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Sunday February 10 2019
Okwonkwo set for Montreal Impact

Bologna forward Orji Okwonkwo is finally set for his transfer to MLS club Montreal Impact after weeks of talks.

The move had been reportedly on the verge of completion a month ago, but various issues prompted delays.

Now the Corriere di Bologna newspaper and Sportitalia television claim a deal has been struck.

It is only a loan, as both Bologna and Montreal Impact are owned by Joey Saputo.

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Friday February 8 2019
LA Galaxy approach Abate

Milan full-back Ignazio Abate is again rumoured to be joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy next season.

The 32-year-old’s current contract at San Siro will expire in June and he is not expected to renew the deal.

According to La Repubblica, these will be the final months for Abate in a Milan jersey, the club he has represented since July 2009.

His destiny is in America with MLS club LA Galaxy, where he’ll reunite with former Rossoneri teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Thursday January 31 2019
Giovinco in Toronto FC parting shot

Sebastian Giovinco has blamed Toronto FC for his departure from the club. “Management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win.”

Giovinco ended his historic spell with Toronto FC on Thursday to make a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, but the former Juventus attacker took to Instagram to set the record straight about his transfer.

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Thursday January 31 2019
Giovinco all set for Al-Hilal

There are strong reports Sebastian Giovinco has agreed terms with Al-Hilal and will leave Toronto FC after four years.

It had already been suggested almost a week ago that the Atomic Ant was in negotiations for a switch to Saudi Arabia.

Now the rumours out of Canada claim the deal has been done.

Toronto FC are expected to receive a fee of around $2-3m for the player who turned 32 last week.

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Friday January 25 2019
Giovinco to Al-Hilal?

Having failed to coax Papu Gomez from Atalanta, Al-Hilal are reportedly close to a deal for Toronto FC star man Sebastian Giovinco.

According to journalist Mootaz Chehade, Al-Hilal are in advanced negotiations with Giovinco’s agent, who is currently in Saudi Arabia.

An entry visa has already been granted and an announcement could be imminent.

Giovinco celebrates his 32nd birthday tomorrow and has been in Canada with Toronto FC since February 2015.

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Tuesday January 22 2019
Saputo quits Impact job for Bologna

Joey Saputo has hired Kevin Gilmore as President of the Montreal Impact, meaning he can focus more on revitalising Bologna.

The Italo-Canadian businessman owns both the MLS club and Serie A side.

“The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the nomination of Kevin Gilmore as the club’s president and chief executive officer, allowing Joey Saputo to focus on his ownership duties,” read a statement.

“I’m proud to announce the nomination of Kevin Gilmore as president and CEO of the club,” said Joey Saputo.

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Wednesday January 9 2019
Saputo: 'Bologna plan will change'

Bologna patron Joey Saputo warned “the plan must change and it will change” with strong investments to go from relegation contenders to European competition.

The Rossoblu are currently sitting in the bottom three, but have brought in Villarreal pair Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soriano.

“As we start the year, I want to assure our fans and our partners that under no uncertain terms is relegation an option for us,” said the Canadian businessman who also owns MLS club Montreal Impact in a video message.

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Friday January 4 2019
Veloso leans towards MLS

Genoa midfielder Miguel Veloso reportedly rejected a move to Frosinone, as he is leaning towards proposals from MLS.

According to Sportitalia, the 32-year-old Portugal international is already on his way only three months after signing for Genoa.

His rapport with the Grifone supporters has been tense, as he is considered a representative of unpopular President Enrico Preziosi, especially as he is married to the club patron’s daughter.

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Thursday January 3 2019
Parma seek LA Galaxy's Alessandrini

Parma are said to be tracking LA Galaxy’s French winger Romain Alessandrini in the January transfer window.

According to RMC Sport, the 29-year-old could be on his way back to Europe two years after his €3m switch to MLS.

He has impressed at the LA Galaxy, contributing 24 goals and 21 assists in 50 MLS starts.

Alessandrini’s contract runs to December 2019 and, as the name suggests, he has Italian ancestry.

In France, he played for Gueugnon, Clermont Foot, Rennes and Olympique Marseille.

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Thursday January 3 2019
Everton Luiz to Real Salt Lake

SPAL midfielder Everton Luiz is on the verge of a transfer to MLS club Real Salt Lake, on loan with option to buy in December 2019.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the deal is done and only paperwork and a medical remain to be finalised.

The Brazilian is set to join RSL on loan until December 31 2019, with an option to make the move permanent.

The 30-year-old had a very brief stay in Serie A, joining SPAL from Partizan Belgrade in January 2018.

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