Italian journalist Stefano De Grandis believes that Inter can be a Serie A title contender, but that the race is between AC Milan and Napoli.

Speaking with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia aired earlier this afternoon, as reported via, Italian journalist Stefano De Grandis stated that Atalanta is no longer a Serie A title contender, and that the race is between AC Milan and Napoli and perhaps Inter.

“The title race is between AC Milan and Napoli, and maybe Inter. I won’t put Atalanta in, but they may have been up there during the era with Ilicic, Papu Gomez, Muriel and Zapata,” the Italian journalist stated.

De Grandis also commented on whether Turkish international midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu should start against Juventus on Sunday because of his impressive form recently replacing the injured Croatian international midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

“[Calhanoglu] can provide certainty. With respect to last year, when Brozovic was missing, Inter struggled. This situation is no longer the case because Inzaghi put Calhanoglu as a regista and it paid off.

“This does not mean that Brozovic is now a reserve or backup player, but now Inter have a replacement. Brozovic will eventually start again.

“Asllani is starting to grow as a player and this means that Inter has more depth than last year. It is surprising that Acerbi overtook De Vrij,” concluded De Grandis.

Inter and Juventus face off on Sunday at 20:45 CET at the Allianz Stadium in Turin in the latest edition of the Derby d’Italia.

Both teams are looking for the maximum points in order to keep pace with league leaders Napoli, Inter are 8 points back of the Partenopei at this point of the season.