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Friday September 13 2019
Alves: Could've returned to Juve

Sao Paulo and Brazil right-back Dani Alves has revealed that he could have returned to Juventus over the summer.

Alves left Paris Saint-Germain in July after his contract expired, and the 36-year-old suggested he would have re-joined Juve if they had offered him a long-term contract.

“I want to play at the 2022 World Cup, and to do that I have to play as much as possible,” he told The Players’ Tribune.

“I could’ve returned to Juve, as well as Barcelona, but I wanted guarantees.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Genoa look at Bruno Peres

Genoa have reportedly set their sights on landing Roma right-back Bruno Peres.

Peres is currently on loan at Sao Paulo with an option to buy.

However, he has made just two appearances since February and Globoesporte does not expect the Brazilian side to retain him.

With that in mind, the newspaper writes Genoa will dive in for the 29-year-old if his loan spell is terminated early.

Peres made his name at Torino, impressing enough in his two seasons at the club to earn a move to Roma in 2016.

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Saturday May 4 2019
Sao Paulo target Miranda

Inter could reportedly sell Joao Miranda to make way for Diego Godin, with Sao Paulo interested in the €5m-rated defender.

It is now practically confirmed Godin will join the Nerazzurri as a free agent when his contract with Atletico Madrid expires in June.

Miranda is the likely candidate to leave, especially as Andrea Ranocchia has just signed a new deal.

According to Fox Sports Brazil, Sao Paulo have revived their interest in Miranda after a summer approach and he is eager for a return to his homeland, as he turns 35 in September.

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Thursday March 28 2019
Official: Pato joins Sao Paulo

Former Milan attacker Alexandre Pato will not be Serie A-bound after signing for Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo’s official website confirms Pato has put pen to paper on a contract until December 2022, while Gazzetta dello Sport writes he paid €2.5m to release himself from Tianjin Quanjian.

However, he will not be able to play competitive matches for the Brazilian club until the end of April, when the new Brasileirao campaign starts.

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Tuesday January 15 2019
Palace beat Viola to Perri

Fiorentina have reportedly missed out on Sao Paulo goalkeeper Lucas Perri, as he is heading to Crystal Palace instead.

The 21-year-old Brazilian had been linked with a move to Serie A, although he’d have to compete for the gloves with this season’s new arrival Alban Lafont.

According to Globoesporte, English club Crystal Palace have secured a deal to take Perri on loan with €4.5m option to buy.

However, that will only cover 80 per cent of his rights.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
Fiorentina join Perri race

Fiorentina have joined the race for Sao Paulo goalkeeper Lucas Perri, also of interest to Roma and Napoli.

According to Brazilian site UOL Esporte, the Viola have made an approach for the 21-year-old.

He has five caps for Brazil at Under-20 level.

Napoli and Roma have already shown interest in the shot-stopper.

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Sunday December 30 2018
Official: Rodrigo Caio joins Flamengo

Rodrigo Caio was linked with Milan, Roma, Lazio and Napoli, but the Sao Paulo defender has officially joined Flamengo.

The 25-year-old centre-back has been on the radar of several Serie A clubs over the last couple of years.

It was believed January would be the right moment for him to finally make the switch to Europe and Italy.

However, Flamengo announced this weekend that a deal had formally been done.

Rodrigo Caio signed a contract to December 2023 and it’s believed the cost of the operation was €5m.

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Friday November 30 2018
Roma want Caio

Roma are interested in Rodrigo Caio and Donny van de Beek, reports suggest, both of whom are Milan targets.

The Rossoneri have been heavily linked with Sao Paulo defender Caio, but so far technical director Leonardo is yet to close the deal.

It’s believed he’d be available for around €10m, and this morning’s Corriere dello Sport reports that Giallorossi are also interested.

Sporting director Monchi is also interested in Van de Beek, the 21-year-old Ajax midfielder who has also been linked with Milan.

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Wednesday November 21 2018
Report: Milan target Christensen?

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has emerged as a January target for Milan, who are also pursuing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stefano Sensi.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are keeping tabs on Christensen, who is struggling for game time at Chelsea, as is teammate Gary Cahill.

The newspaper adds Rossoneri sporting director Leonardo has also put forward Sao Paulo stopper Rodrigo Caio if moves for the Blues pair are not successful.

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Monday November 19 2018
Caio agent flies in for Milan

Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio’s agent is believed to be in Italy to meet with Milan technical director Leonardo.

The Rossoneri have an injury crisis in defence, with Mattia Caldara and Mateo Musacchio out until 2019 and captain Alessio Romagnoli facing a month on the sidelines.

They have been heavily linked with the Brazilian centre-back, and calciomercato.com reports that agent Nick Arcuri touched down in Milan today.

The website believes that he will meet with Leonardo to see if a deal can be done, though Sao Paulo value him at €10m.

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