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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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Monday September 10 2018
Chiriches has ACL surgery

Napoli and Romania defender Vlad Chiriches has undergone surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament and will be out for around six months.

The full-back sustained the injury to his left knee during Romania’s match against Montenegro.

Tests at the Villa Stuart clinic in Rome confirmed the extent of the problem, as the ligament had been torn completely.

A note from Napoli announced the surgery went well and Chiriches will remain in the clinic to rest for a couple of days before beginning the rehabilitation process.

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Monday September 10 2018
Ligament tear for Chiriches

Napoli have confirmed that defender Vlad Chiriches has ruptured the ACL in his left knee.

The announcement comes after Sky Sport Italia reported Chiriches had visited the Villa Stuart clinic in Rome on Monday morning for tests with Professor Mariani.

It was there that the ligament specialist learned of ‘the serious extent’ of the Romanian’s knee injury.

Consequently, the former Tottenham Hotspur stopper will go under the knife this afternoon.

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Saturday September 8 2018
Napoli seek Chiriches replacements

With Vlad Chiriches possibly out for six months with a knee injury, Napoli are turning to free agents like Diego Polenta and Florentin Pogba.

Chiriches limped off while on international duty for Romania and will visit the Villa Stuart clinic in Rome on Monday for tests.

If the anterior cruciate ligament is indeed torn, then he will also have surgery at the same venue.

As the transfer market is now closed until January, the only way Napoli can find a replacement is with free agents.

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Saturday September 8 2018
Chiriches fears ACL tear

Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches will undergo tests on Monday after fears he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

The player limped off during last night’s Romania match against Montenegro after a sharp pain to his left knee.

Romania Coach Cosmin Contra confirmed straight away that it seemed to be “pretty serious” and the initial diagnosis is reportedly a lesion of the ACL.

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Friday September 7 2018
Chiriches injury 'pretty serious'

Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches suffered a “pretty serious” knee injury while on international duty with Romania.

The centre-back limped off just 31 minutes into the match against Montenegro.

He felt a sharp pain in his left knee and had an ice-pack applied, but the Romania Coach was not reassuring.

“It looks pretty serious,” Cosmin Contra told reporters.

“Clearly he’s out for the Serbia game, we’ll see tomorrow what the test results say.”

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Friday August 10 2018
Tatarusanu on Napoli radar too

Nantes goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu has emerged as another strong option for Napoli after his spell at Fiorentina.

The Romania international brings experience at the age of 32 and spent three years in Serie A with the Viola.

He was sold to Nantes last summer for €2.2m and could be heading back again, according to Sky Sport Italia.

It’s reported he has given the all-clear, but Nantes are yet to acknowledge if they’ll be prepared to accept a loan with option to buy.

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Saturday June 2 2018
Lobont announces retirement

Goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont has announced his retirement after nine years in the Roma jersey. “The time has come to start a new phase.”

The Romanian turned 40 in January and has been at the Stadio Olimpico since 2010.

He said goodbye to the Giallorossi with an open letter published on the official Roma website.

You can read the whole thing here.

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