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Friday October 18 2019
ADL: Won't rule out Higuain return

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has refused to rule out a return for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. “Why not?”

Higuain seemed to burn his bridges with Napoli went he left for Juventus in the summer of 2016, but De Laurentiis has now left the door open to a second spell at the San Paolo for the Argentine.

“It’s not up to me to say so and Ancelotti’s never asked me,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“But if he did, I’d tell him: why not?”

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Sunday October 13 2019
Real Madrid want Fabian in January

Real Madrid have surpassed Barcelona in the fight for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz and reportedly want him in January.

The 23-year-old is going from strength to strength since he made the €30m transfer from Real Betis in the summer of 2018.

He has now become a regular in the Spain XI and is repeatedly linked with a return to La Liga.

Barcelona had been the most intrigued, but Monday’s Marca front page claims Real Madrid are determined to snap him up as early as January.

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Friday October 4 2019
Milan: Spain leave out Suso

Spain have called up Pau Lopez, Luis Alberto and Fabian Ruiz for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers but left out Milan attacker Suso.

Lopez, Fabian and Luis Alberto have been rewarded for their strong starts to the season, the latter earning a recall after five assists in just seven games for Lazio.

However, Suso is omitted after a meagre return of no goals and just the one assist, having struggled in his new position of Milan No 10.

Elsewhere, former Napoli defender Raul Albiol is included after helping Villarreal to three wins in their last four matches.

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Saturday September 28 2019
Napoli rebuff Barca interest in Fabian

Napoli are trying to stave off Barcelona interest in Fabian Ruiz by offering him a substantially improved contract.

Mundo Deportivo among others stated that the Spain international midfielder was Barcelona’s top transfer target for the summer of 2020.

His value on the market has shot up since he was purchased from Real Betis for €30m just over a year ago.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Fabian’s agents are already in intensive negotiations with Napoli over a new and improved deal going beyond the current expiry of 2023.

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Friday September 27 2019
Barca bank on Napoli's Fabian

Barcelona have set their sights firmly on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz for next summer, claim Mundo Deportivo.

The 23-year-old Spain international was purchased from Real Betis in July 2018 for his full €30m release clause.

His value on the transfer market has since doubled following impressive showings in Serie A and the European Under-21 Championships.

Fabian has already picked up three senior caps for Spain and is under contract with the Partenopei until June 2023.

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Monday September 23 2019
Report: Barca tabs on Fabian

Barcelona are reportedly keeping close tabs on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.

Barca were linked with Fabian over the summer, as were their arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Although no move bore fruition, Mundo Deportivo and Gazzetta dello Sport both report sporting director Eric Abidal was at Lecce’s stadium yesterday to watch the Spaniard.

It comes despite the official explanation for his visit being in aid of a possible partnership with Lecce over some of their young players.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Busquets: 'Fabian will be the best'

Sergio Busquets expects Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong to become “the best in the world in their roles.”

The Spain international has been very impressed with his Roja teammate, who at 23 is swiftly becoming a key figure in the Spain midfield.

“Both Fabian and De Jong have a great deal of quality,” said Busquets in a Press conference.

“Perhaps Frenkie still needs to adapt fully to the Barcelona style of play, but both represent the present and the future.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Real Madrid target Napoli's Fabian Ruiz

Napoli are reportedly in advanced talks to extend Fabian Ruiz’s contract, turning down a €45m proposal from Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old midfielder is going from strength to strength since his €30m transfer from Real Betis last summer.

He was named Player of the Tournament for the European Under-21 Championships and now has three very impressive senior Spain performances under his belt too.

According to Calciomercato.com, Napoli are in talks with the player’s agent to extend the contract beyond the current June 2023 expiry.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Fabian confirms Napoli talks

‘Very happy’ Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has confirmed that talks are under way over a new contract.

Fabian has grown into Marek Hamsik’s heir since joining Napoli from Real Betis for €30m last summer, although he could not prevent a 4-3 defeat to Juventus at the weekend.

“Naples is a big city and everyone supports the team,” the 23-year-old told Marca.

“You can see it every day on the streets. Neapolitans love Napoli and football.

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Friday August 30 2019
Spain call up Serie A trio

Pau Lopez, Fabian Ruiz and Suso have all been called up for Spain’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Pau joined Roma from Real Betis earlier in the summer and completes a goalkeeping department with David de Gea and Pau Lopez.

Fabian is among as many as eight central midfielders in the squad, whereas Suso is only one of four wide options alongside Rodrigo, Pablo Sarabia and Mikel Oyarzabal.

However, there are no places for Napoli winger Jose Callejon or Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto.

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