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Tuesday January 9 2018
Immobile hunts Higuain record

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is on course to beat Gonzalo Higuain’s 36 Serie A goals in 2015-16.

The then Napoli striker matched Torino legend Gino Rossetti’s 36 goals in a season, managing that record in 35 games.

After 20 rounds of the Serie A season, Pipita was on 20 goals which is the same record currently held by Immobile.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
No sanctions for Cagliari

The Lega Serie A has announced no action will be taken against Cagliari for racist chanting, as the referee and observers didn’t hear it.

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi revealed after the match that he’d been subjected to racist abuse during the 1-0 win on Saturday night.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
UNESCO condemn Matuidi racism

The French sports minister and the UNESCO director general condemn “in the strongest possible terms” the racism suffered by Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The former Paris Saint-Germain man revealed on Saturday night that he had suffered racist abuse from the Cagliari supporters during the Bianconeri’s 1-0 win.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
Mancini: ‘Italy? Won’t rule it out…’

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Roberto Mancini replies “I won’t rule it out” when asked if he could take over as Italy CT.

Giampiero Ventura was sacked after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and so far no replacement has been appointed.

Part of the reason for that is that the FIGC has no President after Carlo Tavecchio stepped down, but Mancio isn’t ruling himself out of contention.

“It seems to me that a President of the Federation should be chosen before the CT,” Mancini told Tiki Taka.

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Tuesday January 9 2018
Coppa dates confirmed

The Lega Serie A has confirmed the dates for the Coppa Italia semi-finals, with Atalanta-Juventus on January 30 and Milan-Lazio the following day.

Four teams will compete over two legs to reach the final of the cup, which Juventus have won for the past three years in a row.

The Bianconeri will look to reach a fourth successive final, and the first match of their tie with Atalanta has been confirmed for 19.45 UK time on Tuesday January 30.

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Monday January 8 2018
Serie A fixture changes announced

The Lega Serie A has announced the fixture changes up to Week 29, with the Derby della Mole an early Sunday kick-off.

All Serie A matches are scheduled for 14.00 UK time on the Sunday, or 19.45 on the Wednesday for a midweek round.

However, games are moved for television coverage and to accommodate European competition, so the league periodically publishes a revised list of kick-off times.

Today the changes from Week 22 to Week 29 have been announced, with February’s Turin derby moved to 11.30 UK time on Sunday February 18.

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Monday January 8 2018
Juventus scout Dalot

Juventus reportedly sent scouts to watch Porto youngster Diogo Dalot, but he has a €20m release clause.

The 18-year-old right-back made his first team debut this season when he started against Lusitano G.C in the Taça de Portugal.

Dalot is an Under-20 international ccording to Corriere di Torino, the Bianconeri sent scouts to watch him play for Porto B.

However, Porto are not keen to sell him and his release clause is set at €20m, which is far more than the Old Lady would be willing to pay for a player of his age and experience.

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday January 8 2018
Juve sit out January sales

While others look set to fix their squads, Juventus seem set to keep their powder dry this January. Adam Digby thinks this good news for supporters of the Old Lady.

Even in today’s world of 24-hour football news, the start of the January transfer window still sees rumours and speculation intensify. Given that the biggest clubs always generate the most interest, it is no surprise to see that Italian coverage focuses heavily on Juventus, Milan and Inter, their huge fan bases generating more internet traffic than all of their rivals, regardless of their respective League positions.

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NEWS
Monday January 8 2018
Cagliari name Barella price

Cagliari have slapped a €50m price tag on midfielder Nicolo Barella, who has been linked with Inter, Roma and Juventus.

Barella extended his Cagliari contract until 2022 last week, but President Tommaso Giulini confessed he would sell the 20-year-old if the price was right, even if his priority was to keep the player.

“I’ve read everything about his renewal, but we didn’t do it to raise his price,” he told Rai Radio.

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Monday January 8 2018
PSG: No interest in Dybala, but…

Paris Saint-Germain say they will call Juventus for Paulo Dybala “if we’re interested in him” but assure “he’s not the key to our future right now.”

Dybala’s agent reportedly held talks with PSG last month, but while President Nasser Al-Khelaifi made it clear his club were not actively trying to sign the forward, he left the door open to a future assault.

“There are a lot of good players in Serie A, not just Dybala,” he told reporters.

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