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Monday September 21 2020
Maldini: 'No more Milan proclamations'

Milan director Paolo Maldini insists they are not working on Kris Ajer or Nikola Milenkovic, and won’t make Champions League ‘proclamations.’

Their Serie A season kicks off against Bologna at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Saturday September 19 2020
Milan ask Celtic for Ajer

Milan are back in talks with Celtic for defender Kristoffer Ajer, according to reports in Italy and Scotland, for a loan with option to buy.

The 22-year-old Norway international spent most of his career in Scotland, joining Celtic in 2016.

Both the Herald and Times Sport and Calciomercato.com maintain Milan have again put Ajer on their radar, having already been linked with him in January.

It is also noted that a formal approach has not yet been made, so these are still early days.

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Friday September 11 2020
Serie B: Lecce sign Henderson

Lecce have officially announced the permanent signing of Scottish midfielder Liam Henderson from Hellas Verona.

The midfielder has joined the Giallorossi on a deal until June 2024, having recently returned to Verona from a loan stint at Empoli in the second tier.

“US Lecce announce the permanent transfer of the footballer Liam Henderson from Hellas Verona,” the club wrote in a statement.

“The player, who has already undergone the medical examinations, has signed a four-year contract.”

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Thursday September 10 2020
Hickey: 'Family feel at Bologna'

Hearts defender Aaron Hickey is undergoing his Bologna medical today before completing the €2m transfer. ‘The club has a nice family feel to it.’

The 18-year-old chose the Rossoblu rather than Bayern Munich or Celtic, telling BBC Sport it wasn’t just the promise of regular first team football that convinced him.

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Monday September 7 2020
Ferrero: 'I won't give Colley away'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warns he ‘won’t give away’ defender Omar Colley, amid Celtic, West Ham and Leicester City interest.

The Gambia international has an asking price of at least €10m and that seems to be inflexible.

“Why should I just give Colley away?” Ferrero told the Secolo XIX newspaper.

“Have you seen how much (Napoli President Aurelio) De Laurentiis is negotiating for the possible sale of Kalidou Koulibaly? Let’s not joke around, here.”

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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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Friday September 4 2020
Report: Hickey has chosen Bologna

Bologna have reportedly won the race to sign Hearts defender Aaron Hickey, on loan with obligation to buy, beating Bayern Munich and Celtic.

The teenage Scottish talent had visited both Bologna and Bayern training facilities, but ultimately chose the club where he’d be given the room to play regularly and grow.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the deal has now been done with the Serie A side.

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Friday September 4 2020
Roma eye Celtic defender Bolingoli

Roma have set their sights on Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, but face competition from Istanbul Basaksehir.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Giallorossi are interested in the 25-year-old left-back, who can play in a more advanced role on the left flank as well.

He only joined Celtic a year ago from Rapid Vienna for €3.3m and spent most of his career in Belgium.

Bolingoli-Mbombo is the cousin of Inter hitman Romelu Lukaku and Lazio wing-back Jordan Lukaku.

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Tuesday September 1 2020
Hearts drop Hickey to Bologna hint

Hearts coach Robbie Neilson confirms 18-year-old defender Aaron Hickey is likely to join Bologna, despite interest from Bayern Munich and Celtic.

The Rossoblu have been chasing him for months and he even visited their training facilities, but he had seemed to pick Bayern after a trip there too.

Now Sky Sports UK report Bologna are back in front and close to a deal for circa €2m, with a sell-on clause.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Celtic make first Colley offer

Celtic have made their first formal offer for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley, claim reports, worth a total €8.5m.

According to Il Secolo XIX newspaper, the Scottish title holders proposed €2m for the loan, plus an obligation to buy at the end of the season for a further €6.5m.

Negotiations are set to continue, because Samp are asking for closer to €10-11m in total for the Gambia international.

The 27-year-old centre-back has also been linked with West Ham United.

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