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Keeping hold of Juan Cuadrado for the coming season is a coup for Fiorentina and Serie A, says Greg Lea.
It is 20 years this week since Gabriel Batistuta embarked on an historic goalscoring run at Fiorentina. Giancarlo Rinaldi reminisces.
After emphatically sealing qualification to the Europa League group stages, Varun Mathure asks if Inter need a final piece to complete their transfer window.
Andrea Pirlo’s national team future remains in the balance, but Adam Scime has the ostensibly unpopular belief that a graceful passing of the baton is in order.
Amid reports of interest from Sevilla, Juventus are seemingly willing to sell Angelo Ogbonna. Luca Persico suggests that might be best for all concerned.
Roma's frenetic deals to find and lose a defender is understandable in light of their defence being the only real uncertainty for the season, argues Andrea Tallarita.
Keisuke Honda’s TIM Cup triumph could provide a real boost to Milan’s ailing squad, writes Sam Lewis. 
Mino Raiola finally hit upon the truth about Mario Balotelli – he’s no leader and we’re wrong to expect otherwise, argues Susy Campanale.
Malky Mackay makes Carlo Tavecchio look good, Mario Balotelli's percentage points and forgetting Luis Suarez in Susy Campanale's quotes of the week.
Football Italia concludes its 2014-15 season preview coverage with reports on Roma, Lazio, Empoli and Verona.
Selling Mario Balotelli to Liverpool is a move that makes no sense on several levels, writes Sam Lewis.
Football Italia's season preview goes Bianconeri and Gialloblu, as we look at Juventus, Udinese, Parma and Chievo heading into 2014-15.
Cesena, Inter, Palermo and Torino all begin 2014-15 with different objectives, but the same air of optimism, as Football Italia previews.
Cagliari, Genoa, Napoli and Sassuolo have so far experienced different summers. Football Italia assesses how it may impact on the 2014-15 season.
How do Atalanta, Fiorentina, Milan and Sampdoria look heading into the 2014-15 Serie A season? Football Italia profiles.
Some fans are critical of owner Aurelio De Laurentiis’ lack of spending, but Dave Taylor believes the Napoli patron knows what he’s doing.  
There will be plenty to appreciate and admire in this season’s Serie A, says Scott Fleming, just don’t look to the big boys to provide it.
Fresh from three consecutive Scudetti with Juventus, Antonio Conte is the right man for Italy, says Susy Campanale.