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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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Friday August 10 2018
‘Bacca and Silva could leave’

Leonardo confirms Carlos Bacca and André Silva could be sold, but Manuel Locatelli won’t be told to leave Milan.

The general manager was at Casa Milan today for Ivan Strinic and Pepe Reina’s presentation, and he was quizzed about players who could leave.

“We have a great relationship with Bacca,” Leonardo replied.

“We’re trying to solve things in a positive atmosphere, he knows the situation and he has his needs, we’ll see if we can resolve things. He could also stay.

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Thursday August 9 2018
Locatelli-Sassuolo going ‘very well’

Sassuolo’s general manager has revealed that talks for Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli ‘went very well’.

Sassuolo are negotiating a season-long loan with a €12m option to buy for Locatelli, and Giovanni Carnevali was optimistic about striking a deal for the Italy Under-21 starlet.

“The meeting went very well, even though we’re still far away,” he told RMC Sport.

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Thursday August 9 2018

Sassuolo back in for Locatelli

Tiémoué Bakayoko’s imminent move to Milan has cleared the way for Manuel Locatelli to join Sassuolo, whose sporting director is meeting the Rossoneri.

The Diavolo are close to securing a loan deal for the Chelsea midfielder, who cost around €45m just a year ago.

Milan had previously pulled the plug on talks for Locatelli, but with a midfield reinforcement arriving they are once again open to a loan deal.

According to Sky, Neroverdi sporting director is currently at Casa Milan to negotiate with Leonardo over a deal.

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