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Wednesday September 9 2020
Piccini: 'Atalanta can win trophies'

Cristiano Piccini explains why he chose to come back to Italy with Atalanta after his time at Valencia. ‘They play fantastic football and can win trophies.’

The Italy international has not played in a year due to a fractured kneecap, but completed his transfer today on loan with option to buy for €3m.

“Atalanta are a team with great individual talents and they play fantastic football,” Piccini told the official club website after choosing shirt number 21.

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Wednesday September 9 2020
Official: Atalanta pick up Piccini

Atalanta have officially signed Italy international Cristiano Piccini, on loan with option to buy from Valencia for circa €3m.

The right-back, who will celebrate his 28th birthday in Bergamo later this month, passed a thorough medical on Tuesday.

Piccini’s career has recently been blighted by injuries, as he has not played since fracturing his kneecap in August 2019.

That came after an anterior cruciate ligament tear in January 2016.

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Tuesday September 8 2020
Piccini passes Atalanta medical

Cristiano Piccini passed his Atalanta medical and will complete the transfer from Valencia on loan with €3m option to buy.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the right-back who turns 28 later this month was given the all-clear in thorough tests.

These were necessary, because Piccini has not played since August 2019, when he fractured his kneecap.

It wasn’t his only serious problem, as back in January 2016 he tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

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Sunday September 6 2020
Valencia and Milan go for Pezzella

Valencia and Milan are the primary contenders for Fiorentina defender German Pezzella, whose asking price is circa €15m.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Valencia are in the most advanced stage of negotiations, but cannot afford the cost of the operation.

They are therefore trying to work out a deal on loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season.

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Sunday August 30 2020
Lazio lose Borja Mayoral to Valencia

Lazio have lost out on another transfer target, as it’s reported in Spain that Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral will join Valencia.

The 23-year-old was the subject of an €8m bid from the Aquile, along with €2m in performance-related bonuses.

As with other targets, including David Silva and Vedat Muriqi, weeks go by and seemingly done deals do not get finalised.

This allows other clubs to intervene, players lose patience and Lazio are left empty-handed.

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Wednesday August 26 2020
Coronavirus: First-team member positive at Valencia

Valencia confirmed a first-team player has tested positive for COVID-19.

The La Liga side released a statement revealing a new case of coronavirus after the latest tests.

“In the latest COVID-19 tests carried out, a positive test was detected from one of the players who is in pre-season training with the first team and was, consequently, isolated at home,” the club wrote.

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Sunday August 23 2020
Lazio snatch Reina from Valencia

Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina is ready to join Lazio after becoming frustrated with the lack of Valencia progress, claim Spanish media.

The shot-stopper turns 38 later this month and returned to San Siro after his loan spell with Aston Villa.

A move to Valencia had seemed to be a done deal, but over the last few days, there have been reports of his frustration at the delays in getting the contract resolved.

According to AS, Reina has now agreed terms for a return to Serie A with Lazio, who need a reliable understudy for Thomas Strakosha.

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Saturday August 22 2020
Sevilla and Valencia target Joao Mario

Joao Mario returns to Inter after his Lokomotiv Moscow loan, but Sevilla, Valencia and some German clubs are interested.

The 27-year-old midfielder has proved to be a real weight on Inter’s finances ever since he was signed from Sporting CP for €40m in the summer of 2016.

He failed to make an impression at San Siro, then had a series of unsuccessful loan spells at West Ham United and Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Russians also declined to take up their option to buy Joao Mario outright, so he is back at Inter.

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Thursday August 20 2020
Report: Valencia agree with Reina

Pepe Reina has reportedly reached an agreement with Valencia and seems set to leave Milan this summer.

The Rossoneri are prepared to let the Spanish goalkeeper leave on a free transfer this summer and Valencia are, according to AS, in talks with the former Napoli man.

Reina recently returned from a loan stint at Aston Villa and is set for a future elsewhere. The report in the Spanish newspaper claims he has been offered an exit route by Los Che.

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Monday August 17 2020
Lazio wait for Silva and Otamendi

Lazio are reportedly giving David Silva another 24 hours to make his decision, but are also linked with his Manchester City teammate Nicolas Otamendi.

Silva had supposedly agreed terms last week, but has still not signed the contract or apparently given the final all-clear.

He is a free agent after his Manchester City contract expired and was given a warm farewell today, including the news there will be a statue outside their stadium and a training ground named after him.

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