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Wednesday June 26 2019
Official: SPAL sign Brazilian defender

SPAL have officially signed Brazilian defender Igor from Red Bull Salzburg on a four-year contract.

A statement on SPAL’s official website adds there is the option of a fifth year in Igor’s contract.

The Ferrera side have paid a reported 3m for the €21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Salzburg’s rivals Austria Vienna.

He replaces Italy Under-21 international Kevin Bonifazi, who recently returned to Torino.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Lazio close in on Lazzari

Lazio are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Manuel Lazzari after agreeing personal terms with the SPAL wingback.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Lazzarri is ready to put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth €1.2m a season after tax.

Lazio must now negotiate a fee for the 25-year-old, and Schira believes an offer of €18m plus bonuses and Alessandro Murgia will be enough.

Lazzari has spent six years with SPAL, playing 182 times during their rise from Serie C to the top flight, and has one cap for Italy.

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Monday June 24 2019
Lazio 'push for Lazzari'

Lazio have reportedly offered €15m plus two players for SPAL wingback Manuel Lazzari.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, the Biancocelesti have put cash on the table plus Alessandro Murgia and one of Patric, Danilo Cataldi and Simone Palombi on loan.

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi is understood to have sounded out Lazzari as his first choice to reinforce a right flank that has lost Romulo.

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Thursday June 20 2019
Official: Toro bring back Bonifazi

Torino have officially brought back Italy Under-21 defender Kevin Bonifazi from Serie A rivals SPAL.

SPAL had an option to buy Bonifazi, who spent the past season on loan in Ferrara, but Toro confirmed on Thursday that they had exercised their own counter-option.

The 23-year-old played 28 times for Leonardo Semplici’s side in 2018-19 as they managed to stay up for the second consecutive campaign.

He is currently with the Italy squad at the European Under-21 Championship.

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Monday June 17 2019
Roma ask Torino for Lyanco

Roma have reportedly targeted Torino defender Lyanco, despite the Granata claiming he is not on the market.

According to Goal.com, new Giallorossi Coach Paulo Fonseca has drawn up a list of defensive reinforcements and the Brazil U23 centre-back is one of the players he has named.

Toro signed the Brazilian from Sao Paulo in 2017 for €7m, but he has only played 10 times during his spell in Turin.

The right-footed defender spent the second half of this season on loan at Bologna, where he made 13 appearances for the Rossoblu.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
SPAL in talks for Balzaretti

Former Roma director Federico Balzaretti is in advanced negotiations for a job with SPAL, confirmed President Walter Mattioli.

Balzaretti had been at Roma for seven years, but his contract was not renewed as part of a complete overhaul of their directorial and scouting network.

He won’t be out of a job for long, as SPAL have already made the former full-back an offer.

“I am trying to bring Balzaretti to SPAL, as I want to make our staff even stronger, enriching it with new important skillsets,” Mattioli told Il Tempo.

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Monday June 10 2019
Official: New SPAL deal for Semplici

Leonardo Semplici has officially extended his contract with SPAL until June 2021, along with his entire staff.

The tactician, who turns 52 next month, had originally been tied to the club until June 2020.

Semplici is the architect behind their extraordinary rise from Serie C to the top flight, taking over in December 2014.

He then continued their achievements by maintaining their Serie A status for two years running.

Semplici had been linked with the vacant posts at Fiorentina, Genoa and Sampdoria.

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Sunday June 9 2019
Torino take Lyanco off the market

Torino are refusing to sell Brazilian defender Lyanco, despite reported interest from Napoli, Roma, SPAL and Genoa.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Coach Walter Mazzarri wants the centre-back to stay with the Granata and considers him off the market.

The 22-year-old is currently with the Brazilian U23 squad, who are competing in the Toulon Tournament in France.

Toro splashed out €7m to sign the defender from Sao Paulo in 2017, and he has made just 10 appearances for the club.

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Friday June 7 2019
'Inter and Atalanta talks for Lazzari'

SPAL confirm they are still “in contact with Inter and Atalanta” about Manuel Lazzari, but Lazio dropped their interest.

The wing-back has been a key figure in their leap to Serie A and ability to consolidate that status, as this season he provided nine assists in 33 top flight games.

“I haven’t heard from (Lazio director Igli) Tare for a long time, so there’s no news there,” SPAL director Davide Vagnati told cittaceleste.it.

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Thursday June 6 2019
SPAL in Caputo talks

SPAL are in talks over a swap deal, which would see them sign Francesco Caputo and Empoli take players in exchange.

Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports negotiations began on Wednesday evening.

The transfer expert writes Empoli value Caputo at €10m but that SPAL are confident of reducing that price by offering players in the opposite direction.

The 31-year-old would be replaced by Mirco Antenucci, who scored just five goals last season and turns 35 in September.

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