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Monday August 8 2016
Napoli schedule Sportiello meeting

Napoli will reportedly meet with the agent of Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello this weekend.

Current Partenopei number one Pepe Reina has a thigh injury, making him a doubt for the start of the Serie A season.

That means the Vesuviani are looking for a shot-stopper to fill in for the Spaniard, and then act as his understudy.

Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports that a meeting has been scheduled with Sportiello’s agent, Giuseppe Riso, for this weekend.

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Monday August 1 2016
Napoli: Sportiello in two weeks

Napoli will decide whether to sign Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello within two weeks, as they wait to find out about Pepe Reina's conditions.

The Spaniard had to head back to his country to recover from what appears to be some muscular trouble, and has been forced to skip his training sessions with the rest of the team.

According to CalcioNapoli24, the club has set a deadline and will make their decision within 15 days on whether to replace Reina or keep him.

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Thursday May 19 2016
Sportiello: 'Still have Azzurri chances'

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello reckons he has a 25 per cent chance of making Euro 2016: 'But it's down to Antonio Conte'.

The injury of Genoa's Mattia Perin opened doors for an Italian goalkeeper to get a call-up, and the 24-year-old hopes it can be him.

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Monday May 16 2016
Seven new faces in Italy squad

Antonio Conte has called-up seven new players for an Italy training camp this week.

The CT will name his 30-man preliminary squad for Euro 2016 on May 23, but has taken the opportunity to assess some players at Coverciano this week.

No players from Juventus or Milan have been called-up, as the Coppa Italia final is on Saturday, but there are a number of new faces.

Marco Sportiello, Armando Izzo, Lorenzo Tonelli, Marco Benassi, Danilo Cataldi, Davide Zappacosta and Leonardo Pavoletti have all been called-up for the first time.

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Sunday May 8 2016
Inter: Handanovic out, Perin in

Inter's Samir Handanovic could be key to several goalkeeper transfers, as the club still dreams of Genoa's Mattia Perin.

The Nerazzurri's transfer strategy hinges on their changing financial future, but it seems the 31-year-old goalkeeper could be on his way out regardless.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Handanovic is being linked to the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City, and Chelsea. The latter in particular are believed to be looking for a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

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Wednesday May 4 2016
Viola want Italian trio

Fiorentina are reportedly interested in Atalanta’s Marco Sportiello, Sassuolo’s Luca Antei and Bologna’s Alex Ferrari.

Corriere dello Sport writes today that La Viola are targeting building a squad with more home-grown talent for next season.

Highly-rated La Dea goalkeeper Sportiello is a target along with defenders Antei and Ferrari, says the newspaper.

Sassuolo centre-back Antei is an Italy Under-21 international but has only made five Serie A appearances during an injury-hit season.

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Saturday April 23 2016
Buffon: 'I want a sixth World Cup'

Gigi Buffon reveals his ambition to play a record sixth World Cup, the strikers who gave him sleepless nights and his potential heirs.

The shot-stopper turned 38 in January, yet has just set a new all-time Serie A record by going 974 minutes without conceding a goal.

“For the next two years I’d like to continue playing the way I am now,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.

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Sunday April 10 2016
Napoli target Atalanta's Sportiello

Napoli are looking to reinforce their goalkeeping roster with Atalanta's Marco Sportiello, say reports.

The starting 'keeper's position is firm in Pepe Reina's hands, but the Partenopei want depth in the bench and are looking for another quality signing.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, the club is in good terms with Atalanta, and this may lead them to pick up Sportiello.

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Saturday March 26 2016
Everton look to Sportiello

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello is on Everton’s watch-list, but Napoli have first refusal on his transfer.

The shot-stopper has been very impressive, despite his club’s complicated campaign in Serie A that left them hovering above the relegation zone.

According to Superdeporte, Premier League side Everton have set their sights on Sportiello as a potential heir to Tim Howard, who is heading to MLS side Colorado Rapids.

However, Atalanta have confirmed Napoli get first refusal on both Sportiello and his teammate Marten De Roon.

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Friday March 25 2016
Roma plan defense transfers

Roma are looking to sign Atalanta's Marco Sportiello and Zenit's Cristian Ansaldi, while binding Kostas Manolas.

Sporting director Walter Sabatini is planning a transfer strategy that will allow the Giallorossi to balance their books before he tenders his resignation.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Lupi may target Atalanta goalkeeper Sportiello as a possible replacement for loanee Wojciech Szczesny, who will probably return to Arsenal.

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