Serie A club-by-club transfer latest: August 14

Sports Mole takes a look at the latest transfer news and speculation from Serie A.

With just over two weeks to go until the new Serie A season kicks off, time is running out for each club to complete their business in the transfer market.

Here, Sports Mole takes a closer look at the latest rumours from Italy and the deals that have already been completed this summer.

AC Milan

AC Milan have signalled their intent for the new season with two important signings this week. In one of the summer's most eye-catching transfers, Diego Lopez has joined the club from Real Madrid. The Spaniard was the first-choice keeper for the Whites last season, but the arrival of Keylor Navas has pushed him out of the exit door.

The Rossoneri have also signed Colombian international Pablo Armero from Udinese. The 27-year-old had a spell on loan at West Ham United last season, but made only five appearances in the league for the Hammers. In other news, the club have been strongly linked with moves for Blerim Dzemaili and Stephane Mbia and reports have suggested that they are still trying to sign Adel Taarabt from Queens Park Rangers.


Swansea City midfielder Jose Canas is reportedly a transfer target of Atalanta, but it is believed that the club would face tough competition from Sassuolo, Chievo and Celta Vigo for his services.

The future of Giacomo Bonaventura also remains unclear and his agent has admitted that Atalanta will allow him to leave the club if they receive a big offer for the Italian.

Jose Canas of Swansea City in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Exeter City and Swansea City at St James' Park on July 21, 2013© Getty Images


Cagliari have completed the much-expected signing of Luca Ceppitelli from Parma. The 25-year-old defender has joined on a permanent basis and spent the last three seasons playing for Bari.

Manuel Almunia continues to be linked with a move to the club, but reports out of Italy today have claimed that a deal looks increasingly unlikely.


It was revealed yesterday that Franco Brienza had completed a move to Cesena. The 35-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Serie A newcomers after leaving Atalanta.

There have also been reports linking Juventus winger Simone Pepe to the club. He has struggled with injuries during his time in Turin and has made just a handful of starts for the Italian champions over the past two years.

Simone Pepe of FC Juventus reacts during the pre-season friendly match between FC Juventus and Malaga CF at Stadio Arechi on August 4, 2012© Getty Images


Italian Under-19 international Emanuele Gatto has joined Chievo this week. The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Torino and spent last season at Lumezzane.

However, the future of Brazilian youngster Adryan remains uncertain. The midfielder only joined the Rossoblu from Flamengo in January, but it is understood that Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is keen on bringing him to Elland Road.


Diego Laxalt has joined Empoli on loan this week. The Inter Milan winger had a spell at Bologna last season and has played for Uruguay at Under-20 level.

The Azzurri have also wrapped up a season-long loan for Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino, while they are said to be tracking Paraguayan international Silvio Torales, who currently plays for Club Nacional.

Matias Vecino of Cagliari scores a goal 2-0 during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Sant'Elia on March 2, 2014© Getty Images


Fiorentina are on the verge of signing Marko Marin on loan from Chelsea. The 25-year-old has struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge and has already undergone a medical with the Viola ahead of a season-long move.

Montpellier defender Benjamin Stambouli has been linked with a switch to Florence in recent days, but Juan Cuadrado looks to be edging even closer to an exit, with reports continuing to claim that he has agreed a move to Manchester United.


Brazilian defender Edenilson has agreed a move to Genoa this week. He only joined his current club Udinese from Corinthians in July, but he has been sent out on loan for the new season.

Meanwhile, the club have sent Uruguayan defender Diego Polenta out on loan to Nacional and it seems increasingly likely that they will sign Inter Milan youngster Ibrahima Mbaye on a season-long deal.

Ibrahima Mbaye of Livorno celebrates after scoring the goal 1-1 during the Serie A match between AS Livorno Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Armando Picchi on March 2, 2014© Getty Images

Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona have not added to their squad this week, but that hasn't stopped them being linked with a number of players. One of those has been Uruguayan striker Nicolas Lopez, who only joined his current club Udinese last season.

Elsewhere, Juventus defender Frederik Sorensen is reportedly a target of the club after his move to Leeds United fell through, and there also rumours suggesting that a bid for Livorno midfielder Luca Siligardi could be imminent.

Inter Milan

In the past week Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Gary Medel from Cardiff City. The Chile international had been linked with a switch to the San Siro throughout the summer, following a string of impressive performances at the World Cup.

If reports in the Italian media are to be believed, then Fredy Guarin could be heading for Tottenham Hotspur, as it has been claimed that the Londoners have offered £9.5m to secure the Colombian's services.

Gary Medel of Cardiff in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2013© Getty Images


Juventus have been quiet on the transfer front this week, but they have been linked with a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexican has found a regular starting spot hard to come by at Old Trafford and reports have suggested that he could join the Bianconeri as part of a deal that would see Arturo Vidal head in the opposite direction.

Meanwhile, the Old Lady are said to be tracking Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas, but Leonardo Bonucci could be leaving after reported interest from Arsenal. It has also been reported that they have agreed personal terms with Benfica defender Luisao, but they are yet to agree on transfer fee with his club.


Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is reportedly on top of Lazio's list of transfer targets. They have also been linked with a move for Partizan Belgrade defender Vojislav Stankovic and the player himself has admitted that he is honoured by the Biancocelesti's interest in him.

However, a number of the club's players have been linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico. Senad Lulic is believed to be wanted by Southampton, while Liverpool have reportedly opened talks for £24m-rated forward Keita Balde Diao.

Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Parma at Villa Park on August 9, 2014© Getty Images


With Federico Fernandez looking ever more likely to leave Napoli for Swansea City, the club are thought to be in the market for a new centre-back. Widespread reports this week have claimed that Daniel Agger could be the man to replace him. It is believed that the Danish international is desperate for a move away from Liverpool and should he arrive in Naples, he would link up with his former manager Rafael Benitez.

Jonathan De Guzman, Lucas Leiva and Pedro Obiang are just some of the names linked with Napoli this week, but Jose Callejon could heading towards the exit door, with Atletico Madrid said to be keen on signing the Spaniard.


Abel Hernandez may not be a Palermo player when the season kicks off at the end of the month. If a report that emerged yesterday is to be believed, then he could be on the way to Newcastle United.

They may also lose their first-choice goalkeeper this summer. Stefano Sorrentino was a crucial part of the team's Serie B title-winning side, but he has been linked with a move to Juventus to take on the role as understudy to Gianluigi Buffon.

Abel Hernandez of US Citta di Palermo in action against Hordur Bjorvin Magnusson of AC Spezia during the Serie B match between AC Spezia and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Alberto Picco on September 20, 2013© Getty Images


Parma have reportedly reached an agreement with Catania to sign midfielder Francesco Lodi. The 30-year-old had only rejoined the Rossazzurri in January after a short spell at Genoa, but he has been widely expected to leave following the club's relegation from Serie A last season.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Biabiany has continued to be linked with a move away from Gialloblu, with Everton and West Bromwich Albion said to be keen on the Frenchman.


Mehdi Benatia has been strongly linked with a move away from Roma due to his impressive displays for the club last season, but it appears that he will be staying when the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month. His agent has publicly stated that recent rumours claiming that he will join Chelsea are not true and that his future is with the Giallorossi.

Another one of Roma's standout players Miralem Pjanic has said that he received many offers to leave the club, but he wants to stay and help them to win the title this season. A possible new arrival could be Vlad Chiriches, with a report earlier this week claiming that the club are targeting a move for the Romanian defender.

Mehdi Benatia of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AS Roma at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on December 1, 2013© Getty Images


Sampdoria have completed the signing of goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano from Palermo. The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Fiorentina and Arsenal and has won six caps for the Italian national side.

Following Shkodran Mustafi's departure from the club last week, it is believed that they are in the market for a new defender and fresh reports have emerged claiming that a loan move for Liverpool's Sebastian Coates is being prepared.


Marco Storari is reportedly close to joining Sassuolo. The goalkeeper is currently at Juventus, but it is believed that the two clubs have been able to reach an agreement over his transfer.

There have also been reports this week linking Simone Zaza to Wolfsburg. The forward joined Sassuolo on a permanent basis from Juventus earlier this summer, but it is thought that the German club will make a move for him if they fail in their bid to land Mattia Destro.

Sassuolo Calcio's Simone Zaza and Chiveo Verona's Peraprim Hetemaj in action during their Serie A match on December 8, 2013© Getty Images


There has been a new twist in the transfer saga involving Alessio Cerci this week. Reports in the Italian media have claimed that Atletico Madrid have offered £14m for the winger, which could be enough to tempt his club into selling him.

Matteo Darmian has also been linked with a move away from Turin this summer and Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are the latest clubs said to be interested in the full-back. Meanwhile, Juan Sanchez Mino has finally been able to complete his move from Boca Juniors, after issues regarding his passport were resolved.


Greek international Panagiotis Kone has completed his move to Udinese. The 27-year-old has been playing in Serie A for the past four seasons and represented his country at this summer's World Cup.

It is also believed that the club are tracking Gent midfielder Hannes van der Bruggen and Napoli striker Duvan Zapata.

Panagiotis Kone # 33 of Bologna FC competes the ball with Marcelo Estigarribia # 20 of AC Chievo Verona during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 4, 2013© Getty Images

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