Despite a strong start to the season, the future of Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus hangs in the balance. His contract runs out in 2025. Top teams don’t usually start a season with a lame-duck coach. He won’t stay without an extension. He’s currently the highest-paid coach.
Ivan Provedel hasn’t been as good as in the past campaign so far, but he has built up enough of a reputation since moving to Lazio to draw the attention of major clubs such as, for instance, Manchester United. They aren't satisfied with André Onana’s showings after a large investment.
Giuseppe Marotta has commented on his contract extension with Inter till 2027 and more in an interview: “There’s no regret because it was a positive performance. We gave continuity to our recent past. It’s a good omen to fight for an important objective."
Benoit Badiashile was the most recent addition to the Milan shortlist for the defense following Pierre Kalulu’s major thigh injury. The Frenchman recently made his seasonal debut and had a few blunders against Newcastle United, as Chelsea lost 1-4. The Rossoneri want him on loan with an option to buy.
Juventus have taken an interest in Georgyi Sudakov and are concocting a plan for January, but the talent is in high demand, as Arsenal, Barcelona, and a few other sides are tracking him as well. The competition fuels Shakhtar Donetsk’s requests, complicating the Bianconeri's plans.
Inter have been keeping tabs on Piotr Zielinski, whose Napoli contract runs out at the end of the season. They had new contacts with his camp to learn about the cost of the potential addition. Even though he’d eventually join them in a Bosman move the signing would still be pretty expensive.
Napoli were successful in a difficult road game in the first game with Walter Mazzarri on the bench, as they eked it out versus Atalanta thanks to a late misplaced pass by Marco Carnesecchi and Elijf Elmas’ finish on a feed by Victor Osimhen.
Bologna might add a striker in January, and they are interested in Roma’s Sardar Azmoun, who hasn’t played much so far at Roma. While they plot to keep Joshua Zirkzee, they could move on from his backup Sidney Van Hooijdonk. The two forwards would also be able to team up.
The Lazio brass hasn’t come out to publicly defend Maurizio Sarri after his latest outburst, but they have done it behind the scenes. Director Angelo Fabiani spoke with the squad on Sunday after the dismal loss to Salernitana. Claudio Lotito was more incendiary in some private remarks.
The strong performances have quieted the chatter and the criticism around Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll remain at the helm long-term. Corriere dello Sport’s director Ivan Zazzaroni stated that the gaffer would leave at the end of the season.
Lautaro Martinez delivered again in the Derby d’Italia, scoring his 13th Serie A goal of the season. He’s running away in the capocannoniere chart. His haul in this calendar year is equally impressive. He has hit the net 27 times in 2023 and is eyeing an Inter record.
Even though Maurizio Sarri threatened to quit following the latest loss against Salernitana, it doesn’t look like there’ll be changes on the Lazio bench in the near future. But it’s possible the coach and the club will part ways at the end of the season if the results aren’t satisfactory.