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Tuesday September 15 2020
Report: Roma in De Paul talks

Roma have reportedly contacted Rodrigo de Paul’s agent, hoping to convince the Udinese playmaker to move to the Olimpico.

Tele Radio Stereo claims the Giallorossi are in talks with De Paul’s representatives, hoping to beat Leeds United to the chase.

The Argentine reportedly rejected a move to Zenit St Petersburg because he wants to stay in Serie A and Roma could offer him an opportunity in the Italian capital.

The report underlines that Leeds remain in pole position, but Roma are prepared to offer him an alternative in Italy.

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Tuesday September 15 2020
Commisso: 'Viola target top half'

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso works to renew with German Pezzella and Nikola Milenkovic and aims for a top-half finish in 2020-21.

The patron has returned to Florence to deal with the team, the transfer market and the sports centre.

“I want to respect the rules for coronavirus, I haven’t been in Italy for seven months and I haven’t gone to restaurants,” he told the reporters this morning. “I have been back in the office for only three months.

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Monday September 14 2020
Arsenal open to Torreira loan deal

Arsenal would be prepared to loan Lucas Torreira out to a Serie A club, claims Fabrizio Romano, with Torino and Fiorentina interested.

The Uruguay international spent much of his career in Italy at Pescara and Sampdoria until the 2018 move to Arsenal for €28m.

It had until now been reported that the Gunners weren’t willing to let him go for anything other than a permanent transfer, as he’d fallen down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta.

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Monday September 14 2020
Bonaventura: 'Fiorentina perfect for me'

Giacomo Bonaventura ‘didn’t have to think too long’ before choosing Fiorentina and acknowledges his time at Milan had come to a natural end.

The 31-year-old was a free agent after six years at San Siro and had other options, including Torino, Hellas Verona and Benevento, but opted for the Viola.

“I had a few offers, I took time to think about my future and then immediately said yes to Fiorentina, because it’s the ideal club for me,” said ‘Jack’ in his press conference.

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Monday September 14 2020
Maldini: 'Milan changed course on Tonali'

Paolo Maldini thanks Milan owners for ‘changing course’ on Sandro Tonali and the overall transfer strategy, but ‘there are no negotiations with Fiorentina for Federico Chiesa.’

Former Brescia midfielder Tonali was presented to the media today after his arrival on loan for €10m with option to buy for €15m plus another €10m in bonuses.

“He is very young and has made his dream come true of wearing the Milan jersey,” director Maldini told Sky Sport Italia of the former Inter target.

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Monday September 14 2020
Torino close on Torreira

Lucas Torreira is increasingly close to a Marco Giampaolo reunion at Torino, according to reports, with Arsenal ready to accept €24m.

The Gunners paid over €28m to sign him from Sampdoria in 2018, where he had already worked under the coach.

He has fallen down the pecking order in London and is looking for a return to Serie A, where he also played for Pescara.

According to Calciomercato.com and Tuttosport, Torino are getting closer to an agreement to purchase Torreira outright from Arsenal for €24m.

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Sunday September 13 2020
Fiorentina step up chase for De Paul?

Fiorentina are reportedly prepared to step up the chase for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, who has rejected a move to Zenit St Petersburg to stay in Italy.

La Nazione claims the Viola are ready to compete for De Paul’s signature, but Napoli are still mentioned as possible suitors for the Friuli playmaker.

De Paul, who arrived from Valencia in July 2016, has been linked with a host of Italian clubs this season and has reportedly turned down offers from England and Russia.

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Sunday September 13 2020
Report: Milan want Milenkovic, Fiorentina propose Chiesa

Milan insist on defender Nikola Milenkovic, but Fiorentina reportedly propose Federico Chiesa instead.

The Rossoneri coach Stefano Pioli wants the Serbian centre-back at San Siro, but the Tuscan side aren’t willing to let him leave this summer.

But La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Viola are willing to let Chiesa move to Milan on a discount, as the Italy international seems unwilling to renew his current deal in Florence.

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Sunday September 13 2020
Serie A 2020-21 Season Preview

This is not a normal season or transfer window, so this will not be your usual Serie A preview for the 2020-21 campaign.

COVID-19 has transformed the dates for league and European football, even postponing Euro 2020 to June 2021. The Serie A campaign kicks off on September 19, yet the summer transfer window won’t close until October 5, so everything is in a state of constant flux until that deadline has passed.

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Sunday September 13 2020
Better the Devil you know

As the 2020-21 season begins next weekend, Susy Campanale maintains the sides who stick to the beaten path can get a head start on those chasing a new vision.

Every time a new campaign begins, we end up saying the same old clichés about starting from scratch, turning points, the pressure is on this coach or that player. We go into 2020-21 after a practically non-existent pre-season, with the transfer window still open for several weeks and teams in a constant state of flux.

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