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Tuesday August 29 2017
Serie A Underappreciated XI

With transfer records shattered this summer, Ramez Nathan lists 11 Serie A players who ought to be worth more.

The producers of this season’s soap opera seem to have missed out on a wealth of talent from top playmakers, goal scorers and ruthless defenders not on anybody’s wish list this summer.

Alex Cordaz (Crotone)

The fact that he is 34 years old might be the biggest reason no team approached the goalkeeper. With five clean sheets in the final six fixtures for Crotone last season, Cordaz was the main man that sent Davide Nicola cycling back to his home town in Turin.

Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

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Sunday August 20 2017
Gomez: 'Happy with Atalanta'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez explained why he signed a new contract with Atalanta and resisted, among others, tonight’s opponents Roma.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

“I stayed here because I wanted to help this club grow,” Papu told Mediaset Premium.

“I felt the love of the fans and the Coach, these are all elements that make me happy, so I signed a new contract.

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Sunday August 20 2017
Papu: 'Atalanta don't fear Roma'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez said Atalanta will face Roma “without fear” this evening, but want-away Leonardo Spinazzola should be released.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

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Wednesday July 12 2017
Papu signs new Atalanta deal

Atalanta have announced that attacker Alejandro Gomez has signed a new contract with the club.

Atalanta tweeted confirmation of Gomez’s new deal on Wednesday morning and that he would later speak to the media at 13:00 CET (12:00 BST).

Although details of his extension have yet to be disclosed, Calciomercato.com suggests the 29-year-old has renewed until 2022 and will earn €2m more a season.

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Sunday June 25 2017
Lazio, Valencia, Sevilla eye Muriel

Luis Muriel has attracted attention from Valencia, Sevilla and Lazio, but Sampdoria set a €28m release clause in his contract.

The Colombia international striker scored 13 goals with nine assists in 33 competitive appearances this season.

According to Sportitalia, Valencia and Sevilla have both set their targets firmly on the 26-year-old.

Another option would be to stay in Serie A with Lazio, who see Muriel as an alternative to first choice Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez of Atalanta.

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Saturday June 24 2017
Atalanta give Papu Gomez new deal

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez is considering a huge offer to extend his Atalanta contract, despite talks to join Lazio or Milan.

The 29-year-old winger was an essential part of Atalanta’s fourth-place Serie A finish, contributing 16 goals and 12 assists in 37 Serie A games.

He expressed the desire to try new challenges this summer, but negotiations for a sale to Lazio or Milan have not reached a successful conclusion.

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Thursday June 22 2017
Agent: 'Papu Gomez evaluating'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez is targeted by “Lazio and other clubs, but we are working on something new with Atalanta,” said his agent.

The winger was a crucial part in their campaign, helping to secure fourth place in Serie A with a personal best of 16 goals and 12 assists.

He has been in negotiations with both Lazio and Milan, but there could be developments.

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Wednesday June 21 2017
Gomez or Berardi for Roma?

Roma are reportedly considering Domenico Berardi or Papu Gomez to replace Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian winger is expected to complete his move to the English club in the next few days, and is believed to be in the UK for medicals.

It’s expected the deal will be worth around €45m, minus €3m which is still due to Chelsea as part of the agreement which took him to the Giallorossi in the first place.

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Sunday June 18 2017
Milan target Conti-Papu swoop

Milan are going to meet Atalanta for Andrea Conti, but hope to include Papu Gomez as part of a double deal, claims La Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is no secret that Conti has agreed personal terms with the Rossoneri and his agent threatened to boycott pre-season training if Atalanta didn’t work out a transfer fee.

It’s reported the Orobici are now willing to find common ground with a final deal probably around the €27m mark.

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Wednesday June 14 2017
Papu Gomez open to Lazio

Lazio have reportedly agreed terms with Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, but Atalanta are yet to accept a transfer fee, leaving Milan in the race.

The 29-year-old winger was a sensation this season, helping the Orobici to fourth place in Serie A with 16 goals and 12 assists in 37 games.

According to La Repubblica, Gomez has given the all-clear for a move to Lazio this summer.

However, Atalanta are not eager to let him leave and are yet to work out a fee for the Argentina international.

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