Kiwomya to move for striker

The Lega Serie A have ordered Cagliari to play AC Milan at the

Stadio Olimpico in Turin, a neutral venue, due to ongoing safety

concerns over their home stadium.

Both the Lega and the local prefecture agreed sections of the

new build were unfit to host fans ahead of Milan’s visit on

Sunday.

Lega president Maurizio Beretta rejected a counter-offer from

Cagliari to play the game at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, the

venue for several games last season when the islanders moved out of

their previous Stadio Sant’Elia home ahead of schedule.

A statement published on legaseriea.it read: “The Cagliari-Milan

game of the 24th week of the Serie A season, scheduled for Sunday,

February 10, 2013 at 1400 (BST), shall be played at the Stadio

Olimpico in Turin.”

Milan today acknowledged the change of venue but Cagliari are

reported to be considering an appeal.

Cagliari have struggled to host matches in their unfinished

Stadio Is Arenas this season and were forced to play Juventus at

Parma’s Stadio Ennio Tardini in December.

The Sardinian club were also ordered to play September’s home

game against Roma behind closed doors, prompting club president

Massimo Cellino to defy the edict and invite season ticket holders

to the Stadio Is Arenas regardless.

As a result, the Lega Serie A handed Roma a walkover 3-0 victory

which Cagliari failed to overturn on appeal.

There is a shortage of strikers at Meadow Lane after Lee Hughes

was allowed to leave last month and former Magpies manager Keith

Curle had been given the go-ahead to bolster his strikeforce before

he was sacked at the weekend.

Curle, dismissed on Sunday after just under a year at the helm,

last week missed out on several transfer targets, with the likes of

Jason Scotland, Chris O’Grady and Lee Barnard opting to move

elsewhere.

And after Kiwomya’s first game in charge away at Stevenage saw

the Magpies draw a blank in a 2-0 defeat, Rodwell has told the

42-year-old former Ipswich and Arsenal striker that the money

remains available.

“We’ve told Chris that there is a little bit of money there to

get a striker in on loan,” Rodwell told the Nottingham Post.

“We haven’t discussed figures or targets, but I told him that

when we asked him to take over.”