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Aug 14

A daily round up

Nothing important to write about today. Nevertheless, I will try to update you with the latest to my knowledge about the team.

After the PAOK friendly, coach Rossi gave 3 days off to the players. They trainings will resume tomorrow, on the 16th of August.

Tommaso Rocchi will be out for at least a month. We would be lucky if he manages to return for our second Serie A match against Sampdoria at home. Nevertheless, I doubt it.

It is almost certain that Augusto Fernandez, highly rated midfielder from River Plate will not join us as it appears he failed in his attempt to obtain a Spanish passport before the transfer deadline. Let me remind you that Lotito stroke an agreement with River Plate regarding the player (some 5.5 mil Euros) pending his provision of an EU passport.

In other news, Rossi once again said that this team needs another midfielder. On the other hand, Rocchi`s injury, Makinwa`s lack of goals in the pre-season as well as the fact that Pandev and Zarate are not first strikers may push Lotito on the market for a new striker. Corriere dello Sport today wrote about the idea of bringing back Hernan Crespo, but given his astronomic salary, that his a highly unlikely move.

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