During the previous 2015-16 season of the Italian League Serie A, Napoli was one of the only clubs that truly managed to compete and stay at the same level as Juventus.
Napoli ultimately had to settle with the 2nd
place as Juventus won the Serie A for another successive season but it was still a memorable and impressive season for Napoli.
Napoli has not been doing so impressively in this 2016-17 season as they are currently positioned at the 6th spot with 24 points collected from their 13 opening league matches and rumors have been emerging linking the Italian club with a number of players that might be signed during the approaching winter transfer window.
If Napoli wants to continue competing for a top spot of the Italian League, a few signings could be what they need to get things rolling.
One of the players that has been rumored to be in the radar of Napoli is Chelsea’s Kurt Zuoma who has not been able to make a single league appearance for the Premier League club in this season due to a knee injury which has kept him out of action for around 1 year but he is believed to be almost fully recovered. Continue reading Napoli is being linked with a number of potential winter targets
AC Milan continue to struggle for consistency in their performances, but they managed to get a 2-0 win over San Lorenzo in a friendly match.
This was one of the friendlies organised by the team in order to keep the players fit. The lack of any form of European football this season means that Milan play only one game per week. This is perfectly normal for clubs with a smaller squad, but not for a club like Milan. Further, the friendly matches proved the club with some form of revenue to compensate for the lack of up to £ 30 million available for appearing in the Champions League group stages.
Milan started the season extremely well, but they have not won in the last three league matches. This has pushed them to seventh in the table, although they remain in contention for the top three places. The club are up against Sampdoria this weekend before they take on arch rivals Inter Milan after the international break. These two matches will determine the competitive nature of the team going into the winter break. Midfielder Nigel de Jong has backed manager Inzaghi to turn the situation around, while he says that the former striker is not to blame for the club’s poor form.
“We didn’t have a good game against Palermo, but we must believe in our objective which could be third or fourth place.We must believe in our game, we win and lose together, we’re not looking for people to blame.We must improve in attack. It’s not Inzaghi’s fault if we lose a match, even if he did take responsibility. We must work a lot this week to stay on our path.We travel to Genoa (where they will next face Sampdoria) with confidence, even if it will be hard there,” said de Jong.