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Wednesday June 12 2019
'Inter's Barella offer unsatisfactory'

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini confirmed Inter’s offer for Nicolò Barella “is not satisfactory” and other clubs are interested in the midfielder.

There are reports of a proposal worth €35m plus a player in exchange, but so far the two clubs have been unable to agree on who to include in the deal.

“There are many clubs who want Barella, as he had five extraordinary years here, plus on loan at Como,” Giulini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Cagliari announce contract by WhatsApp

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini found a new way to announce a contract extension with Luca Cigarini – publishing WhatsApp messages.

The 32-year-old midfielder was due to be out of contract at the end of the month.

He joined the Sardinians in 2017 and made 28 appearances this season between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

President Giulini took to Twitter in order to announce the deal, by publishing their WhatsApp messages.

“Great Ciga, we are in good hands with you, or should I say good feet…”

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Saturday March 16 2019
Maran: 'Cigarini stunner deserved goal'

Rolando Maran rues the disallowed Luca Cigarini goal against Fiorentina and wants Cagliari to replicate their home form in away games.

The Sardinians dominated the Viola 2-1 on Friday evening, with goals from Joao Pedro and Luca Ceppitelli, while Luca Cigarini had a strike from the half-way line disallowed because it was an indirect free kick and floated straight in.

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Saturday April 14 2018
Lopez: 'Cagliari resisted fear'

Diego Lopez praised Cagliari for resisting “fear” and turning Udinese around for a much-needed victory. “The crowd gave us strength.”

The Sardinians fought back to beat Udinese 2-1 after an early Kevin Lasagna opener, as Leonardo Pavoletti and Luca Ceppitelli got their heads to set plays.

“It’s an important victory for us, but we know it isn’t over and we must continue climbing the table,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday February 11 2018
Cigarini has fractured foot

Cagliari confirm midfielder Luca Cigarini has fractured his right foot and will have a specialist consultation tomorrow.

The veteran limped off 25 minutes into today’s 0-0 draw with Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium.

A statement this evening announced X-Rays had found a fracture to the right foot.

Cigarini will have further tests and consult a specialist on Monday, after which they will be able to predict his recovery time.

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Friday June 30 2017
Official: Cigarini joins Cagliari

Cagliari have officially signed Luca Cigarini from Sampdoria as part of an exchange deal with Nicola Murru.

Murru made the formal transfer to Samp this evening and it’s reported he made the move for €7m plus ownership of Cigarini and Vasco Regini.

So far, Regini still hasn’t made the move, but Cigarini and Murru have put pen to paper and been presented to the media.

Midfielder Cigarini has signed a contract to June 2019 with the Sardinian club.

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Saturday June 24 2017
Sampdoria close to Murru deal

Sampdoria are reportedly close to finalising a deal for Cagliari and Italy Under-21 international left-back Nicola Murru.

The 22-year-old was meant to be at the European Under-21 Championship, but pulled out at the last minute with a thigh strain.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Cagliari have lowered the original €12m asking price and now look set to sell for €7m cash plus ownership of Luca Cigarini and Vasco Regini.

Murru is a local lad and came up through the Cagliari youth academy.

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Friday October 21 2016
Juric: ‘Only winning counts’

Genoa Coach Ivan Juric says “winning counts and it doesn’t really matter how you play” ahead of the derby with Sampdoria.

Tomorrow sees the Derby della Lanterna between the two sides from the port city, and the tactician addressed the media this afternoon.

“The derby is special,” Juric, also a former Genoa player, acknoweldged.

“Winning counts, and it doesn’t really matter how you play. In the past we’ve maybe played badly and won, and we were happy anyway!

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Saturday July 23 2016
Zamparini: 'Atalanta cast-offs!'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini slammed ex-director Rino Foschi for “proposing three Atalanta cast-offs.”

The club was shaken this week when director of sport Foschi tended his resignation, officially due to ill health, though many believe it’s due to tension with Zamparini over transfer strategy.

“I had asked him for seven reinforcements, yet he proposed three Atalanta cast-offs,” Zamparini told La Repubblica.

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Wednesday July 20 2016
Official: Sampdoria get Cigarini

Sampdoria have officially confirmed the signing of Atalanta midfielder Luca Cigarini.

It was evident last night that a deal was on the verge of completion, as the 30-year-old left pre-season training to head to Genoa.

“UC Sampdoria announces that it has acquired the player Luca Cigarini [born in Montecchio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, June 20, 1986] outright from Atalanta,” the Blucerchiati confirmed on their official website.

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