AC Milan look set to rekindle their interest in Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, according to Tuttosport.
The Rossoneri remain in the hunt for a central midfielder but they seem to have given up on Michael Essien and Romulo.
Tuttosport is reporting that Milan are instead set to bid for Napoli’s Blerim Dzemaili, who has just a year left on his deal at Stadio San Paolo.
The player’s €1.3 million yearly wage is unlikely to be a problem, while the Rossoneri hope to recruit the experienced footballer for less than €5 million.
Steaua Bucharest’s bid to relive former European glories continued with a 2-0 UEFA Champions League win over Stromsgodset on Wednesday.
The Romanian side, winners of the competition under its former guise of the European Cup in 1986, eased into the third qualifying round with a comfortable triumph over their Norwegian counterparts on the night that secured their progress 3-0 on aggregate.
Leading 1-0 from the away leg, Steaua finished the job thanks to second-half goals from right-back Cornel Rapa and attacking midfielder Nicolae Stanciu to set up a tie with Aktobe of Kazakhstan.
A late flurry from Aktobe ensured a 3-0 win on Wednesday, 4-0 on aggregate, over Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia – Aleksey Antonov, Igor Zenkovich and Abat Aimbetov all on target for the hosts.
Il Corriere dello Sport understands that Fiorentina are set to sign Argentine defender Jose Maria Basanta from Monterrey.
Viola have agreed to match the player’s $ 3.5 million release clause, and he is expected to arrive in Florence by the end of the week.
Jose Basanta is essentially a central defender, but he also impressed in a left-back role, having deputized for Marcos Rojo in the World Cup quarter-final clash against Belgium.
The experienced defender has spent last six years at Monterrey, making a total of 208 league appearances and scoring 7 goals.
Hull City showcased three headline close-season signings in two friendly matches on Monday.
Steve Bruce named two strong squads for the games against North Ferriby United and Harrogate Town, with Tom Ince, Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore – who was on loan at the club last season – all featuring against the former.
While the trio of new arrivals played their part in a 1-1 draw, another team including the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Robbie Brady and Yannick Sagbo ran out 5-0 winners at Harrogate.
Ince, who spurned Inter to move to the KC Stadium, was brought down for a second-half penalty that was converted by Shane Long, but the visitors did not have it all their own way.
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Market: Rooney to stay at Man Utd
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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford all through last season. Chelsea made a bid for him that Rooney was very close to considering, but he signed a new deal with United instead months later.