Buffon & Abbiati safe; Julio Cesar & Muslera less so - the full list of Serie A goalkeeping destinations for 2011-12

Goal.com looks at the clubs who may make changes between the sticks this summer, and those shot-stoppers who could provide solutions to their dilemmas
ANALYSIS
By Kris Voakes

Goalkeepers: can't live with them, can't live without them! They say that it takes a special blend of madman to want to don a No. 1 shirt, given the potential for being embarrassed by the slightest - or gravest - of errors. 

However, there are many Serie A clubs fretting right now over who will be their last line of defence come the opening day at the end of August, and those who have the money are seemingly willing to spend it in order to get the best possible man guarding their net next term.

With the most high-profile move in goal so far having seen Bologna’s royal cock-up which allowed Emiliano Viviano to move to Inter, there are other major switches in the pipeline, significantly Roma’s pursuit of Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

The likes of Marco Amelia, Marco Storari and Sebastien Frey are all weighing up the age-old conundrum between sticking it out at a bigger club or looking for more games elsewhere.

Goal.com looks at the goalkeeping situation at each of Serie A’s 20 clubs, offering possible solutions for those sides with matters to resolve between the posts over the next two months.


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TO STAY
MAY
MOVE ON
DEFINITE
DEPARTURE
AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS

ATALANTA

Consigli
ANDREA
CONSIGLI
GIORGIO
FREZZOLINI
SIMONE
COLOMBI
Consigli remains the clear first choice at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia despite not quite having kicked on to the extra level many suspected he could reach. Juve Stabia's Colombi has come in but will spend a year or two learning his Serie A trade before any eventual challenge.

BOLOGNA

Gillet
FILIPPO
LOMBARDI
DEJAN
STOJANOVIC
JEAN-FRANCOIS
GILLET
Stung by their idiocy with an envelope in the Emiliano Viviano co-ownership case, Bologna are now scrambling around for goalkeepers. Gillet could do worse than join the Rossoblu, and the club could do far worse than the Bari skipper.

CAGLIARI

Agazzi
MICHAEL
AGAZZI
FEDERICO
MARCHETTI
MARCO
AMELIA
Agazzi's form last season made it easy for president Massimo Cellino to treat Marchetti like damaged goods. The former Italy goalkeeper should finally get a career-saving move this summer, while Amelia may look to grab a first-team shirt by leaving Milan.

CATANIA

Andujar
MARIANO
ANDUJAR
ANDREA
CAMPAGNOLO
TOMAS
KOSICKY
Andujar's game has been short on flaws since arriving in Sicily, making him a runaway first choice. Campagnolo will likely stick around as No. 2, but Kosicky could well look to move on having gradually become less and less important to the Etnei's cause.

CESENA

Antonioli
FRANCESCO
ANTONIOLI
ALEX
MANNINGER
ALEX
CALDERONI
He may be approaching 42 years of age, but Antonioli shows no signs of wilting in the autumn of his career. Cesena should look to strengthen, though, and Manninger could well move away from Juventus to get more game time.

CHIEVO

Sorrentino
STEFANO
SORRENTINO
LORENZO
SQUIZZI
MARCO
SILVESTRI
Sorrentino has seen his reputation sky-rocket in recent times as he has helped to turn Chievo's into one of the best defensive records in Serie A. Squizzi has proven an able enough deputy in the past, but it may be that he decides to look elsewhere for a starting shirt.

FIORENTINA

Boruc
ARTUR
BORUC
SEBASTIEN
FREY
NETO
Perhaps one of the more fascinating situations in Serie A's goalkeeping departments. After Frey's ligament damage in late 2010, Boruc eventually won over Sinisa Mihajlovic and it is the Frenchman who now seems destined for an exit from the Franchi.

GENOA

Frey
SEBASTIEN
FREY
EDUARDO
ALESSIO
SCARPI
Frey could well rock up at Marassi as Enrico Preziosi has made an initial €5 million bid for the Viola man. Genoa are in need of greater reliability due to Eduardo's inability to prove an able replacement for Marco Amelia.

INTER

Julio Cesar
JULIO
CESAR
EMILIANO
VIVIANO
LUCA
CASTELLAZZI
Julio Cesar's stock has fallen dramatically, with injuries and form both deserting him at times in 2010-11. Inter could now listen to offers, with Viviano having come in after Bologna's envelope error. The newcomer could be loaned out if the Brazilian stays on, though.

JUVENTUS

Buffon
GIANLUIGI
BUFFON
MARCO
STORARI
ALEX
MANNINGER
Juve will do very well to hold on to Storari this summer given his eagerness to get games under his belt. He has done anything but since Buffon returned from back surgery, so the Bianconeri may look to strengthen with Manninger's effectiveness dwindling.

LAZIO

Muslera
FEDERICO
MARCHETTI
FERNANDO
MUSLERA
TOMMASO
BERNI
Muslera is set for a Formello exit, with Galatasaray interested in the man who has served Lazio well but fallen just short of the level required of Champions League challengers. Marchetti will be looking for regular games if he arrives in the capital rather than Milan.

LECCE

Rubinho
RUBINHO
MASSIMILIANO
BENASSI
ALBERTO
PELAGOTTI
Torino's Rubinho will be looking for Serie A game time, so may see Lecce as an option, with the Giallorossi needing to improve the league's worst performing back-line in 2010-11. Empoli's Pelagotti could come in as back-up until a bigger name can be attracted.

AC MILAN

Abbiati
CHRISTIAN
ABBIATI
MARCO
AMELIA
FEDERICO
MARCHETTI
Abbiati's excellent form behind a fantastic defence last season meant that Amelia's loan spell proved ultimately fruitless in the end. Milan have been linked with Marchetti, but with Lazio also interested no rash decisions are needed right now.

NAPOLI

De Sanctis
MORGAN
DE SANCTIS
ANTONIO
ROSATI
MATTEO
GIANELLO
De Sanctis has a monopoly over the box at the San Paolo, being considered by many to be among the better goalkeepers in Serie A. He also rules the roost over fellow shot-stoppers, but Lecce's Rosati will offer greater competition for the season ahead.

NOVARA

Sereni
SAMIR
UJKANI
ALBERTO
FONTANA
MATTEO
SERENI
Ujkani looked excellent for long spells last term and co-owners Palermo have agreed to him staying in Piedmont. The Azzurri could do with greater competition, however, and Brescia's Sereni may want a quick return to Serie A.

PALERMO

Sirigu
SALVATORE
SIRIGU
FRANCESCO
BENUSSI
GIACOMO
BRICHETTO
Italy's third-choice, Sirigu is well established as Palermo's No. 1 and is unlikely to see that change in 2011-12. Benussi should stick around as back-up, meaning Brichetto may finally look for more games elsewhere, perhaps on loan.

PARMA

Mirante
ANTONIO
MIRANTE
NICOLA
PAVARINI
RUBINHO
Mirante's form in the last couple of years has been such that he is now challenging Salvatore Sirigu for a place in the Nazionale squad. Parma could do with giving him greater competition, and Torino's Rubinho may fancy his chances of getting game time for the Ducali.

ROMA

Stekelenburg
MAARTEN
STEKELENBURG
JULIO
SERGIO
ALEXANDER
DONI
Roma now seem to be huge favourites to sign Ajax's towering Stekelenburg, with his agent making it clear Trigoria is his destination of choice. There will be changes behind him, with Doni destined to leave and Julio Sergio keen to secure regular minutes.

SIENA

Curci
GIANLUCA
CURCI
SIMONE
FARELLI
GIANLUCA
PEGOLO
Having lost Ferdinando Coppola to Milan, the Robur could well call Curci back for another spell in Tuscany after his previous run ended with their relegation in 2010. They'll just hope he's not a bad omen, having just suffered the drop with Sampdoria, too!

UDINESE

Handanovic
SAMIR
HANDANOVIC
EMANUELE
BELARDI
JAN
KOPRIVEC
Slovenian international Handanovic has become a household name over the past year, saving six penalties in the league as Udinese made it to the Champions League play-off. Belardi is fair game for back-up, but Koprivec may look to depart due to lack of recognition.
 
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