Serie A transfer latest: Atletico line up €25m move for Liverpool-linked 'next Messi'

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Atletico Madrid enjoyed a stunning season under Diego Simeone, winning the La Liga title and reaching the Champions League, but they have already lost Diego Costa to Chelsea, and other players are also expected to leave the club by the end of the transfer window.

In order to add a spark to the flanks opposite Arda Turan, Simeone is reportedly eyeing up a whopping €25m move for his compatriot Juan Iturbe, who enjoyed a superb campaign with Verona in Serie A. The likes of Juventus, Milan and Roma have been linked with moves to keep Iturbe in Italy, whilst Liverpool have also been tipped to target 'the next Messi', as he has been labelled.

Last week, it was confirmed that AC Milan were allowing Brazilian midfielder Kaka to leave the club for the second time, but there was to be no blockbuster fee this time. Instead, the 32-year-old is heading to Orlando City, but his loan return to former club Sao Paulo was finally confirmed today, with the playmaker speaking of his joy upon returning to the Brazilian outfit.

"It’s exciting to come back and see you again after eleven years. For me it is a special day. My return to Sao Paulo," said Kaka.

Fiorentina and Napoli have both been linked with a number of forwards this summer as Vincenzo Montella and Rafael Benitez look to boost their front lines - and they now look set to go head-to-head in a fight to sign one of the stars of the World Cup - Enner Valencia.

The Ecuadorian striker impressed in Brazil with his goalscoring feats, notching every goal that the South American nation scored. Those goals have unsurprisingly attracted interest from most clubs around Europe, with the 25-year-old almost certain to leave Mexican side Pachuca this summer.

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