Former England manager gives his views on Serie A title race next seaon

The former England head coach feels that Inter Milan would be tough to beat with AC Milan and Juventus still in their rebuilding phases under new managers.

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While Inter Milan is prepared to defend its Scudetto, former AC Milan and Juventus manager Fabio Capello thinks his previous teams would need time to assemble their teams. In an article published in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Capello evaluated the 2024–25 championship race and stated that he still thinks the Nerazzurri are the favorites.

He wrote that, “The hunt for Inter is officially open. Yesterday, in fact, the first among the so-called “contenders” of the Nerazzurri, Milan, kicked off the 2024-25 season, with the presentation of the new coach Paulo Fonseca. The hot topic in the Rossoneri house remains, however, always that of the center forward. Having said goodbye to Olivier Giroud, who will arrive? The Portuguese coach said “a 9 capable of playing especially in the last 30 meters, even without spaces.”

The former England manager also spoke about the potential signings of Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku to AC Milan. He said, "The Spaniard has some more associative qualities, while the Belgian has significant physicality in the penalty area. Both have goals in their feet and are accustomed to wearing important shirts like the red and black one. It's too early to say that Milan will match Inter solely with the acquisition of an excellent center-forward. Teams are still in construction, some have changed their technical direction, and others are still uncertain about their market moves. In Milan's case, which hasn't announced any signings yet, both things are true."

Fabio Capello warns Juventus to not sell Federico Chiesa

Juventus is cautioned by Fabio Capello not to transfer Matias Soulé to Roma, but he would not be shocked to see Federico Chiesa trade places with Tammy Abraham or Stephan El Shaarawy. According to Italian reports, Roma and Juventus have been reported discussing a number of players for a possible trade. The Old Lady is keeping an eye on Tammy Abraham and El Shaarawy, but the Giallorossi's main objective is Federico Chiesa.

The former AC Milan manager said, “I’d be surprised to see Del Piero join Roma or Totti move to Juventus, but any other swap deal is not surprising. Times have changed. I am convinced that Abraham has the potential to do something more. It could be a good idea for Juventus, but it depends on how Motta wants to manage Dusan Vlahovic and, in general, the attack. Reinforcements must be agreed with the coach. Chiesa can do well at any club; he dribbles past opponents and he has intensity.”

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