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Colley set for Sampdoria medical

KRC Genk and Gambia defender Omar Colley is expected to undergo a medical for Sampdoria ahead of his transfer for nearly €10m. According to Sky Sport Italia, the 25-year-old centre-back will be in Italy tomorrow for tests. The two clubs already agreed terms for a transfer worth €7.75m plus €2m in performance-related bonuses. Colley had…

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Porto fight Fiorentina for De Paul

Udinese talent Rodrigo De Paul is at the centre of a bidding war between Fiorentina and FC Porto. According to Portuguese paper Record, Porto are at a more advanced stage of negotiations and ready to offer €6m. Fiorentina are further behind, because they must sell Valentin Eysseric first. The 24-year-old Argentine can play in a…

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Atalanta and Perugia under investigation

Atalanta and Serie B side Perugia have been deferred to the Disciplinary Commission for artificially inflating and deflating player values. A statement from the FIGC Prosecutor explained the problem regarding players Gianluca Mancini and Alessandro Santopadre. “The clubs indicated a fictitious sale value that was considerably inferior to the value of player Mancini and a…

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Serie A TV rights transformed

The Lega Serie A decided today to transform TV rights from the 2018-2020 seasons, forcing viewers to sign up with more than one broadcaster. While the Premier League is at the forefront of TV rights sales and has split the games between Sky and BT Sport – now adding Amazon Prime to the mix –…

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Johnson misses practice time for undisclosed reason

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has missed practice time this week for an undisclosed reason, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported. The running back watched voluntary organized team activities Thursday, but he is not injured, per Pelissero and Garafolo. Coach Steve Wilks was evasive when asked about the status his workhorse running…

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Inter face Rafinha competition

Inter have seemingly lost Joao Cancelo to Juventus and face stiff competition for Rafinha from Arsenal and West Ham United. The Nerazzurri took the two players on loan from Valencia and Barcelona respectively, with options to buy that they are not capable of meeting. Multiple reports suggest Portugal international full-back Cancelo is close to Juventus…

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VAR stats show revolution

The introduction of VAR has seen a massive fall in the number of refereeing errors, bookings, red cards, simulation and wasted time in Serie A. The figures were released by the FIGC and Lega Serie A after the first season of the new technology in action. “The percentage of errors in Serie A this season…