ANOTHER TROPHYLESS SEASON

It looks like Roma will be finishing yet another season without a trophy to celebrate after they were knocked out of the Coppa Italia 5-3 on aggregate against Napoli. This coupled with their significant points difference between them and title rivals Juventus mean that it will be a disappointing season for the club from the capital.

However, manager Rudi Garcia has widely transformed the club by making them title contenders at a time when they were looking rank outsiders to finish in the top three. He arrived at the club only in the summer and signed a contract until 2015.

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Gomez Feeling Like a New Signing

Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez hopes that he will be like a new signing when he makes his long awaited return from injury, but he has called on fans to have a little patience and not to expect too much too soon from him.

Gomez joined Fiorentina from Bayern Munich last summer but has so far made just five appearances for the club.

Unfortunately for Fiorentina and Gomez, he picked up a knee ligament injury against Cagliari back in September and has been absent from the starting line up ever since. Now, however, he claims to be pain free and can’t wait to come back.

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Pirlo looking not looking to leave

Andrea Pirlo has made it clear he is hoping to sign a new contract with Juventus despite being linked with a number of European giants in recent weeks. The Italian midfielder is nearing the end of his current deal with Juve, leading some to speculate the 34-year old could be on his way in the summer, with former club AC Milan rumoured to be battling it out with Real Madrid should Pirlo decide to leave Juventus.

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INTER START BRIGHTLY

Inter Milan started the season in bright fashion and they were even contenders for the title at one stage in the campaign. However, it has all disappeared in the last few months, as they have slipped out of contention even for the top four positions.

This has put intense pressure on manager Walter Mazzarri, who saw his team get beaten 1-0 by Genoa. After the encounter, the former Napoli manager said that his team did not deserve to lose. He is aware that this is a very difficult time for the club, but it will soon pass off.

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Balotelli Linked with Milan Exit

AC Milan’s volatile striker, Mario Balotelli, could be heading back to the Premier League with Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, believed to have met the former Manchester City man’s agent ahead of a potential summer transfer.

The controversial 23-year-old, who is rarely out of the headlines or the live football commentary, has enjoyed a prolific spell with the Rossoneri, scoring 21 goals in just 30 Serie A appearances for a side that has struggled badly this season.

Wenger is prepared to take a risk on Balotelli, who moved from one headline-making incident to another during his spell in Manchester, as he has had to rely on Olivier Giroud too much this season as the attacking options at the Emirates Stadium are extremely limited.

ALLEGRI SUFFERING

Ac.Milan’s season has been so disastrous that even the head coach Massimiliano Allegri acknowledges it and has already stated that it will be his last time in charge of the Italian giants who are at the 13th spot in the Serie A.

"I do not know who will be the new coach, but it is a problem that does not concern me. Of course, this is my last Christmas at AC Milan. I decided to stay on for another season. I liked the idea of staying on and finishing the job, but four years with one club is many." Allegri said after being asked about his future with Ac.Milan

Massimiliano Allegri was brought into the club back in 2010 and he made a huge splash by securing the Scudetto in his debut year in charge of Ac.Milan but from there on out everything has taken a turn for the worse.

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PRANDELLI IN DEMAND

Cesare Prandelli has developed a reputation as one of the best Italian coaches in the world right now. He will be an in demand when he eventually leaves his role as the Italian national team manager. He is widely expected to step down from his role after the end of the 2014 World Cup. He has been linked with several clubs in Italy with Juventus very keen in him over the last few months.

Juventus are regarded as one of the top clubs in Italy, while they have won the league in the last two seasons in succession. Their manager Antonio Conte is regarded as one of the best young and upcoming managers.

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ODUAMADI IS THE FUTURE

Nigerian striker Nnamdi Oduamadi is regarded at AC Milan as a player who could develop into a real good player in the future. He was brought to the San Siro in 2009, but he has largely been on loan spells at various clubs like Torino and Genoa.

He recently sealed yet another loan move, and this time it was to Italian Serie B team Brescia. He has made this move in the hope of playing regularly. This being a World Cup year, players want to impress in order to get into the national team squad. Nigeria are expected by the football betting markets to be at the World Cup 2014 unless there was a major surprise.

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AC LOSE TO CHELSEA

AC Milan were recently defeated 2-0 by Chelsea in their pre-season tour in the United States. After the match, midfielder Kevin Prince Boetang has said that the club needs to strengthen if they are to be capable of challenging for the title at the end of the season.

Milan finished the last campaign in the third position after a great end to the season. The 26-year-old has admitted that the match against Milan was a good test for the team, but he needs to see the club bring in a couple of players before the end of the transfer window.

Boetang was one of the best players for Milan last season. However, he is hoping to improve on this season.

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LAVEZZI WANTS NAPOLI STAY

Napoli star Ezequiel Lavezzi has said that he is very much open towards the prospect of staying at Napoli next season as well.

Napoli have made Ezequiel Lavezzi one of the household names after their appearance in the Champions League, and is afavourite of fans on the football betting markets.

A number of clubs including the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea have shown interest in the striker. He is one of the best in the business when it comes to counter attacking football, but the Argentine has said that he is not the much interested in moving from Napoli next season.