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Sunday January 17 2021
De Paul sends message to Liverpool and Real

Speaking about his future after Udinese’s 2-1 defeat against Sampdoria, Liverpool and Real Madrid target Rodrigo De Paul said he sets ‘no limits’ for himself.

The Argentinean gave Udinese the lead against Sampdoria in the second half of a Marassi clash on Saturday, but  the Blucerchiati eventually took all three points thanks to goals from Antonio Candreva and Ernesto Torregrossa.

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Saturday January 16 2021
Ranieri: 'Candreva trying to kill me!'

Claudio Ranieri explains his changes to turn the game around against Udinese, what Ernesto Torregrossa brings and his reaction to Antonio Candreva’s penalty. ‘They’re trying to kill me!’

The substitutions made the difference after Rodrigo De Paul’s opener, as Antonio Candreva converted the penalty with a Panenka chip and debutant Ernesto Torregrossa rose to meet Tommaso Augello’s cross for a 2-1 victory.

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Friday January 15 2021
Liverpool eye move for De Paul

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool are interested in signing Rodrigo De Paul, but Udinese are not going to sell the Argentinean for less than €40m.

The Reds may need a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum who hasn’t reached an agreement to extend his contract with the Reds expiring this coming June.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool have set their sights on De Paul, but Udinese want at least €40m to sell the 26-year-old.

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Sunday January 3 2021
Should Udinese’s goal against Juventus have been disallowed?

When analysing the latest IFAB guidance on handball offences, should Udinese’s goal against Juventus have been disallowed?

Rodrigo De Paul thought he’d put Udinese ahead against Juventus in the first half at the Allianz Stadium, but referee Piero Giacomelli disallowed it after a VAR on-field review.

The Argentinean midfielder appeared to touch the ball with his left arm after a shoulder to shoulder challenge with Rodrigo Bentancur at the beginning of the visitors’ move.

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Sunday January 3 2021
Udinese: 'De Paul won't leave in January'

Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino assures Rodrigo De Paul will not be sold in January. ‘If he does leave, it’ll be next summer.’

The game with Juventus kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

With the January transfer window officially opening tomorrow, Argentina international De Paul has been linked with moves to Inter, Milan, Juventus or Leeds United.

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Sunday January 3 2021
Belotti fouled more than Messi

Torino striker Andrea Belotti was fouled more than Lionel Messi in 2020, CIES Football Observatory reveals.

The Granata captain is the second-most fouled player in Europe’s leading leagues after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish who received 139 fouls, while Belotti has 112.

Betis’ Nabil Fekir is in third position with 96, while Leo Messi was fouled 90 times.

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Tuesday December 29 2020
Inter extended De Paul proposal

Inter are ready to offer Udinese up to €25m for Rodrigo De Paul, but he’d be on an 18-month loan with obligation to buy.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Argentina international midfielder is one of the first names on Antonio Conte’s wish-list for the January transfer market.

De Paul would be happy to step up his career path in Serie A at San Siro too, but his strong rapport with Udinese means any deal must be done via the club first.

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Tuesday December 22 2020
Report: Inter look for exchange deals

Inter are reportedly prepared to include Christian Eriksen in possible exchange deals for either Leandro Paredes or Granit Xhaka.

Tuttosport claims Antonio Conte has not given up on bringing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Paredes to San Siro, as the Argentine was linked with the Nerazzurri last summer too.

An alternative would be Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, but a deal could depend on Eriksen’s future.

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Thursday December 17 2020
De Paul all-clear for Udinese

Udinese are breathing a sigh of relief after Rodrigo De Paul was cleared of a knee injury.

The Argentina international was limping throughout the second half of Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Crotone, leading to concerns he was making the situation worse.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport note De Paul was back in training with the rest of his teammates and it was merely a knock.

Udinese are up against Cagliari in Serie A this weekend and De Paul is expected to start.

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Tuesday December 15 2020
Gotti: 'Udinese did everything but score'

Udinese coach Luca Gotti insists the only thing they lacked against Crotone was a goal, ‘which admittedly isn’t a small detail in football.’

The run of three consecutive victories was ended by bottom of the table Crotone, who held out for a 0-0 draw at the Dacia Arena.

“We were only lacking a goal, which admittedly isn’t a small detail in football, but you can’t say we didn’t try,” Gotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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