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Friday September 25 2020
Balotelli an intriguing fit for Genoa

Mario Balotelli looks as if he’ll sign for Genoa and Richard Hall writes that this could be the perfect fit for both, although any harmony is likely to be short lived.

Many will think that this is a case of the madman running the asylum; maybe they are right in some way. Mario Balotelli is on the verge of signing for Genoa, a club whose only constant is an annual ability to underwhelm, his presence will surely bring further chaos to a club that already has plenty of it. Mario has never had a great relationship with any of his employers, but could it work in the short term? Genoa are in desperate need of a goal scorer and his arrival could give them a spark this season.

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Thursday September 24 2020
Pjaca: 'Genoa can have a great season'

Marko Pjaca believes Genoa can have a ‘beautiful and great season’ under coach Rolando Maran, after having started with a 4-1 win against Crotone.

The Croatian joined the Rossoblu on loan from Juventus this summer and scored in his first competitive game for the Grifoni.

“We started very well. The first few days were really beautiful,” Pjaca told the club’s official website. “The team are a group of really good lads.

“I have known many of them for some time. I can say I feel at home.”

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Sunday September 20 2020
Paratici: 'Forget Suarez, Dzeko not only option'

Fabio Paratici confirms Luis Suarez is not an option for Juventus and Roma hitman Edin Dzeko is ‘not the only’ candidate to be their centre-forward.

The Bianconeri begin their campaign against Sampdoria at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Saturday September 19 2020
Official: Genoa sign Zappacosta and Pjaca

Genoa have officially signed Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea and Marko Pjaca from Juventus, both on loan.

Chelsea right-back Zappacosta spent last season on loan at Roma, but only made eight competitive appearances, as he was struggling with a serious knee injury.

The 28-year-old now joins Genoa, who avoided relegation on the final day of last term.

Like Zappacosta, Pjaca has been on a series of loan moves and saw his career stalled by injuries.

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Friday September 18 2020
Genoa: 'Zappacosta & Pjaca are ours'

Genoa have confirmed the arrivals of Davide Zappacosta and Marko Pjaca and are targeting ‘three more players’, but Mario Balotelli will not be one of them.

Reports suggested Genoa were close to agreeing loan deals for the pair, and sporting director Daniele Faggiano announced this afternoon that only medicals prevented them from formally signing.

“Zappacosta and Pjaca have already signed for us and they’re now in the process of completing their medicals. I believe in them,” he said at a press conference.

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Friday September 18 2020
Report: Pjaca close to Genoa

Juventus and Genoa are working to reach an agreement for Marko Pjaca, who seems set for a move to the Marassi.

The Croatian 25-year-old seems set to move on loan ant Tuttosport reveals two clubs are working to establish the figures for a possible option to buy.

The Turin based newspaper reports Andrea Pirlo has been impressed by the 25-year-old in recent weeks.

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Sunday September 13 2020
Juve cutting wages

Juventus continue working to lower their wage bill, trying to offload Sami Khedira, Mattia De Sciglio and Marko Pjaca this summer.

Tuttosport highlights the objective in the transfer market this summer, with the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski and the farewell of Blaise Matuidi already saving the club €3m a season.

Miralem Pjanic moved to Barcelona, swapping places with Arthur Melo and a salary dropped from €13m to €10m.

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Saturday September 5 2020
Pjaca scores in Juventus friendly

Juventus tested a 4-3-3 formation in a 1-0 friendly win against the Bianconeri U-23 team, with Marko Pjaca scoring the only goal.

New coach Andrea Pirlo has also been working on a potential return to three at the back, but stuck with Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 in this 60-minute run-out.

Right-back Juan Cuadrado was given more freedom to push forward, at which point the defence moved to three.

According to reports, Arthur Melo played in front of the defence in what used to be Miralem Pjanic’s role.

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Monday June 22 2020
Pjaca set for immediate return

Juventus loanee Marko Pjaca looks set to return from Brussels this summer, after only appearing four times since moving to Anderlecht in January.

The 25-year-old was loaned out to the Belgian for the remainder of the season, when Juventus chose to send the Croatian on another temporary spell, despite concrete interest from Cagliari in Serie A.

The Bianconeri unexpectedly renewed his contract at the Allianz Stadium until June 2023, highlighting their faith in the former Croatia international.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Anderlecht return Pjaca to Juventus

Marko Pjaca is returning to Juventus yet again after Belgian reports RSC Anderlecht are not taking up their option to extend the loan.

The 25-year-old was a huge promise of Croatian football when he was signed from Dinamo Zagreb in 2016 for €23m, but a series of devastating injuries left his career floundering.

Loan spells at Schalke 04, Fiorentina and now Anderlecht have failed to generate regular playing time or consistency.

He moved to Anderlecht on loan in January 2020 with an option to extend that for another season.

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