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Wednesday June 5 2019
SPAL ask for Berisha

SPAL will reportedly look to sign Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha if Sporting CP loanee Emiliano Viviano is not retained.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, the Biancazzurri have already opened talks with a view to bringing in the Albanian shot-stopper.

The 30-year-old joined Atalanta from Lazio in 2016 but only played 22 times last season as he lost his place to Italy new boy Pierluigi Gollini.

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Tuesday June 4 2019
Lazio eye triple swoop

Lazio are reportedly planning a triple swoop for Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli, SPAL wingback Manuel Lazzari and Club Brugge striker Wesley.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, Lazio have sounded out the trio to bolster their squad.

Baselli has made almost 150 appearances for Torino since arriving from Atalanta in 2015, recently helping them to their record points tally in a single season since Serie A switched to two points for a win.

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Monday June 3 2019
Serie A 2018-19 Review: SPAL

Leonardo Semplici’s side made another step up, combining attack-minded football with results and mid-table comfort, writes Susy Campanale.

You can read the full team analysis as part of our Serie A 2018-19 Season Review HERE.

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Sunday June 2 2019
How Serie A 2019-20 will look

Hellas Verona won the play-offs and are promoted with Brescia and Lecce, while Empoli, Frosinone and Chievo go down to Serie B.

Now that Verona have completed the Serie B promotion play-offs, beating Cittadella 3-2 on aggregate, we know how the 2019-20 Serie A season will look.

Brescia, Lecce and Hellas all return to the top flight as familiar faces, while Empoli, Frosinone and Chievo are relegated.

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Sunday June 2 2019
Percassi: 'Atalanta bluff on Gasperini!'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi revealed Gian Piero Gasperini’s future in Bergamo was never in doubt. “I was bluffing!”

The Nerazzurri will be playing in Europe’s top competition for the very first time in their history, but there were doubts cast whether their tactician would be leading the side, as he was linked with Roma, Milan and Juventus.

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Saturday June 1 2019
Atalanta want Lazzari and Petagna

Atalanta have asked SPAL for wing-back Manuel Lazzari and could even bring Andrea Petagna back to Bergamo, claim Sky Sport Italia.

Gian Piero Gasperini committed his future to the Orobici after their Champions League qualification, finishing third in Serie A and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

He only agreed to remain if the squad was reinforced and President Antonio Percassi is already hard at work.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Atalanta have asked SPAL about the availability of Lazzari.

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Thursday May 30 2019
'Semplici wants a few days...'

SPAL say Coach Leonardo Semplici will inform the club of the decision he has taken over his future in ‘a few days’.

Semplici has been linked with jobs at several Serie A sides after leading SPAL to a third straight campaign in the top flight. 

“Yesterday we took stock of the situation with Leonardo and the club,” sporting director Davide Vagnati told Estente.com.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Monaco rule Jardim out of Milan race

Monaco announced Leonardo Jardim will remain on their bench next season, ruling him out of the running for the Milan job.

Gennaro Gattuso and sporting director Leonardo both resigned today, prompting a complete revolution at San Siro under CEO Ivan Gazidis.

Options to replace Gattuso include Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi and SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici, although it’s reported today that Semplici has agreed to remain in his current role.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Semplici likely to stay with SPAL

Leonardo Semplici has reportedly agreed to remain at SPAL next season, which would be his sixth year at the Ferrara-based club.

According to news agency Ansa, a meeting today with directors proved fruitful and Semplici committed himself to the Biancazzurri.

He has a contract to June 2020, but it is possible they will extend it to 2021 as well as increase the salary.

“I am very grateful to SPAL, but also ambitious,” said the Coach over the last few days.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Semplici: 'Grateful, but ambitious'

Leonardo Semplici said although he is grateful to SPAL, he is “also ambitious and I’d like to take a step forward” amid Genoa rumours.

The Coach helped SPAL climb from Serie C to the top flight, where they consolidated their status this season.

“We confirmed our position in the most prestigious tier of Italian football and did it with several weeks to spare,” said Semplici at an awards ceremony.

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