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Monday June 22 2020
Paratici: 'Arthur has to be convinced'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirms negotiations with Barcelona to swap Arthur Melo with Miralem Pjanic, but ‘both players have to be convinced.’

Multiple sources in Italy and Spain are confident the deal would’ve already been done had Arthur not put the brakes on, as the Brazilian is refusing to leave Camp Nou.

“We have spoken frequently with Barcelona, but at this moment all the teams are playing important games, so we preferred to bypass this period,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday June 22 2020
Bordalas: 'Inter are like Real and Barca'

Getafe coach Jose Bordalas looks ahead to the clash with Inter in the Europa League and claims the Nerazzurri are the Italian equivalent to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match in August will be a single knock-out match between Inter and Getafe in Germany, as UEFA has decided to scrap the two-legged system to decide who goes through to the last eight.

“In the end it will be like this and we will face it with the utmost commitment as soon as it arrives, as we would have prepared for the eventual two-legged trip,” he said in a press conference.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Marotta: 'Lautaro never asked to leave'

Inter director Beppe Marotta confirms Lautaro Martinez is wanted by Barcelona, but ‘he has never expressed the desire to leave. Never. I am very optimistic he’ll be with us next season.’

The Nerazzurri host Sampdoria at 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT), click here for the line-up and LIVEBLOG.

“Lautaro Martinez is the focus of other clubs’ attention on the transfer market, everyone knows this,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Arthur now open to Pjanic exchange

Multiple sources claim Arthur Melo is opening up to a Juventus transfer, in exchange for cash plus Miralem Pjanic to Barcelona, but a deadline looms.

The deal arguably would’ve been done weeks ago had Arthur not dug his heels in and refused to leave Camp Nou.

However, after Barcelona tried to explain to him that he wouldn’t get much playing time, as confirmed by the few games we’ve had since the lockdown ended, it appears as if they’ve been able to convince him.

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Sunday June 21 2020
De Jong at risk for Barca-Napoli

Barcelona could have a decimated midfield when they face Napoli in the Champions League, as Frenkie de Jong picked up a calf injury.

Although the second leg of that encounter won’t be until early August, having drawn 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo, there are already some concerns for the Blaugrana.

A statement today confirmed De Jong has a tear to the soleus of his right leg and “the evolution of the injury will condition the player’s availability.”

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Sunday June 21 2020
Juve: Jorginho no, Emerson maybe

Juventus continue discussions with Chelsea, as while Miralem Pjanic won’t swap places with Jorginho, the Bianconeri are still targeting Emerson Palmieri.

According to Calciomercato.com and SunSport, the Premier League side turned down the option of a player exchange for Jorginho, as they would prefer to receive €40-50m in cash.

There is more leeway when it comes to full-back Emerson, as Tuttosport point out he is not a regular in Frank Lampard’s team and could therefore be allowed to leave this summer.

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Friday June 19 2020
Gattuso: 'Napoli must move on'

Gennaro Gattuso has urged Napoli to already forget winning the Coppa Italia, warned Barcelona ‘it won’t be a holiday’ and calls Marcello Lippi his ‘reference’. 

Despite winning the first major trophy of his managerial career on Wednesday night, Gattuso now wants Napoli to prove they can build on beating Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final.

“The games against Lazio, Inter and Juve were tough,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Thursday June 18 2020
Inter stand firm for Lautaro and Alexis

Inter are standing firm on Lautaro Martinez and Barcelona won’t pay up, while the Nerazzurri could also keep Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, there are only two ways in which Barcelona could sign Lautaro Martinez.

The first is to pay the €111m release clause, the second is €90-95m cash plus a player chosen by Inter.

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Thursday June 18 2020
Setien: 'Napoli difficult opponents for Barca'

Barcelona coach Quique Setien was impressed by Napoli’s Coppa Italia victory against Juventus. ‘They are strong opponents and it won’t be easy for us.’

The first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 ended 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo, but the return was postponed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Thursday June 18 2020
Tebas 'barely noticed' Ronaldo exit

Liga President Javier Tebas claims they ‘barely noticed’ Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus and Serie A. ‘Only Leo Messi is different, he’s the best player in history.’

Ronaldo and Messi had duelled for the Spanish title at Real Madrid and Barcelona for many years, but CR7 moved on to Turin in 2018.

“It certainly irritated the Real Madrid fans, but his absence was barely noticed at a league level, because the Liga brand transcends individual players,” Tebas told RAC1.

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