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Sunday February 10 2019
De Zerbi: ‘Juventus make you pay’

Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi concedes that if you “don’t take your opportunities, Juventus make you pay”, after their 3-0 defeat.

Goals from Sami Khedira, Cristiano Ronaldo and Emre Can secured the three points for the Bianconeri.

However, De Zerbi was left to rue their inability to take their early chances, as he conceded that it made life difficult for them.

“We could have done better with the early opportunities, maybe we would have still lost but the feeling would have been different,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday February 10 2019
Locatelli: ‘Juventus incomparable’

Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli praised Juventus after their 3-0 win, insisting that “technically, there is no comparison with the others”.

The Bianconeri’s win ensured that they stretched their lead at the top of the Serie A table to 11 points.

Locatelli paid tribute to Massimiliano Allegri’s side, conceding that they’re a level above their rivals.

“We started off very well but dropped off after their goal,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday January 4 2019
'Locatelli at Sassuolo for long haul'

Manuel Locatelli’s agent believes the Milan loanee will stay at Sassuolo ‘for at least another season’.

Locatelli joined Sassuolo on loan last summer with an obligatory purchase option worth €12m plus bonuses, and Stefano Castelnovo made it clear the Italy Under-21 midfielder would not be returning to Milan.

“He had the courage to leave Milan,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday October 7 2018
De Zerbi defends Sassuolo

Roberto De Zerbi believes Sassuolo did enough to earn a point against Napoli, defending his choices and Manuel Locatelli.

It was a surprisingly hard-fought encounter at the Stadio San Paolo, as in the second half David Ospina was called into several very tricky saves.

“It’s pleasing that Ospina was made to work so hard, as it means we did well,” said the Coach in his Press conference after a 2-0 defeat.

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Thursday September 6 2018
U21: Slovakia crush Italy

Italy Under-21s suffered their heaviest defeat in the Gigi Di Biagio era, falling 3-0 to Slovakia in a friendly with an experimental system.

Coach Di Biagio tested out a new 4-4-2 formation with centre-forwards Patrick Cutrone and Federico Bonazzoli leading the way rather than the usual 4-3-3.

The hosts took the lead somewhat against the run of play, as a Christian Herc slide-rule pass found Lukas Haraslin totally unmarked and his angled drive nutmegged Emil Audero at the near post.

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Monday August 13 2018
Locatelli: ‘Thank you Milan’

Manuel Locatelli thanks Milan after moving to Sassuolo on loan with an obligation to buy.

The young midfielder officially joined the Neroverdi earlier today, and thanked his former club with an emotional post on Instagram.

“THANK YOU - I don’t think there’s any other way to start this post,” Locatelli wrote.

“I want to thank all the people who were close to me, from the workers at Vismara up until those at Milanello, to the drivers who drove me around when I didn’t have a licence…

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Monday August 13 2018
Official: Locatelli joins Sassuolo

Sassuolo have officially signed Italy Under-21 midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Milan on loan with an obligation to buy.

The deal was confirmed in a statement on Sassuolo’s website, while reports claim the Neroverdi have paid €2m for the loan and agreed to shell out a further €10m plus €2m in bonuses next summer.

However, the Rossoneri have not negotiated a buyback option for the 20-year-old.

Locatelli made 63 appearances in a Milan jersey, scoring two goals and registering one assist.

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Saturday August 11 2018
Milan close on Chelsea's Bakayoko

Milan are progressing in negotiations with Chelsea, hoping to take Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan with €35m option to buy.

Bakayoko isn’t even on the bench for Maurizio Sarri’s Premier League debut against Huddersfield Town, which kicks off this afternoon.

He is frustrated at not being considered a part of Sarri’s plans and, turning 24 next month, wants more regular playing time.

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Saturday August 11 2018
Milan won't retain Locatelli clause

Milan won’t have a buy-back clause on Manuel Locatelli, who is set to join Sassuolo in a total €14m plus bonuses deal.

Originally, the midfielder was expected to move for €12m plus €2m in bonuses, but giving the Rossoneri a buy-back clause so he could return for a set fee in future.

However, Sky Sport Italia and other sources now claim negotiations have changed the format of the transfer.

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Saturday August 11 2018
Locatelli all set for Sassuolo

Milan have agreed to sell Manuel Locatelli to Sassuolo for €12m plus bonuses and he’ll have a medical on Monday, it’s reported.

The negotiations have been dragging on for weeks and it seems as if the Rossoneri are now ready to part with their talented youth product.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia this morning, a deal has been done for €12m plus another €2m in bonuses.

However, Milan are still discussing a possible buy-back option for the 20-year-old midfielder.

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