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Napoli 's 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday was a disappointing result.
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We start today's transfer round-up from Serie A with Napoli . Rafael Benitez's side have been linked with a whole host of central midfielders this summer, but their pursuit was ended today after the capture of Villarreal's Jonathan de Guzman .
The two most expensive Manchester United acquisitions over the past 12 months - Juan Mata from Chelsea for 37.1 million and Ander Herrera two months ago from Athletic Bilbao for 29 million - may not have been wise investments as the foundations to allow these two Spaniards to play to their full abilities is not even in place yet at Old Trafford.
Athletic Bilbao grabbed a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie.
Gonzalo Higuain 's second half equaliser left the Champions League playoff tie between Napoli and Athletic Bilbao well poised at 1-1 ahead of next week's second leg.
The Gunners followed up a convincing victory against Manchester City in the Community Shield with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday in their opening Premier League game, in which Aaron Ramsey netted a late winner.
A campaign starts with an away trip to Genoa, Rafa Benitez's side begin to shape their destiny of their fledgling season as Athletic Bilbao arrive at the Such a high stakes tie is probably not what the former Liverpool boss would ideally want at this stage of preparation, with transfers still in the pipeline and peak form yet to be attained.
The Greek forward left Celtic at the end of last season and has since been linked with moves to Sevilla, Hamburg, Lokomotiv Moscow, Southampton, Besiktas, Lyon and, tentatively at least, a return to the Scottish champions.
The attacking midfielder from Cadiz has been on good form during the pre-season and is a promising alternative to Duda when taking free kicks Malaga's most recent forward signing, Luis Alberto, discussed the pre-season progress of his new team and explained how he has adapted into the squad in the past few weeks.
It is being reported in Italy that Juventus have fended off an approach for Fernando Llorente from Spanish side Valencia.
The Dutchman strode into Manchester United off the back of a superb World Cup, and immediately had media and fans swooning with his tactical mastery and magnificently blunt manner.
The English club is featuring at this stage for the seventh time in nine years and has won all 12 of its previous matches, maintaining its record of playing in every Champions League group stage since the 1998-99 season.
The 21-year-old attacker is wary of the threat posed by the Partenopei on the break but he is confident that having the second leg at home will work in the Basques' favour Iker Muniain has conceded that Athletic Bilbao could not have received a tougher draw in the Champions League play-offs but insisted that he cannot wait to face Napoli at the San ... (more)
According to the Spanish publication AS, Athletic Bilbao are planning on bringing in Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal if they achieve Champions League football.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 05:57 pm
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