KEITA READY TO LEAVE LAZIO, MILAN PREPARES OFFER

AC Milan is preparing to sign Keita Balde Diao, Lazio talented midfielder with Keita also having expressed his intention to leave the club.


As the January transfer window opens next year, AC Milan’s coach, Vincenzo Montella, hopes to make some new additions to his squad, especially in the positions of a centre midfielder and a winger.

He has also expressed readiness to part with Carlos Bacca, in order to make sure the signing of Keita is successful.

There is a sort of strained relationship with Keita and Lazio, and during the club’s Christmas dinner recently, he had walked out at the time president Claude Lotito was getting ready to deliver his speech.

For Keita who would feature in January’s African Cup of Nations, he has been hoping for a significant increase in his pay, but it seems like Lazio will not be willing to offer him anything more than €1.5 million a season. Continue reading KEITA READY TO LEAVE LAZIO, MILAN PREPARES OFFER

Lazio Team Has Several Changes Coming About

If we turn to the news of Lazio, the appointment of Marcelo Biesla as their new coach comes in as fresh news from their stable.


The coach who had formerly coached Argentina has agreed to join this Serie A team. Biesla would be arriving in Rome on Saturday when the contract terms would be signed up for. He has been looking for his next assignment since the time he left Marseilles last season. Lazio has confirmed that the appointment is final. With lengthy negotiations the former manager of Argentina has decided to come on board.

He is arriving at the Italian capital this weekend in order to sign on his next assignment. SS Lazio would be taking him on and his staff and they will be in Rome shortly. He has been the target of several other teams like Swansea and West Ham. He was also linked to be returning to Argentina to coach the national team. This was a post that is not new to him, having coached the national side for six years, from 1998 till 2004. His first spell will begin with Italian football now. Till now he has managed teams in his homeland, Spain as well as Mexico.
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JUVE CHASE VILLA

Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta has said that the club are not looking to bring in a striker like the Barcelona forward David Villa because he does not fit into the style of the club. The 30-year-old Barcelona forward recently returned to action after eight months out with the tibia fracture. He has been linked with a move away from the club due to the presence of many players similar to him. Juventus have been reported as one of the possible destinations for the former Valencia striker. However, the chief of the Italian club, Giuseppe Marotta today confirmed that David Villa is not one of the players on the transfer targets for the club.

This is because David Villa is not the kind of striker that they are looking to sign at the moment. Giuseppe Marotta has said that Juventus are only interested in bringing a target man, who can hold the ball up. They were linked with the former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, but were unable to secure him. The 57-year-old has said that players like Edin Dzeko, Fernando Llorente, and Cavani are the players they are looking to sign before the end of the transfer window.

“I can rule out any interest or negotiations for David Villa. He is a great player, but not the type we are looking for. We want a striker in the style of Edinson Cavani or Llorente, who are our primary targets along with Edin Dzeko,” said Giuseppe Marotta in a recent interview. Juventus are the overwhelming favourites to lift the league title this season. This is due to the problems faced by the competitors like AC Milan, who have lost a number of key players over the summer. Juventus, meanwhile, have strengthened in a number of different positions and will be formidable.

Juevntus Draw Closer

Juventus had a perfect chance to close the gap on leaders Lazio and they utilised the opportunity perfectly by winning their game in hand against Palermo 3-0. The spectacular win puts them level on points with Lazio at the top of the Italian Serie A table. It comes as a major blow for Lazio who had been hoping for something of a miracle from Palermo. Juventus are still undefeated in the season so far, having played 10 games, and in spite of Lazio’s good form, they have struggled to match the Old Lady match for match.

This week they could only draw against Napoli. The 0-0 means that they were unable to take advantage of the problems Juventus have been having recently, where they have struggled to break down the opposition. Juventus broke their run of draws with the win over Palermo, putting Juventus ahead in the table by virtue of having played a fewer number of games. Once Juventus win their game in hand, they would move three points clear of Lazio. Pirlo scored one of the majestic free kicks he has always been known for to help Juventus recorded the impressive 3-0 win over Palermo.

The result is of extreme importance given that Lazio will be facing Juventus in their next match. However, it will undoubtedly be Lazio who head into the tie with the advantage, given that they are at home. Also, they have been undefeated in their last five matches, which is sure to give them great confidence back at the Stadio Olimpico.

Despite having a strike force where both of them are more than 30 years old, Lazio seem to be doing extremely well at the art of scoring goals – Cissé may have scored only one goal in his 11 appearances, but Miroslav Klose has scored six goals scored far.

Italian Serie A – Juventus Rise to Second Place

Article by Ally White

The 27-times champion of Serie A, Juventus, has climbed to the second spot of the table in the Lega Calcio by defeating Reggina 4-0 on Saturday. With this win Juventus added three more points to the table, having a total of 27 points. For its part, Milan was defeated by Palermo 3-1 and lost its second spot due to goal difference against Juve. This is also the victory number eight on 14 matches at Serie A for Juve, which currently holds a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 3 ties in the Serie A.

In Saturday’s game Juventus played in an amazing way and broke Reggina’s defense into pieces. Camaronesi scored the first goal to put up Juve in the game. Later, Amauri and Chiellini scored another two great goals and finally Del Piero ended the massacre at minute 74 with a penalty; which also became his 250th of his professional career at Juventus and also his 50th penalty with the club.

On the other hand, Coach Ranieri is very delighted with the team’s performance and expressed that he will like to see his team playing consistently that way the whole season. However, he knows this only can be accomplished by working hard mentally and physically with his players. Ranieri recognize that Milan and Inter are the favorites for the Serie A title, but he desires to make things difficult for the two teams and maybe battle for the title if his team keeps pace. Even so, he doesn’t want to make arguments about getting the title, he just wants his team to play at the top of their abilities.

“We want to improve on our third-placed finish last season. Juve will not give up a millimetre in the race for the Scudetto” said Ranieri. He also added that Inter, as the title holders, are the ones with the pressure to win. “Inter and Milan have to win the title, whereas our role is to cause them all sorts of trouble. Anything more is a bonus,” said the coach of Juventus.

Juventus definitely is playing great football this season and it’s having a great moment in the league right now. Unquestionably, Del Piero is making a great contribution to the team with his great offense attack and the return of Camaronesi has also given balance in the midfield; as well, the contribution of Buffon as the goalkeeper helping at defense has made the team more confident of their capacity.

The next match of Juve will be against Lecce on December 6th. Lecce is currently 16th in the table with 13 points and they are getting prepared to the battle. Juve for its part will want to keep pace with Inter and win this game. This victory would be a very important one for Juventus, due to the fact that if Inter lose or tie their next game against Lazio, Juve will have the chance to get closer to the Inter’s first spot. We hope to have a great football weekend with the next Italian Serie A fixtures.

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