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The big news of the day for Serie A fans is that A.S. Roma will be the MLS All Star game opponent this year in Kansas City. See the less than thrilled reaction from Ben Gartland at The Daily Wiz as a sample of the reaction you’ll likely read on this news, which to me shows an unfortunate ignorance of Serie A soccer in some U.S. soccer circles.

Forza Italian Football runs down its top 10 goals of the Serie A season. Do you agree with the list, and what would you have added, moved, or subtracted?

Indonesian businessman and American sports team owner Erick Thohir is allegedly in negotiations with Inter Milan about purchasing the club and re-doing its business model, including moving it to a publicly traded company ala Manchester United. For American Serie A fans, the item of note is that he would also use his current soccer team, DC United, as a loan site for younger Inter players. Reactions from this side of the pond via Ben Bromley at Black and Red United.

The Guardian lists its top 50 football summer transfer targets with speculation as to who will acquire the players. You’ll never guess who is #1 (ok, you probably can).

The now sainted Sir Alex Ferguson told Paul Pogba before his move to Juventus not to play in Italy because,…find out more at Forza Italian Football.  Obviously Sir Alex was too busy yelling at officials to hear some of the things chanted at stadiums in England.

And now your transfer rumor of the day is again about everyone’s favorite starlet, Stevan Jovetic. This time it is The Express claiming Chelsea can’t afford Edinson Cavani so they will try to outbid Arsenal for the Viola striker. No mention of another nearby suitor who allegedly is lining up a similar bid……

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