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Thursday August 25 2016
Colombian connection

Serie A seems to get the best out of some Cafeteros talents, writes Chloe Beresford.

There have been some great Colombian stars who made their mark in Serie A, going back to the wild Tino Asprilla days at Parma and Ivan Ramiro Cordoba’s 13 years in the Inter jersey. Carlos Bacca bagged a hat-trick for Milan this weekend, silencing any remaining critics.

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Wednesday August 17 2016
Sanchez: ‘Fiorentina can beat Juventus’

New Fiorentina signing Carlos Sanchez insists they’ll “play to win” against Juventus on Saturday.

Serie A gets underway this weekend, and the Viola’s first match sees them travel to Turin to face the champions.

“I played 20 minutes against Valencia and it left a good impression, the squad and the Coach have a lot of clear ideas,” Sanchez explained in his presentation Press conference.

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Monday August 15 2016
Florence’s fiery summer

The sense of unease is palpable among Fiorentina fans, but Giancarlo Rinaldi has been here before.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs - you probably have nothing to do with Italian football. Such is the frenzied nature of Serie A that most clubs lurch from joy to despair and celebration to crisis several times a season.

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Thursday August 11 2016
Sanchez: ‘Cuadrado convinced me’

Carlos Sanchez reveals Juan Cuadrado convinced him to join Fiorentina from Aston Villa.

The midfielder has joined the Viola on a loan deal, and spoke to assembled media after completing his medicals this morning.

“I’m happy to be here and to have signed the contract with Fiorentina,” Sanchez said.

“Fiorentina are a great club, and they’ve done some important work in recent years. I come here with the desire to do my best and give my all for this team.

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Thursday August 11 2016
Sanchez has Fiorentina medicals

Carlos Sanchez landed from Aston Villa and is currently having his medicals with Fiorentina.

The defensive midfielder arrived in Italy yesterday evening, and today he joined the Viola club at their training centre.

An official announcement will be expected later today, once the contract is signed. The 30-year-old will be joining the Gigliati on a deal that will cost them €250,000, with an option to buy fixed at €3m.

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Tuesday August 9 2016
Official: Carlos Sanchez to Fiorentina

Fiorentina have officially signed Colombia international Carlos Sanchez on loan from Aston Villa.

The Viola released a statement this evening confirming they have finalised details for the 30-year-old midfielder.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the loan deal costs €0.5m and Fiorentina have an option to buy that becomes mandatory if he plays 50 per cent of their matches this season.

Full name Carlos Alberto Sanchez Moreno, he has 67 senior caps for Colombia.

Before Aston Villa he played for Danubio, River Plate, Valenciennes and Elche.

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Tuesday August 2 2016
Viola make Sanchez offer?

It is reported that Fiorentina have made an offer to Aston Villa for Carlos Sanchez.

The Colombian midfielder has been with the English club, who last season were relegated from the Premier League, for two years.

According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the Viola want to take the 30-year-old on an initial loan deal with the option to buy.

Villa, who are now managed by Italian Roberto Di Matteo, are said to be considering the proposal.

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Friday June 10 2016
Fiorentina and Bologna for Sanchez

Italian reports claim Carlos Sanchez will leave Aston Villa, so Fiorentina and Bologna have already made contact.

The 30-year-old Colombia international midfielder has been at Villa since 2014, having previously played for the likes of Danubio, River Plate, Valenciennes and Elche CF.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Carlos Sanchez is ready to walk away this summer after the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

Fiorentina and Bologna are believed to have shown an interest in the South American.

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