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Robert Hay On June - 13 - 2013

Five-A-Day Football News Thursday June One-Three

Bloomberg Sports yesterday released their “Football Power Index”, a ranking system they created that uses a 100 point scale to identify the 50 best players in the world. For Serie A fans, Andrea Pirlo comes in at #5 with Giorgio Chiellini (#7) and Marek Hamsik (#8) also in the top ten. All told, eleven Serie A players made the list. See the list HERE and explanation HERE

AS Roma confirmed yesterday that Rudi Garcia will be their manager next season, and Julian De Martinis breaks down the hire and what Roma fans can expect from the former Lille head man.

In an interview with UEFA, Inter forward Diego Milito dishes on the players he admires most, why he likes playing in Serie A, and which team he finds the most difficult opponent. The summary is link to above at Forza Italian football

On the same site, we see the follow-up to a previous story we had in this column. Watford has taken on three more Udinese players for next year, despite considerations in the English FA to change the loan rules.

Fiorentina continue to be active in the transfer market as they Reached an agreement with Malaga to sign Joaquin Sanchez Rodriguez (but you can call him Joaquin). The former Spanish international adds to the Viola’s strike force, one which likely will lose Jovetic but could gain Mario Gomez and Giuseppe Rossi. Jack Sargeant has the story

Transfer rumour of the Day - DO we have a bidding war? According to The Mirror, Arsenal are monitoring Manchester City’s bids on AC Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy and could possible make a surprise bid. Call me skeptical but a fun read nonetheless.

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