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Thursday May 13 2021
Buffon: 'Flamengo called me'

Gigi Buffon confirms he received an offer from Brazilian club Flamengo, but is aiming to continue his career ‘much closer to home’ after leaving Juventus.

The goalkeeper is 43 years old and announced he will not be staying at Juve beyond the end of this season.

Many different options have been mentioned, including Atalanta, Roma and Barcelona.

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Thursday April 8 2021
'Icardi and Zanetti were jealous of Gabigol'

Agent Wagner Ribeiro said former Inter striker Gabriel Barbosa failed at San Siro because of Mauro Icardi and Javier Zanetti. ‘They were jealous’.

Gabigol has returned to form after his return to Brazil, where he helped Flamengo pick up the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years.

But he never managed to convince at Inter, scoring one goal in 10 games, and moved on a permanent deal to Flamengo in January 2020.

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Saturday March 27 2021
Agent: 'Vidal offers, but he won't leave Inter'

Arturo Vidal’s agent assures ‘it is normal that there are offers for someone of his level, but he is staying at Inter.’

The midfielder has been linked with numerous clubs, including Olympique Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

“It’s normal that there are offers for someone of his level, but he is staying at Inter,” agent Fernando Felicevich told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He wants the Scudetto now, then the Champions League next season. He’ll be back on the pitch soon.”

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Thursday March 25 2021
Vidal will not leave Inter

Arturo Vidal’s entourage assure he will ‘not leave Inter until his contract expires,’ despite reports linking him with Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

The midfielder had struggled for playing time and dropped down the pecking order behind Christian Eriksen.

He also clashed several times with coach Antonio Conte, showing irritation when substituted.

This fuelled reports of interest from several other clubs, above all Olympique Marseille, Flamengo and Galatasaray.

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Wednesday December 9 2020
Official: Fiorentina sell Pedro to Flamengo

Fiorentina have officially sold Pedro Guilherme to Flamengo for a fee believed to be around €14-15m.

The 23-year-old striker was on loan at Flamengo until December 31 at a cost of €1m.

There was an option to buy believed to be worth €14-15m and today the Viola formally announced he had been sold on a permanent basis.

As part of their original €11m deal with Fluminense to sign the player in 2019, his old club are due 20 per cent of the sell-on fee.

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Sunday November 15 2020
Fiorentina face Pedro problem

Fiorentina are considering their options with striker Pedro Guilherme, who is rediscovering his form on loan at Flamengo.

The 23-year-old was signed from Fluminense for €11m plus bonuses in September 2019 and made practically no impact at all in Florence.

He was sent back to Brazil on loan in January and immediately found his scoring touch again with 17 goals in 30 competitive games for Flamengo.

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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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Wednesday July 8 2020
Gerson: 'Owe a lot to Pioli'

Flamengo midfielder Gerson admits he ‘wasn’t ready’ for Serie A but credits Stefano Pioli for helping him become a ‘much more complete’ player.

Gerson struggled in his three seasons with Roma, playing just 42 times between 2016 and 2019, but has reinvented himself since joining Flamengo, winning the Copa Libertadores last year.

“I built this new beginning in Italy, from my second season at Roma to be precise,” he told Globo Esporte.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
Chelsea could give Roma Gerson boost

Roma could be about to make a profit without lifting a finger, as it’s reported Chelsea are ready to pay €33m for their former player Gerson.

The midfielder flopped during his brief stay with the Giallorossi from 2016-2018 and didn’t impress much more when on loan at Fiorentina.

He was sold to Flamengo in 2019 for €11.8m, but the deal includes a clause giving Roma 10 per cent of any profit from his next sale.

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Saturday May 23 2020
Brazilians line up for Balotelli

There continue to be reports Mario Balotelli will leave Brescia for a new experience in Brazil, with Flamengo, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama all options.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, agent Mino Raiola is working on an exciting transfer to Brazil for next season.

It’s suggested there are already three clubs who have made their interest known – Flamengo, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama.

Balotelli turns 30 in August and has give goals in 19 Serie A games for hometown club Brescia so far this term.

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