This article is written by Chelsea fan George. Check him out on Twitter @georjecb.
Before I begin, I don't claim to be an expert in Italian football. I'm writing this article as a research exercise more than anything - but don't let this deter you, as everything I write will be factually accurate and I'll try to provide the best insight I can.
Italy was arguably the epicentre of football in Europe during an era (the 90s) which saw some of the world's best talents play in places like Milan and Turin. Long gone are the days of Italian dominance on the football field though - and the fall from grace has been most severe in Milan. Juventus have certainly capitalised on the lack of competition in Italy, but their days of supremacy may be numbered. Last season the two Milan clubs took up the 6th and 7th spots in the Serie A which doesn't seem to show any sign of improvement. But behind the scenes and on the field, things have been gradually changing for both Inter and AC Milan.
Inter have a fantastic squad. Their attacking line is lead by Icardi, a very prolific striker who also wears the captain's armband despite being just 24-years-old. They also have the likes of Ivan Perisic who's wanted by Man United (and rightly so, because he's quality). I don't want to sit and name all of their top players but you get the idea - they have a lot of good players. AC Milan, on the other hand, don't have quite as strong a squad but they do have Gianluigi Donnarumma who's the youngest player to make his debut for the Italy squad in over 100 years - he's also been dubbed as the next best 'keeper in the world.
Not only are the Milan clubs in a good position in terms of personnel, but they're both under very rich Chinese ownership. So they have the financial power to keep hold of their top players and also acquire the players necessary to take them to the next level.
A very exciting few years awaits Italian football and I can't wait to see a potential shift in power - as much as I like Juve, I'd also like to see a bit more competition in Italy.