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Friday October 9 2015
Ranocchia towards Premier League

Andrea Ranocchia will leave Inter in January, reports insist, but may join the Premier League instead of Milan.

There seems to be a consensus within Italian media that the central defender will be headed for the Rossoneri in the winter transfer window.

Today's edition of the Corriere dello Sport agreed that the player will be leaving in January, but added that his final destination may be abroad.

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Thursday October 1 2015
Italy co-efficient closing on England

Italy continue to close the gap on England in the race for a fourth Champions League spot.

Serie A sides currently have only the top two entering the Champions League group phase directly, plus a third that goes into a preliminary round.

The Premier League has the top three straight into the groups and a fourth into the play-offs.

In order for Italy to take that fourth place off the Premier League for the 2017-18 campaign, they needed to chip away at the co-efficient.

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Monday September 28 2015
Shaqiri: ‘Premier League world’s best’

Former Inter winger Xherdan Shaqiri believe’s he’s in “the best League in the world” after joining Stoke City.

The Swiss international joined the Nerazzurri from Bayern Munich in January, but lasted just six months before being sold to the Potters.

“It’s true that Stoke don’t yet have the same kind of international reputation [as Bayern and Inter],” Shaqiri admitted, speaking to FIFA’s official website.

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Saturday September 19 2015
Acquah: "I dream of Premier League"

Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah reveals his ambition is to follow in Matteo Darmian’s footsteps and join the Premier League.

The talented 23-year-old Ghanaian was signed by the Granata on account of his ability to play in all roles in the midfield, but he’s confident he can improve even further.

“Yes, I certainly can,” he told Tuttosport, when asked that very question.

“When I came here, I spoke with [Coach Giampiero] Ventura and I told him that someday I’d like to go to England and play in the Premier League.

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Wednesday September 2 2015
Marotta: ‘€100m not enough for Pogba’

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta says ‘€100m will not be enough’ for Paul Pogba if he continues to develop.

The Bianconeri rejected an €80m bid from Barcelona for the midfielder, and there were reports Chelsea were preparing an even bigger offer.

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Tuesday September 1 2015
Serie A capital tops Liga, Bundesliga

With €608m spent in the transfer window, Serie A is richer than the Liga or Bundesliga, but still behind the Premier League.

Italian football has long been impoverished, but from a financial point of view at least it is bouncing back.

La Gazzetta dello Sport provided a round-up of the expenses for all clubs put together, and it came to €608m at mercato closure.

This was higher than the €571m spent by La Liga and the €439 spent by the Bundesliga, though still substantially lagging behind the Premier League's €1,106m.

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Tuesday May 19 2015
Bournemouth study Empoli's Sarri

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was at Empoli’s training ground today to study Maurizio Sarri’s methods.

Howe’s team just secured promotion into the Premier League and he visited the Stadio Castellani.

Pictured with Coach Sarri on the Empoli Twitter account, he was there to meet with the tactician and observe his working methods.

Sarri has earned a great deal of praise within Italian football for his team’s organised and entertaining approach.

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Saturday April 25 2015
Watford promoted to Premier League

Udinese satellite club Watford have been promoted to the English Premier League.

The Pozzo family own Udinese in Italy, Watford in England and Spanish side Granada with many players moving between the three clubs.

Watford secured automatic promotion to the Premier League today thanks to a 2-0 Championship victory away to Brighton.

This means the Pozzo family is at the helm of three different top flight clubs in three different countries.

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Monday April 13 2015
Agent: ‘English interest in Iturbe’

Roma winger Juan Iturbe’s agent says his client is a target for two teams from the English Premier League.

The Argentinian youngster signed for the Giallorossi from Verona in the summer, but has struggled to settle in the Eternal City.

While the player’s representative believes he’ll stay with the Lupi, it’s claimed that there is interest from England.

“I think he’ll stay at Roma next year,” Gustavo Mascardi, who lists Iturbe as a client on his official website, told Radio Crc.

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Tuesday March 24 2015
Capello discusses English struggles

Former England manager Fabio Capello has discussed the failure of Premier League teams in Europe this season.

The Russia CT was in charge of England from 2008 to 2012, and has given his opinion on the elimination of every Premier League team from Europe.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a crisis, that’s a strong word,” Capello told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I’d say that it’s a low period, related to a number of factors such as players who play in the Premier League who have won championships, but are not champions.

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