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Tuesday May 7 2019
Milan: Paqueta's season over

Lucas Paqueta’s season is over after the Milan midfielder was given a three-match ban for his red card against Bologna.

Paqueta had been booked for reacting badly to a foul during Milan’s 2-1 win on Monday, but he was then shown a straight red card for tapping the arm of referee Marco Di Bello.

The suspension means the Brazilian will miss the Rossoneri’s remaining Serie A fixtures against Fiorentina, Frosinone and SPAL.

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Friday July 6 2018
Official: Frosinone sign Sportiello

Serie A new boys Frosinone have officially signed Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello on loan with an option to buy.

It marks a new chapter in Sportiello’s career after 18 months at Fiorentina, who opted against keeping the 26-year-old permanently.

His path to the first team at Atalanta was also blocked by Albania international Etrit Berisha.

Sportiello is Frosinone’s sixth summer signing after the likes of Slovenian centre-back Luka Krajnc and former Benevento midfielder Raman Chibsah.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
Frosinone revamp squad

Frosinone are busy on the market after their promotion, close to Federico Barba, Lorenzo Crisetig, Marco Sportiello, Rai Vloet and Jacopo Sala.

The Canarini secured promotion thanks to a very controversial and ill-tempered Serie B play-off final against Palermo.

Now that they are certain of making the step up along with Empoli and Parma, they are active to reinforce the squad.

Multiple sources state they have a deal for Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, who spent last season on loan at Fiorentina.

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Tuesday July 3 2018
‘Sportiello going to Frosinone’

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello’s agent confirms “we’re exchanging the documents” with Frosinone.

The 26-year-old spent 18 months on loan at Fiorentina, but they decided not to take up their option to buy.

The goalkeeper is also surplus to requirements in Bergamo, so he’ll join newly-promoted Frosinone, probably on another loan with an option or obligation to buy.

“We’re exchanging the documents now,” Giuseppe Riso confirmed to TuttoFrosinone.

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Wednesday June 20 2018
Sportiello to Samp, Viviano Sporting

Sampdoria are selling Emiliano Viviano to Sporting CP and ready to sign Marco Sportiello from Atalanta for €6m.

Multiple sources claim Viviano is on his way to Lisbon tomorrow to sign the three-year contract, at a cost of €2m.

Samp already have his replacement, as a deal has been struck with Atalanta to get Sportiello.

He spent this season on loan at Fiorentina, but the Viola decided not to take their option to make the move permanent.

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Monday May 28 2018
Fiorentina: 'Badelj and Sportiello out'

Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino confirms Milan Badelj will not sign a new contract, while Marco Sportiello is also leaving.

Badelj becomes a free agent when his current deal expires on June 30 and it seems as if his Viola career is concluded.

“We proposed the chance to end his career with us through another four-year contract, making an important economic effort,” director general Corvino told reporters at an awards ceremony.

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Tuesday April 17 2018
Agent: 'Napoli tracking Sportiello'

“Napoli have been tracking Marco Sportiello for some time,” said his agent, as Fiorentina are undecided on his loan from Atalanta.

The goalkeeper turns 26 next month and has had a mixed campaign with the Viola.

“I know that Napoli have been tracking Marco for some time,” representative Giuseppe Riso told Radio CRC.

“Currently he is playing for Fiorentina on loan with option to buy, so we’ll wait for the Viola’s decision before considering what to do next.

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Sunday March 4 2018
Astori died 'of natural causes'

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori died “of natural causes, which is strange for a professional so closely monitored with no warning signs.”

The 31-year-old was found in his Udine hotel room this morning when he failed to turn up for breakfast or answer his phone.

The Viola squad were in the hotel preparing for this afternoon’s planned Serie A match against Udinese at the Dacia Arena.

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Sunday March 4 2018
'Astori didn't turn up to breakfast'

Fiorentina released a statement on the sudden death of captain Davide Astori, who was found in his hotel room this morning.

The Italy international turned 31 in January and was at the hotel in Udine with the rest of his teammates preparing for today’s planned Serie A match with Udinese.

“The lad did not turn up to the team breakfast at 9.30am and he was usually the first to arrive,” explained Fiorentina spokesman Arturo Mastronardi.

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Saturday February 17 2018
Pioli: 'Fiorentina must climb table'

Stefano Pioli believes Fiorentina have a point to prove and pride to play for against Atalanta. “We won’t finish in the bottom half of the table.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We had some unpleasant setbacks, but the team spirit has always been intact,” insisted the Coach in his Press conference.

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