goretzka and Emre Can, claim Tuttosport.

According to the Turin-based newspaper, the Bianconeri have already set the wheels in motion for what would be sensational swoops.

Their interest in Germany international Can is no secret and he is refusing to sign a new contract with Liverpool, so can technically agree terms with another club from February 1.

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Wednesday August 9 2017
Pirlo welcomes twins and Italy return

Andrea Pirlo has become a father to twins and will return to Italy permanently in December, confirmed his partner Valentina Baldini.

Former Inter, Milan and Juventus midfielder Pirlo already has children from his previous marriage, but these are the first for this partnership.

Valentina confirmed the new via a blog post from New York, where her partner is playing for New York City FC, but that MLS experience is coming to an end.

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Wednesday August 2 2017
Matuidi wrong man for Juve

Juventus want a new midfielder, but Blaise Matuidi is not the answer, writes Vincent Van Genechten.

The Juventus midfield has been somewhat of an enigma the past few seasons. Fans of the Old Lady will fondly remember the trio of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba roaming the pitch in 2015. The first two were let go and Manchester United made former player Pogba the most expensive footballer ever last summer.

In came Miralem Pjanic in a stunning Juve move, weakening scudetto rivals Roma with one swift transfer. The Bosnian maestro was paired with Sami Khedira, as Claudio Marchisio battled another injury riddled period. With splendid success.

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Thursday July 27 2017
Pirlo: ‘Juventus still the team to beat’

Andrea Pirlo doesn’t think Milan will challenge for the Scudetto this year, and says Juventus “are still the team to beat”.

The New York City midfielder played for both clubs, but doesn’t think the Rossoneri’s capture of Leonardo Bonucci will give them the edge in the title race.

“Juve are still the team to beat,” Pirlo explained to La Repubblica.

“They’ve strengthened with Douglas Costa, [Federico] Bernardeschi and [Wojciech] Szczesny and now they’ll take someone else.

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Thursday July 27 2017
Forget Bonucci, Marchisio's back!

Leonardo Bonucci may be gone, but Adam Digby is happy to see a fully recovered Claudio Marchisio leading Juventus.

It has been a busy but confusing few months for Juventus. Fresh from lifting their sixth-consecutive Serie A title, but suffering a heavy Champions League Final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid, the summer has been no less tumultuous for the Italian giants. Director general Beppe Marotta and his right-hand man Fabio Paratici have made some superb signings, but the excellent work done in securing new arrivals was at least partially undone by the loss of Leonardo Bonucci.

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Tuesday July 25 2017
Biglia: ‘Milan is a dream’

Lucas Biglia says it’s “a dream” to be at Milan, and discusses his Fernando Redondo inspiration.

The midfielder joined the Rossoneri from Lazio earlier this month, and spoke to the club’s official television channel about icons from the past.

“I think of this team’s history, great champions,” Biglia explained to Milan TV.

“It’s a dream to be here.

“My idol has always been Redondo, he played for great teams, including Milan. I watched him a lot, as I watched [Andrea] Pirlo and Xavi.

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Sunday July 23 2017
Bentancur to ‘imitate’ Pogba, but…

Rodrigo Bentancur says “I hope to imitate Paul Pogba” at Juventus but that “Steven Gerrard and Andrea Pirlo are my points of reference”.

Bentancur is preparing for his first season with Juve after being confirmed to occupy a non-EU spot in their squad, and the Uruguayan starlet has big ambitions for his spell with the Bianconeri.

“I’m ready for Juventus, even if I’m only 20 years old,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday July 22 2017
Biglia: ‘Milan at all costs’

Lucas Biglia says he “wanted Milan at all costs” and reveals he will wear the number 21 shirt.

The midfielder joined the Rossoneri from Lazio last weekend, after a protracted transfer saga.

Today he was officially presented while on the pre-season tour of China, and he spoke to reporters in a Press conference.

“I’m really happy to be here,” Biglia said.

“I wanted Milan, this project, at all costs. Thanks to [Marco] Fassone and [Massimiliano] Mirabelli because they also wanted me at all costs.

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