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Friday January 19 2018
Two solutions for Rafinha

Barcelona have reportedly offered Inter two solutions for Rafinha, a loan with option to buy or a loan with a cheaper obligation to buy.

The Nerazzurri are looking to sign the Brazilian this month, but talks have been going on for some time.

The issue is that the Beneamata can’t spend in this window due to Financial Fair Play, so they have to take the midfielder on loan initially.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Inter to raise Rafinha offer

Inter are still waiting for a response from Barcelona, but are expected to finalise the Rafinha deal on loan with €38m option to buy.

The negotiations have been dragging on for some time and the deadline to secure the switch is this weekend.

According to Sportitalia, the offer of loan with €35m option to buy has not fully convinced Barcelona.

The asking price is €40m for the player who made his comeback from injury last night, after almost 10 months on the sidelines.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Inter 15th in Euro attendances

Inter are 15th in European clubs for aggregate home attendances in 2016-17, the only Italian side in the top 20.

The Nerazzurri, who share the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza with Milan, had an average of 46,622 spectators at their home league games.

In total, their matches brought in 885,818 people to San Siro.

While Inter are 15th, the top side was Barcelona, with an average of 78,034 at Camp Nou, followed by Manchester United with 75,290.

Borussia Dortmund followed with 79,653 and Real Madrid with an average of 69,426.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Laudrup: ‘Dybala isn’t Messi’

Former Juventus midfielder Michael Laudrup urges people to stop comparing Paulo Dybala to Lionel Messi - “I don’t think it benefits him”.

La Joya has been compared with the Barcelona superstar, but Laudrup thinks it’s unfair to compare anyone with one of the greatest players of all time.

“He’s a talent, the problem I think is that he’s from Argentina,” the former Bianconeri star told BeIn Sports.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Napoli in for Aleix Vidal?

Napoli have enquired about Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal, reports suggest, with the defender also a target for Liverpool and Sevilla.

The Partenopei have been looking to strengthen at full-back, as though Faouzi Ghoulam is back in training after a cruciate ligament injury they lack depth in that area.

Elseid Hysaj is the first choice right-back, but his backup is 35-year-old Christian Maggio.

According to CalcioNapoli24, sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has spoken with both Barça and the player over a possible move.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Inter raise Rafinha offer

Inter have reportedly raised their offer for Rafinha, and expect an answer from Barcelona by tomorrow.

The Brazilian midfielder made his first appearance for the Bluagrana in 290 days last night, in the Copa del Rey defeat to Espanyol.

The Nerazzurri are keen to bring him to Italy this month, but they can only loan him due to Financial Fair Play constraints.

According to Corriere della Sera, talks initially broke down because Barça insisted on an obligation to buy if Inter qualify for the Champions League.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Sassuolo block Politano to Napoli

Matteo Politano continues to beg Sassuolo for a move to Napoli, but the Neroverdi are not prepared to let him go, even for €20m.

Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Politano and his entourage held a lengthy and at times fraught meeting with Sassuolo directors.

He is desperate to join the Serie A leaders, but so far the Mapei Stadium club remain firm in their refusal to release him.

Politano is seen as the next name on the list after Bologna winger Simone Verdi rejected a move to Napoli for a similar fee.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Rafinha makes comeback

Inter transfer target Rafinha made his comeback today, 290 days after his last competitive game for Barcelona.

The midfielder came on at the 78th minute of tonight’s Copa del Rey match against Espanyol.

He had been out of action since having surgery on an internal meniscus injury in April 2017.

It was the latest in a series of setbacks for the Brazilian, who turns 25 next month.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Napoli closer to Deulofeu deal

Barcelona are reportedly eager to be rid of Gerard Deulofeu and prepared to hand him over to Napoli on loan with €17m option to buy.

The winger impressed in a six-month loan spell at Milan last season, but has found playing time hard to come by at Camp Nou.

That situation will only get worse with the arrival of €140m purchase Philippe Coutinho, so Deulofeu is looking to the exit.

According to Mediaset Premium and Catalan source RAC1, Napoli have stepped up their interest over the last 24 hours, since Simone Verdi decided to stay at Bologna.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Rafinha depends on top four finish

Multiple sources suggest Inter will sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on loan with €35m option to buy that will be mandatory with a top four finish.

The negotiations have been dragging on for days and it seems the two clubs have given themselves 72 hours to finalise the details or look elsewhere.

According to both Mundo Deportivo and Mediaset Premium, they are very close to an agreement for Rafinha to move on loan with €35m option to buy.

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