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They surprised everyone by finishing in mid-table last year. Lacking the element of surprise or talented tactician Marco Giampaolo, the Bianconeri might have to battle to the bitter end to guarantee another survival.

Goal: Survival
Prediction: Problems scoring goals may prove fatal

Players In:
1  GK Gianluca Pagliuca (from Bologna) 
4  DF Marco Pecorari (on loan from Lecce) 
7  MF Gaetano Fontana (from Napoli) 
9  FW Michele Paolucci (on loan from Juventus) 
18  MF Simone Pesce (from Sassari Torres) 
21  MF Viktor Boudianski (co-ownership from Juventus) 
22  DF Gaetano Vastola (return from Salernitana) 
23  DF Riccardo Corallo (return from Cremonese) 
27  MF Paolo Zanetti (from Empoli) (co-ownership) 
31  DF Paolo Foglio (from Siena) 
32  DF Vasile Valentin Nastase (from Bologna) 
41  MF Fabio Pecchia (from Bologna) 
77    Oliver Nsiabamfumu (from Rennais) 
--  DF Aleksandar Lukovic (from Red Star Belgrade) 
-  FW Thomas Job (co-ownership from U.C. Sampdoria) 
-  GK Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos (A.S. Roma) (free transfer) 
  MF Davide Raffaello (from Latina) 
  MF Stefano Guberti (from Sassari Torres) 
-  FW Edgars Gauracs (from FK Dižvanagi Rezekne) 
-  FW Marco Delvecchio (from Parma) (free transfer)
Players Out:
4  MF Alessandro Moro (return to U.S. Foggia, to Udinese) 
9  FW Marco Ferrante 
10  MF Nicolás Córdova (return to Livorno) 
11  MF Alfredo Cariello (return to Chievo Verona) 
13  DF Francesco Carbone (return to Chievo Verona, to Frosinone) 
14  MF Roberto Guana (to Palermo) 
15  DF Daniele Adani (to Empoli F.C.) 
16  DF Gianluca Comotto (return to AS Roma) 
17  MF Pasquale Foggia (return to AC Milan) 
18  MF Andrea Parola (to Sampdoria) 
19  FW Igor Budan (return to Palermo) 
24  DF Massimo Paci (return to Genoa, to Parma) 
28  GK Ferdinando Coppola (to AC Milan) 
51  GK Carlo Zotti (return to AS Roma) 
53  DF Maurizio Lauro (to Cesena) 
55  MF Domenico Cristiano (Rimini) 
80  DF Maurizio Domizzi (return to Sampdoria, to Napoli) 
88  MF Riccardo Bonetto (return to Empoli, to S.S. Lazio) 
99  FW Fabio Quagliarella (return to Udinese, to Sampdoria)