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Napoli have picked up Spanish striker Michu this summer from Swansea City in a deal that has Dave Taylor excited.
Max Allegri understands the pain of Juventus fans, Dries Mertens opens a B&B and Adil Rami spoiler alert in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.
With the rest of Italy focused on Juventus, Filippo Inzaghi’s Milan mission has begun in earnest. Sam Lewis has the details.
Max Allegri’s appointment at Juventus doesn’t have everyone happy, but Luca Persico says the ingredients for success are there.
Antonio Conte’s resignation leaves Juventus scrambling and Luca Cetta wondering how it came about.
Juventus and Antonio Conte can’t pretend this sudden divorce was entirely relaxed, says Susy Campanale.
Did Serie A overlook the talents of new Southampton striker Graziano Pelle? Luca Persico suggests as much.
Felipe Scolari picks the wrong moment for sarcasm, Mike Tyson adds to Luis Suarez's woes and Italy want a time machine in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.
Milan and Inter can be optimistic as preseason gets underway but Richard Thomas believes it would be dangerous for either to set unrealistic targets.
Juventus are favourites to sign Verona’s Juan Iturbe and Luca Cetta wonders how much influence his signing could have on the Bianconeri.
Ashley Cole’s arrival in Rome is the latest in a wave of older Premier League players heading to Italy. Sam Lewis expresses his concern.
The Portuguese for Cassanate, Gigi Buffon's opinion sneeze and Luis Suarez gives the physical result of an apology in Susy Campanale's quotes of the week.
Luis Suarez sinks his teeth into World Cup controversy, Andrea Pirlo rock star and the new George Best in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.
July 5, 1984 is a day no Napoli supporter can forget, the day Diego Maradona was presented at the San Paolo. Dave Taylor was there.
Richard Thomas says Cesare Prandelli’s arrival at Galatasaray provides the former Italy boss with an ideal opportunity to prove himself a winner.
In the World Cup quarter-finals with Argentina, Dave Taylor wonders if Lionel Messi is now on course emulate his predecessor Diego Maradona.
Lazio’s new signing Marco Parolo must display his undoubted qualities at his new club to silence his critics, argues Alasdair Mackenzie.
24 years ago on July 3 was the 1990 World Cup semi-final between Italy and Argentina, shrouded in drama and controversy. Dave Taylor remembers.