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Tuesday January 19 2021
Parma close on Vazquez deal

Reports are growing that Parma will bring former Italy international Franco ‘El Mudo’ Vazquez back to Serie A from Sevilla.

The creative midfielder turns 32 next month and his contract with Sevilla is due to expire in June.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more, negotiations are at an advanced stage for Vazquez to join Parma.

He has been offered a two-and-a-half year contract, which would expire in June 2023.

It would be a return to Italy for Vazquez, who started his European career at Palermo from 2012 to 2016.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Parma ins, outs and maybes

Milan full-back Andrea Conti will have his Parma medical tomorrow, but Medhi Benatia pulls out, while the Ducali also track Patrick Cutrone and Franco Vazquez.

The Stadio Tardini side is desperately trying to resolve its problems after firing coach Fabio Liverani to bring Roberto D’Aversa back.

Conti is set for his medical tomorrow morning, having already saluted his Milan teammates and emptied his locker this afternoon.

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Sunday May 24 2020
Sevilla players break lockdown rules

There is controversy in Spain after four Sevilla players – including former Serie A men Franco Vazquez, Lucas Ocampos and Ever Banega – broke lockdown rules.

Sevilla are due to face Roma in the Europa League Round of 16.

They were discovered when Banega’s wife posted an image on social media showing that there were 12 people gathered together with friends and family around a table in what appeared to be a pool party.

The Spanish Government rules ban gatherings of over 10 people during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Vazquez: 'Always liked Milan'

Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez has confessed Milan ‘always interested me’ and that ‘I dreamed of playing for them growing up’.

Vazquez made his name in Italy with Palermo and even played twice for the Azzurri, before joining Sevilla in the summer of 2016 and switching his international allegiance to Argentina.

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Sunday April 26 2020
Serie A target Vazquez will 'talk to Sevilla'

Lazio, Fiorentina, Atalanta and Torino transfer target Franco Vazquez is wanted by several clubs, confirmed his agent. “We need to talk to Sevilla.”

The 31-year-old is no stranger to Serie A, having played for Palermo and made two friendly appearances for Italy, before switching his allegiance back to Argentina in 2018.

He has now been heavily linked with a return to the Peninsula, with Lazio, Atalanta, Fiorentina and Torino ready to swoop.

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Saturday August 18 2018
Vazquez renounces Italy status

Despite making two appearances for Italy, Franco Vazquez has now decided to represent Argentina. “Thank God I have this chance.”

The 29-year-old was born and raised in Argentina, but his mother is Italian and he spent much of his playing career in the Peninsula with Palermo.

Now at Sevilla, he has received his first senior call-up for Argentina.

“I spoke to (caretaker manager Lionel) Scaloni, who told me there was the possibility of getting called up,” ‘El Mudo’ Vazquez told TyC Sports.

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Friday March 9 2018
Vazquez eyes Serie A return

Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez has confessed that “I’d like to go back to Italy” and praised Roma for being “a great club”.

Vazquez succeeded in replacing Javier Pastore at Palermo, his performances earning the 29-year-old his first Italy cap, before he reverted back to his native Argentina and joined Sevilla in the summer of 2016.

“I’m happy at Sevilla, they welcomed me very well, I like La Liga and the best players are here,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Wednesday November 15 2017
Vazquez: Never say never to Serie A

Former Palermo and Italy midfielder Franco Vazquez admits he will “never say never” to a return to Serie A.

Vazquez broke into Italy’s squad as an ‘oriundo’ with Palermo in 2015, before joining Sevilla a year later, although the 28-year-old has since pledged his international allegiance to Argentina.

“I’d never say never to returning to Serie A,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio’s website.

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Wednesday April 5 2017
Monchi brings Vazquez to Roma?

Monchi could target one of his Sevilla signings for Roma, as Franco Vazquez could make a return to Serie A.

According to Calciomercato.it, the Giallorossi are planning a summer swoop for the Argentine-Italian.

This is not the first time that Vazquez has been linked with Roma, but the imminent arrival of Monchi as new director of sport adds a different layer.

It was Monchi who brought Vazquez to Sevilla from Palermo for €15m in 2016.

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Wednesday January 11 2017
Sabatini: ‘I wanted Dybala’

Former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini admits he wanted to sign Paulo Dybala but “couldn’t afford” to.

The Argentine forward spent three seasons with Palermo, scoring 13 times in the 2014-15 campaign to earn a move to Juventus for €32m plus €8m in bonuses.

Sabatini is himself a former Rosanero sporting director, and he was asked by Mediagol if he had ever thought of brining ‘La Joya’ to Rome.

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