BLOG ITALIA: LATEST

As the 2020-21 season begins next weekend, Susy Campanale maintains the sides who stick to the beaten path can get a head start on those chasing a new vision.
Selling Kalidou Koulibaly would be a smart move financially for Napoli, but a devastating and unforced error on the sporting plane, argues Lee Bushe.
Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali bring youth, excitement, hunger, but also the characteristics this Milan sorely needed, writes Vijay Rahaman.
The law treating antiquated stadiums as precious antiques to be protected could finally change, and Richard Hall sees it as a transformative moment for Calcio.
Luis Suarez still has plenty to offer Juventus, although a waning physical capacity is a hindrance at the highest level, argues Owen Diana.
The Azzurri took the game to Holland and showed hints of what their quality midfield can do for years to come, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Seeing Allan join Carlo Ancelotti at Everton was the best solution for all concerned, writes Kaustubh Pandey, as Napoli should’ve sold him sooner.
Mention the Netherlands and the Amsterdam Arena, Italy fans like Richard Hall will immediately drift back to the epic Euro 2000 semi-final.
It was typical September fare for Italy, so Giancarlo Rinaldi hopes for something more appetising in future than this drab draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ciro Immobile won the European Golden Shoe and seems unstoppable for Lazio, but Lee Bushe looks at why he’s a different beast in the Italy jersey.
Italy hope to pick up where they left off, but Bosnia-Herzegovina are starting from scratch under a new coach and without their star midfielder, writes Owen Diana.
A lack of organisation and planning has always been the bane of Serie A and the build-up to the 2020-21 season is a perfect example, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Atalanta have brought in Alexei Miranchuk from Lokomotiv Moscow for €14.5m and Vilizar Yakimov sees the 24-year-old forward as a potential heir to Josip Ilicic.
Rodrigo De Paul finally seems to be getting the big move he deserves after years of keeping Udinese afloat, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Sandro Tonali is heading to Milan after Inter backed out of their agreement, but Richard Hall insists both clubs can be content with the outcome.
Marco Giampaolo is seemingly trying to use the mistakes he made at Milan to rebuild with familiar faces at Torino, writes Vijay Rahaman.
Everybody loves Atalanta now, but they weren’t always the cuddly neutrals’ favourite and went too far when presenting their new signing by crushing rival club cars in a tank…
A summer spree on old-school centre-forwards points to a new fashion in Serie A leaving the False Nine behind, writes Owen Diana.