According to Football Italia, Chelsea could agree a £17.5m deal with Juventus for Daniele Rugani. The 23-year-old has an uncertain future with the Old Lady and could be on the move this summer after Rugani’s agent Davide Torchia had a meeting with Juventus director Fabio Paratici. Rugani joined Juventus from Empoli in 2015 and has […]
Category: Serie A
Serie A (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛːrje ˈa]), also called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by TIM, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, but a new league, the Lega Serie A, was created for the 2010–11 season. Serie A is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical national league.
Serie A is the world’s second-strongest national league according to IFFHS and has produced the highest number of European Cup finalists: Italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record 27 different occasions, winning the title 12 times. Serie A is ranked fourth among European leagues according to UEFA’s league coefficient, behind La Liga, the Bundesliga, the Premier League and ahead of Ligue 1, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League during the last five years. Serie A led the UEFA ranking from 1986 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999.
In its current format, the Italian Football Championship was revised from having regional and interregional rounds, to a single-tier league from the 1929–30 season onwards. The championship titles won prior to 1929 are officially recognised by FIGC with the same weighting as titles that were subsequently awarded. However, the 1945–46 season, when the league was played over two geographical groups due to the ravages of WWII, is not statistically considered, even if its title is fully official. All the winning teams are recognised with the title of Campione d’Italia (“Champion of Italy”), which is ratified by the Lega Serie A before the start of the next edition of the championship.
The league hosts three of the world’s most famous clubs as Juventus, Milan and Internazionale, all founding members of the G-14, a group which represented the largest and most prestigious European football clubs since 2000 to 2008, being the first two cited also founding members of its successive organisation, European Club Association (ECA). More players have won the coveted Ballon d’Or award while playing at a Serie A club than any other league in the world – although Spain’s La Liga has the highest total number of Ballon d’Or winners including the FIFA Ballon d’Or. Juventus, Italy’s most successful club of the 20th century and the most successful Italian team, is tied for fourth in Europe and eighth in the world with the most official international titles.
The club is also the only one in the world to have won all possible official continental competitions and the world title. Milan is joint third club for official international titles won in the world, with 18. Internazionale, following their achievements in the 2009–10 season, became the first Italian team to have achieved a treble. Juventus, Milan and Inter, along with Roma, Fiorentina, Lazio and Napoli, are known as the Seven Sisters of Italian football.
According to Sky in Italy, Chelsea are in talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Stefan Savic. The 27-year-old has become a regular with the Rojiblancos since joining in 2015 from Fiorentina. Chelsea are looking to bolster their backline as the future of David Luiz is unknown. Luiz had a fallout with manager Antonio Conte last […]
According to Calcio Napoli, Manchester City could agree a £59m deal with Napoli for Jorginho. Manager Pep Guardiola is keen to sign the Brazilian-born Italian international to bolster the midfield next season after Yaya Toure left the club at the end of his contract this summer. Jorginho has contributed 20 goals in 160 appearances for […]
According to Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea could agree a deal with Inter Milan for Mauro Icardi if they appoint former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach this summer. Antonio Conte remains in charge, but he could be leaving the club in the coming weeks after a disappointing second season. The 25-year-old joined […]
According to Di Marzio, Arsenal could agree a £22m deal with Sampdoria for midfielder Dennis Praet, with the 24-year-old ‘in talks’ with the Gunners. Praet’s agent is reported to have held discussions over an exit from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, but Arsenal have competition from Juventus, AS Roma and Inter Milan for his signature. The […]
According to Caden Ser and Il Messaggero, Chelsea could pay £35m + Alvaro Morata to agree a deal with Inter Milan for striker Mauro Icardi. The Blues could let the Spanish international leave this summer as he greatly struggled for form in his debut season. Icardi might be the one to replace him. Morata joined […]
According to the Guardian, new Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants the Gunners to agree a deal for Stephan Lichtsteiner. The 34-year-old is out of contract with Juventus this summer and will be available on a free transfer. Arsenal are keen on procuring his signature. Lichtsteiner confirmed his exit from Juve to Mediaset earlier this month, […]
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal could agree a £26m deal with AS Roma for midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 21-year-old has only spent a year back at the Stadio Olimpico but his fine form in his debut season has led to a lot of interest in his signature – Juventus have also been linked. Pellegrini re-joined […]
According to Sky Italia, Chelsea could agree a deal with AC Milan for Alvaro Morata, with the Spanish striker struggling in his debut season at Stamford Bridge. The 25-year-old was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad and reportedly wants out of Chelsea to resurrect his career in Italy. Morata joined the Blues from Real […]
According to The S*n, Manchester City could agree a part-exchange deal including Oleksandr Zinchenko with Napoli for midfielder Jorginho this summer. The 26-year-old is on Pep Guardiola’s radar, among many other clubs’, but his reported £52m asking price might be too steep for the Sky Blues. Jorginho joined Napoli from Hellas Verona in 2014 and […]