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Monday May 18 2020
Napoli in for Empoli starlet?

Napoli are allegedly prepared to make a move for Empoli’s 18-year-old midfielder Samuele Ricci.

The youngster has played 21 times in Serie B this term and after the impressive campaigns of Ismael Bennacer at Milan and Hamed Traore at Sassuolo, the clubs are lining up to deal with Empoli patron Fabrizio Corsi.

Journalis Nicolò Schira claims the next in line for a move to Serie A could be Ricci, who has been linked with big clubs in recent months.

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Thursday April 30 2020
Empoli: 'Minister for Sport hates football'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi reiterates Serie B wants to complete the season in August, but Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora ‘seems to hate football.’

The accusation comes after Spadafora stated again this morning that the Government is ready to declare an end to the football season unless a new medical protocol can be agreed.

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Friday April 17 2020
Corsi talks up Bennacer potential

Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer ‘has the quality to become a great player’, according to his former President at Empoli, Fabrizio Corsi.

The Algeria international arrived from Napoli last summer and has played 20 Serie A games for the Rossoneri this season.

His former chief has followed the progress at San Siro and praised the 22-year-old, claiming he ‘doesn’t understand’ how Empoli were relegated with him, Sassuolo duo Francesco Caputo and Hamed Junior Traore and Napoli defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the side.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
'Only details between Bennacer & Milan'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi assures only ‘details’ separate Milan and Ismael Bennacer, who would be ‘foolish’ not to make the move.

Links between Bennacer and Milan have gone quiet since it was reported they had agreed a deal for the midfielder, but Corsi is still expecting the transfer go through.

“Something’s still missing between his representatives and Milan, but I don’t think it’s anything big,” he told Calciomercato.com.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Paratici in London for Chelsea talks

Juventus director Fabio Paratici is in London, as Maurizio Sarri has been “grumbling and a bit pessimistic” about Chelsea releasing him.

It has been said for days now that Sarri has a deal with Juve and Chelsea had agreed to release him from his contract by mutual consent after just one year.

However, the exit is continually delayed amid reports in Italy that Chelsea changed their minds, as they’ll only let him go with some form of compensation.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
'Sarri trouble getting away from Chelsea'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi confirms Maurizio Sarri “is having problems getting away from Chelsea, but Juventus told me on Saturday they trust it’ll be done.”

The Coach has reportedly been on the verge of a move to Juve for weeks now, but the termination of his contract by mutual consent is continually put off.

“Sarri is having problems getting away from Chelsea,” his old Empoli President Corsi told Telelombardia.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Empoli: Juve have Traore deal

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has confirmed that Juventus are on the verge of signing midfielder Hamed Traore.

Traore had been close to signing for Fiorentina, but a change in ownership at the Artemio Franchi put that deal on the backburner.

He is now set to join Juve, although not for long as he is expected to be loaned to Sassuolo, in part exchange for defender Merih Demiral.

“We’re working to close the deal with Juve. Everything is set, we’re just missing the signatures now,” Corsi told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Monday May 27 2019
'Conditions for Di Lorenzo to Napoli'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has confirmed that ‘the conditions are there’ for Giovanni Di Lorenzo to join Napoli.

Di Lorenzo is believed to be closing in on a switch to Napoli, and Corsi admitted he would be ‘happy’ if the right-back joined the Serie A runners-up.

“These lads started yesterday’s match a bit intimidated, but then they exploded,” he told reporters.

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Sunday May 26 2019
Spalletti's deep bonds with Empoli

Inter must beat Empoli today for Champions League football, but Luciano Spalletti’s links with club, President and Coach go back a very long way.

It kicks off at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is no ordinary game for Spalletti, even without the issue of needing a victory to ensure a top four finish.

He hails from Certaldo, a town that is in the province of Florence, but is technically closer to Empoli.

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Thursday April 4 2019
'Empoli would gladly give Bennacer...'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has revealed that he would ‘gladly’ sell midfielder Ismael Bennacer to Napoli.

Having only lost to a Moise Kean goal against Juventus last weekend, Empoli followed up with a 2-1 victory over Napoli on Wednesday, lifting themselves out of the relegation zone.

“We had a great game, it’s not the first time that we have against a big team,”  Corsi told TuttoNapoli.net.

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