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Thursday January 18 2018
Praet: ‘No deal with Juventus yet’

Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet confirms talks with Juventus, but insists a deal hasn’t been done yet.

It’s been reported that the Belgian will move to Turin in the summer, with a deal already agreed in an unofficial capacity.

“Yes, but it wasn’t like they wrote, all done,” Praet responded when asked by Il Secolo XIX if he’d spoken to Juve.

“Juve’s interest is pleasing for me but for now it’s just words. I’m happy here, even if things haven’t gone as well in recent times.”

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Thursday January 18 2018
Koulibaly: ‘End Juventus dominance’

Kalidou Koulibaly says he and his Napoli teammates are looking to “end the Juventus hegemony” this season.

The Bianconeri have won Serie A for the past six seasons in a row, but this year they find themselves a point behind the Partenopei after 20 games.

“This year we want to get to the end,” Koulibaly told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We’ll do everything to keep Juventus behind us, but Roma and Inter aren’t out of the Scudetto picture either.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
'Allegri fit Juventus profile'

Beppe Marotta explained how Juventus went about replacing Antonio Conte with Max Allegri when pre-season training had already begun.

Conte had just won back-to-back Serie A titles when he decided to walk away in the summer of 2014 in a dispute over transfer strategy.

“It was a pretty difficult moment for us, because we terminated the contract with Conte by mutual consent in the second day of pre-season training,” director Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Marotta: 'Juve in Emre Can talks'

Juventus chief Beppe Marotta confirms they are trying to sign Emre Can. “We respect Liverpool, but also respect the rules and regulations.”

The German international’s current contract at Anfield is due to expire on June 30.

“Emre Can is a player whose contract is running down, so it does allow us to approach him for negotiations and that is the course we have taken,” director general Marotta told Sky Sport Italia this evening.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Marotta: 'How Juve got Dybala'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta reveals they “closed the deal for Paulo Dybala while Milan and Inter were hesitating.”

The Argentina international was snapped up from Palermo at a cost of €40m in the summer of 2015.

“Fabio Paratici and I were quick to close the deal when Milan and Inter were hesitating,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“We secured the operation, realising it was more important to achieve the objective rather than haggle over one or two million.”

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Chelsea must improve Emerson bid

Chelsea appear to have requested Emerson Palmieri on loan with option to buy for €20m, but Roma want more guarantees.

Multiple sources in Italy state that there has been a genuine approach from the Premier League title holders for the left-back, who has also been linked with Juventus, Liverpool and Newcastle United.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Chelsea €25m for Emerson

The Chelsea offer on the table for Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri is reported to be in the region of €20-25m.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has chosen to play his international football for Italy and has been in the Peninsula since 2014 for first Palermo and then Roma.

News of Chelsea interest emerged last night on Sky Sport Italia and has spread rapidly, as now Mediaset Premium claim a formal offer has been made.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Can set for Liverpool talks

It’s reported Juventus target Emre Can will hold further contract talks with Liverpool this month.

The German international is expected to join the Bianconeri when his contract expires at the end of the season, but in recent days he has hinted he may stay at Anfield.

“I haven’t signed anything with anyone. I am talking with everyone,” Can told British media yesterday.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Buffon: ‘No recipe for success’

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon insists “there’s no perfect recipe” for success.

The goalkeeper attended the Pergamena dello Sport event in Turin today, and was asked for advice when speaking to the audience.

“I can’t offer any advice,” Buffon said.

“There’s no perfect recipe, because everyone has a different identity. One thing I’ve come to realise is that when I was growing up, sport was a pure delight for me, then as I’ve grown up it’s become a serious thing.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Serie A lagging behind in gate receipts

UEFA’s European Club Footballing Landscape report lays bare Serie A’s issues with stadiums, with a 3 per cent drop in gate receipts.

Most clubs in Italy don’t own their own stadiums, and many haven’t been significantly upgraded since the country hosted the 1990 World Cup.

Today European football’s governing body has released its annual benchmarking document, and the Italian top flight is lagging far behind in terms of gate receipts.

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