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Saturday September 5 2020
Roback: 'Turned down Arsenal for Milan'

New Milan signing Emil Roback admits he was ‘on the verge of a transfer to Arsenal, but I followed my instinct’ to join Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Rossoneri.

The 17-year-old Swedish forward made the move from Hammarby, the club co-owned by Ibrahimovic, for €1.5m and already impressed in his first friendly outing.

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Saturday September 5 2020
Man City close to Koulibaly deal

Manchester City are close to the breakthrough for Kalidou Koulibaly, reportedly raising their offer for the Napoli defender to €70m plus bonuses.

According to both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the negotiations are reaching a key moment via intermediary Fali Ramadani.

The previous bid of €65m plus bonuses was rejected, while Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is prepared to drop slightly below the €80m asking price.

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Saturday September 5 2020
Official: Atalanta sign Juve's Romero

Juventus defender Cristian Romero has officially joined Atalanta on a two-season loan with option to buy for a total of €18m plus bonuses.

“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement has been finalized with Atalanta B.C. S.p.A. for a two-season loan, until 30 June 2022, of the registration rights of the player Cristian Romero for a consideration of € 2 million to be paid during current financial year,” read a statement.

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Saturday September 5 2020
Mkhitaryan: 'Serie A is under-rated'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan explains why leaving Arsenal for Roma on a permanent basis was ‘the right decision’ and ‘football in Italy is under-rated.’

Following his loan spell, the Armenia international terminated his Gunners contract by mutual consent to join the Giallorossi as a free agent.

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Friday September 4 2020
Sanchez wanted to cancel Man Utd contract after one day

Inter forward Alexis Sanchez explained he wanted a return to Arsenal after his first training with Manchester United. ‘I asked my agent if I could cancel the contract’.

The Chile international moved on a free transfer to the Nerazzurri this summer, after having spent last season on loan in Milan.

Manchester United hijacked the deal for the former Udinese man in January 2018, as Sanchez revealed he had an agreement with Manchester City.

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Thursday September 3 2020
De La: 'Sokratis an option for Napoli'

Patron Aurelio De Larentiis has revealed Napoli are in talks with Arsenal over Sokratis Papastathopoulos and will allow Kalidou Koulibaly and Arek Milik leave the San Paolo ‘with the right conditions’.

The Partenopei lost Lille defender Gabriel to the Gunners and the President said they are working to sign Sokratis.

“We are working on signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal, we consider it an option,” De Laurentiis told reports at Castel di Sangro, according to IlNapoliOnline.com.

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Wednesday September 2 2020
Fiorentina drop Torreira, go for Bonaventura

There are reports in Italy that Fiorentina have dropped Lucas Torreira in favour of Giacomo Bonaventura, letting Torino in for the Arsenal midfielder.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the Viola have backed off their pursuit of Torreira and have no real intention of raising the offer.

Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio maintains the Tuscans are instead in talks with agent Mino Raiola for Bonaventura, who is now a free agent after a decade at Milan.

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Monday August 31 2020
OFFICIAL: Mkhi leaves Arsenal

Arsenal have officially terminated Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s contract ‘to allow him to join’ Roma ahead of 2020-21.

Arsenal announced the departure of the Armenia international on a free transfer, after having spent last season on loan in the Italian capital.

The Gunners have agreed to terminate the forward’s contract and the former Manchester United man will join the Giallorossi.

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Sunday August 30 2020
Fiorentina confident for Torreira

Fiorentina are reportedly ahead of Roma in the race for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and confident of clinching a deal next week.

The Uruguay international was not even on the bench for Saturday’s Charity Shield win on penalties against Liverpool.

That was a further sign that coach Mikel Arteta does not see Torreira as part of his plans, so a return to Serie A seems likely after spells at Pescara and Sampdoria.

According to La Nazione newspaper, Fiorentina are confident they can secure the 24-year-old over the next few days.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Kolarov out, Kolasinac in for Roma?

Aleksandar Kolarov is expected to join Inter on Monday, so Roma are turning to Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.

Numerous reports are confident the deal is done between Roma and Inter for Kolarov, who took part in possibly his final Giallorossi training session today.

The Nerazzurri are expected to pay just under €2m to get the Serbian veteran.

As for a replacement, LaRoma24.it claim an approach has been made for Arsenal defender Kolasinac.

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