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Friday January 25 2019
Giovinco to Al-Hilal?

Having failed to coax Papu Gomez from Atalanta, Al-Hilal are reportedly close to a deal for Toronto FC star man Sebastian Giovinco.

According to journalist Mootaz Chehade, Al-Hilal are in advanced negotiations with Giovinco’s agent, who is currently in Saudi Arabia.

An entry visa has already been granted and an announcement could be imminent.

Giovinco celebrates his 32nd birthday tomorrow and has been in Canada with Toronto FC since February 2015.

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Friday January 4 2019
Atalanta fear they'll lose Papu

Atalanta are reportedly seeking reinforcements in January amid concerns their captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez will leave.

Sky Sport Italia claim the 30-year-old is having trouble resisting yet more proposals from all over the world, including China and the UAE.

It comes after Independiente President Hugo Moyano confirmed he had been in talks with Atalanta for Papu.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
Independiente confirm Papu Gomez talks

Independiente President Hugo Moyano confirms he discussed Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez with Atalanta, but there is “nothing definite.”

The 30-year-old’s performances in Bergamo recently earned him his senior international debut for Argentina.

“We have had a conversation for Gomez, but there is nothing definite in it,” Moyano told Radio 10.

“I am the one who has the last word when defining deals.”

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Thursday November 22 2018
Gomez: ‘Atalanta’s best years’

Papu Gomez believes “these are the best years in the history of Atalanta” but they “suffered a lot” after the Europa League exit.

The Orobici have qualified for Europe in each of the past two seasons, inspired by their Argentinian captain.

“These are the best years in the history of Atalanta,” Gomez told Tuttosport.

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Tuesday September 25 2018
Gasp: 'Torino built for Europe'

Gian Piero Gasperini maintains Torino “were built to qualify for Europe, so it’ll be a balanced encounter” with Atalanta.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I saw positive things against Milan, starting from the reaction to twice going behind, and fighting to the end for a result is a very important sign in terms of mentality,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday September 6 2018
Tommasi: ‘Armbands must be authorised’

The head of the Italian players’ union, Damiano Tommasi, says they’ll meet with the Lega Serie A “soon” about the captain’s armbands issue.

This year the league has introduced standardised armbands, white with the Serie A logo and ‘Capitano’ in large letters.

Roma’s Daniele De Rossi and Papu Gomez of Atalanta were among the players to ignore the ruling, but this week the governing body warned there would be disciplinary sanctions for players wearing the wrong armbands.

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Tuesday September 4 2018
Warning over Serie A armbands

The Lega Serie A has announced that any player wearing unofficial captain’s armbands will face punishment, starting from Week 4.

A new ruling for this season requires club captain’s to wear a white armband with the Serie A logo and ‘Capitano’ in large letters.

Players including Daniele De Rossi and Papu Gomez have ignored the ruling without punishment so far, but there will now be a crackdown.

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Saturday August 25 2018
Cristante: 'Watch out for Papu'

Bryan Cristante “can’t wait” to play at the Olimpico on Monday night, but warned Roma to be wary of his former Atalanta teammate Papu Gomez.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I can’t wait to experience playing in front of the Roma fans at the Stadio Olimpico,” the midfielder told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday August 23 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta superior to Copenhagen'

Papu Gomez insists Atalanta proved “we are a superior team to Copenhagen, even on a pitch that makes playing football almost impossible.”

The first leg of the Europa League play-off ended 0-0 despite a dominant Orobici performance, with 12 shots on goal, 10 of them on target.

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Tuesday August 21 2018
Captain's armband rule scrapped?

Daniele De Rossi of Roma and Atalanta’s Papu Gomez weren’t fined for rebelling against the captain’s armband rule, so it could be scrapped.

The Lega Serie A caused controversy when announcing that from the 2018-19 season, only one standardised armband with ‘Capitano’ on it would be used.

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