Ditched Marseille and started an Atalanta save for more of a challenge. Early days but I think this is going to work. Did the standard coaching rejig and brought in my usual go-tos, McGuinness and Bergkamp. Every single save it's the same pair, and they never let me down. Also snapped up a good keeper coach from Deportivo Cali, Eduardo Nino (three caps for Colombia). Had to pay a £40k severance fee to his old club but it's worth doing as his wage demands are so low. Managed to get him on a 5-year, £400 p/w contract. The only other interested parties wanted upwards of £3k. So give it 12 or so weeks for the severance fee to balance out against the theoretical wage cost of getting one of the more expensive options, and I'm quids in. He's got 17s for distribution/handling and 18 for shot-stopping - and already holds his Pro license. Bargain. On the transfer front I devoted my pitiful budget to securing the services of Benfica's Rafa. I've long been intrigued by him as he's always transfer-listed at the start of the game, but I've never been in a position of needing to buy him before. This time, though, we were in desperate need of a RW with only Ilicic shunted over and the probably-too-young-but-i'll-promote-him-to-the-first-team-anyway Emmanuel Latte as options. The amount of highly rated young talent at the club is really enticing. Given the budgetary constraints of being a smaller club in the financial backwater that is Serie A, not to mention a £400k p/m debt repayment burden (£38.5m total), this save will be hugely focused on youth development and scraping up the gems from the dregs segment of the market. In theory we're owed £39m next season when the pre-arranged sales of the likes of Kessie and Gagliardini go through, but from memory I'm not sure if I'll actually get any of that to spend. It might not even come onto the books at all as it may already be accounted for. In which case, *, our balance is a mere £5m so it would probably be helpful to actually be compensated for losing two stellar players. Rather than have two supporting target men to lead the line I'm training Petagna up to get familiar with the complete forward role. Also decided to bring in Inter's Pinamonti on a two-year loan, with an option to buy. Thought about doing this with Paddy Cutrone but Milan wouldn't settle for less than £40m on the future fee front, which I don't envisage having any time soon. Whereas Inter agreed to a future fee of £19.25m, which should hopefully be doable after I've scraped together some sales money over the next couple of seasons. Pinamonti was lethal in my Fiorentina save so I'm hoping for similar output. Given his potential and the potential of Petagna, not to mention a couple of highly rated young strikers on the books (Nivokazi and Mazzocchi), we're pretty well set up top for the foreseeable future. Andreas Cornelius is the odd man out here, already a senior player with no potential for growth. Can't sell him as he's just joined but I'll look to keep him involved as a rotation/Europa League option with a view to selling as soon as possible, preferably January. This is how my strongest XI shapes up at the moment. Don't really have the personnel for 4-2-3-1, might move in that direction eventually as we've got a wunderkind #10 on the books in the form of Alessandro Cortinovis, but he's only 16 and fair way off being ready for senior football. For now Ilicic will have to play out of position and rotate with Rafa at RW.