The Rosanero remain frustratingly inconsistent, but a good finish to last year lets the Sicilians make another attempt at a UEFA Cup spot. Their defence was diluted after selling Fabio Grosso and Christian Terlizzi but Aimo Diana, Mark Bresciano and Amauri are quality acquisitions.
Goal: A Champions League qualifying spot, or at least a UEFA Cup position
Prediction: They should at least grab a UEFA Cup spot
Players In: DF Cesare Bovo (from AS Roma) (co-ownership resolved in favour of Palermo) MF Mark Bresciano (from Parma) MF Mattia Cassani (from Hellas Verona) DF Hernàn Paolo Dellafiore (from Treviso and Inter) MF Aimo Diana (from Sampdoria) GK Alberto Fontana (from Chievo Verona) MF Roberto Guana (from Ascoli) MF Gianni Munari (from Hellas Verona) (co-ownership) MF Francesco Parravicini (from Fiorentina) (co-ownership) DF Marco Pisano (from Sampdoria) MF Fábio Simplício (from Parma) DF Ciro Capuano (from Bologna) FW Amauri (from Chievo Verona) Players Out: 32 DF Pietro Accardi (to Sampdoria) 24 GK Mariano Gonzalo Andújar (return to Huracán) FW Piero Balistreri (return from Melfi, on loan to Cremonese) 8 MF Simone Barone (to Torino) 6 MF Massimo Bonanni (return from Lazio, to Sampdoria) FW Igor Budan (on loan to Parma) MF Maurizio Ciaramitaro (on loan to Parma) MF Luca Conean (on loan to Cremonese) 46 MF Andrea Gasbarroni (to Parma via Juventus) 11 DF Fabio Grosso (to Inter ) 99 GK Matteo Guardalben (return from Parma F.C., to Vicenza Calcio) 13 GK Cristiano Lupatelli (return to Fiorentina) 26 FW Stephen Ayodele Makinwa (to Lazio) 7 MF Salvatore Masiello (co-ownership renewed with Udinese) 22 MF Massimo Mutarelli (to Lazio) 9 FW Simone Pepe (co-ownership renewed with Udinese, on loan to Cagliari) 18 MF Mario Alberto Santana (to Fiorentina) GK Nicola Santoni (return from Brescia, loaned to Spezia) 23 DF Christian Terlizzi (to Sampdoria) 23 FW Denis Godeas (to Chievo) 19 MF Mariano Nicolás González (on loan to Internazionale) 25 DF Kewullay Conteh (on loan to Atalanta) 77 DF Leandro Rinaudo (on loan to Siena) MF Paul Constantin Codrea (to Siena)