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Emerson tells Chelsea he wants to join Napoli
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Emerson tells Chelsea he wants to join Napoli

Emerson Palmieri didn't get as much game time as he would have loved at Chelsea last season under Thomas Tuchel and could be set for a departure from Stamford Bridge this summer. Napoli are in talks with Chelsea for the defender who is reported to have told the club that he wants to leave. Emerson, who played his part in Italy's Euro 2020 triumph when called upon has a contract with Chelsea that will expire in June 2022, although the club have an option to extend his stay with them until 2023. READ: Aston Villa set to move for Leon Bailey  The Italian defender of Brazilian descent joined Chelsea from Roma in 2018 in a deal worth €20m. Regardless, Luciano Spalletti wants to reunite with the defender although several reports in Italy suggest that Chelsea's asking price is too hig...
Napoli confirm Spalletti as new head coach
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Napoli confirm Spalletti as new head coach

Luciano Spalletti has been confirmed as the new head coach of Napoli. This was made known by the club who released an official statement on Saturday morning. The 62-year-old manager will replace Gennaro Gattuso who parted ways with the club after finishing fifth in the 2020/21 season. Spalletti returns to management after being out of work since May 2019 after he was fired by Inter Milan. Although he failed to win a title with Inter, he led them to back-to-back finishes in the top four in Serie A. The 2018 Champions League qualification was the Nerazzurri's first in 6 years. Spalletti also played his part as Roma's boss by helping them win consecutive Coppa Italia titles between 2005 and 2009. It can be recalled that he made the return to the Stadio Olimpico for the 2016/17 seaso...
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Perisic – I was close to joining Man United

Inter Milan and Croatia international Ivan Perisic has confirmed that he was very close to leaving the San Siro to join Manchester United in the summer of 2017. Ivan Perisic was a major target for the Red Devils but Inter boss Luciano Spalletti insisted that he was a need for his side and should stay. He also added that the move to Old Trafford was further thwarted as the Nerazzurri were successful in their bid to meet their Financial Fair Play targets by selling other players. READ: A weekend of London derbies in the Premier League Perisic made this known in a chat with FourFourTwo. He said: “It’s true that an offer from Manchester United was on the table and that I was close to leaving Inter,” Perisic confirms. “But I decided to stay and, as I said, Spalletti’s persever...
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Spalletti – Barca can help Inter to qualify ahead of Tottenham

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti is hopeful that Barcelona can help his side to qualify for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur at the Camp Nou. Tottenham beat Inter Milan 1 nil on Wednesday at Wembley through a goal by Christian Eriksen and moved ahead of them on the log. Therefore, Inter Milan must now beat PSV at the San Siro on the next UCL Matchday and hope that Spurs do not earn maximum points against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. He admitted that Barcelona have the quality to garner maximum points against Spurs as they've not lost a UEFA Champions League game at the Camp Nou since May 2013. READ: Guardiola praises Lyon’s Houssem Aouar However, he's focused on how his side can get a win against PSV at the San Siro. "I am convince...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Inter Milan’s radar
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Inter Milan’s radar

  Inter Milan have devised a plan to ensure that they acquire the signature of Manchester United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan According to reports, on Tuesday, Inter boss Luciano Spalletti had discussions with the club executives over the club's transfer plans for January, and Corriere dello Sport have revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is his number one target. READ: Arsene Wenger charged by FA for misconduct after Arsenal draw Spalletti is interested in Mkhitaryan who has had it difficult to get games to his belt recently at Manchester United and may be set for a departure from Old Trafford. Spalleti has reportedly identified the Armenian as the perfect fit to play behind Mauro Icardi as well as on the wings. The potential signing will only come off as a loan move wit...