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Sunday January 20 2019
PSG sponsors can poach Allan

With Marco Verratti injured, Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly desperate for Napoli midfielder Allan and have an ingenious new card up their sleeve.

Italy international Verratti seemed to sprain his ankle in the 9-0 win over Guingamp and could have ligament damage.

Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed the injury is “the worst thing that could’ve happened” in the circumstances, as he had already been begging the club for reinforcements in midfield.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Verratti suffers 'serious injury'

Paris Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel warns it is likely Marco Verratti has “suffered a serious injury” to his ankle.

The Italy international limped off during today’s 9-0 Ligue 1 victory over Guingamp.

He landed awkwardly and an opponent accidentally trod on his ankle, so it turned in an unnatural manner.

“It’s not good news. I think he’s suffered a serious injury,” Tuchel told Canal+.

“It’s the worst thing that could’ve happened for us…”

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Tuesday December 18 2018
Buffon on Mbappe', Neymar, Verratti

Gianluigi Buffon reveals how he motivates Paris Saint-Germain teammates Marco Verratti, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. “It depends on mentality.”

The Italy international spoke to RMC in France about his experience in Paris, including advice to much younger companions.

“In my view, if Kylian decides in his mind to become the Number One for the next 10 years, he can do that, but it depends on his mind.

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Thursday November 22 2018
Verratti: ‘PSG are confident’

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti notes “one of us, Napoli or Liverpool will be eliminated” in the Champions League but is “confident” it won’t be them.

Group C is incredibly tight, as all three teams and Red Star are separated by only two points.

The Partenopei welcome the Serbians to Naples on Wednesday, while Liverpool travel to Paris.

“The first four games have confirmed that our group is very difficult and that everything will be decided at the last moment,” Verratti told Corriere dello Sport.

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Tuesday November 20 2018
Verratti: 'Enjoying Mancini's football'

Marco Verratti praised Roberto Mancini after a 1-0 win over the USA. “I’ve never been so relaxed and happy playing for Italy.”

The 4-3-3 formation is working well in the build-up play, even if they had to wait until the 94th minute for Matteo Politano’s winner.

“The Coach puts this strong mentality into everyone, whether they play or not, and everyone is ready to contribute,” the PSG star told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday November 20 2018
Italy's generation gap

With veterans retiring and youngsters only just starting, Marcello Cossali-Francis says it’s time Italy’s 25-30-year-olds stepped up to the plate.

After avoiding relegation from their Nations League group, international duty now takes a step back until the Euro 2020 Qualifiers in March. Italy will find out their opponents for that group on the 2nd of December and Roberto Mancini now has time on his hands to build a squad ready for competitive football again in 2019.

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Sunday November 18 2018
Jorginho enjoying new Italy

Jorginho saw improvements in the Italy team after their draw with Portugal and is relishing the partnership with Marco Verratti and Nicolò Barella.

Roberto Mancini’s 4-3-3 system with quick passing has more than a nod towards Maurizio Sarri’s approach at Napoli and then Chelsea, both of them very familiar to Jorginho.

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Tuesday November 13 2018
Verratti: ‘Not leaving PSG’

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is “not thinking about” leaving Paris Saint-Germain, and confirms Sandro Tonali “reminds me of myself a bit”.

The 26-year-old has been in France since 2012, during which time he’s been linked with Barcelona and Juventus, among others.

“I’m not thinking about changing,” Verratti shrugged in today’s Press conference.

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Tuesday November 13 2018
Verratti: ‘Ventura? No comment…’

Marco Verratti insists “I don’t want to talk about” Giampiero Ventura, but says the World Cup failure wasn’t “entirely his responsibility”.

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup exactly 12 months ago today, drawing 0-0 with Sweden at San Siro after losing the first leg 1-0.

Ventura spent most of the intervening period out of football, but he briefly returned with Chievo, only to resign after four games.

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Tuesday November 6 2018
Line-ups: Napoli v Paris Saint-Germain

Dries Mertens partners Lorenzo Insigne for Napoli, while Gianluigi Buffon makes his Champions League debut for Paris Saint-Germain.

It kicks off at the packed Stadio San Paolo at 20.00 GMT.

Follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Inter-Barcelona on the LIVEBLOG.

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