As we head into the 2017-18 season, major changes are setting up this newest round of Italy’s top flight to be the best in years.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo discussed Patrik Schick, Fabio Quagliarella and Ricky Alvarez ahead of their Serie A opener with Benevento.
Gianluca Vialli is looking forward to “the most evenly-balanced Serie A season of the last 10 years. Juventus weakened and Milan have the strongest defence.”
Luca Toni believes Douglas Costa can inspire Gonzalo Higuain to Capocannoniere status. “He’s one of the four best centre-forwards in the world.”
Juventus are taking a low-cost approach to their midfield and requesting Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern Munich.
Gianluigi Donnarumma discussed Milan ambitions, the “responsibility” of being a goalkeeper, fearing nothing and playing with Leonardo Bonucci.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito confirms “Milan offered €35m for Keita Balde Diao, West Ham €32m and Napoli €30m. Juventus bid €15m – it’s extortion.”
Juventus offered €75m for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, claims Spanish paper As, but it was rejected.
Andrea Barzagli admits Leonardo Bonucci was “very important” for Juventus, but not like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
After 83 days without calcio, Serie A gets back underway tomorrow for the 2017-18 season.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson declares “we’re aiming for the Scudetto”, believing only Juventus are stronger.
Blaise Matuidi could make his Juventus debut tomorrow, as he’s been included in the squad to face Cagliari.
Marco Borriello is believed to be in talks with SPAL, and Cagliari haven’t called him up for their trip to Juventus.
Paris Saint-Germain have also confirmed Blaise Matuidi’s Juventus move, describing him as “an emblematic figure”.
Blaise Matuidi is “very honoured” to have signed for Juventus, after officially joining from Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus are expected to stick with 4-2-3-1 for the opening game of Serie A, with Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic in midfield.
Juventus have officially confirmed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi, for a fee of €20m plus bonuses.
Paris Saint-Germain Coach Unai Emery hopes Blaise Matuidi “continues to progress in his career” when he joins Juventus.
Alessandro Del Piero asks people to “trust” him when he says Juventus remain favourites for the Scudetto.
Juventus boss Max Allegri says “there are parallels with 2015”, Mattia De Sciglio must “find his feet” and that Paulo Dybala needs to “prove” he is world-class.