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Wednesday August 15 2018
Juventus to keep Kean

Juventus have reportedly decided to keep hold of teenage sensation Moise Kean, despite interest from Marseille, Nice, Borussia Dortmund and more.

The striker is only 18 years old, yet already has 22 Serie A appearances under his belt with five goals.

He spent last season on loan at Hellas Verona and was expected to go out on another temporary spell, perhaps with option to buy and counter-option.

There was interest from the likes of Olympique Marseille, Nice, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Udinese, Parma and Leganes.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Marseille keep Zaza on hold

Olympique Marseille have agreed terms with Valencia for Simone Zaza, but decided to take 48 hours to think about it, claim RMC Sport.

L’Equipe had already stated today that Marseille were making a swoop for the Italy international, who has dropped down the pecking order at Valencia.

Now RMC Sport in France are suggesting the deal is done, on loan with option to buy, and the player has also given the all-clear.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Marseille join Zaza race

Olympique Marseille have joined Nice, Porto and Torino in the hunt for Valencia and Italy striker Simone Zaza.

According to L’Equipe, Ligue 1 outfit Marseille and their Coach Rudi Garcia – formerly of Roma – are keeping a close eye on the situation.

Their first choice had been Mario Balotelli, but negotiations with Nice broke down after the offer of €2.5m was rejected outright.

Zaza scored 13 goals in 33 Liga matches last season, but is not part of Valencia’s plans for the future.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Lazio sign teenage pair

Lazio have signed Andre Anderson from Santos and 16-year-old Olympique Marseille talent Cesar Kaziewicz.

The Aquile are investing for the future and rounding out their squad in the final days before Friday’s transfer deadline.

They secured 19-year-old creative midfielder Andre Anderson Pomilio Lima da Silva from Santos and he underwent his medical this afternoon.

He is expected to go out on loan to Salernitana, Lazio’s sister club in Serie B.

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Sunday August 12 2018
Sassuolo contenders for Balotelli?

Sassuolo have emerged as the latest contenders to sign Mario Balotelli, especially after a cryptic Kevin-Prince Boateng tweet.

Nice Coach Patrick Vieira confirmed Balotelli wants to leave the club, but President Jean-Pierre Rivere pointed out Olympique Marseille weren’t offering the right amount.

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Sunday August 12 2018
Roma still tracking Thauvin

Roma are in the running for Olympique Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin, according to L’Equipe newspaper.

The 25-year-old is under contract until June 2021 and made a big impact in Ligue 1 last season, scoring 22 goals and 11 assists in 35 games.

He also participated in the 2018 World Cup triumph, but French paper L’Equipe claims he requested a new and improved contract.

Thauvin wants to be on a par with teammates Dimitri Payet and Luiz Gustavo, so his agents are eager to use Roma’s interest as a bargaining tool.

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Sunday August 12 2018
Marseille must raise Balotelli bid

Mario Balotelli turns 28 today, but is an outcast at Nice after President Jean-Pierre Rivere rejected the Olympique Marseille bid.

The Italy international celebrates his birthday with the future very much up in the air.

He did not take part in last night’s Ligue 1 opener, a 1-0 home defeat to Reims, and Coach Patrick Vieira confirmed Balo “wants to leave.”

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Saturday August 11 2018
Vieira: 'Balotelli wants to leave'

Nice Coach Patrick Vieira admits Mario Balotelli “wants to leave, so it’s unlikely he’ll remain here” for this season.

The Ligue 1 campaign kicked off this evening and Italy international Balotelli was not involved, as he initially refused to attend pre-season training when trying to push through a move to Olympique Marseille.

“The player wants to leave, so it’s unlikely he’ll remain here,” Vieira confessed to Canal Plus after a 1-0 home defeat to Reims.

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Monday July 30 2018
Balotelli back in Nice training

Mario Balotelli is back training with the rest of the Nice squad, after initially failing to turn up for pre-season.

The striker was wanted by Marseille, and agent Mino Raiola publicly declared that his client was available on a free transfer.

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Friday July 27 2018
Balotelli future in limbo amid Raiola ‘lies’

French daily L’Equipe accuses super-agent Mino Raiola of deliberate lies as Mario Balotelli’s future appears to be in limbo.

The Italy and Nice forward is currently at the centre of an ongoing transfer saga, with Marseille interested in securing his signature.

However, negotiations between the clubs have encountered numerous problems, with Raiola reportedly keen for his client to move elsewhere so he can secure a high commission fee.

Marseille are said to have agreed personal terms with the player, but they are unwilling to pay Raiola.

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