Paper talk: Arsenal lead Soriano chase, Inter eye Biglia, Spurs bid for Mandzukic?

Rigoni Genoa
13 April at 10:56

Here’s a round-up of all the gossip and transfer rumours on Italian papers out this morning.

Edin Dzeko could leave AS Roma at the end of the season. As Il Tempo reports, the former Man City hit-man has attracted the interest of a couple of Chinese clubs. The Giallorossi refused a € 30 million offer for the Serbia International last January, but things could change very soon.  The club’s CEO Italo Zanzi and commercial director Laurent Colette were spotted at the Stadio Olimpico watching AS Roma-Bologna on Monday night alongside three Chinese representative of a company which is still unknown.

Lacazette back in the mirror for Roma declares the Rome editions of the Corriere dello Sport with the 24-year-old Lyon striker being lined-up to replace Dzeko if he leaves the club this summer. The player has been on the giallorossi radar for some time now and was heavily linked with a move at the end of last season before signing a new contract at the French side.

Napoli are interested in signing Juventus target Lapadula (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter will be looking to strength their midfield this summer. Ever Banega will join the Nerazzurri side as a free agent but Mancini is also interested in Lazio’s Lucas Biglia. The Biancocelesti, however, have slapped a € 30 million price tag on the Argentinean playmaker who has attracted the interest of the best European sides out there. (Il Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus are keeping tabs on Sime Vrsaljko and Silvan Widmer. One of them could be Stefan Lichtsteiner’s heir at the J Stadium (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan have shortlisted Roberto Donadoni as a possible replacement of interim manager Cristian Brocchi. The Serie A giants are also keeping tabs on Eusebio Di Francesco, Maurizio Sarri, Unay Emery and Marcello Lippi (who could be appointed as director of the technical area).

Juventus could sell Mario Mandzukic to Tottenham for a fee of € 20/25 million and use the income to try to convince Real Madrid to remove their buy-back clause for Alvaro Morata. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Sampdoria star Soriano. According to Tuttosport the Gunners are ready to offer € 25 million to seal the Italy International’s transfer even if the player is rumoured to have already agreed a € 15 million move to Inter.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Francesco Totti could move to the MLS or one of the Arab leagues at the end of the season.

Fiorentina want to hire former Tottenham Sporting Director Franco Baldini as their new CEO (La Nazione)

Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto


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