Serie A transfer latest: Chelsea and Tottenham target hints at Roma exit

Marco Van Ginkel

All the latest summer transfer news from Serie A...

The big news in terms of Italian transfer news continues to be the imminent departure of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli to Liverpool. The 24-year-old is poised to join the Reds in a £16m deal, leaving Milan to find another striker - but they could look to the Premier League for a solution.

According to speculation today, their top target is now Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo, who could leave the Etihad Stadium as City look to balance the books. The Spanish international, 29, is believed to be eager to join Milan, and a loan deal could be in the offing.

Another player linked with Milan is Roma's Mattia Destro. The Italian international impressed last season in limited playing time, and has been a reported target for Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham. Now, the 23-year-old has hinted at a possible exit after telling fans "we'll see" when asked about his future at the Stadio Olimpico.

If Destro does leave, Roma may look to add another forward and they may join Serie A rivals Juventus and Napoli in the race to sign Arsenal's Lukas Podolski. The German international appears to be out of favour at the Emirates Stadium after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, and a move to Italy appears to be on the cards with three Serie A sides leading the chase for his signature.

Staying in the Italian capital, Lazio are targeting a loan move Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel. The Dutchman has been out injured for some time now, and with the likes of Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Ramires and John Obi Mikel ahead of him in the pecking order, a loan move makes sense for his development - though Milan will rival Stefano Pioli's men for his signature.

Finally, Inter are reportedly set to become the latest team to target Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. The 29-year-old Argentine has snubbed a new contract at the Parc des Princes, and could return to Italy with Inter - if they can clear room for him by selling players.

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