Roma are one of the many sides intrigued by Radu Dragusin, but Genoa have no intention of selling him in January, while Lorenzo Pirola should be a more attainable target. While Albert Gudmundsson extended his contract to quash any chatter, the defender has yet to do so.
The Coppa Italia round of 16 began tonight in Rome as Lazio hosted Genoa. Matteo Guendouzi met a Luca Pellegrini cross after 5 minutes and finished neatly into the corner. This proved to be the only goal of the game as the Biancocelesti won 1-0 and Guendouzi got his first Lazio goal.
Inter elected to keep Stefano Sensi in the squad following an encouraging season at Monza, especially health-wise, as he managed to avoid injuries for the most part. However, he has played very little so far. He could be on the move in January. A few smaller teams are interested in his services.
Milan are expected to be very busy in January to amend their previous mistakes and remedy their ongoing sticky patch. The Rossoneri will try to sign a new striker and they won’t stop there. Jonathan David and Serhou Guirassy are the leading candidates, but there are some difficulties in both cases.
Roma are dealing with plenty of issues in the back and are the latest Serie A team tipped to have Jakub Kiwior in their crosshairs. The Pole was recently linked to Milan, which also have a void to fill in the back. He’s director Tiago Pinto’s favorite target for the position.
Reggiana defender Alessandro Marcandalli is a prime target for Milan to boost their defensive future. The 21-year-old stopper is currently on loan in Serie B from Genoa. Milan have taken a keen interest in bolstering their backline as Stefano Pioli suffers the onset of injury upon injury in his camp.
Genoa are on the precipice of a monumental contract renewal, as they have reached an agreement with Albert Gudmundsson. He’ll be rewarded for his massive contribution, as he has scored 5 goals in the first 12 matches. He’s been particularly essential with Mateo Retegui on the mend with a knee injury.
Albert Gudmundsson is one of the biggest revelations of the Serie A season, and Roma and Tottenham are among the sides tracking him. The Icelandic speed demon has bagged 5 goals in 11 appearances so far. Genoa are in a good spot to decide what to do with him.
Claudio Ranieri is finally seeing some positive results in Sardinia, with a second straight win in Serie A now lifting the Isolani marginally above the drop zone. He is ready to lead his team into safety, as the league table takes shape. He addressed Juventus' Scudetto chances.
The full Coppa Italia Round of 16 fixtures have been revealed after the final leg of matches were played out on Thursday night. Several fantastic match-ups and interesting tactical encounters are set to take place next month. Parma shocked Lecce with a 4-2 victory, thus setting up a clash against Fiorentina.
As Alberto Gilardino prepares to welcome Reggiana to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the Coppa Italia Second Round, ex-Azzurri teammate Alessandro Nesta is excited about the prospect of qualifying through, since it will pitch his side against former club Lazio in the last 16.
Gian Piero Gasperini responded to the accusations about his coaching style and dished on Genoa ahead of the meeting with his former club in an interview: “Those words were accentuated by the media. Atalanta have ruffled some feathers in the last few years."