Serie A - Italian transfer round-up: Inter Milan target Fabregas

Inter could make a sensational move for Barcelona man Cesc Fabregas, if reports in the Italian media are to be believed.

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The Nerazzurri are on the look-out for a new midfielder with Radja Nainggolan’s proposed move from Cagliari yet to be completed.

As such, ItaSportPress claim that Walter Mazzarri’s men could bid for the Spain international as they look to challenge for the Scudetto this term.

Fabregas has found himself relegated to the bench at Camp Nou, shut out by the triumvirate of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a return to Arsenal this summer, and could be available for a fee of around €40m.

Reports in the Florentine Press have suggested that Adem Ljajijc is on the verge of signing an extension with Fiorentina.

The attacker had seemingly been close to joining Milan as a replacement for the wantaway Robinho.

The Brazilian’s proposed move to Santos however, has been put on the back-burner due to the 29-year-old ‘excessive demands’.

As such, the Serbian’s transfer to San Siro is off and will instead put pen-to-paper with the Viola.

Corriere Fiorentino believe that the 21-year-old will sign a new deal, with the introduction of a minimum fee release clause of €15m.

Roma and Paris Saint-Germain are ‘not far away’ from reaching a deal over young defender Marquinhos.

The 19-year-old centre back was perhaps the revelation of the season last time around, forcing his way into the Giallorossi first team before eventually playing 26 League games.

The Brazil U17 international has been heavily linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, but it seems the Ligue 1 champions are close to agreeing a fee with the capital club.

Il Messaggero believe that PSG’s original offer of €25m was rejected out of hand by Rudi Garcia’s team, but will accept a bid of €30m.

If the move does go through, it could clear the way for Thiago Silva join Barca.

Stefano Sorrentino's agent has revealed that the goalkeeper could join any number of Serie A clubs this summer.

The 34-year-old joined Palermo last term after five years at Chievo – he could not however, save the Sicilian side from relegation.

As such, the veteran is looking to be back in the top-flight, and his representative has admitted that the shot-stopper has several options.

“Sorrentino, in my opinion, is one of the top five goalkeepers in Italy,” Andrea D'Amico told Gazzetta TV.

“But he is not a product that is going to be offered to clubs. If clubs want him they will have to come and get him.

“We know that there is some interest from Genoa, Fiorentina, from Roma as well. Maybe even Napoli.”

The Roma hierarchy have been stirred by Francesco Totti’s comments earlier this week, and will offer the captain a new contract.

The legendary goalscorer admitted at a Press conference that the new Giallorossi shirt ‘would be my last’.

Some believed it was a hint that the Lupi veteran would retire at the end of the season, however President James Pallotta and the board see it as a cry for a new deal.

The 36-year-old’s contract expires on June 30, 2014 and has so far not been offered an extension.

Reports suggest that Roma will offer Totti a one-year deal with the option of a second, but will hope to reduce his wags from €5m per season to €4m.

Juventus are ready to make a new approach for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, reports claim.

Tuttosport have insisted this morning that the Bianconeri are set to make a second bid for the Serbian full-back, after their first attempt was rejected by the club.

The former Lazio man is seen as the ideal man to replace the gap in the squad left by Emanuel Giaccherini.

The Italy international is set to join Sunderland next week, leaving a space for a left-sided wing-back in the Old Lady’s squad.

Antonio Conte’s men are keen to bring Kolarov in on loan for the season, with an option to buy outright. City meanwhile, want to off-load him straight away.

Luca Antonini is being targeted by French side Monaco, reports in the Italian Press have suggested.

The Milan full-back is deemed surplus to requirements at San Siro, and several media outlets on the peninsula have claimed that Claudio Ranieri’s men could look to bring him to the south of France.

The 30-year-old played just six League games last term due to injuries, lack of form and the arrival of youngster Mattia De Sciglio.

He could be available for around €4m.

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