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Tuesday January 16 2018
Dybala and Marchisio out 30-40 days

Paulo Dybala and Claudio Marchisio are ruled out for 30-40 days, while Gigi Buffon and Juan Cuadrado are still injured, confirm Juventus.

The Bianconeri have resumed training after the Winter break and released a statement following medical tests.

Dybala and Marchisio both have muscular problems and confirmed the initial diagnosis of 30-40 days on the sidelines.

Buffon and Cuadrado are said to be improving, but continue to train separately from the rest of the squad this week.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
That boy Barella

One of Italy’s hottest talents, Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella is ready to assume a role at a big club, writes Wayne Girard.

Luigi Riva. Roberto Boninsegna. Angelo Domenghini. Gianfranco Zola. Daniele Conti. Radja Nainggolan. A volatile crossroad in the Mediterranean since the wars between the Aragonese and the Saracens, the ancient island of Sardinia has harboured top talent throughout its history.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Can still set for Juventus

Despite Emre Can’s declarations last night, reports in Italy still expect the Liverpool midfielder to sign for Juventus.

The German international is out of contract at the end of the season, and is widely expected to join the Bianconeri on a free transfer in the summer.

However, the player himself insisted “I haven’t signed anything” and that he’s still in negotiations with the Reds.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Juventus fans: ‘Don’t sell Marchisio’

Juventus fans unveiled a banner at Vinovo telling the club not to sell Claudio Marchisio, and urging the midfielder to stay.

The Italian international has struggled to get back to his best after a cruciate ligament injury in 2016, and has played just 456 minutes across 11 games this season.

With his contract expiring in 2020, that has led to speculation he could leave the club, with MLS seen as his most likely destination.

This morning at training a group of fans unveiled a banner reading “Don’t touch Marchisio, stay with us”.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Can: ‘No Juventus deal’

Emre Can insists “I haven’t signed anything” with Juventus, and he could still sign a new contract with Liverpool.

The German midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and it’s widely expected he’ll move to Turin on a free transfer.

“My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer,” Can assured, speaking to British outlets including Sky Sports News and the Guardian.

“I haven’t signed anything with anyone. I am talking with everyone.

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Monday January 15 2018
Nedved: ‘Juventus want the treble’

Pavel Nedved admits Napoli “are doing extraordinary things” but Juventus want to “win all three competitions”.

The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for the past six seasons in a row, but find themselves a point behind Napoli after 20 games.

“We’re only a point behind, but I have to admit that Napoli are doing extraordinary things,” Nedved confessed, speaking to Lidové Noviny.

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Monday January 15 2018
Nedved: ‘Buffon will decide’

Juventus Vice-President Pavel Nedved notes Gianluigi Buffon “has not announced he will retire”, so he’ll decide with President Andrea Agnelli.

The legendary goalkeeper plans to hang up his gloves at the end of the current season, but has said he’ll play on if the Bianconeri win the Champions League.

“He hasn’t announced he’ll retire at the end of the season,” Nedved pointed out, speaking to  Lidové Noviny in his native Czech Republic.

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Monday January 15 2018
Bentancur: ‘Italy made Buffon ill!’

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur says Gianluigi Buffon was “physically ill” after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.

The Azzurri were beaten by Sweden in the play-offs, meaning they won’t be in Russia this summer.

Buffon had planned to end his career at the tournament, and his Uruguayan teammate says the goalkeeper took the elimination badly.

“The Italians took it really badly,” Bentancur confirmed to Ovacion.

“It was terrible to see Buffon’s face, he was physically ill.

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Monday January 15 2018
‘Napoli offered Jorginho for Dybala’

Former Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Napoli offered “Jorginho plus a lot of money” for Paulo Dybala, but Juventus got there first.

The Argentinian forward joined the Bianconeri for around €40m in the summer of 2015, but he could have ended up at the San Paolo instead.

“Napoli also asked me about Dybala, and they wanted to give me Jorginho plus a lot of money - it was around €30m,” Zamparini revealed on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Monday January 15 2018
Hysaj: ‘Napoli for life’

Elseid Hysaj could “definitely” stay at Napoli for life, but “it’s too early to talk” about the Scudetto.

The Partenopei are top of Serie A, leading Juventus by a point, and face Atalanta in Bergamo on Sunday as the Italian top flight returns from its winter break.

“The time has come to give the Scudetto to the fans,” Hysaj admitted, speaking to Il Roma.

“There are still a lot of games left and we have to fight to the end for this objective.

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