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Matteo Politano’s market seems to have shrunk, but a few options remain open for a summer switch, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri find themselves pushed to the sidelines and vastly underappreciated by clubs and fans, writes Cronan Yu.
Lucas Torreira is the ideal player to improve Arsenal and represents another smart Sampdoria sale, writes Adam Summerton.
The World Cup begins today, but Italy aren't invited to the party and Giancarlo Rinaldi is only just starting to realise how much Azzurri fans will miss out on.
Julio Velazquez is a strange appointment for Udinese, writes Daryl Hammond, but he does at least break the mould.
Emre Can’s much talked about move to Juventus is finally close to completion and both parties are sure to benefit, writes Nick Valerio.
Roma are on the verge of shelling out €20m for Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert, but Sam Bridges wonders if he's the right investment for the Giallorossi.
Juventus must be careful when considering a change, as there are very few strikers who can replace Gonzalo Higuain, warns Vilizar Yakimov.
So far in this transfer window, Inter have been remarkably shrewd, but Richard Hall warns some elements are definitely worth sticking with.
The Giallorossi have hit the ground running in the off season and there is a clear pattern emerging, notes Nick Valerio.
A swap deal between Andre Silva and Radamel Falcao is suggested with Monaco, but Milan should resist, argues Matthew Santangelo.
Maurizio Sarri had to know what he was getting himself into when he signed a contract with Aurelio De Laurentiis’ Napoli, argues Marco D’Onofrio.
While their early outings showed Roberto Mancini’s Italy still have much work to do, Adam Digby highlights the performances of three players who look set to play vital roles for this new-look Azzurri.
Gigi Buffon’s decision to refuse an international swansong at the Juventus Stadium is the correct call, writes Richard Thomas.
Italy and the Netherlands are the notable absentees from this summer’s World Cup and both must now look to the future, writes Nick Valerio.
There are choppy seas ahead, but Italy should focus on the positives and move in the right direction after defeat to France, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Itis time for Marco Verratti and Mario Balotelli to move on, as another year in France would do them more harm than good, argues Vilizar Yakimov.
Carlo Ancelotti's arrival could represent a seismic power shift in Italian football towards Napoli, writes Anthony Barbagallo, and end the Juventus hegemony.

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