Serie A transfer latest: Spurs outcast signs for Genoa, Lazio target ex-Liverpool defender

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Former Barcelona trainee Iago Falque arrived at Tottenham in 2012 from Juventus, having impressed during a loan spell with Villarreal B. However, the 24-year-old made just one league appearance for Spurs, and was farmed out on loan to Southampton, Almeria and Rayo Vallecano as he continued to struggle at White Hart Lane.

Now, his North London misery is over after Serie A side Genoa confirmed a deal to take him to Italy. A £4m fee has been reported for Falque, who was given a chance to impress by new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino this summer - which he obviously couldn't do, hence his exit.

Meanwhile, Southampton's mass exodus looks set to continue with the expected departure of striker Dani Osvaldo to Inter Milan. Calum Chamers, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert have all left the club already, and manager Ronald Koeman admitted that Italian international Osvaldo is set for a return to Serie A in exchange for midfielder Saphir Taider.

"We are working to find the best solution for Osvaldo and for the club," Koeman said. "Taider brings great quality and we need that. We need competition in the squad so its a good deal all around."

Elsewhere, Lazio moved to snap up Dutch international defender Stefan de Vrij earlier this week, landing the Feyenoord centre back after the 22-year-old starred at the World cup. However, manager Stefano Pioli still wants another centre back, and has turned his attentions to Gabriel Paletta.

The Parma centre back, who featured at the World Cup for Italy, endured a tough year at Liverpool between 2006 and 2007, playing just eight games for the Reds before returning to Argentina. Now, Paletta is one of the top centre backs in Serie A, and Lazio are eyeing up a move to sign him, with Parma looking for €7m for their star defender.

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