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Badelj considers Viola stay

It is reported that captain Milan Badelj is considering changing his mind and signing a new contract to remain at Fiorentina. The Croatian’s deal at the Artemio Franchi expires this summer, meaning he is free to leave the Viola for nothing at the end of the season. It had appeared this was a formality, with…

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Zenga eyes ‘historic’ achievement

Crotone Coach Walter Zenga eyes a ‘historic’ achievement for his side as they prepare to visit Chievo. The Calabria club have spent much of the season in the bottom three, but a run of seven points out of a possible nine has seen them move three points clear of the relegation places with three matches…

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D’Anna: ‘I know what this means’

Chievo Coach Lorenzo D’Anna admits today’s match with Crotone will be ‘decisive’ for his side’s chances of staying in Serie A. The Flying Donkeys have dropped into the relegation zone with only three matches remaining of the season, following a torrid second half of the campaign. And D’Anna, who prepares to take charge of Chievo’s…

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Semplici: ‘Napoli? I’m happy at SPAL’

Leonardo Semplici is flattered to be linked with Napoli but insists he is ‘happy’ and ‘focused’ on SPAL. The Biancazzurri Coach is reported in some quarters to be on the radar of the Partenopei, with Maurizio Sarri’s future at the San Paolo appearing to hang in the balance. However, Semplici says his attention is solely…

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Sarri ready to quit Napoli?

It is reported that Maurizio Sarri could resign as Napoli boss following tension with President Aurelio De Laurentiis. The Partenopei patron was critical of his Coach during an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in the week. As well as citing Sarri’s preference for not operating with a larger pool of players as a reason…

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Verdi: ‘Right to stay at Bologna’

Bologna’s Simone Verdi insists he has no regrets over turning down a transfer to Napoli in January. The Partenopei agreed a deal to sign the forward during the last transfer window, but the 25-year-old opted not to move to the San Paolo. Speaking after his side were beaten 3-1 at Juventus last night, Verdi was…

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Semplici: ‘Napoli? I’m happy at SPAL’

Leonardo Semplici is flattered to be linked with Napoli but insists he is ‘happy’ and ‘focused’ on SPAL. The Biancazzurri Coach is reported in some quarters to be on the radar of the Partenopei, with Maurizio Sarri’s future at the San Paolo appearing to hang in the balance. However, Semplici says his attention is solely…

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Lichtsteiner: 'I'm leaving Juventus'

Stephan Lichtsteiner has announced he is leaving Juventus at the end of the season. “I need new challenges.” The 34-year-old Swiss international came off the bench today for his 300th Serie A appearance in the 3-1 victory over Bologna. In the mixed zone following the final whistle, he told reporters that his experience in Turin…