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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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Wednesday August 26 2020
Atalanta bumped up by Celtic exit

Atalanta can celebrate being bumped up to third seeds in the Champions League with Inter and Lazio, as Celtic were knocked out.

La Dea had been right on the cusp of the third level of the group phase draw, so were hoping one of the sides above them failed to make it through the preliminary rounds.

That has already happened, because Celtic crashed out at the first attempt, losing 2-1 at home against Hungarian side Ferencvaros.

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Monday August 17 2020
Reports: Hickey drops Bologna for Bayern

Bologna have missed out on Hearts talent Aaron Hickey, with reports he has decided to join Bayern Munich.

The mid-table Serie A side had been one of the first on the scene for the 18-year-old Scottish defender, but ultimately could not compete with the contract and opportunities of Bayern.

He had also been tracked by Celtic and Olympique Lyonnais.

According to Sky Sport Italia and reports in Scotland, Hickey has accepted the proposal from Bayern.

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Sunday August 16 2020
Bologna expect Hickey choice

Bologna, Celtic, Bayern Munich and Lyon are all waiting for a decision from Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Bologna had presented their proposal months ago, even giving him a guided tour of the training facilities.

However, there is extremely strong competition for the right-back, who turned 18 in June.

He can also play in the centre of defence and as a left-back.

Celtic and Bayern Munich were already in the running, while now Champions League semi-finalists Lyon have stepped forward with an approach.

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Tuesday July 21 2020
Sky: Milan in the hunt for Ajer

Milan are reportedly stepping up their interest in Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer but will face competition from Leicester City.

The Rossoneri have been linked with the Norwegian centre-back in recent weeks and Sky Sport Italia confirms the interest from the Diavolo.

In May, reports in Italy suggested Milan were in advanced talks with the Norway international and the former IK Start player continues to be linked with a San Siro move.

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Wednesday July 8 2020
Tonali leads €75m Milan triple swoop?

Milan are reportedly targeting a €75m triple swoop for Sandro Tonali, Dusan Vlahovic and Kristoffer Ajer this summer.

Tonali seemed destined for Inter, but Sky Sport Italia broke last night that incoming Milan chief Ralf Rangnick ‘really likes’ the Brescia midfielder.

Therefore, the Rossoneri are expected to make an effort for the 20-year-old, who has six assists and one goal in 27 games this season.

He has never hidden his affection for the Diavolo, with their arch-rivals yet to agree a fee and Juventus still holding back.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Lazio and Milan eye Hearts talent Hickey

Lazio and Milan are said to be keeping a close eye on Hearts defender Aaron Hickey, who turns 18 later this month.

According to The Sun newspaper, Il Messaggero and others, the left-back has been scouted by Aquile director of sport Igli Tare.

His contract with Hearts only runs to the summer of 2021 and he is a product of their youth academy.

Despite his tender age, the Scot has made 30 competitive appearances for the club this season, contributing a goal and an assist.

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