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Sunday September 6 2020
Sabatini: 'Hickey is a Bologna player'

Director Walter Sabatini confirms ‘Aaron Hickey will be a Bologna player’ after striking a deal with Hearts for €2m (£1.78m). 'He realised it was the best choice.'

There had been strong reports in Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more that Bologna had won the race, beating Bayern Munich and Celtic.

“I am pleased to announce that Aaron Hickey will be a Bologna player,” director of sport Walter Sabatini told The Sunday Post.

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Sunday August 9 2020
Sabatini denies Roma return

Bologna director Walter Sabatini has denied reports he is in the running for a return to Roma. ‘Although I love the fans, I am entirely focused on this role.’

There’s a revolution going on within the Giallorossi camp after Dan Friedkin agreed a takeover from President James Pallotta.

A director of sport is needed at the Stadio Olimpico and some reports pointed to a return for Sabatini.

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Friday August 7 2020
New Roma: Petrachi, Totti or Rangnick?

Roma begin the new Dan Friedkin era and there are several options for director of sport, including Gianluca Petrachi, Ralf Rangnick and Francesco Totti.

The Friedkin Group announced it had agreed a €591m takeover deal to purchase the club from James Pallotta.

Once the closing is completed, reportedly by August 31, then the new owners can begin engaging on the transfer market.

Roma currently do not have a director of sport, as Petrachi was fired following a furious row with President Pallotta.

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Monday June 29 2020
Bologna and Roma consider Massara?

Milan sporting director Frederic Massara could be on his way this summer, with several options on the table, including Roma and Bologna.

The Rossoneri prepare for an overhaul in their managerial setup this summer and a possible revolution with Ralf Rangnick stepping into a manager role at San Siro.

The sporting director reportedly contemplates his own moves and the Giallorossi are, according to Calciomercato.com, considering bringing him to the Olimpico after solving the Gianluca Petrachi case.

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Sunday June 14 2020
Did Pedro spark bitter Roma row?

Roma are in turmoil with multiple reports director Gianluca Petrachi is ready to walk out following a bitter row with President Jim Pallotta, possibly intensified by Pedro.

It emerged last night that there had been a total breakdown in the rapport between Petrachi – who hasn’t even been in the job for a year – and Pallotta with regards to transfer strategy.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Bologna doubt Ibrahimovic comments

Bologna director Walter Sabatini assures they won’t sell Roma target Takehiro Tomiyasu and he knows nothing of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The chain-smoking veteran is currently a technical co-ordinator between Joey Saputo’s two clubs, Bologna and the Montreal Impact.

There are reports that Roma are pursuing Japan international full-back Tomiyasu for the summer.

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Tuesday February 11 2020
Sabatini on Zlatan: 'Friendship never prevails in football'

Director Walter Sabatini has admitted that they tried to lure Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Bologna through his “friendship” with Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Bologna fought Milan for the former Sweden international’s signature this winter, as he decided to return to Europe after a stint at LA Galaxy in the MLS.

He has inspired Milan after his comeback for the Rossoneri and was again important when he helped them to a 2-0 lead at half-time in the Derby della Madonnina against Inter.

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Monday February 10 2020
Sabatini: 'Orsolini worth €70m'

Bologna technical director Walter Sabatini reveals Juventus don’t have a set buy-back clause for Riccardo Orsolini. “It was never written down. He’s worth €70m.”

There have been numerous reports in recent weeks that Juve are planning to recall Orsolini to Turin for approximately €25m.

He was sold to Bologna for €15m in the summer of 2019, after initially joining them on loan in January 2018.

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Monday January 13 2020
Bologna: 'Barrow and Ibanez deals done'

Bologna director of sport Walter Sabatini confirms they have “closed a deal with Atalanta for Roger Ibanez and Musa Barrow.”

The double swoop for the January transfer window brings much-needed reinforcements to the Stadio Dall’Ara.

“We have closed a deal with Atalanta for Ibanez. Tomorrow we’ll whittle down the personal terms with his agents,” Sabatini told reporters at an event today.

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Monday December 9 2019
Sabatini: 'No Zlatan to Bologna'

Bologna director Walter Sabatini has admitted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be joining the Rossoblu. “He’s made other choices.”

The Swede has been constantly linked with a return to Serie A since he announced that he would not be renewing his contract with MLS side LA Galaxy.

Bologna, Napoli and Milan have all declared interest in Ibrahimovic, the former counting on his rapport with Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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