Italian football is seeing more of footballers who have earlier plied their trade in England in the Premier League and the growth is widening day by day. With Arsenal's out of favour German international Lukas Podolski joining Inter Milan on loan in the January transfer window, another castaway player was forced to find Italian pastures in playing in the Serie A.
The first Milan derby of the season provides Roberto Mancini with his first test on his return to Inter while Lazio host leaders Juventus looking for the win that could boost the title chances of city rivals Roma.
Manchester United`s past and future collided as debutant James Wilson scored twice in a 3-1 win over Hull City on Tuesday that marked the end of stalwart Nemanja Vidic`s Old Trafford career and set tongues wagging about Ryan Giggs.
Speculations are rife that Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal would offer Manchester United veteran and current interim boss Ryan Giggs a senior position on his coaching staff if the Dutchman is named the new manager of the club.
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir hailed the capture of Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic but hinted on Thursday that the club`s rebuilding could continue with a summer clear-out of ageing stock.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will leave the Premier League club at the end of the season, flagging a move abroad and signalling a possible break-up of Alex Ferguson`s last great team at Old Trafford.