They are title contenders after the Calciopoli decision, but haven’t added much to their squad during the summer transfer season, and Mirko Vucinic and David Pizarro are the only noteworthy signings. Manager Luciano Spalletti and Francesco Totti deny that the Giallorossi are Scudetto aspirants, but they will try to improve on last season’s achievement and at least hope for Champions League football.
Goal: Scudetto win
Prediction: A third place finish
Players In: GK Julio Sergio (from América) (free transfer) MF Max Tonetto (from Sampdoria) (free transfer) MF Edgar Álvarez (from Peñarol) (€1.5m) MF Ricardo Faty (from Strasbourg) (€360K) DF Marco Cassetti (from Lecce) (€1.5m, co-ownership deal) MF David Pizarro (from Internazionale) (€6.5m, co-ownership deal) DF Gilberto Martinez (on loan from Brescia) DF Rodrigo Defendi (on loan from Tottenham) FW Mirko Vucinic (on loan from Lecce) Players Out: DF Cesare Bovo (to Palermo) (co-ownership resolved in favour of Palermo) MF Gaetano D'Agostino (to Udinese via Messina) GK Ivan Pelizzoli (to Reggina) (co-ownership resolved in favour of Reggina) FW Alessandro Tulli (co-ownership to Lecce) (€0.5m) FW Daniele Corvia (to Siena) (50% of contract sold in co-ownership deal) FW Mido (to Tottenham) (€6.75m) DF Leandro Cufré (to Monaco) (€4m) MF Olivier Dacourt (to Inter) (free transfer) MF Damiano Tommasi (to Levante) (free transfer) GK Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos (to Ascoli) (free transfer) MF Houssine Kharja (to Ternana) (end loan)