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Some interesting comments from super agent Mino Raiola about the business done this summer by Italy’s biggest clubs:

“Inter had an intelligent transfer campaign, but one with the handbrake on.

“Juventus at a certain point hit the brakes on the market. It’s not necessarily true that spending €120m is a good idea, because you might not necessarily get the most suitable players for that money.

“Napoli play football appreciated all over the world, that is obvious and everywhere I go, colleagues ask me about them.

“Milan? I’ve got nothing personal against Fassone and Mirabelli, I just don’t believe in their project.”

Ciro Immobile scored a hat trick as AC Milan’s new-look side were humbled 4-1 by Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in a game delayed for an hour by torrential rain.

A team featuring expensive summer signings including Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia and Ricardo Rodriguez just about held their own until Italy striker Immobile scored a 38th-minute penalty following Franck Kessie’s foul on Luis Alberto.

Immobile’s second, from a Senad Lulic cross only four minutes later, rocked Milan, who were hapless after the break as Marco Parolo set up Immobile to complete his treble before the latter played in Luis Alberto for the fourth.

Inter director Piero Ausilio reveals the only centre-back they really negotiated for was Shkodran Mustafi and “keeping Ivan Perisic was a great buy.”

“We are convinced that we signed players who are suited to the project, as Inter have proved they are ready for the start of the season,” Ausilio told reporters.

“Many players arrived, others have left, the squad is homogenous. We liked the idea of focusing on youngsters, including with investments like Yann Karamoh.

“We decided to do something simple, because just making changes for the sake of it was not of interest, so when we saw that certain objectives were unattainable, we took Andrea Ranocchia off the market, although he had offers from England and Russia.

It was a record breaking summer transfer window in Serie A, as Italian clubs spent €821 million. A good chunk of that was spent by AC Milan, whose new Chinese owners are desperate to return the Italian giant to glory. Milan spent 214m in total and champions Juventus were the second-biggest spenders with 123m.

But who spent their money the wisest? Out of Juventus, AC Milan, Inter, Roma, Lazio, Fiorentina, Napoli, who had the best Mercato this summer?

Roma have completed the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria in a club record deal adding up to around €42 million.

Schick had been set to join Juventus last month but the deal collapsed due to a reported heart problem. The 21-year-old Schick underwent and passed medical tests in Rome on Tuesday before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal.

“AS Roma are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria,” a statement on the Giallorossi’s website confirmed.

“The agreement includes an immediate loan fee of €5 million and, upon the completion of certain sporting objectives, an obligation to make the transfer permanent for a further €9m.

New Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti had a fruitful return to the Italian capital on Saturday, as his Nerazzurri side came from behind to win at Roma 3-1 in Serie A.

Mauro Icardi scored twice in the second half as Roma was made to pay for its profligacy, having hit the woodwork three times.

Spalletti left Roma by mutual consent at the end of last season and joined Inter shortly afterward, along with sporting director Walter Sabatini. He has two league wins out of two for Inter, after they beat Fiorentina 3-0 in their opener. Icardi also scored two then.

A new-look AC Milan have been handed a favourable-looking draw in the Europa League.

Vincenzo Montella’s Milan are back in European competition for the first time since the 2013-14 season and the Rossoneri will fancy their chances of progressing from a Group D also including Austria Vienna, Rijeka and AEK Athens.

Nice, who were denied a Champions League place by Napoli in the play-off round and they will face another Italian test in the Europa League having been drawn with Lazio. The two sides are joined in Group K by Zulte Waregem and Vitesse from Belgium and Netherlands respectively

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw has been made and all three Italian clubs, Juventus, Roma and Napoli, are in difficult groups.

Juventus face Barcelona and Sporting, while Roma have Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, and Napoli will meet Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City and Feyenoord in the Champions League.

Juve were top seeds, having won the Scudetto six times in a row and reached two of the last three Champions League Finals.

The Turin giants will begin this season’s tournament up against Barcelona, who they dispatched 3-0 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-final.

Academy product Patrick Cutrone was the standout performer in an AC Milan team chock-full of expensive summer signings as his goal and assist helped the ambitious Rossoneri thrash 10-man Crotone 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday night.

The match at Stadio Ezio Scida was an opportunity for Milan fans — especially those who missed last week’s 6-0 demolition of Shkendija in the Europa League playoffs — to get a first glimpse of the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva, who have all signed up for a bold new era at San Siro.

Academy product Patrick Cutrone was the standout performer in an AC Milan team chock-full of expensive summer signings as his goal and assist helped the ambitious Rossoneri thrash 10-man Crotone 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday night.

The match at Stadio Ezio Scida was an opportunity for Milan fans – especially those who missed last week’s 6-0 demolition of Shkendija in the Europa League play-offs – to get a first glimpse of the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva, who have all signed up for a bold new era at San Siro.