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Friday September 25 2020
Official: Udinese sign Bonifazi

Udinese have officially announced the signing of Kevin Bonifazi, who arrives on loan with an option to buy from SPAL.

The Friuli have confirmed the signing of the former Torino defender and the reports have previously suggested the club must part with €11m next summer to make the deal permanent.

“Kevin Bonifazi is a new Udinese player,” a statement on the club’s official website read. “The defender born in 1996 arrives on loan with the option to buy from SPAL until June 30, 2021.”

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Friday September 25 2020
Official: SPAL sign Esposito on loan

SPAL have officially announced the signing of Sebastiano Esposito on loan from Inter.

The Serie B side have picked up the former Brescia youth on a loan deal until 2020-21.

Esposito made his debut with Inter on March 14, 2019, when the Nerazzurri played Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.

Last season, he appeared against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and made his debut in Serie A against Parma in October, 2019.

The Italy Under-21 has been confirmed as a new SPAL striker and moves to help the Biancazzurri back to Serie A.

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Thursday September 24 2020
Report: Reca set for Crotone

Crotone are reportedly on the verge of signing Arkadiusz Reca on loan from Atalanta.

The left-back has been linked with Genoa in recent weeks, but the Grifoni signed Luca Pellegrini from Juventus and Reca is, according to Sky Sport Italia, on his way to newly promoted Crotone.

The Polish defender has struggled to establish himself at the Orobici and recently returned from a loan spell at SPAL in 2019-20.

The former Wisla Plock player is tied to La Dea until June 2022, but is expected to arrive at Crotone tomorrow, to sign a loan deal in Calabria.

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Thursday September 24 2020
Serie A Week 2 referees

AIA has revealed the referees for Serie A Week 2, with Marco Di Bello in charge of Roma-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese overseeing Inter-Fiorentina.

Heading towards the weekend and the second round of fixtures in the new season, Serie A has unveiled the referees for the next games.

Serie A Week 2 Referees

Bologna-Parma: Valeri (VAR: Pasqua)

Cagliari-Lazio: Massa (VAR: Chiffi)

Crotone-Milan: Pairetto (VAR: Mariani)

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Wednesday September 23 2020
Sileri: '20,000 fans could be allowed at the Olimpico'

Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri believes Serie A could allow ‘up to a third of the stadium capacity’ back into the stands.

Serie A clubs have been allowed to have 1,000 spectators at games in 2020-21, but Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora revealed stadiums will gradually reopen from October 8.

The Deputy Health Minister believes one third of the stadium’s capacity could be filled and still be within the protocol.

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Wednesday September 23 2020
Report: Bonifazi close to Udinese

Udinese are reportedly on the verge of signing Kevin Bonifazi from SPAL and expect the player to arrive for his medical tomorrow.

Sky Sport Italia reports the Friuli have reached an agreement with the Biancazzurri and are closing a deal with the centre-back tomorrow.

The former Torino man will move on a paid loan with an option to buy and SPAL are believed to get back the €11m they paid for the defender.

The 24-year-old played 62 times for SPAL and has played 50 times in Serie A, including nine appearances for the Granata.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Colley and Tomovic to Verona

Hellas Verona are down to the details for Atalanta forward Ebrima Colley and SPAL defender Nenad Tomovic.

Sportitalia claim that the two deals should be completed over the next 24-48 hours.

Colley is a 20-year-old Gambian forward who plays primarily down the left, but can also be a centre-forward.

He is a product of the Atalanta youth academy and was also linked with Parma, Genoa and RSC Anderlecht.

It seems Verona have agreed terms for a paid loan with option to buy at the end of the season.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Spadafora: 'Stadiums gradually reopen from October 8'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has revealed stadiums in Serie A will gradually reopen from October 8.

In Serie A Week 1, the government allowed 1,000 people to enter the stadiums in the top tier and the Minister of Sport has revealed they are working to ‘gradually’ increase the number next month.

“Right now, we can’t go beyond 1,000 people,” Spadafora said at a hearing at the culture committee. “But starting from October 8, when the new decree will be launched, we will do everything possible to reopen stadiums.

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Monday September 21 2020
Inter: Esposito out, Jurgens in

Inter are ready to loan striker Sebastian Esposito to Serie B side SPAL, but signed Hellas Verona record-breaking teenager Oliver Jurgens.

According to Sportitalia and others, SPAL directors were spotted entering the Inter HQ this evening and are in advanced negotiations to take Esposito on loan.

He needs more playing time to develop after the 18-year-old made 15 competitive appearances last term, scoring one goal.

A deal is also in the offing with Verona, as Hellas want to renew the loan for forward Eddie Salcedo.

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Monday September 21 2020
Official: Spezia sign Estudiantes talent

Spezia have officially signed midfielder Nahuel Estevez on loan with option to buy from Estudiantes.

The 24-year-old had also been linked with recently-relegated SPAL, but will come to Italy for Spezia in their first ever Serie A season.

A statement from the club confirms this is a loan with option to buy.

Estevez is a versatile midfielder able to cover several roles.

He has already tested negative for COVID-19 and can begin training with his new teammates from tomorrow.

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