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28 April 2020

Photo: PA Images Sporting director of Lazio, Igli Tare (middle, suit), has criticised the Italian government's decision to postpone the date on which football clubs in the country are allowed to train again from 4th May to 18th May.
Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Updated 22:00

Newcastle takeover nears as Saudi director named in paperwork
The Saudi Arabia-funded £300m takeover of Newcastle United inched closer to completion on Tuesday as documentation lodged with Companies House revealing the name of a potential new club director became public.

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