Luciano Spalletti has issued the final squad list for the Ukraine game, where Italy will need to avoid losing to finish second and qualify for Euro 2024 directly without going through the playoff. The most notable exclusion is Domenico Berardi, who started against North Macedonia but had an underwhelming performance.
Marco Carnesecchi is a wanted man as, on top of Inter and Juventus, Roma have laid eyes on him as well. They have started inquiring ahead of a potential summer pursuit. The Giallorossi have the most urgent need of the lot. Rui Patricio is on an expiring contract.
Inter signed Davide Frattesi early last summer but then proceeded to bring in mostly foreigners and veterans. The brass wishes to acquire more young Italian talents and are eyeing a few high-profile ones. Despite signing Yann Sommer, the Nerazzurri are shortlisting young goalkeepers for the future.
Atalanta couldn’t find a way to score against Juventus despite pulling the strings, but they once again had a sturdy display. They kept their fifth clean sheet in the first seven matches, which had never happened in their history. La Dea gave up 48 goals in each of the last two seasons.
Wojciech Szczesny made it clear that he has only Juventus in his mind and that he’s not attracted by the Saudi sirens, unlike a host of players that moved there this summer: “I’ve already earned a lot during my career. I prefer fun challenges, like defending the Bianconeri posts."
The opening bid by Manchester United to lure André Onana was lower than what requested by Inter, but the negotiation will continue in the next few days. The Red Devils have identified some alternatives, but he’s their top priority for the role. The English giants tendered €40M plus €5M add-ons.
Wojciech Szczesny had a year automatically added to his Juventus contract in recent weeks, and he plans to see it out. The Bianconeri have been mildly linked to younger shot-stoppers in recent months, but a switch between the sticks doesn’t seem to be among their priorities.
ìJuventus have quietly prolonged the deal of starting goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. He’s now tied to them until 2025. The parties didn’t need to negotiate. His contract envisaged an automatic clause to tack on a year once he reached a threshold of appearances. The Pole has been in Turin since 2017.
Juventus want a new goalkeeper to arrive at the club within the next season, as Wojciech Szczesny enters the final year of his contract once the campaign finishes. And although substitute keeper Mattia Perin sees his deal expire in 2025, the Bianconeri are eager to sign new blood to man the posts.
Inter visited Empoli over the weekend, and deputy sporting director Dario Baccin was spotted speaking with Guglielmo Vicario on the sidelines before the match. The Italian goalkeeper is one of the primary candidates to replace André Onana, should he head to the Premier League, netting a big profit.
Michele Di Gregorio preserved the tie against Inter with multiple excellent saves before Luca Caldirola netted a late header, allowing Monza to claim all the three points. The goalkeeper is a product of the Nerazzurri’s youth academy. He cut his teeth for a long time before reaching Serie A.
With the next season already in mind, Roma are pondering goalkeeping reinforcements to arrive at the Stadio Olimpico come summer despite Rui Patricio’s contract at the club expiring in 2024.