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Wednesday June 3 2020
Fiorentina set Pezzella asking price

Fiorentina have reportedly told Valencia that they must pay at least €20m in cash for defender German Pezzella.

According to La Nazione newspaper, the asking price is not going to drop this summer and they won’t accept any player exchanges either.

The source maintains Kevin Gameiro and Jasper Cillessen were mentioned as potential counterparts, but the Viola are not interested.

Pezzella is their captain and has two goals in 16 senior caps for Argentina, which also earned him interest from Napoli.

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Wednesday June 3 2020
Percassi: 'I'm with Gasperini'

Atalanta owner Antonio Percassi insists he is ‘with’ Gian Piero Gasperini after the coach came under criticism for his handling of coronavirus symptoms.

Percassi is celebrating 10 years since he returned to serve as Atalanta’s President, but his interview with L’Eco Di Bergamo to mark the occasion was overshadowed by a question about Gasperini.

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Wednesday June 3 2020
Valencia demand Gasperini answers

As Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is accused of ‘acting irresponsibly’, Valencia have asked UEFA and Italian authorities to intervene.

Gasperini confessed on Sunday that he was showing symptoms of coronavirus before Atalanta travelled to Valencia for the second leg of their Champions League Last-16 tie in March.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Capello: 'Gasp did nothing wrong'

Fabio Capello has claimed Gian Piero Gasperini ‘did nothing wrong’ and felt the controversy encircling the Atalanta coach has been ‘exaggerated’.

The former Milan, Roma and Juventus coach was happy to learn about the resumption of football in Italy and claimed the players ‘for once’ might have to ‘sacrifice’ and go into a retreat to help Serie A with the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Borja and Vecino on their way?

Borja Valero and Matias Vecino are reportedly set to leave Inter this summer to accommodate for Sandro Tonali and the return of Radja Nainggolan.

Cagliari won’t be able to keep the former Belgium international Nainggolan at the Sardegna Arena and the former Roma midfielder is set for a return to San Siro.

He has been linked with a move away, but Tuttosport claims coach Antonio Conte can pave the way for both Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali and the returning 32-year-old.

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Sunday May 31 2020
Valencia: 'Gasperini put people at risk'

Valencia have released a statement expressing their ‘surprise’ at news Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini had COVID-19 symptoms before their game. ‘It would put numerous people at risk.’

Gasperini made the confession to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, admitting he felt unwell the day before and during the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie on March 10.

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Sunday May 31 2020
Florenzi: 'Ready to give my all'

Alessandro Florenzi says he is ready to ‘give 100 percent’ and ‘show what I can do to all the fans’ as Valencia prepare to restart their season.

Florenzi joined Valencia on loan from Roma in January but played just five times due to a bout of chickenpox, followed by the coronavirus lockdown.

Now, amidst reports the Spanish side have extended his stay, the right-sider is chomping at the bit ahead of La Liga resuming on June 11.

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Saturday May 30 2020
Gasperini: 'I had COVID-19, thought I can't go now'

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini reveals he had COVID-19 on the day of their Champions League match with Valencia. ‘I thought I can’t go now, I have so much still to do...’

Bergamo was one of the epicentres of the pandemic in Italy and many experts cite that Round of 16 game at San Siro on February 19 as one of the key causes, as 40,000 travelled to Milan and back, joining in celebrations for this historic 4-1 result.

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Saturday May 30 2020
Milan looking at Benkhedim

Milan are looking at Saint-Etienne creative midfielder Bilal Benkhedim, according to reports in France.

The 19-year-old is a product of the club’s youth academy and under contract until June 2022.

He made six competitive appearances for Saint-Etienne this season, scoring one goal in the Coupe de la Ligue.

RMC Sport claim Milan have set their sights on Benkhedim, but they are not the only ones.

Valencia and OGC Nice are also interested in his progress.

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Saturday May 30 2020
Roma, Valencia and Sevilla chase Bustos

Nahuel Bustos is ‘liked by Valencia, Sevilla, Roma and many others, but these are just asking for information,’ explained the Telleres striker’s agent.

The 21-year-old forward has scored 10 goals with four assists in 21 competitive games for his club this season.

As his contract only runs to June 2021, a summer departure seems very likely indeed.

“There’s Valencia, Sevilla, Roma and many others, but so far these are just asking for information,” agent Ignacio Campos told iamnoticisas.com.ar.

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