Transfer tussles and Totti's tip for the title

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It promises to be a heated summer of transfer activity between Inter, Juventus and AC Milan according to the Italian sports press.

The big three are all in the hunt for the same players by the looks of it.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Juve and Milan will be going head-to-head for the services of Arsenal pair Mathieu Flamini and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Apparently both clubs have sent representatives to London to sound out the Gunners about quietly handing over their young stars.

On their percentage pie chart on the chances of the moves going through, Milan have a 60% chance of landing Flamini and it’s 25% apiece for Adebayor.

Adebayor and Flamini: Top targets for Juve and Milan 

No problem then if the striker decides to remain at the Emirates because closer to home Marco Borriello and Amauri are out there on the market.

By all accounts Amauri wants to go to Juve – it’s a done deal stated Tuttosport - but his agent, no doubt with the pound signs in his eyes, is willing to listen to what Arsenal have to offer.

Borriello is an interesting one as Milan still hold 50% of the striker’s rights, having shipped the eternal promise out to Genoa where he has duly become Serie A top goalscorer.

Although Genoa do not have the financial clout to acquire the 25-year-old outright, Italy’s newest international is less than agog at the prospect of a return to the Rossoneri

Corriere dello Sport sees trouble brewing on the horizon between Milan and Inter over the tussle for Italy Under-21 striker - and possible savour of Cagliari from the drop - Roberto Acquafresca.

The 20-year-old who is half Polish and turned down a chance to play for the country at Euro 2008, has scored three goals in the last three games to take the Sardinians out of the drop zone.

Although he is another one who is part-owned, this time by Inter, Cagliari president Massimo Cellino usually gives in to Nerazzurri bigwig Massimo Moratti just as he did last summer when David Suazo had already agreed to join Milan before getting lost on the way to Milanello and turning up in an Inter kit.

Another feud is set to simmer between the warring Milanese as, lest we forget, the Ronaldinho issue is no near coming to a conclusion which at the moment has been relegated to the mid-section of the dailies.

Corriere also claims that Milan are chasing Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos which is just asking for trouble as the Spaniards will no doubt start undermining Ricky Kakà’s future at the San Siro especially if the Brazilian misses out on the Champions League.

That Francesco Totti is a bit of a joker isn’t he. After lying low for a few days following his operation to repair a damaged knee ligament, the Roma captain popped up to chat to a popular afternoon radio show and informed the listening housewives that he would be back running in a couple of weeks.

He did, however, gave his team-mates his total backing in the run-in to the league title and predicted there would only be one winner: Inter.

Totti: Backing team-mates but tipping Inter for the title