New Serie A season ready to start with competition at a high.
All the latest headlines from Italy as the new Serie A season is set to kick-off while the transfer speculation continues.
– “Only football, thank you”; Between the new arrivals and old dangers, the season kicks off.
– All eyes will be on Verona-Milan on Saturday evening, particularly Mario Balotelli who “pokes” the ultras who have history of racism.
– Sampdoria-Juventus; A debut for Carlos Tevez and the champions and there’s an immediate trap as they face the side that beat them twice last season.
– Listen to baby Mateo Kovacic. The young Inter starlet says that the number 10 shirt does not weigh heavily on him.
– Meanwhile, Inter striker Diego Milito returns to training with the Primavera side today after six months out with injury.
– Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms the signing of Duvan Zapata, but rules out moves for Davide Astori and Alessandro Matri. Also reveals he would never sell the club to a sheikh.
– No contract renewal for Adem Ljajic, now Roma lie in wait to rival the likes of AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.
– The hunt for Juve; the new season kicks off with the champions away at Sampdoria and Milan facing Hellas Verona.
– Balotelli in Verona; controversy and sniping as comments exchanged over potential racist abuse.
– Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says that Juventus are favourites for the title, but watch out for Gonzalo Higuain this season.
– Deal is reportedly done between Adem Ljajic and Roma after the Serbian starlet failed to agree on a renewal with Fiorentina
– Samp-Juve; Antonio Conte launches the challenge. Italian tactician believes his side are still the best in Italy and it is up to there opponents to try and catch them.
– Meanwhile, new striker Carlos Tevez believes he can help the club “rewrite history”.
– AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli stokes the fire ahead of trip to Hellas Verona by taking to Twitter: “People of Verona, I present to you a man from Brescia”.
– Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis announces the signing of Duvan Zapata and reveals that changes will be made to the San Paolo.