Roberto Calenda, the agent of Victor Osimhen, won’t follow up on his threat to sue the club over a pair of questionable TikTok posts. The Partenopei apologized through an official statement on Thursday. That appears to be enough to put a bow on the controversy,
Atalanta icon Papu Gomez is set to return back to Serie A with Monza. Having recently parted ways with Sevilla, Gomez, who was a free agent, has been snapped up by the Biancorossi following the six-month injury layoff sustained by forward Gianluca Caprari.
Fiorentina missed out on the opportunity to take advantage of favorable results in the midweek round and dropped the ball against Frosinone, being held to a one-all draw. The Viola could have stepped into the top four. Instead, they were overtaken by Atalanta and Fiorentina.
Roma and José Mourinho are off to a terrible start, having collected just five points in the first six rounds. Their only win came against Empoli in a 7-0 drubbing. Genoa added to their misery with a commanding 4-1 success on Thursday night. The Special One never commenced this poorly.
Milan continue to make waves at the youth level. After poaching seasoned executive Vincenzo Vergine from Roma, they are putting together the plan to create their U-23 team. It would join Juventus and Atalanta in Serie C. The project is well in motion, although it'd create some small technical problems.
Benjamin Pavard took stock of his first month at Inter, spoke about his preferred role, and more in an interview: "“I spent seven years in Germany and felt it was time for a new challenge. Joining the Nerazzurri was an obvious choice. We share the same ambitions.”
While Juventus, Milan, Lazio and Napoli all collected routine wins, Inter suffered their first defeat of the season, as Sassuolo set the Scudetto race ablaze by beating a second Italian giant in the space of four days. So let's recap the most thrilling action from the midweek in our Tops and Flops from Serie A Round 6.
Giovanni Carnevali has denied speaking to interested suitors regarding a potential transfer for Armand Laurienté. The Frenchman, who has impressed since arriving from Lorient in 2022, is an undisputed starter for the Neroverdi, and his agent as well relayed Laurienté’s intention to stay put at the Mapei Stadium.
Pierre Emile Hojbjerg is more than an idea for Juventus, which will probably have to sign a new midfielder in January due to the Paul Pogba situation. His agent will be in Turin shortly to gauge their level of interest. They have been courting him for a while.
Inter defensive ace Francesco Acerbi has congratulated Sassuolo for doing something no other team has been successful since Manchester City back in July. Inter had last tasted defeat in the UEFA Champions League final, before the Neroverdi executed a two-goal comeback in the second-half to inflict the Nerazzurri’s first loss of the campaign.
Teun Koopmeiners decided the Verona contest with a strike to help Atalanta gain their first away victory of the season and enter the top four, waiting for Fiorentina’s result. The Dutchman was in demand in the summer, but La Dea didn’t really entertain the offers.
Paulo Dybala had a brace as Roma torched Empoli in a 7-0 romp, but he has been quiet in the other matches. His chemistry with Romelu Lukaku is a work in progress. Moreover, he’s not 100 percent due to an adductor injury that forced him to miss some time.