The Premiership club made a bid for the Italian yesterday, but Sky Sport Italia suggest it was rejected by the Serie A champions.
Although the 30-year-old is on the market, the Bianconeri believe he is worth more than Norwich’s initial offer.
Juve are looking to cash in on the former Sampdoria, Udinese and Napoli ace after bolstering their strike force this summer.
Southampton and West Brom have also been paired with the Neapolitan.
Reports on Tuesday suggested that the Turkish club were ready to make a bid to sign the midfielder outright.
However, Gala have stated that they are actually interested in taking the former Fiorentina player on a temporary basis yet again.
Melo has appeared in 72 games for the Turkish outfit over the last two campaigns, scoring 13 goals in the process.
Mario Alberto Santana is expected to wrap up his transfer to Genoa at some stage on Wednesday.
The Argentine, born in December 1981, will join the Rossoblu from Napoli after the two clubs agreed terms.
Santana was signed by the Azzurri in 2011 from Fiorentina on a free transfer, but he has since spent time on loan at Cesena and Torino.
The South American, a wide attacker, scored four goals in 27 Serie A games for Torino in the previous campaign.
The agent of Marquinhos held talks with Roma on Wednesday as rumours of an imminent switch to Paris Saint-Germain gather pace.
Roberto Calenda arrived at the club’s pre-season training retreat of Riscone di Brunico to meet with Giallorosso CEO Italo Zanzi.
The capital club are expected to cash in on the 19-year-old who caught the eye in his first Serie A campaign last season.
The South American, who left Corinthians last August, cost the Stadio Olimpico outfit less than €5m in total.
Marquinhos appeared in 26 League games in 2012-13.
Zenit St Petersburg are the latest club to be linked with a possible move for Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
The Giallorossi are ready to listen to offers for the Argentine-born Italian international after a problematic 2012-13 campaign.
After previous links with Southampton, Sky Sport Italia are now claiming that Russian giants Zenit are keen.
The 27-year-old, formerly of Atalanta, Lecce, Bologna and Fiorentina, joined the capital club two years ago from Espanyol for an initial €15m.
He has scored 27 goals in 55 League games for La Magica.
Zenit are bossed by former Roma tactician Luciano Spalletti.
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Italian giants Inter are showing interest in Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya.
The Serie A club are on the verge of signing another defender in Mauricio Isla from Juventus but, according to Todomercado, they could also make a bid for Montoya.
The 22-year-old [pictured, right] was understood to be close to renewing his contract with La Blaugrana, although his agent Josep Maria Orobitg claims it has been put on hold.
“The boy has a contract for one more year and at the moment we are not negotiating a new agreement.
“It will be the club that decides the player’s future, even though he is held in great esteem by [Barca boss] Tito Vilanova.
“In Italy they were saying four months ago that Inter were after Montoya, but if [Massimo] Moratti wants him then he’ll have to contact Barcelona.
“His contract runs until 2014 but personally I have had no contact from the club about a possible renovation.
“I repeat, if Inter want him they must first contact Barcelona.”
Keisuke Honda’s agent will meet with CSKA Moscow officials on Friday in an effort to secure a move to Milan.
The Diavolo have admitted that they are interested in the Japanese international and the player has accepted a switch in principle.
However, there is still no agreement between the two clubs given that the San Siro giants don’t want to overpay for a player whose contract expires in December.
The midfielder, who joined the Russian side in 2010, would be able to sign for any club in January on a free transfer.
Milan are ready to offer €2m, a fee that CSKA consider as too low.
It is also understood that the 27-year-old’s sponsors may be willing to help fund a summer switch to Italy given the greater exposure in Serie A.
Honda was close to a move to Lazio in the past, but no transfer fee could be agreed between the capital club and the Russians.
Relegated Pescara insist Udinese target Ivan Pelizzoli is not for sale.
The 32-year-old has been linked with a possible move to the Bianconeri this summer given their need for a new goalkeeper.
However, Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has told Forza Pescara that the former Atalanta and Roma net-minder is going nowhere.
“Pelizzoli is not moving,” he underlined. “He is happy to stay here with us and we will be extending his contract, even for two years.”
Pelizzoli’s present deal expires in June 2014.
He appeared in 11 Serie A games last term given that young Mattia Perin was considered as first choice for most of the season.
Kevin Strootman has expressed his delight after virtually completing his move from PSV Eindhoven to Roma.
The midfielder landed in the Italian capital last night after a transfer fee, reportedly €17m, was agreed between the two clubs.
“I’m really happy,” the 23-year-old commented. “I’m finally here and I’m a Roma player at last. The negotiations did go on for a while, but everything was finally resolved positively.”
Strootman is a Holland international who joined PSV in June 2011 from fellow Dutch club FC Utrecht.
The player will undergo his medical this morning before joining up with his new teammates for pre-season training.
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