There were many story lines this Sunday that involved the transfer period. Let’s start in Torino, where Immobile continues to score, and now Dortmund is truly ready to spend at least 20 million euro to buy all of his rights (he is co owned by Juve and Torino). Torino’s president Cairo hopes to keep him and will soon meet with Juve, but it will be a soap opera. In Cagliari, Cellino is considering giving the coaching job back to Lopez next week, since he discovered him and his period of “punishment” is now over. But current coach Pulga wouldn’t accept being the vice coach again, he wants a chance to coach team on his own after achieving 7 points in 3 matches.
There is a lot going on at Lazio: Reja swears the club will keep Candreva, but they need to resolve the co ownership with Udinese, Juve remains very interested in case Candreva leaves Italy’s capital. What about Milan? Seedorf expects to be the coach next season, but his destiny appears to have been decided. Even yesterday’s episode was unique: I can’t remember a Milan coach who decided to speak publicly without agreeing to do so with the club before hand. He would need an endorsement from Berlusconi, who is willing to speak about every subject except for Clarence’s future, a silence that seems tactical. The last story line involves Cristante who was in the stands in Bergamo with his agent Riso: Atalanta is amongst the team’s interested in Milan’s midfielder, he could replace either Cigarini or Baselli. If Boskov were here he would say:”The deal is done when the contract is signed”, ciao Vuja
Article by Gianluca Di Marzio for Calciomercato.com, translated by David Amoyal