Italy coach Cesare Prandelli expects Inter Milan to successfully defend their title this season. The former Fiorentina boss gave his opinion ahead of the start of the Serie A season.

"I can't see an alternative to Inter for the Scudetto," he told La Stampa.

"Roma are still the Nerazzurri's main rivals. I coached Adriano at Parma and I know how much he is worth. He will want to get back on track and is a big buy.

"Milan should do well because Massimiliano Allegri is a talented tactician and has already shown what he can do.

"Juventus are lacking quality but if the players follow Gigi Del Neri, then I can see them being feared again.

"Without Stevan Jovetic, Fiorentina will be missing a lot because he made the difference there. Still I know their directors very well and I am sure they will find a way.

"Napoli, Palermo, Genoa and Sampdoria will also be fighting for the fourth spot and I will keep an eye on Sebastian Giovinco's Parma."

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