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Sunday September 16 2018
Maran: 'Barella is ready'

Rolando Maran felt Milan “deserved their point” and reserved special praise for Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella.

The Sardinians had taken the lead after just four minutes with Joao Pedro, making his comeback from a doping ban, but Gonzalo Higuain pounced on a loose ball to secure a share of the spoils.

“We should be satisfied with the performance, as we held out well when Milan came back at us,” said the Coach on Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday September 16 2018
Barella: 'I dream of Premier League'

Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella revealed his admiration for Milan, Giacomo Bonaventura, the Premier League and Lebron James.

The 21-year-old has been linked with the Rossoneri and Inter, among others, but opted to remain in Sardinia for another season.

“I really like Bonaventura and seeing him train while on international duty made me try to steal a few tips and tricks,” Barella told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday September 14 2018
Milan derby for Barella?

A transfer tug-of-war is reportedly brewing between Inter and Milan for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Milan executives will watch Barella ‘carefully’ during Sunday’s clash in Sardinia.

The newspaper explains the Rossoneri can lower Cagliari’s €40m asking price by offering players in exchange, while Elliott Management is ‘already working’ on increasing revenue streams.

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Tuesday September 4 2018
Barella: No Italy pressure

Nicolo Barella insists ‘I don’t feel any pressure’ in the Italy camp and tells interested suitors ‘my first choice has always been Cagliari’.

Barella was one of several uncapped players selected for Italy’s Nations League openers against Poland and Portugal, while the midfielder had been linked with the likes of Roma and Inter over the summer.

“It’s great to be here, I don’t feel any pressure and I know what I want,” the 21-year-old said at a Press conference.

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Monday September 3 2018
Barella ready for Italy

Cagliari starlet Nicolo Barella has promised ‘to give my best and be useful’ to the Italy squad after receiving his first-ever call-up.

Barella was included in Italy’s squad for their Nations League matches against Poland and Portugal on Saturday, barely 24 hours before the midfielder helped Cagliari come away with a 1-0 win at Atalanta.

“I’m very happy, but I have to thank my teammates: if we won in Bergamo it’s because they had a great game from the first to last minute,” he said after the match.

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Thursday June 7 2018
Maran: 'Cagliari built around Barella'

New Cagliari boss Rolando Maran wants to “build the team around Nicolò Barella” and hopes to add Darijo Srna to the squad.

The former Chievo Coach was formally appointed today on a contract to June 2020, replacing Diego Lopez, and held his presentation Press conference.

“I am happy to be here, I must thank the club for this opportunity. I won’t deny that it’s been a long time since I was this emotional, as there is so much responsibility on my shoulders and I’ve learned what it means to be in charge of Cagliari.

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Monday May 28 2018
Mancini: 'Balotelli can do better'

Roberto Mancini said Mario Balotelli “can do much better” after a goal on his Italy comeback against Saudi Arabia and promised changes with France.

The 2-1 friendly victory was Mancini’s debut on the Azzurri bench and Balotelli found the net 20 minutes into his first Nazionale game for four years.

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Monday May 28 2018
Inter to exchange Eder?

Inter could reportedly offer Eder to Valencia to sign Joao Cancelo on a permanent basis.

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Friday April 20 2018
Report: Inter plan Barella swap

Inter are reportedly willing to give up two players for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.

According to Tuttosport, Inter hope to pull off a similar deal for Barella to the one that saw them sign Milan Skriniar last year.

The newspaper explains the Nerazzurri will offer teenage striker Andrea Pinamonti to Cagliari, as well as buy Federico Dimarco back from Sion, before forwarding the left-back to Sardinia.

Furthermore, the Beneamata would pay €12m on top for the 21-year-old and propose him a €4m salary.

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Thursday March 22 2018
U21: Azzurrini held by Norway

The Italy Under-21 side wasted numerous chances, hit the woodwork twice and were held to a 1-1 friendly draw by Norway.

This was the first game for Coach Alberico Evani, who was promoted from the Under-20 side after Gigi Di Biagio took the role of Interim senior Italy boss. Davide Calabria was out injured, while Milan teammate Patrick Cutrone was bumped up to the senior side.

Benevento winger Vittorio Parigini almost scored within five minutes, his curling cross-shot from outside the box bouncing off the base of the far post.

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