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By The Atlas Lions, Nov 30 2018 04:01PM

By Football Italia staff


Genoa could return for Achraf Lazaar in January, as Newcastle United are ready to let him leave on loan.


The Moroccan was in Italy on transfer deadline day to join the Grifone, but the transfer collapsed and he returned to Tyneside.


The former Palermo man has admitted that manager Rafa Benitez “doesn’t speak to me”, so it appears he has no future at St James’ Park.


According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Magpies are willing to let him leave on loan in January, and the Grifone are once again interested.


President Enrico Preziosi pulled the plug last time, but with Genoa struggling in Serie A he may well reconsider.

By The Atlas Lions, Nov 12 2018 11:17AM

“We wanted to put in a good performance and we did that tonight”


Medhi Benatia was a key component of the Juventus defence that kept a clean sheet in the visit to Milan on Sunday evening. His handball did lead to the penalty that was squandered by Gonzalo Higuain in the first half but the defender barely put a foot wrong during the match.


“I’m glad about the performance and the win,” he said after the game.


“It was nice to be part of such a prestigious fixture. Yesterday I was getting a massage with Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Daniele] Rugani and I saw it being said on TV that I often mess up in big games, so I wanted to show that I can be relied upon.


“It was important for us to bounce back after the Manchester United match. We wanted to put in a good performance and we did that tonight. Playing against Higuain, a good friend of mine, was an added incentive.”





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