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Tuesday August 14 2018
Edimilson: 'Suited to Serie A'

New Fiorentina signing Edimilson Fernandes admits he “had offers from England and Germany, but I think I’m more suited to Serie A.”

The Swiss international midfielder arrived on loan with option to buy for €8m from West Ham United.

“I could’ve gone elsewhere, as I had offers from England and Germany, but I think my qualities make me more suited to Serie A,” he told Le Matin newspaper.

The 22-year-old spent two years with the Hammers, managing 48 competitive appearances with one goal and one assist.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Inter set Joao Mario ultimatum

Inter have reportedly told Joao Mario to accept a transfer or be frozen out of the squad for the next six months.

The Portugal international returned from a loan spell at West Ham United, but has no place within the Nerazzurri and himself confessed he isn’t suited to Italian football.

There has been interest from the likes of Sevilla and Real Betis, but the €30m price-tag is putting some sides off.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Milinkovic the biggest non-mover

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was one of the hottest names on the market this summer, but Susy Campanale wonders if Lazio are right to stick or twist?

Lazio’s biggest purchase of the summer could prove to cost nothing at all: keeping Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Few believed he would remain, considering the rumoured €100m offers pouring in from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and even Milan. Ultimately, will it be a wise move for all concerned?

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Sunday August 12 2018
Edimilson has Fiorentina medical

West Ham United midfielder Edimilson Fernandes is undergoing his Fiorentina medical today. “I am very happy to be here.”

The Swiss international landed in Florence last night and was photographed holding up the club scarf for their social media channels.

This morning he arrived to begin his medical tests and spoke to reporters.

“Forza Viola, I am very happy to be here.”

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Saturday August 11 2018
Edimilson arrives for Fiorentina

Edimilson Fernandes has arrived for his Fiorentina medical, leaving West Ham United on loan with option to buy for €9m.

The Swiss international midfielder touched down in Florence this evening and the Viola posted an image of him holding their scarf on social media.

He is expected to undergo a medical tomorrow morning and complete the transfer.

It’ll be a loan deal at a cost of €1m with option to buy for a further €8m at the end of the season.

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Saturday August 11 2018
Zenit given new Laxalt price-tag

Diego Laxalt’s transfer to Zenit St Petersburg risks falling apart after Genoa reportedly bumped up the price-tag to €18m plus bonuses.

The Uruguay international had an impressive World Cup campaign this summer and made it clear he wanted to move on from Genoa.

Although West Ham United, Lazio and Napoli showed interest, Zenit were the most consistent and appeared to be close to a deal.

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Saturday August 11 2018
Edimilson Fernandes set for Fiorentina

Fiorentina have reportedly agreed terms with West Ham United for Edimilson Fernandez, on loan with option to buy for a total €9m.

The Swiss international midfielder recently turned 22 and moved to West Ham in the summer of 2016 from FC Sion for €6.4m.

According to Firenzeviola.it, a deal has been worked out for him to join the Serie A side on loan with an option to make the switch permanent at the end of the season.

Last term, Edimilson made 16 competitive appearances for the Hammers, providing one assist.

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Friday August 10 2018
Betis option for Joao Mario

Real Betis are offering a lifeline to Inter outcast Joao Mario, prepared to take him on loan with option to buy at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old Portugal international struggled after his €40m move from Sporting CP in the summer of 2016.

He was loaned to West Ham United in January and had hoped to remain in England, but the Premier League transfer window has now shut.

According to Sportitalia, Joao Mario could be heading to Spain for Real Betis, who are ready to take him on a paid loan with option to buy at the end of the season.

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Tuesday August 7 2018
No PL move for Juve’s Sturaro

Juventus’ Stefano Sturaro will not be completing a transfer to the Premier League, with the Old Lady’s €20m valuation ‘too much’ for the clubs interested.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a number of teams in England’s top-flight, with Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves all rumoured to have been keen on securing his services.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport claims Sturaro will not be moving to any of those clubs – all of whom have been put off by Juve’s asking price.

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Monday July 30 2018
Premier League quartet eye Mario

Gazzetta dello Sport reports West Ham, Wolves, Everton and Bournemouth are all interested in taking Inter’s Joao Mario on loan.

The Portuguese international appears surplus to requirements at San Siro, with the Nerazzurri having made a flurry of summer signings.

They are also thought to be in the market for another midfielder, pushing Mario still further down the pecking order.

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