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Saturday December 22 2018
PSG ask Napoli for Allan

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly determined to sign Allan in January, with Napoli looking to Cagliari starlet Nicolò Barella instead.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, PSG tactician Thomas Tuchel was blown away by Allan’s performances in the two Champions League draws.

The 27-year-old recently earned his first caps for Brazil and is under contract until June 2023.

Although Napoli are not in any rush to sell the rugged midfielder, it’s reported they could be swayed for the right price, which would be €50m.

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Friday December 14 2018
'Barella very happy at Cagliari'

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini insists Nicolo Barella is ‘very happy’ at the club and ‘won’t leave in January’.

Barella’s breakthrough campaign for Cagliari and Italy has made him one of the most sought-after players in European football, but Giulini asserted the midfield prodigy could have a ‘long’ career with the Rossoblu.

“It’s been like this for months,” he told Radiolina.

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Wednesday December 12 2018
Chelsea in for Barella

Reports in Italy state Chelsea are interested in Cagliari talent Nicolò Barella but so far there hasn’t been any official offer.

The 21-year-old is an Italian international, and has been attracting the interest of several top Serie A clubs.

Now calciomercato.com is reporting that Chelsea are also interested, with both Coach Maurizio Sarri and his assistant, former Cagliari star Gianfranco Zola, impressed by Barella.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
Cagliari: 'No Barella mid-season sale'

Cagliari have no intention of losing “our best player” Nicolò Barella during the January transfer window, said President Tommaso Giulini.

The 21-year-old midfielder has already earned four senior caps for Italy thanks to his performances in Sardinia.

He caught the eye of several giants, including Inter, Juventus, Napoli, Milan, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

“In January we need to replace Lucas Castro, who will be out for the rest of the season,” President Giulini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday November 23 2018
Gravina: 'Italy stars for U21 Euros'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina implies all eligible Italy players will be available for the Under-21 European Championship.

The Azzurrini are the host nation, yet also drawn in the Group of Death with Spain, Belgium and Poland.

“Spain as the opening game is an important clash that immediately gives an idea of the difficulty of this tournament,” Gravina told Rai Sport.

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Sunday November 18 2018
Tottenham €40m for Barella

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly prepared to make a €40m offer for Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolò Barella.

The 21-year-old impressed in both Nations League games against Poland and Portugal.

He is the subject of interest from numerous top clubs, including Inter, Juventus, Roma and Napoli.

According to Calciomercato.it, Premier League outfit Tottenham are eager to anticipate the rest of the crowd with a proposal worth €40m.

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Sunday November 18 2018
Jorginho enjoying new Italy

Jorginho saw improvements in the Italy team after their draw with Portugal and is relishing the partnership with Marco Verratti and Nicolò Barella.

Roberto Mancini’s 4-3-3 system with quick passing has more than a nod towards Maurizio Sarri’s approach at Napoli and then Chelsea, both of them very familiar to Jorginho.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Barella: 'Italy goals will come'

Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella admits Italy “need to score more goals, but they’ll come with time” after a 0-0 draw with Portugal.

The Azzurri dominated the first hour of the game at San Siro, with twice as many passes and over 70 per cent possession, but couldn’t make it count.

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Tuesday November 13 2018
Report: Juve target Italian trio

Juventus are reportedly plotting a triple swoop for Italy starlets Federico Chiesa, Nicolo Barella and Sandro Tonali.

Accoridng to Tuttosport, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has ‘set his sights’ on the trio, who have been called up for Italy duty this week.

The newspaper draws on how the Bianconeri started just one Italian in Giorgio Chiellini against Milan on Sunday, described as ‘too few’ for a club who have traditionally prided themselves on Azzurri talent.

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Monday November 12 2018
Maran: ‘Barella will be Italy star’

Cagliari Coach Rolando Maran confirms Nicolò Barella “has a big future ahead of him” and feels he’s “destined to score” for Italy.

The 21-year-old made his Azzurri debut in the last international break, and impressed against both Ukraine and Portugal.

“The President has done really well to retain a player like Barella,” Maran said on Radio Anch’io Lo Sport.

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