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Sunday January 7 2018
Pirlo: Coutinho worth €160m

Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo claims Barcelona are right to pay €160m for Philippe Coutinho. “If Virgil van Dijk is worth €80m…”

Barca finally agreed a deal to sign Coutinho on Saturday, but the sum they will hand over to Liverpool is only surpassed by the €222m that Paris Saint-Germain spent on Neymar last summer.

“Other than the crazy prices, the price of Coutinho is in line with the prices of today,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Agent: ’Koulibaly wants it all’

Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent insists the defender “wants to win everything”, despite claims Napoli are focusing solely on the Scudetto.

The Partenopei have been knocked out of both the Champions League and the Coppa Italia, but are top of Serie A at the halfway point.

“Are they focused solely on the league?” Bruno Satin considered, speaking on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Wednesday December 27 2017
Alex Sandro given €60m price-tag

Juventus would be willing to sell Alex Sandro for €60m, according to Tuttosport, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea interested.

The Brazilian left-back was the subject of a bidding war last summer, but he and the club resisted proposals believed to be up to €70m.

His performances this season and the fact they already have Leonardo Spinazzola on the way following his loan spell with Atalanta means the situation has changed.

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Sunday August 13 2017
Inter seek out Pezzella

Inter asked Real Betis for German Pezzella and stalled Jeison Murillo to Valencia after Luciano Spalletti complained of a defensive shortage.

“At this moment we are very short in defence, especially as Andrea Ranocchia has a recurring inflammation of the tendon and needs to be evaluated,” Coach Luciano Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia after last night’s 1-0 friendly win over Betis.

“It seems unlikely that Murillo can play next week, though I’ll have to see what the directors tell me tonight and tomorrow.”

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Tuesday August 1 2017
Southampton approach Hoedt

Southampton are said to have been in negotiations with Lazio for Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt with a £12m offer on the way.

He’d effectively replace fellow countryman Virgil van Dijk, who is on the verge of a move to Liverpool.

According to the Daily Mail, the Saints have held talks with Lazio over 23-year-old Hoedt.

The price-tag is believed to be in the region of £12m (€15m).

Any sale would be a profit, as he arrived for free when his AZ Alkmaar contract expired in July 2015.

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Thursday November 3 2016
Van Dijk: 'Saints dominated Inter'

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk said their 2-1 Europa League victory over Inter was “well deserved, as we were the dominant side.”

The Saints had gone behind to a Mauro Icardi strike and Samir Handanovic saved the Dusan Tadic penalty, but Van Dijk and a Yuto Nagatomo own goal turned it around.

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Thursday October 20 2016
Van Dijk: 'Saints deserved more'

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk felt “we were the team who deserved the most” in a 1-0 defeat to Inter.

Antonio Candreva got the decisive goal in this Europa League clash at San Siro, although Samir Handanovic and two Yuto Nagatomo goal-line clearances were crucial.

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