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Saturday December 14 2019
Corvino: 'Nervous wreck over Toni'

Former Fiorentina director of sport Pantaleo Corvino recalls being "a nervous wreck," after paying €10m for Luca Toni in 2005 and forcing Dani Osvaldo to return a Ferrari.

Corvino was speaking to Tuttosport about his career as a director and recalled when he signed Toni from Palermo in the summer of 2005 for €10m.

“Only five times had I signed a player with a value over €10m. The biggest one I signed was [Giovanni] Simeone at €16m. With Toni it was the first time that I had spent €10m.

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Tuesday December 10 2019
Palermo's Santana out for season

Palermo have been handed a huge blow after losing talisman Mario Santana for the rest of the season to an Achilles injury.

The former Fiorentina and Napoli attacker had to be stretchered off during the 3-1 loss to Sicilian rivals Acireale at the weekend.

Tests have since shown a tear to his right Achilles tendon - enough to sideline the 37-year-old for the remainder of the campaign.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Capello: 'Zaniolo like Savicevic'

Former Roma coach Fabio Capello believes Nicolò Zaniolo has similarities to Milan legend Dejan Savicevic. "That's where his talent lies."

Capello was talking to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper about the Roma star, and believes he's matured over the last several months.

"Zaniolo has understood what it means to be an important player. His maturation is in process," said Capello.

The 20-year-old has been used both in attack and midfield, including both roles during Italy's 9-1 victory over Armenia.

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Sunday November 17 2019
Mancini: 'Italy embraced new ideas'

Roberto Mancini was surprised by how quickly Italy assimilated his positive football ideas, “focusing more on quality. This is the path forward now.”

The Azzurri can complete a perfect qualifying record in Group J with their final match against Armenia, which kicks off in Palermo on Monday at 19.45 GMT.

“I didn’t expect to win 10 games in a row, but the qualification to Euro 2020 is what really matters more than the record,” said the CT in his press conference.

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Friday November 15 2019
Portuguese ref for Italy-Armenia

UEFA have assigned Portuguese referee Tiago Martins to take charge of Italy's game against Armenia on Monday at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.

Martins will be assisted by Ferreira Pinto Campos, Mota Almeida and the fourth official will be Carvalho Nobre.

The 39-year-old has only officiated one Italy game, in a 1-1 draw with Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier in October 2017.

He has also took charge of a single game involving Roma, another draw in this season's Europa League against Wolfsberger.

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Wednesday October 30 2019
Pastore: 'End career in Argentina'

Javier Pastore said he would like to finish his career in Argentina, but thanked Roma staff for helping end his injury nightmare.

Pastore, 30, has been in Europe for a decade, since leaving Argentine side Huracan for Palermo in 2009.

Speaking to Radio Sucesos in Argentina, Pastore conceeded that he would like to return to his homeland and finish his career with Talleres, the club where he started out in 2007.

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Friday October 18 2019
Official: Old Palermo go bust

US Citta di Palermo, predecessor to the phoenix club, has officially ceased to exist after 32 years.

It was announced on Friday that the bankruptcy court of Palermo accepted a request from prosecutors to declare the original Rosanero insolvent.

Corriere dello Sport reports Andrea Zamparini, son of former owner Maurizio, made an offer of €10m to settle their debts, but it was deemed too low.

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Friday September 20 2019
Palermo set another Serie D record

Palermo have set another Serie D record after selling an all-time League high of 10,446 season tickets.

Palermo were only refounded in July after they were forced to start over in the non-League, with the original club folding due to financial irregularities.

Some familiar faces have returned to the new-look Rosanero, including Coach Rosario Pergolizzi and forward Mario Santana [pictured].

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Sunday September 8 2019
Palermo set Serie D record

Palermo set a new Serie D record with 17,000 fans flocking to the Stadio Barbera for their first home game after bankruptcy.

The Sicilian club went under this summer after several failed takeovers and was forced to start again from Serie D, the lowest division in Italian football.

Their first home fixture was a 3-2 victory over San Tommaso and it set a new Serie D record with an attendance of 17,000.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Goldaniga reveals Genoa links

New signing Edoardo Goldaniga reveals he “had other offers, but I wanted to join Genoa at all costs” due to a series of family events.

The defender completed the transfer from Sassuolo on deadline day, on loan for €1m with option to buy for a further €3m.

“I always hoped to become a Genoa player,” he told the Secolo XIX newspaper.

“There were other offers and I could’ve stayed at Sassuolo, but I wanted to join Genoa at all costs for the club, the environment, the Coach and the squad.”

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