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Thursday January 16 2020
Ghoulam to Lille?

Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam could be on his way back to Ligue 1 and agent Jorge Mendes is in ongoing talks with the club about a proposed move to LOSC Lille.

Il Mattino has claimed that the sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has been looking for a club that could take their player off their books, even if it’s only a loan deal for the remainder of the season.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Boga: 'I don't regret Chelsea'

Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga reveals he is Olympique Marseille’s “No 1 fan” and doesn’t regret failing at Chelsea. “Maybe I’ll be back one day...”

Boga joined Sassuolo from Chelsea in the summer of 2018, having been unable to establish himself for the Blues.

He admits it was a “shame” that he didn’t succeed at Stamford Bridge first time around but is open to having a second crack.

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BLOG ITALIA
Tuesday September 24 2019
Balotelli opens Brescia era

After 1,228 days, Mario Balotelli will play in Serie A again tonight when Brescia host Juventus, so Emmet Gates wonders what version of the striker we’ll see.

Mario Balotelli is back, again. Three years after his last spell in Serie A with Milan that ended in a solitary goal from 20 games, Italy’s prodigal son has returned. This homecoming is a little different, as he’s returned to where the Balotelli story began, to Brescia.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Brescia lose Rami, go for Rolando

Brescia are reportedly in talks with former Inter, FC Porto and Marseille defender Rolando, as Adil Rami arrives for Fenerbahce.

The Rondinelle are trying to bring in several more big names who are free agents after Mario Balotelli.

They had been linked with ex-Milan defender Rami, who was sacked by Olympique Marseille this month, but today Fenerbahce announced he was flying in for a medical.

Instead, La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Brescia have approached Portugal international Rolando, who turns 34 next week.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Laxalt salary stalls Atalanta move

Milan full-back Diego Laxalt’s negotiations for a move to Atalanta risk breaking down definitively, letting Marseille and Fenerbahce back in.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere della Sera, the Uruguay international is available on loan with option to buy for €12m, but the move is stalled by personal terms.

He is currently earning €1.8m per season at Milan, whereas Atalanta are reported to only offer €800,000.

There is still room for a deal if the Rossoneri give Laxalt money as a bonus for leaving early.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Juve target Miranda to Schalke?

Juventus look like missing out on Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda, as it’s reported he’ll join Schalke 04 on a two-year loan deal.

The Bianconeri had several meetings with Barca directors to discuss the future of the 19-year-old talent, who joined the Catalan youth academy aged 14.

It was reported Juve offered €8m, whereas Barcelona wanted at least €12m.

He was also linked with Olympique Marseille, who instead seem to have moved in to intercept Diego Laxalt’s transfer to Atalanta.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Marseille hijack Laxalt deal

Diego Laxalt is reportedly stalling Atalanta because Olympique Marseille have made a new offer to the Milan winger.

It had seemingly been a done deal, a five-year contract worth €1.5m per season, on loan with option to buy for €12m.

However, there were rumours this afternoon that the Uruguay international was hesitating and asking for a little more time before signing the contract.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Laxalt chooses Atalanta

Atalanta are expected to close a deal for Milan full-back Diego Laxalt tomorrow, beating Fiorentina, Marseille and Fenerbahce.

The Uruguay international is no longer required at San Siro, just a year after his €14m plus bonuses move from Genoa.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Atalanta have agreed basic terms with the Rossoneri, a loan with option to buy that will become an obligatory purchase when certain conditions are met.

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Monday August 19 2019
Barca push Rugani to Roma

Barcelona are not interested in Daniele Rugani as part of the Juventus bid for Juan Miranda, so he is again closer to Roma.

The centre-back was offered to Barca during a meeting today between director Fabio Paratici and Barcelona representatives.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and RAC1, the Blaugrana are not enthusiastic about the idea of signing Rugani.

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Monday August 19 2019
Balotelli is back in town

Mario Balotelli returns to Serie A with his home-town club Brescia and Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall wonders if he'll finally find stability.

"Finally, I am coming home to MY CITY. Brescia, I'm here. #homecoming" Mario Balotelli announced on Instagram that he was returning to Italy with his home-town club Brescia. After a summer of conjecture about his final destination, he now has the move he wanted and probably needed.

Just how much can Super Mario offer the Rondinelle and will this be the right move for him? Now he is under the watchful eye of fiery President Massimo Cellino and back in the Italia media spotlight, what can go wrong? Buckle up, because it’s going to be fun.

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