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Saturday May 23 2020
Roma and Atalanta in Kokcu race

Roma, Atalanta, Chelsea, Arsenal and Sevilla are in the running for Feyenoord creative midfielder Orkun Kokcu.

The 19-year-old talent was born and raised in Holland, but currently plays for Turkey at Under-21 level.

According to Estadio Deportivo, there is going to be a bidding war this summer after his three goals and six assists in 35 competitive games for Feyenoord.

Roma and Atalanta are the representatives from Serie A, but they face stiff competition from Chelsea, Arsenal, Sevilla and Real Betis.

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Friday May 22 2020
Remembering Niccolo Galli

Today would have been the 37th birthday of former Arsenal, Bologna and Italy defender Niccolo Galli, who died at the age of just 17.

The starlet was born in Florence on 22 May 1983, the firstborn son of ex-Fiorentina, Milan and Torino goalkeeper Giovanni Galli.

A towering presence at the back, standing at 1.88m, Galli was considered a complete talent, tipped to have a bright future in the game.

Galli joined Arsenal’s youth academy in the summer of 1999 and helped the Gunners win the FA Youth Cup in 2000.

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Thursday May 21 2020
Arsenal and Everton talks for Rabiot

Arsenal and Everton are in negotiations with Juventus for want-away midfielder Adrien Rabiot, claim reports in France, with Manchester United also interested.

The former Paris Saint-Germain talent arrived as a free agent last summer, but has made very little significant impact on Maurizio Sarri’s squad.

His delay in returning to Turin after the lockdown also irritated the club, who put him on the market with the hopes of creating a strong profit from his sale for around €15-20m.

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Tuesday May 19 2020
Bonaventura heading for Roma

Giacomo Bonaventura has reportedly decided to join Roma as a free agent when he leaves Milan, preferring them to Atalanta, Torino and Arsenal.

The midfielder’s current contract at San Siro expires this summer and he is walking away after 10 years with the club.

According to the Corriere di Bergamo newspaper, the 30-year-old has chosen his next destination and it will be Roma.

There was also interest from his first club Atalanta, as well as Torino and Premier League side Arsenal.

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Monday May 18 2020
Report: Lazio all-in for Kumbulla

Lazio have reportedly gone all-in for Verona defender Marash Kumbulla but face fresh competition from Arsenal.

Kumbulla has been chiefly linked with Napoli and Inter in recent weeks, but Tuttosport writes Lazio sporting director Igli Tare is ready to become acquainted with his fellow Albanian.

However, it is warned they ‘above all’ face competition from Arsenal, as well as their Serie A rivals

There is also the issue of meeting Verona’s €30m asking price, so the newspaper points to Adam Marusic as the key.

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Monday May 18 2020
Mkhitaryan: 'I'm happy at Roma'

Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan reveals he wants to stay at Roma and targets a place in the Champions League next season.

The Armenia international arrived on loan ahead of the current season but his future in the Italian capital is uncertain, as the two clubs have yet to agree on the attacking midfielder’s future.

Coach Paulo Fonseca has admitted he would love to see the former Manchester United player move on a permanent deal to the Giallorossi and the player has revealed he wants to remain and help the club win something.

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Friday May 15 2020
Report: Rabiot wants Everton

L’Equipe claims Juventus are determined to shift Adrien Rabiot, but the midfielder’s reported desire to join Everton is proving a problem.

According to the newspaper, Juve have wanted to sell Rabiot since his ‘poor performance’ during the 1-0 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on February 26.

The 25-year-old returned to base later than his teammates barring Gonzalo Higuain, who was looking after his sick mother, but this is not considered a punishable offence.

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Thursday May 14 2020
Arsenal told to forget Barella

Inter have reportedly told Arsenal to forget about even starting negotiations for Italy midfielder Nicolò Barella.

According to FCInterNews.it, an initial approach was made from the Premier League side and immediately rebuffed in no uncertain terms.

Arsenal had already been in the running for Barella when he left Cagliari last summer in a deal worth €37m.

It was spread out, so technically a loan for €12m with obligation to buy in July 2020 for a further €25m, plus bonuses.

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Thursday May 14 2020
Ivan the Terrible strikes again

Ralf Rangnick may well be the right man for Milan, but Livio Caferoglu writes Ivan Gazidis has gone in completely the wrong way about hiring him.

Not even a global health emergency could mellow the madness at Milan. Only last summer, Elliott Management backed Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini to return the club to greatness. Less than 12 months on and the pair are about to be consigned to the Rossoneri’s history books for the second time. Instead, a man with no official connections to the red half of San Siro has been allowed to call the shots, seemingly without informing his colleagues at the club.

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Monday May 11 2020
'Thank God Gerson left Roma!'

Gerson’s agent-father claims it is ‘thanks to God we managed to leave Roma’ and that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both keen on the midfielder.

Gerson played just 42 times for Roma between 2016 and 2019 before leaving for Flamengo, where he has already won the Brazilian league and Copa Libertadores.

“We’d already done everything with Barcelona, but they only wanted to pay €8m and, since Fluminense really needed the money, we decided to do a deal with Roma, given they offered €16m,” Marcao told Yahoo Esportes.

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