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Tuesday July 25 2017
Meret renews ahead of Spal

Goalkeeper Alex Meret has officially extended his Udinese contract to June 2022, but will be joining Spal on loan.

The 20-year-old talent was born and raised in Udine, coming up through the youth system of his hometown club.

He was already at Spal last season, helping them reach promotion into the top flight after almost 50 years.

This evening, Udinese released a statement announcing that Meret had signed a new contract until June 2022.

His current deal had been due to expire in June 2018.

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Saturday July 22 2017
Grassi set to join SPAL

Napoli midfielder Alberto Grassi will play for SPAL next season, his agent has confirmed.

Reports suggest SPAL have agreed a season-long loan for Grassi, with an option to buy the 22-year-old next summer.

“He’s going to SPAL. It’s all done, we’re just waiting for President De Laurentiis to give the ‘OK’,” Mario Giuffredi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“We believe they can be the team that allow him to play at great levels again.”

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Saturday July 22 2017
‘Keita situation must be resolved’

Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi calls for Keita Baldé Diao’s situation “to be resolved as soon as possible”.

The forward is back in the squad for today’s friendly with SPAL, but he seems certain to leave the Biancocelesti this summer, as his contract expires in June.

“He’s been training fine,” Inzaghi shrugged in his pre-match Press conference.

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Saturday July 22 2017
Keita back in Lazio squad

Keita Baldé Diao is back in the Lazio squad for today’s friendly with SPAL, despite Inter links.

The forward is out of contract at the end of the season, and has made it clear he won’t sign a renewal with the Aquile.

That stance saw the Senegal international left out of the squad for the friendly with Triestina, but he’s expected to feature in the second half today.

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Sunday July 16 2017
Karnezis swap for Napoli?

Napoli could exchange second choice goalkeeper Luigi Sepe with Udinese’s Orestis Karnezis as understudy to Pepe Reina.

There are increasing reports that Reina could remain at the Stadio San Paolo, as last night he watched the 7-0 friendly win over Trento in a hotel room with President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

They are still seeking a reliable shot-stopper to complete the squad and Karnezis appears to fit the bill.

According to Il Messaggero Veneto newspaper, Udinese would accept Sepe in a straight swap with the 32-year-old Greece international.

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Sunday July 16 2017
Juventus lock targets on Locatelli

Multiple sources claim Juventus are very close to signing Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli as well as Mattia De Sciglio.

Leonardo Bonucci’s €42m transfer to San Siro was a huge shock, but the two clubs continue to discuss more transfer dealings.

Max Allegri launched De Sciglio’s career when he was in charge of Milan and wants a reunion in Turin, while the full-back rejected a new contract to demand a transfer.

A new option has emerged, though, as Juve are also in advanced negotiations for midfielder Locatelli.

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Saturday July 8 2017
Torino push for Donsah

Torino are already close to Duvan Zapata and now hold talks with Bologna for midfielder Godfred Donsah.

Sinisa Mihajlovic and President Urbano Cairo are determined to bolster the squad in a push for Europa League qualification.

Duvan Zapata is on the verge of completing a transfer from Napoli for €20m, including performance-related bonuses.

Now Sky Sport Italia, Tuttosport and other sources confirm a meeting this weekend with Bologna to discuss Donsah.

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Friday July 7 2017
SPAL sign Paloschi & Viviani

Serie A new boys SPAL have confirmed the signings of striker Alberto Paloschi and midfielder Federico Viviani.

A statement on SPAL’s official website states Paloschi has arrived on a season-long loan from Atalanta with an option to buy next summer.

The former Chievo and Swansea City attacker failed to score in 14 appearances for the Orobici last term.

Viviani, meanwhile, has joined from Verona on a similar arrangement.

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Tuesday July 4 2017
SPAL ask Zenit for Hernani

Newly-promoted SPAL have made a surprising attempt to sign Brazilian midfielder Hernani on loan from Zenit St Petersburg.

SPAL won the Serie B championship last season, earning their first top flight campaign in almost 50 years, and have been very active on the market to reinforce their squad.

According to Sky Sport Italia, their directors met with Zenit today to discuss taking Hernani on loan.

The 23-year-old only joined Zenit from Atletico Paranaense in January for €8m and made just nine competitive appearances.

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Tuesday July 4 2017
Calciomercato: Serie A Transfers

Keep up to date with all the latest comings and goings in Serie A, with Football Italia’s list of completed transfers for the 2017 summer calciomercato.

Click here for a full rundown of the done deals.

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