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Friday April 1 2016
Lampard: ‘Conte will do well at Chelsea’

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes Antonio Conte “has the pedigree” to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

The Italy CT will step down after Euro 2016, and appears all-but certain to move to the English side in the summer.

Lampard played 648 games for Chelsea in over a decade with the Blues, and has been sounding-out one of his current teammates about the potential new manager.

“I don't know him too well but he's got a great pedigree, a great recent record with Juventus,” the New York City FC midfielder told BT Sport.

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Friday April 1 2016
Pirlo: 'Pogba best in world'

Midfield legend Andrea Pirlo says Juventus' Paul Pogba is 'the best youngster I've ever seen' and the 'most complete central midfield player in the world'.

The World Cup winner played for four years for Juventus before moving to New York City FC, and he was able to experience first-hand what playing with Pogba was like.

The Frenchman is now being targeted by a variety of European clubs, with Manchester City in pole among the Premier League teams to pick him up.

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Thursday March 31 2016
Mauri: ‘Rome Derby indescribable’

Lazio veteran Stefano Mauri calls the Derby della Capitale “indescribable”.

The Biancocelesti meet Roma on Sunday afternoon in one of the biggest rivalries in world football. Click here for a match preview.

“It’s a special match in Rome,” Mauri explained as he visited a local school alongside Alessandro Matri.

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Monday March 21 2016
Conte: ‘Still Italy’s general’

Antonio Conte dismisses suggestions his departure could affect Italy’s motivation - “you’re either a general or you’re not”.

The Azzurri CT has already announced he’ll step down after this summer’s European Championships, but he insists that won’t affect his preparations for the tournament.

“Motivation? It’s a part of our work,” Conte told reporters in a Press conference at Coverciano.

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Saturday March 19 2016
Pirlo: ‘Derby good for Juventus’

Andrea Pirlo believes the Derby della Mole will “restore Juventus’ energy”, and laments “unfortunate” Serie A teams in Europe.

The Bianconeri were eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, going down 4-2 to Bayern Munich after extra time, with the last Italian side in Europe - Lazio - bowing out of the Europa League the next day.

“Having a big game like the Derby will restore Juventus’ energy,” Pirlo predicted on Sky ahead of tomorrow’s game with Torino.

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Wednesday March 2 2016
Conte to snub De Rossi, Pirlo?

Italy CT Antonio Conte is reportedly ready to leave Daniele De Rossi and Andrea Pirlo out of his Euro 2016 squad.

The Azzurri qualified for this summer’s tournament in France with ease, topping their qualification group unbeaten.

With 100 days to go until the tournament kicks-off, Corriere dello Sport is reporting that two stalwarts of the national team could be left at home.

New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi are reportedly unlikely to make the final squad, as Conte looks at other options.

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Tuesday March 1 2016
Pirlo ‘could stay in USA’

Andrea Pirlo ‘isn’t ruling out the idea of staying in the USA’ as he likes ‘being able to go out to restaurants’.

The Italy international joined New York City FC from Juventus last summer and appears to relish not being in the spotlight as much in America.

“I always wanted to come here to play, but I never thought it would be so soon,” he said to the New York Times.

‘‘I don’t rule out the idea of staying here. That could be something interesting.

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Saturday February 27 2016
Pirlo: 'Conte wrong for Chelsea if...'

Andrea Pirlo warned Chelsea that Antonio Conte will bring success, but “if the owner wants to start making decisions, he is not the Coach for you.”

Current Italy manager Conte is widely expected to take over at Stamford Bridge next season.

“I love the man, I have nothing but respect and admiration for him. I know if he takes a job, any job, it will have to be on his terms.

“The players he wants to sign, those he wants to get rid of, the style he wants to play,” Pirlo told The Mirror.

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Thursday February 18 2016
Ronaldo: ‘Inter will recover’

Ronaldo says Inter “will recover” and “fight to the end with Juve”.

Roberto Mancini’s side are in crisis, falling from first to fifth in the space of just seven games, and off the pitch it’s rumoured former President Massimo Moratti will sell his remaining shares.

“I saw Inter had a great start to the season,” Ronaldo, who scored 59 goals in 99 appearances for the Beneamata told Calciomercato.

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Monday February 15 2016
‘Pogba, Dybala not for sale’

Beppe Marotta warns selling Paulo Dybala “never entered Juventus’ head” and they’ll “hold on tight” to Paul Pogba.

The Bianconeri pair are two of the most promising young players in world football, and have been linked with the likes of Barcelona.

“Dybala was a conscious decision, but risky,” Marotta admitted when asked about the €40m summer signing on Gr Parlamento.

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