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Thursday April 8 2021
Napoli to release Bakayoko

Napoli have decided not to purchase Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea, so a return to France is possible for PSG or Lyon.

The 26-year-old is only under contract with Chelsea until June 2022, having been purchased from Monaco for €40m back in 2017.

He barely played with the Blues jersey, going out on a series of less than stellar loan spells at Milan, Monaco and Napoli.

Multiple reports in Italy are confident Bakayoko won’t be purchased outright by Napoli, as he has dropped down the pecking order in recent months.

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Sunday March 28 2021
Juventus key for Aouar

Juventus have not lost sight of transfer target Houssem Aouar and reportedly hope Mattia De Sciglio can help them lower the Lyon asking price.

The 22-year-old midfielder has long been on the Juve radar, although they face competition from Arsenal.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Bianconeri hope Lyon will want to activate their option to buy full-back De Sciglio, who is currently in France on loan.

That would allow Juve to lower the cost of the €40m transfer operation by circa €10m.

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Wednesday January 27 2021
Juventus resume Aouar talks

Sky Sport Italia claim Juventus used Marley Ake to resume talks with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

The Bianconeri signed Ake from Olympique Marseille in exchange for Franco Tongya.

It so happens that Ake shares an agent with Aouar, so Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio suggests Juventus used that opportunity to discuss the Lyon talent’s situation.

Aouar had already been heavily linked with Juve and Arsenal last summer and should again be on the market at the end of this season.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
De Sciglio: 'Lyon believed in me'

Mattia De Sciglio explains why he chose to leave Juventus for a loan spell at Olympique Lyonnais. ‘They believed in me.’

The Italy international had also been linked with several other teams over the summer, but he picked a new experience in Ligue 1.

“I chose to come to Lyon because they believed in me and showed that they genuinely wanted me here,” De Sciglio told the official Lyon website.

“The trust they put in me pushed me to accept the loan straight away. The time had also come for me to try an experience abroad.

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Wednesday November 4 2020
De Sciglio: 'I could have played in Pirlo's Juve'

Juventus loanee Mattia De Sciglio believes he could have been useful at the Allianz Stadium this season. ‘I’m convinced I could have carved out a space’.

The 28-year-old was loaned out to Olympique Lyonnais during the summer, after having appeared once in Serie A 2020-21 for the Old Lady.

He has yet to start in Ligue 1 for Lyon but has appeared twice in the League after his move to the Groupama Stadium.

But the versatile defender believes he could have been useful for Andrea Pirlo’s 3-5-2 system at the Bianconeri.

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Saturday October 24 2020
Paqueta: 'No rancour towards Milan'

Lucas Paqueta assures he feels ‘no rancour’ towards Milan following his transfer to Olympique Lyonnais. ‘My football is about joy.’

The Brazilian failed to make an impact at San Siro after his €38.5m plus bonuses move from Flamengo in January 2019.

He was sold to Lyon in September for €20m plus a 15 per cent cut of any future sale.

“I feel no rancour towards Milan, nor a desire for revenge,” Paqueta told L’Equipe.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Juve chose Chiesa over Aouar

According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus had both Federico Chiesa and Houssem Aouar in their grasp, but could only sign one.

The Bianconeri secured Chiesa from Fiorentina, on loan with option to buy that is practically an obligation, on deadline day.

“Fabio Paratici is one of those directors who is always working on several fronts at the same time,” Sky Sport Italia pundit Di Marzio told JB Live.

“Up until a few hours before the deadline, Juve had Aouar in their grasp, but could only sign one between him and Chiesa.

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Monday October 5 2020
Official: De Sciglio moves to Lyon

Juventus have officially announced Mattia De Sciglio leaves the Allianz Stadium and moves on loan to Olympique Lyonnais.

The full-back has spent three seasons with the Bianconeri, picking up three Scudetti, one Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa Italiana.

“The full-back, who arrived in the summer of 2017, will continue his career at Olympique Lyonnais, where he will play on loan for this season that has just started,” the statement from Juventus read.

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Sunday October 4 2020
De Sciglio to Lyon creates room for Chiesa

According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio is in advanced negotiations with Lyon, which would create room for Federico Chiesa.

The former Milan defender has long been on the exit list, but could never agree terms for a transfer.

He had even been close to PSG last summer and again in January.

It’s reported De Sciglio will join Olympique Lyonnais on loan, with the French club covering his salary.

That alone will be enough to make room in the squad for Juve’s next purchase, Fiorentina winger Chiesa.

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Saturday October 3 2020
Lyon lock down Aouar and Depay

Lyon have reportedly ended all negotiations for Memphis Depay and Houssem Aouar, blocking off Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal.

President Jean-Michel Aulas had warned he would not sell the stars if a deal had not been done by Friday and was seemingly true to his word.

According to RMC Sport, club sources told them any talks for these players had been terminated.

Depay was the first choice for Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman as replacement for Luis Suarez.

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