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Sunday September 20 2020
Paratici: 'Forget Suarez, Dzeko not only option'

Fabio Paratici confirms Luis Suarez is not an option for Juventus and Roma hitman Edin Dzeko is ‘not the only’ candidate to be their centre-forward.

The Bianconeri begin their campaign against Sampdoria at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Sunday September 20 2020
Roma deny Milik medical problems

Roma released a statement assuring the hold-up for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is not related to his medical. ‘We have the utmost admiration and respect.’

The domino effect with Edin Dzeko to Juventus was meant to be sparked by Milik’s transfer to Roma, but those negotiations have stalled over the last 24 hours.

There were some reports that the Giallorossi were concerned at the results of Milik’s medical, especially as he has a history of ACL tears in both knees.

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Sunday September 20 2020
Giuntoli: 'Milik talks not yet successful'

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Arkadiusz Milik talks with Roma ‘have not yet been successful’ and they will keep Kalidou Koulibaly unless it’s ‘the right opportunity.’

The Partenopei begin their season against Parma at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Fonseca: 'I wanted to protect Dzeko'

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca tried to shrug off questions about Edin Dzeko’s Juventus move after he was benched against Verona. ‘We’ll see what happens.’

The Bosnia international watched the entire Serie A season opener from the bench, even though it ended goalless and could’ve done with a star centre-forward.

“We can’t say what would’ve happened if Dzeko had played,” the coach told DAZN.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Milik to Roma wrecking Dzeko-Juventus?

Multiple reports are emerging this evening that Roma want to change the terms for Arkadiusz Milik, including a possible €5m discount from Napoli, putting Edin Dzeko’s Juventus transfer at risk.

The double deal was seemingly all done 48 hours ago, with Milik undergoing a medical and agreeing the transfer on loan with obligation to buy for a total €18m plus €7m in bonuses and two youth team players.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Line-ups: Verona v Roma

Edin Dzeko is on the bench ahead of his imminent Juventus transfer, so Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Roma’s makeshift centre-forward against Hellas Verona with Pedro Rodriguez in support.

It kicks off at the Stadio Bentegodi at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Fiorentina-Torino on the LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Juventus 'release' Luis Suarez

After coach Andrea Pirlo confirmed ‘it’s unlikely Luis Suarez will be the Juventus centre-forward,’ it’s reported the club released him from his pledge.

The Uruguay international had seemingly been on the verge of a transfer to Turin, even sitting an Italian language exam in Perugia to begin the process of obtaining an Italian passport.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Pirlo: 'Suarez unlikely to join Juventus'

Andrea Pirlo discusses his Juventus plans against Sampdoria, why they are ‘in no rush’ for Edin Dzeko, but Luis Suarez ‘is unlikely to be our centre-forward.’

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I feel good, the important thing is that the lads feel good,” said Pirlo in his press conference, preparing for his first ever competitive game as a coach.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Milik and Napoli keep Dzeko waiting

Arkadiusz Milik and Napoli are at loggerheads over various details, and until he has moved to Roma, Juventus cannot welcome Edin Dzeko.

The transfer saga continues to drag on, as the situation has still not changed, with Milik the first domino who needs to fall in order to spark the chain reaction.

Milik cannot complete his transfer to Roma until he has resolved the outstanding issues with Napoli, and President Aurelio De Laurentiis – even when at home suffering from COVID-19 symptoms – is playing hardball.

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Saturday September 19 2020
Dzeko resisting Roma as Juve await

Edin Dzeko is torn between playing for Roma tonight against Verona and preparing for his Juventus medical, while Arkadiusz Milik’s dispute with Napoli also stalls everything.

The clubs are said to be in total agreement, that Milik will join Roma from Napoli on loan with obligation to buy for a total €18m plus up to €7m in bonuses and two youth players.

Dzeko will then be released for Juventus at a cost of €15m, having agreed personal terms for a two-year contract worth €7.5m per season.

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