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Tuesday September 17 2019
Cagliari & Verona avoid racism bans

Cagliari and Verona have both avoided punishments for racially abusing Inter striker Romelu Lukaku and Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.

The FIGC vowed to investigate the monkey chants subjected to Lukaku by Cagliari fans before the international break.

However, its Giudice Sportivo panel ruled on Tuesday that the chants were not considered discriminatory in terms of “size and real perception”.

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Tuesday September 17 2019
Kessie agent: Verona a 'disgrace'

Franck Kessie’s agent has hit out at Verona for their “unacceptable and disgraceful” statements that denied the Milan midfielder was racially abused.

Verona released two statements after their 1-0 defeat to Milan, both of which insisted the whistles from their fans during Sunday’s match were aimed at the referee.

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Monday September 16 2019
Milan grateful for Kessie support

Milan have publicly thanked the clubs and fans who showed Franck Kessie support after Verona supporters were alleged to have racially abused him.

Verona were forced to release two statements on Monday, both insisting the whistles from their fans during the match against Milan were aimed at the referee.

However, rival teams and Twitter users took to the platform to console the midfielder, in disagreement with the Gialloblu’s apparent downplaying of the incident.

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Monday September 16 2019
Verona clarify racism stance

Verona insist they remain committed to tackling racism, despite standing by their tweet that fans did not abuse Milan’s Franck Kessie last night.

Verona’s decision to distance themselves from the allegations and not make any reference to their contempt for racism was roundly criticised by Twitter users.

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Monday September 16 2019
Dzeko's solution for racism

Roma striker Edin Dzeko has unveiled his two-point plan to tackle racism in Italy – more protection from the FIGC and stadium bans.

There were more racist incidents in Serie A over the weekend as a pundit was dropped for claiming Romelu Lukaku could only be stopped with bananas, while Verona refused to condemn allegations of monkey chants towards Franck Kessie.

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Monday September 16 2019
Verona deny racist Kessie chants

Verona have issued a statement denying that their fans racially abused Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on Sunday, instead asking for ‘respect’.

Noises that sounded like monkey chants were allegedly heard from Verona supporters during the match, but the Gialloblu insist they were whistles directed at the referee.

“The boos to Kessie? The insults to Donnarumma? Perhaps someone’s been dazed by the decibels of the Gialloblu fans,” the club tweeted.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Piatek: 'Giampaolo is demanding'

Krzysztof Piatek admits it is a big change getting to grips with Marco Giampaolo’s tactics, but “my life changed with the move to Milan.”

The forward spoke to Polish YouTube channel FootTruck about his debut Serie A season with Genoa and Milan.

“I wasn’t physically in good shape after pre-season training and it’s not easy to learn Giampaolo’s tactical system, so it could take some time.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Bakayoko 'wants Milan return'

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly informed Milan that he wants to re-join the club.

According to Tuttosport, Milan officials are also not ruling out a late return for Bakayoko, providing Kessie leaves for Monaco this week.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at San Siro, making 42 appearances and becoming a fans’ favourite.

However, the latter part of his spell saw him fall out with Coach Gennaro Gattuso and turn up late for training.

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Monday August 26 2019
Milan back to square one

Milan fans and even Marco Giampaolo so disheartened by defeat to Udinese that they’re going back to the drawing board, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Milan started the season with not so much a step backwards as a stumble and accidental backflip. After their first official 90 minutes, Marco Giampaolo was already wondering aloud whether he should scrap the 4-3-1-2 system entirely and start from scratch. There was certainly little of the new-look Rossoneri on show in Udine.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Milan and Kessie reject Monaco

Monaco did make an offer for Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, but Sky Sport Italia insist it was rejected outright by both club and player.

RMC Sport had reported this evening that Monaco were in negotiations for the Ivory Coast international with a €20m proposal.

This would be considerably less than the amount the Rossoneri spent for him, as he arrived on a two-year loan from Atalanta for €8m with obligation to buy in 2019 for a further €24m.

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