Serie A - Transfer round-up: Milan eye Kaka return

A round-up of Wednesday’s Italian transfer gossip, with Real Madrid’s Kaka back on Milan's wish-list.

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The 31-year-old Kaka is said to have been requested by president Silvio Berlusconi during Sunday’s crunch talks with boss Massimiliano Allegri, claims the Corriere dello Sport.

Berlusconi agreed to keep Allegri on as coach, but it is understood that he’s asked the tactician to abandon the 4-3-3 system in favour of a return to 4-3-1-2.

As well as the change in system, Berlusconi told Allegri and vice-president Adriano Galliani that he’d like Kaka back at San Siro.

The Brazilian moved to the Diavolo in 2003 and left six years later when Real agreed to pay €67.2m for the South American.

The former Sao Paulo player has had his problems in the Spanish capital and Milan have tried to lure him back in the past. Their last attempt came in January.

However, Kaka could be kept on by Real if Carlo Ancelotti, his former coach in Rossonero, is appointed by Madrid.

The attacking midfielder scored 95 goals in 270 appearances for the Italian side. 

Sport Mediaset are claiming that Juventus have agreed personal terms with Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.

The Argentine is one of three forwards being strongly linked with the Old Lady, alongside Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.

The report suggests that director general Beppe Marotta has convinced the former West Ham and Manchester United player to accept a switch to Turin.

Tevez initially wanted an annual salary of €8m, but it is understood that a compromise has been reached.

Marotta will now, apparently, conclude a deal with the Premiership side for a forward who is still only 29-years-old.

Tevez, also linked with Monaco, is available for transfer as his contract with City is set to expire in June 2014.

The South American has netted 74 goals in 148 games for his current club.

If Juve really do have a deal for Tevez then they are expected to end their pursuit for Higuain in favour of signing Jovetic.

Roma are still unconvinced by Laurent Blanc and reports are growing that they’re in talks with Roberto Mancini.

The Giallorossi have run into problems looking to replace Aurelio Andreazzoli on the bench, as first choice Massimiliano Allegri opted to stay at Milan.

Blanc had seemed to be just hours away from being announced on Tuesday, but the club hierarchy held a conference call with President James Pallotta to discuss their doubts.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Roma have instead turned to sacked Manchester City manager Mancini.

He is said to be ‘enthusiastic’ about the proposal, although there are issues tied to his contract with City and wage demands.

The fans could also express their anger considering Mancini’s history as both a player and coach at their arch-rivals Lazio.

Juventus will have until July 15 to sign Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, reports Sky Sport Italia.

The Italian champions are interested in the Montenegro forward, but talks are proving to be problematic.

The two clubs do not have the friendliest of relationships, while the Viola’s valuation of the 23-year-old is deemed as excessive by the Old Lady.

Fiorentina have insisted that they will only accept a €30m cash offer from Juventus or any other club interested in the player.

Juve, who are keen on formulating a player plus cash offer, are playing the waiting game in an effort to see Fiorentina’s asking price fall.

The Tuscan club have thus imposed a deadline for the middle of next month in order for the situation to not drag into late August.

Palermo star Josip Ilicic has been linked with Milan, but warned “Fiorentina are the team who inspire me the most.”

The Slovenian international is set to leave Sicily after their relegation into Serie B and clubs such as Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen have also shown interest.

“I want to play at a superior level and hopefully in the Champions League for a side who can help me improve,” he told Nogomania.

“Milan? I don’t evaluate the names, but the ambition and the priority is to stay in Italy. Fiorentina are the team who inspire me the most in terms of the quality of their football.”

Palermo have warned the trequartista has a €15m price tag on his head.

Miralem Pjanic has revealed he was on the verge of joining Arsenal rather than Roma two years ago.

The midfielder moved to the capital giants on transfer deadline day in August 2011 after an €11m fee was agreed with Lyon.

“I had a number of offers at the time and I was set to join Arsenal,” the 23-year-old told Avaz Sport. “I had agreed all of the conditions that had been put into place.

“However, my father had given his word to Roma and therefore I opted to sign for the Giallorossi instead.”

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has scored six goals in 60 games for the Stadio Olimpico outfit.

Parma are closing in on Auxerre defender Willy Boly and Issam El Adoua of Vitoria Guimaraes.

The Ducali have long been interested in former French Under-19 international Boly, who is now 22 years old.

His current contract expires in June 2014, so La Gazzetta dello Sport claim he’s ready to leave for a minimal fee.

Another Parma target in defence is El Adoua, who can play either at the back or as a defensive midfielder for Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes.

The 26-year-old is a Moroccan international thought to be worth around €1.8m.

Marco Giampaolo is expected to be named as the new Coach of Serie B outfit Brescia.

The 45-year-old is set to be handed control of the side given that current boss Alessandro Calori will leave when his contract expires this month.

Giampaolo, a former boss of Ascoli, Cagliari, Siena and Catania, hasn’t worked since he was sacked in October 2011 by Cesena.

Brescia reached the Serie B play-offs this season, but the last promotion spot was eventually gained by Livorno.

Calori is being paired with Spezia and Chievo.

Veteran defender Walter Samuel has signed a new contract at Inter, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Argentine’s current deal was set to expire this month, but he has been offered a 12-month extension.

New Nerazzurro boss Walter Mazzarri considers the 35-year-old as a key element to his three-man defence.

The South American endured an injury-hit campaign at San Siro this past term, seeing as he appeared in just 22 games. He scored one goal.

Inter are set to make the renewal official in the next few days. Samuel, signed from Real Madrid in 2005 for €16m, is currently earning €2m a campaign.

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