Napoli signed Higuain from Real Madrid

After a great season in Serie A, when Napoli finished second, Aurelio De Laurentiis announced bigger objectives for the next season. With a well trained team, having players like Cavani and Hamsik and with a new coach Rafa Benitez, these objectives were achievable.

But this extraordinary season in Serie A did not remain unnoticed and the most important player left the club. After intense negotiations Cavani left for PSG for €63 millions, leaving a huge void in Napoli’s attack. Everybody expected a spectacular acquisition campaign from Napoli and this has already happened as Rafa Benitez managed to bring some extraordinary players to San Paolo.

Defender Raul Albiol and attacker Jose Maria Callejon have already left Santiago Bernabeu for the San Paolo, while Dries Mertens, Pablo Armero
and Rafael, have also joined the team as Benitez looks to compensate the loss of the Uruguayan  hitman. A few days later Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has confirmed that experienced goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to join Napoli on a season-long loan.

And that was not all, as Napoli were about to make one of the most spectacular transfer. The Serie A club have had a fresh bid of €37 million for Gonzalo Higuain accepted by the Spanish club and Napoli had only to convince the player to move to the San Paolo. It was not long and Napoli announced that Higuain sign the contract.

Arsenal and Juventus were also interested in signing Higuain.
With these transfers, Napoli announces as a major candidate to win the Serie A and why not Champions League.

Stankovic leaves Inter

After 9 years at Inter, Dejan Stankovic has terminated his contract with the Italian team. Even though he was very loved by Inter’s fans and by the club president Massimo Moratti, Stankovic has chosen to leave the Nerazzurri.
One of the reasons being that in the last season he played only 3 matches and he wanted to play more. He showed gratitude to Inter fans by leaving a message on the official website of the Italian club where he thanks the fans for having trusted him and suport him all the time.
In the same message he  thanks  President Massimo Moratti because he gave him a chance to play in Inter shirt and to won many trophies.
The 35-year-old  arrived at Inter in 2004 from Lazio Roma and managed to collect 315 appearances for the Nerazzurri. In this nine-year spell at San Siro, Stankovic has won five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia finals and one Champions League trophy in 2010.

The Serbian international is a free agent now and can sign with any team.

Fiorentina want Sapunaru

After a successful season in Serie A in which they finished fourth and managed to qualify for Europa League, Fiorentina are trying to make some transfers with which they are hoping to become again a force in Italy and in Europe.
One of the players that Fiorentina are interested is Cristian Sapunaru.The romanian player signed last year with Spanish team Zaragoza a contract for 1 year but after Zaragoza was relegated in second division he does not want to continue there and he wants to leave.
The 29 years old played for Zaragoza in 29 matches and scored 2 goals. Even if he is wanted by Lazio, Betis Sevilla and Granada it seems that Sapunaru will prefer a move to Fiorentina.
Besides that Fiorentina will play in the Europa League next season, it seems that the italian club are willing to offer him the highest salary. Betis would provide 750,000 per season and Fiorentina are willing to give him 1 million per year.
The Romanian defender has played in his career at FC National, Callatis Mangalia, Rapid Bucuresti, FC Porto and Real Zaragoza.
Last season Fiorentina fought until the last round for 3rd place which would lead into the playoffs of the Champions League and now they want to exceed the expectations.

Will Mazzarri succeed at Inter?

Those from Inter had great expectations from this season as they brought some great players and an ambitious young coach, but the things were not as they planed to be.
At the beginning of this season Andrea Stramaccioni was named as coach after he achieved notable performances with the club’s youth team. Massimo Moratti had great confidence that Stramaccioni will succeed to lead Inter in the battle for the Serie A title.
After a very good start of the season which gave confidence to Inter’s boss and to the fans that the team is on the right way, something has changed. In the second part of the season, those from Inter made more missteps,mostly because of the numerous injuries in the team and Inter remained out of European competitions finishing only on 9th place.This led to the dismissal of the coach Stramaccioni.
Massimo Moratti don’t wants to risk again and managed to convince a highly experienced coach to take the team. The former Napoli coach, Walter Mazzarri was appointed as Inter coach. He is seen as the perfect man with which Inter are hoping to become again a force in Serie A and in Champions League.
Inter are preparing major changes in the squad and the first targets for the Nerazzurri are Pablo Barrientos and Alejandro Gomez, both from Catania. Catania has had a tremendous season last year, finishing 8th in Serie A and some players can move up to bigger clubs.
It is known that the two clubs have an excellent relationship and the chances for the two players to go to Inter Milan are very high. Besides those two players, Mazzarri is hoping to bring some quality players in order to achieve a successful season next year.

Will Napoli sign Gomez?

After Walter Mazzarri left the club Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli’s president was very anxious to find a new coach with which to attack the title in the next Serie A season.
After some discussion, Rafa Benitez has accepted the offer to take on Napoli, being confident that he will be able to fulfill the expectations set by president. By bringing Rafa Benitez to the club Napoli have won not only a great coach but they also made an image blow.
De Laurentiis is about to give another shot on transfer market, as he is in talks with Mario Gomez, fresh winner of Champions League with Bayern Munich. The German striker, which also has Spanish citizenship, seems to not be included in Guardiola’s plans for the future and he wants to leave Bayern. Guardiola prefers Mandzukic but also the new acquisition Mario Gotze in attack and would agree with Gomez’s transfer.
The fact that he wants to leave has been confirmed also by several people close to the player. Gomez told them that the German Cup match against Stuttgart was the last game played for Bayern.
It is rumored that Napoli would pay €20 millions to bring the talented striker to Napoli. The 27 years old forward came at Bayern in the summer of 2009 from Stuttgart for a fee of around €30 million.
If this transfer will be done Napoli could sell Edinson Cavani, who is wanted by almost all major European teams.

Will Higuain join Juventus?

Juventus have won the Serie A after a season dominated from start to finish, where they have managed to score 71 goals.
Even if they had the 3rd attack in Serie A, after Napoli and Fiorentina, and strikers in the squad like Mirko Vucinic,Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco, Nicklas Bendtner and Nicolas Anelka it seems that the coach Antonio Conte is not entirely satisfied with them and wants a new striker.
With the end of the season many names were added on the list of acquisitions for the Italian champions, like Carlos Tevez, Stevan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain. It seems like Higuain has the biggest chances to arrive at Juventus. The Argentinian player said several times that he wants to leave Real Madrid, being unhappy that Benzema is preferred in attack. The 25-year-old would agree a  move to the Italian champions where he would be more likely in the first eleven, which would ensure a place in Argentine squad for the next year at World Championship from Brazil.
The first contact between the two teams has been made, the difference Real Madrid asking price and what Juventus are prepared to pay is only €5 millions and this gives him high hopes that the clubs will reach to a agreement. Gonzalo Higuain has played  188 games for Real and has scored 120 goals.

Mazzarri announced Napoli exit

Walter Mazzarri  announced that he will leave Napoli at the end of the season. The coach has explained that the reason for this decision is that he needs a new challenge.
The 51 years old coach has been at the helm of the San Paolo outfit since October 2009 when he replaced Roberto Donadoni. He signed a 4 years contract with Napoli which expires this summer.
Just after  Mazzarri announced that he will no longer continue with Napoli, the media speculated that he is in discussions with
Inter and AS Roma.Even if he managed to make a top team from Napoli in Serie A as they were the only team that gave Juventus some emotions for the title in this season, it seems that Walter Mazzarri has bigger plans and wants to take over at Inter to fight with the biggest teams in Europe. The Italian football is in a real crisis as no Italian team made notable performances in European competitions this season.
Andrea Stramaccioni will probably leave after a disastrous season in which Inter failed to qualify for European competitions, and  the main favorite to replace him is Walter Mazzarri.
Massimo Moratti thinks that the 51-year-old coach,Walter Mazzarri, is the most suitable man for a team reconstruction especially, after his performances with Napoli and will probably offer him a contract in the following days.

Will Inter sack Stramaccioni?

At the beginning of the season the expectations were high for the Nerazzurri but now it turns out into a desastruos season .
Inter have missed all the trophies in competitions they have participated, even more they are just on a disastrous 9th place in Serie A with only one game before the end of the season .With no chance to participate in a European Cup next season , Inter boss is waiting for the end of the season to make a few changes in team.
Andrea Stramaccioni insists that Inter have a very good team and has put all the failures on injuries and the team needs only a few top transfers to become again a force in Europe.
Inter chiefs are not convinced of this and want to change current players with younger players hungry of performance but also they have lost confidence in Andrea Stramaccioni and they want to bring a new coach with more experience.
Inter icon Alessandro Altobelli has hit out the coach Andrea Stramaccioni and feels the current team is one of the worst in recent history and believes that he should be replaced with Napoli’s coach Walter Mazzarri if they want that Inter to become again a force in Europe.
With only 54 points collected in 37 matches, 16 victories,6 draws and 15 games lost, Inter Milan had one of the worst season in the history.The fans are hopeing that Inter boss will take action and will make sure that this season will not be repeated and Inter will get back there on top of the Serie A, where it belongs.

AC Torino escaped from relegation zone

AC Torino managed to save themselves from relegation from the Serie A and are now they are preparing for the next season.
After a modest running this year in Serie A, where they escaped from the fears of relegation from Serie A only in the penultimate round, AC Torino want to buy some players which will help them to be on a better position in the next edition of Serie A.
The first player on the list of acquisitions is youth Romanian international Adrian Stoian, player who now is co-owned by AS Roma and Chievo Verona. The romanian player played this season for Chievo Verona where he scored 3 goals in 18 games.
Giampiero Ventura, coach of Torino, is seeing Stoian as the ideal replacement for Mario Alberto Santana, who will return to Napoli this summer after his loan expires.
This decision is a little strange, because Santana has played all the season in the left lane and Adrian Stoian was used in this Serie A season at Chievo only as a striker. The Romanian is a versatile player and can play almost every position from midfield to attack.
This move has a good chance to realize, as those from Turin had already held a discussion with AS Roma and Chievo Verona and the first reactions are encouraging.
At this moment AC Torino are on 15th position in Serie A with 38 points and with only one round remaining to be playing, they can not relegate from Serie A.

Juventus have won a new title

Juventus have managed to defend their title won last year by winning a new Serie A title. Even if there are three more games to play, Juventus have 11 points ahead of Napoli and they are mathematically Serie A champions. This is the 29th title for the Bianconeri.
They were the favorites to win the title again but nobody expected that Juventus  will dominate Serie A from start to finish.
Basically Juventus had no opponent in Serie A, the only team that gave them some excitement was Napoli but they had no power to keep the battle until the end with Juventus.
With an enviable running of 26 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats, those from Juventus have not given any title chance to anybody. Before  Palermo  game from this weekend, Juventus needed 1 point to become champions but the players were able to focus and get a victory that sent the fans into delirium.
In the 58th minute, Vidal scored the only goal of the game and sent the title to Juventus. Fans and club officials denied  that Juventus lost the titles won in 2005 and 2006 seasons and had prepared a special choreography for this title, referring to the 31th title won by Juventus. Moreover they posted on the club’s official website a message that congratulates players for the title with the number 31 won last Sunday.
After this  extraordinary season made by Juventus everybody from Italy is hoping that Juventus will be able to become a force in Europe next season as the Italian football is in decline lately.The Italian clubs are being at 3rd consecutive season when they fail to enter the semifinals of an European competition.