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Tuesday August 20 2019
Delneri to make Romanian return?

Former Chievo and Juventus boss Luigi Delneri is reportedly considering an offer from Romanian club FCSB.

Delneri has been out of work since leaving Udinese in November 2017, but Gazzetta dello Sport claims he could make a comeback in Romania.

That would be because FCSB want him to fill their managerial vacancy.

Despite not having Steaua Bucharest in their name, the capital club are recognised by UEFA as descendants of the 1986 European Cup winners.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Done deal: Puscas to Reading

Reading have agreed terms with Inter for striker George Puscas, offering €8m plus €2m bonuses, with a medical due tomorrow.

The Romania international had also been linked with Birmingham City, but Reading’s offer proved more advantageous.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the deal is done and Puscas will be in England on Wednesday for a medical.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Reading in pole for €10m Puscas

Reading are reportedly in pole position for Inter striker George Puscas, ahead of Birmingham City, and could pay €10m.

It’d be an impressive profit for the Nerazzurri, who are benefiting from a Premier League and English Championship bidding war.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Reading are at a more advanced stage of negotiations and likely to secure the deal for double figures.

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Friday July 12 2019
Radu excluded by Lazio

Stefan Radu has been left out of the Lazio squad for pre-season training amid reports a row saw him excluded from the squad.

Coach Simone Inzaghi named the met who are travelling to Auronzo di Cadore for the traditional training camp.

Radu is notable by his absence, as there are growing reports the breakdown in communication would spell the end of a long and happy rapport.

The Romania international left-back came to Lazio in January 2008 and remained there for the rest of his career.

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Sunday June 30 2019
Official: Lecce sign Benzar

Lecce have officially signed Steaua Bucharest defender Romario Benzar on a three-year contract.

The transfer had been in the works for over a week and was finally completed today.

The 27-year-old right-back is a Romania international with 15 senior caps under his belt.

He had only joined Steaua in 2017 from FC Viitorul, the club run by Gheorghe Hagi.

Benzar likes to get forward down the right flank, providing seven assists in 36 competitive games for Steaua Bucharest this season.

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Monday June 24 2019
Italy out of U21 Euros

Italy are out of the European Under-21 Championship after France and Romania drew 0-0 in their final group game on Monday.

Italy finished Group A on six points, behind Spain in their three-way record on goal difference with Poland.

It meant their only chance of reaching the semi-finals was to be the best runners-up out of the three pools.

However, France and Romania – both aware that they would go through with a draw – predictably played out a damp squib.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Sassuolo seek Caputo and Cicaldau

Sassuolo are close to Empoli striker Francesco Caputo, while they are targeting Romania U21 international midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau.

According to Tuttomercatoweb and Sportitalia, the Neroverdi have moved ahead of Genoa in the race for Caputo.

The centre-forward turns 32 in August and had a sensational Serie A season, scoring 16 goals with three assists in 38 games.

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Friday November 23 2018
U21 Euros: Italy open against Spain

Italy begin their European Under-21 Championship against Spain on June 16, then face Poland and Belgium.

The Azzurrini were drawn in the Group of Death this evening, despite being the tournament hosts, and face a very tough route to the semi-finals.

The three group winners qualify along with the best runners-up.

Italy open their campaign against Spain at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna on June 16.

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Saturday November 3 2018
Official: Radu extends with Lazio

Lazio defender Stefan Radu has extended his contract with the Stadio Olimpico side to June 2021.

As he just turned 32 last month, this effectively means he intends to see out his career with the Biancocelesti.

The Romania international first joined Lazio in January 2008 from Dinamo Bucharest and his previous contract ran to June 2020.

Radu has made 323 competitive appearances in a Lazio jersey, scoring seen goals with 18 assists.

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Tuesday September 11 2018
Chiriches out '4-6 months'

Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches will be out for “four to six months” after ACL surgery, confirmed the Romania team doctor.

The full-back sustained the serious left knee injury while on international duty and went under the knife on Monday.

“I spoke to Chiriches straight after the operation and fortunately it went well, but I have to say this type of injury doesn’t have a fast recovery process,” doctor Claudio Stamatescu told Radio Marte.

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