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Tuesday July 7 2020
Lasagna: 'Something's missing without Mandragora'

Udinese captain Kevin Lasagna wants to respond with a win against SPAL on Thursday but admitted losing Rolando Mandragora was a ‘big blow’ for the Friulians.

The Bianconeri forward spoke after having lost a 2-0 lead to late goals by Rossoblu attackers Goran Pandev and Andrea Pinamonti.

“We have to turn the page because we had to think about this all night,” he told Udinese TV. “It obviously hurts to draw a game like this.

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Friday July 3 2020
Fofana: 'This win was for Mandragora'

Seko Fofana was happy to get ‘revenge’ against Roma and dedicated Udinese’s win to Rolando Mandragora. ‘He added value to the group’.

Udinese sit 14th after picking up their first win since January, finally stopping a streak of nine consecutive games without victory.

Fofana came off the bench in the second half but helped contribute as Kevin Lasagna and Ilija Nestorovski scored the goals at the Olimpico.

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Wednesday June 24 2020
Double knee tear for Mandragora

Udinese have announced that Rolando Mandragora suffered a double knee injury against Torino last night, rupturing his ACL and meniscus.

A medical report released by Udinese reads: “Udinese Calcio announce that Rolando Mandragora has suffered, as shown by instrumental tests carried out today, a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus in his right knee.

“The player will have a referral in Rome, at Villa Stuart clinic, with Professor Mariani to define the process for his recovery.

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Wednesday June 24 2020
Sky: Mandragora suffers ACL injury

Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora faces months out after damaging knee ligaments, reports Sky Sport Italia.

Mandragora was in tears as he left the field during Udinese’s 1-0 defeat to Torino on Tuesday evening.

Coach Luca Gotti admitted he was fearing the worst after the game and, as per Sky, the 22-year-old has indeed ruptured his ACL.

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Tuesday June 23 2020
Gotti: 'Mandragora has serious injury'

Udinese coach Luca Gotti was distraught after a 1-0 defeat to Torino, especially as Rolando Mandragora has a serious knee injury. ‘It irritates me to have zero points.’

The Friulani were beaten by an Andrea Belotti strike after 16 minutes, but then spent the rest of the game pouring forward without success.

“It irritates me to have zero points after a game like that,” Gotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday June 10 2020
Agent: 'Top teams want Mandragora'

Rolando Mandragora’s agent confirms Juventus may buy back the Udinese midfielder but warns other ‘top Italian clubs’ are ready to pounce.

Juve’s buyback option for Mandragora is set at €26m, but it remains to be seen if he will be reintegrated into Maurizio Sarri’s squad or used as a counterpart for other deals. 

“There’s an agreement, a buyback option. We’ll see if it’s used,” Luca De Simone told Teleradiostereo.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
Petrachi expects 'creative transfer market'

Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi expects a ‘creative transfer market’ with many exchange deals and feels able to convince both Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo to stay at the Olimpico.

The Giallorossi’s market man spoke to Sky Sport Italia about the club’s plans this summer and remained confident that they will be able to keep Manchester United defender Chris Smalling and Arsenal attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who have spent the current season on loan in Rome.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
Multiple swap deals between Juve and Roma?

Juventus are, according to Tuttosport, prepared to offer Federico Bernardeschi and Daniele Rugani for Nicolò Zaniolo, but Roma want cash.

The newspaper has claimed the Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici and Giallorossi CEO Guido Fienga met to discuss possible exchange deals this summer.

Cristian Romero, Bernardeschi, Rugani and Rolando Mandragora have been put on the plate by Juventus, who are looking at Bryan Cristante, Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert and Zaniolo.

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Tuesday June 9 2020
Mandragora still wanted at Viola

Fiorentina return for Udinese star Rolando Mandragora this summer, after having failed to snap up the midfielder in January.

The former Juventus player could still figure in the Bianconeri’s plans this summer, as he has been linked with a move to Roma and play an important role in a swap deal with the Giallorossi.

But the Udinese man has also appeared on Viola’s radar, who already tried to bring him to Florence in January.

Tuttomercatoweb claims the Tuscan side will return when the transfer market opens on September 1.

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Saturday June 6 2020
Aouar & Cristante for Juve?

Juventus are reportedly offering a two-year loan and obligation to buy for Houssem Aouar and could swap Rolando Mandragora for Bryan Cristante.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Juve are Aouar’s preferred destination, despite competition from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

The newspaper goes on to reveal that the Bianconeri are proposing to pay for a two-year loan and sign him outright in 2022.

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