MARTINEZ ON TARGET AGAINST ITALY

Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez wrecked havoc on the Italy defence as he helped Argentina win the Finnalisima. Martinez scored one goal and provided an assist as Argentina thrashed Italy 3-0 to win the Finnalisima. The latest Finnalisima was contested by the reigning Copa America champions (Argentina) and the reigning European champions (Italy).

TOTTENHAM TO RIVAL JUVE FOR AS ROMA WINGER THIS SUMMER

In a recent report, Calciomercato stated that Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Juventus for AS Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo. It is believed that Spurs are eyeing a move to land the Italian wide player during this summer transfer period. Zaniolo is having a decent campaign at the Stadio Olympico as he has performed at a high level on the right side of Roma’s attack. The 22-year-old has registered seven goals and eight assists in 36 matches for the Italian outfit this season in all competitions.

The Massa-born talent has performed well to average 2.6 shots, 1.0 key passes and 2.2 dribbles per game in Serie A. He has even been careful when interchanging possession with his teammates in the final third, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 77.4% in the top tier of Italian football (stats via whoscored).

JUVENTUS EYEING RASPADORI AS DYBALA REPLACEMENT

Italian football outfit Juventus have made Giacomo Raspadori their priority transfer target ahead of this summer. This is according to the newest reports from the stables of Italian publication La Gazzettadello Sport which revealed that Juventus officials have already initiated talks with his agent. It was revealed that Sassuolo attacker Raspadori has been identified as the replacement from Dybala at Italian football giants Juventus.

UCL: INZAGHI SET TO CHANGE ATTACK

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi is said to be seriously thinking about changing his attacking line-up for the Champions League clash with Premier League outfit Liverpool. The two teams at Anfield on Tuesday for the second leg of their last 16 tie having played each other at the San Sirothree weeks ago in what was the first leg.

OLD LADY WINLESS IN THREE GAMES

Juventus are now without a win in three matches in all competitions after they recorded another 1-1 draw at the end of the first half of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) round of 16 tie with Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal. The Old Lady started their run of three winless games with the 1-1 draw at the home of Atalanta in the Italian Serie A after they needed a goal from Brazil international Danilo in stoppage time to secure a point against La Dea. The Italian football giants made it two games without a win following the 1-1 home draw with Torino in the Turin Derby played on Friday night as far as the Serie A is concerned.

INTER IN TALKS TO SIGN MIDFIELDER

Italian football giants Inter Milan are in talks to sign Sassuolo midfielder DavideFrattesi. This is according to the report from Italian football publication Calciomercato which stated that the Italian champions have a plan in their bid to sign Frattesi from fellow Italian football top flight team Sassuolo. It was revealed that the Nerazzurihave a concrete plan in their quest to bag the player's signature.

Frattesi has been one of the best players at Sassuolo this season. The 22-year-old has four goals plus two assists in 20 appearances for his team. The Italian midfielder scored one of the goals as Sassuolorecord a 2-1 win over Juventus.Frattesi helped Sassuolo beat the Old Lady when the two teams met in October.

NAPOLI KEEN ON SIGNING TUANZEBE

Italian football club Napoli are reportedly keen to sign Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe during this winter transfer window. This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian football media. It was disclosed that Napoli see Tuanzebe as the man to replace Greek international Kostas Manolas at the club. Tuanzebe is currently on a season-long loan deal at Villa from parent club Manchester United, while Manolas has left Napoli to return to Greek football in the colours of Olympiakos.

ROMA HANDED EL SHAARAWY BLOW

Italian football capital club AS Roma have reportedly been handed a major blow on the injury following the injury to Italian international winger Stephan El Shaarawy. It has been reported that the player suffered a calf injury during the Italian Serie A clash with hosts Bologna on Wednesday and that the injury might rule him out until the end of the month.

Multiple reports from the Italian media are reporting that the winger could miss out on the next three weeks due to abovementioned calf injury. AS Roma had to replace El Shaarawy in the second half of the league outing with fellow Italian football side Bologna after he sustained a calf injury.

JUVENTUS DUO OUT OF FIORENTINA CLASH

Italian football giants Juventus will have to navigate their Serie A clash with Fiorentina without the duo of Mattia De Scglio and Moise Kean due to injury. While De Scglio and Kean will miss the Italian Serie A clash with Fiorentina at home on Saturday evening, Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri has been boosted with the return of star players Paolo Dybala and Federico Chiesa to full fitness. Dybala and Chiesa are expected to start as part of a 4-4-2 formation for Italian football giants Juventus.

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