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Inter are once again in the running for silverware in several competitions.
The Scudetto is likely to be the hardest task of all, with Juventus having won the Serie A title for the last three seasons.
However, the Bianconeri may decide to prioritise European glory this time around, which could open the door for some of the other challengers.
Though Roma, Napoli and Fiorentina will probably be in the mix, none of those sides are without flaw. Meanwhile, Milan appear to be set for another season of rebuilding.
A 19th league title for Inter in 2014-15 would still be extremely unlikely, but there is a glimmer of hope.
In the cup competitions, a side of Inter's pedigree is always in with a fighting chance.
The Nerazzurri won the Coppa Italia as recently as 2010. With a little luck, they will feel they have the depth and talent to go all the way again in the knock-out format.
If they can qualify for the main draw of the Europa League, they are also among the group of teams who can be considered genuine contenders, alongside the likes of Fiorentina, Everton, Tottenham and Sevilla.
As Inter attempt to reclaim their place as a giant of Italian football, a trophy in 2014-15 is not an absolute necessity. However, it would be most welcome for Mazzarri and his charges.