Football : Italian Serie A transfers in 2013/2014 season
Latest transfers in Italian Serie A
|Jan 14||Ruben Bentancourt||Atalanta||PSV Eindhoven||1.5|
|Jan 14||Erik Friberg||Bologna||Malmo|
|Jan 14||Tiberio Guarente||Chievo Verona||Sevilla|
|Jan 14||Adrian Stoian||Chievo Verona||Genoa|
|Jan 14||Michael Agazzi||Chievo Verona||Cagliari|
|Jan 14||Victor Obinna||Chievo Verona||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|Jan 14||Pablo Osvaldo||Juventus||Southampton|
|Jan 14||Gael Kakuta||Lazio||Chelsea|
The most expensive transfers
|Jan 14||Faouzi Ghoulam||Napoli||Saint-Etienne||5|
|Jan 14||Antonio Sanabria||Sassuolo||Barcelona||4.5|
Winter transfers in Italian Serie A
Uruguayan forward Ruben Bentancourt from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of 1.5m; Paraguayan midfielder Marcelo Estigarribia on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane on loan from Parma.
Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg from Malmo; Brazilian midfielder Ibson from Corinthians.
Defender Alessandro Bastrini on loan from Novara; Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri on loan from Chievo Verona; Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino on loan from Fiorentina; Midfielder Andrea Tabanelli on loan from Cesena; Brazilian midfielder Adryan on loan from Flamengo.
Forward Francesco Fedato from Bari; Argentinean midfielder Fabian Rinaudo on loan from Sporting Lisbon; Midfielder Francesco Lodi from Genoa.
Romanian forward Adrian Stoian on loan from Genoa; Goalkeeper Michael Agazzi from Cagliari; Midfielder Tiberio Guarente on loan from Sevilla; Nigerian forward Victor Obinna on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow; Argentinean midfielder Leandro Paredes on loan from Atletico Boca Juniors; Defender Michele Canini on loan from Atalanta; Defender Matteo Rubin on loan from Siena.
Senegalese defender Modibo Diakite on loan from Sunderland; Brazilian midfielder Anderson on loan from Manchester United; Goalkeeper Antonio Rosati on loan from Napoli; Forward Alessandro Matri on loan from Milan.
Forward Giuseppe Sculli on loan from Lazio; Cape Verdean midfielder Cabral on loan from Sunderland.€ 19.8m
Brazilian midfielder Hernanes from Lazio for a fee of 18m; Defender Danilo D'Ambrosio from Torino for a fee of 1.8m.
Forward Pablo Osvaldo on loan from Southampton.
French forward Gael Kakuta on loan from Chelsea; Portuguese forward Helder Postiga on loan from Valencia.
Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil on loan from Inter Milan; Algerian defender Djamel Mesbah on loan from Parma.
Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt on loan from Queens Park Rangers; Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien on a free transfer from Chelsea; Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow.€ 14m
Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam from Saint-Etienne for a fee of 5m; Brazilian defender Henrique from Palmeiras for a fee of 4m; Midfielder Jorginho from Verona for a fee of 5m.
Forward Nicola Pozzi from Sampdoria; Slovenian midfielder Amedej Vetrih from Gorica; Defender Cristian Molinaro on a free transfer from Stuttgart; Midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto on loan from Inter Milan; Swiss defender Jonathan Rossini on loan from Sassuolo; Colombian defender Jherson Vergara on loan from Milan.€ 1.5m
Serbian defender Petar Golubovic from OFK Belgrade for a fee of 1m; Brazilian defender Rafael Toloi on loan from Sao Paulo; Swedish forward Valmir Berisha from Halmstads for a fee of 0.5m; Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos on loan from Al-Ain; Serbian forward Nemanja Radonjic from Academia Hagi; Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan on loan from Cagliari.
Midfielder Alessio Sestu on loan from Chievo Verona; Forward Stefano Okaka from Parma; Argentinean forward Maxi Lopez on loan from Catania.€ 6.7m
Colombian midfielder Alexis Zapata on loan from Granada; Goalkeeper Ciro Polito from Atalanta; Midfielder Matteo Brighi from Torino; Defender Paolo Cannavaro on loan from Napoli; Forward Sergio Floccari from Lazio for a fee of 2.2m; Paraguayan forward Antonio Sanabria from Barcelona for a fee of 4.5m.
Slovenian midfielder Jasmin Kurtic on loan from Sassuolo; Montenegrin defender Marko Vesovic on a free transfer from Red Star Belgrade; Ghanaian midfielder Ahmed Barusso from Genoa; Uzbek midfielder Ilyas Zeytulaev on a free transfer; Forward Matteo Colombi on loan from Inter Milan; Greek midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis on loan from Catania Calcio.
Algerian midfielder Hassan Yebda on loan from Granada.
Argentinean defender Ivan Pillud on loan from Racing Avellaneda; Brazilian midfielder Marquinho on loan from Roma; Czech forward Michael Rabusic from Slovan Liberec.
Summer transfers€ 5.7m
French defender Prince-Desir Gouano from Juventus; Colombian defender Mario Yepes on a free transfer from Milan; Midfielder Giulio Migliaccio from Palermo for a fee of 0.3m; Midfielder Luigi Giorgi (permanent signing) from Novara for a fee of 0.8m; Romanian defender Constantin Nica from Dinamo Bucuresti for a fee of 1.6m; Midfielder Luca Cigarini (permanent signing) from Napoli for a fee of 2.2m; Midfielder Daniele Baselli from Cittadella for a fee of 0.8m; Forward Giuseppe De Luca (permanent signing) from Varese.
Argentinean forward Jonathan Cristaldo on loan from Metalist Kharkiv; Cameroonian midfielder Thomas Job on a free transfer; Defender Andrea Mantovani on loan from Palermo; Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on loan from Inter Milan; Slovakian defender Marek Cech on a free transfer from Trabzonspor; Forward Rolando Bianchi on a free transfer from Torino; Romanian forward Denis Alibec on loan from Inter Milan; Defender Angelo Gregorio from Pontedera; French midfielder Abdallah Yaisien on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.€ 1.7m
Spanish goalkeeper Antonio Adan on a free transfer; Macedonian midfielder Agim Ibraimi on loan from Maribor; Greek defender Marios Oikonomou from Giannina for a fee of 0.5m; Goalkeeper Mauro Vigorito from Lumezzane; Brazilian midfielder Danilo Avelar from Karpaty Lviv for a fee of 1.2m.€ 7.5m
Defender Cristiano Biraghi on loan from Cittadella; Czech midfielder Jaroslav Plasil on loan from Bordeaux; Midfielder Tiberio Guarente on loan from Sevilla; Forward Kingsley Boateng on loan from Milan; Argentinean defender Gino Peruzzi from Velez Sarsfield for a fee of 3.4m; Greek midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis from Genoa; Argentinean defender Fabian Monzon from Lyon for a fee of 3.3m; Argentinean midfielder Federico Freire on a free transfer from Velez Sarsfield; Slovakian defender Norbert Gyomber from Banska Bystrica for a fee of 0.8m; Argentinean forward Sebastian Leto on a free transfer from Panathinaikos.€ 2.6m
Defender Alessandro Bernardini on loan from Livorno; Forward Matteo Ardemagni on loan from Atalanta Bergamo; Polish midfielder Tomasz Kupisz from Jagiellonia Bialystok for a fee of 0.3m; Paraguayan midfielder Marcelo Estigarribia on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Brazilian defender Claiton from Bari for a fee of 0.1m; Argentinean midfielder Adrian Calello from Siena; Serbian midfielder Ivan Radovanovic from Atalanta for a fee of 0.8m; Croatian defender Manuel Pamic on loan from Sparta Prague; Midfielder Alessio Sestu on a free transfer from Siena; Midfielder Maxwell Acosty on loan from Fiorentina; Forward Riccardo Improta on loan from Genoa; Slovenian midfielder Dejan Lazarevic from Genoa; Midfielder Nicola Bellomo from Bari for a fee of 1.4m.€ 38.3m
Croatian forward Ante Rebic from Split for a fee of 4.5m; Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Iakovenko on a free transfer from Anderlecht; Slovenian midfielder Josip Ilicic from Palermo for a fee of 9m; German forward Mario Gomez from Bayern Munich for a fee of 15.5m; Midfielder Massimo Ambrosini on a free transfer from Milan; Montenegrin midfielder Marko Bakic from Torino for a fee of 2.5m; Uruguayan goalkeeper Gustavo Munua on a free transfer from Levante; Colombian defender Juan Cuadrado (permanent signing) from Udinese for a fee of 5m; Spanish midfielder Joaquin from Malaga for a fee of 1.8m; Spanish defender Marcos Alonso on a free transfer from Bolton; Ukrainian forward Oleksandr Yakovenko on a free transfer from Anderlecht.€ 19.3m
Romanian forward Adrian Stoian on loan from Chievo Verona; Argentinean goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri from Lazio for a fee of 0.3m; Moroccan forward Daniane Jawad on a free transfer from Viktoria Zizkov; Forward Emanuele Calaio on loan from Napoli; Greek midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis from Olympiakos for a fee of 4m; Argentinean midfielder Ricardo Centurion on loan from Racing Avellaneda; Defender Luca Antonini from Milan; Midfielder Jami Rafati on a free transfer from West Ham; Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem from Lazio; Defender Alessandro Gamberini on loan from Napoli; Sierra Leone midfielder Rodney Strasser from Milan for a fee of 4m; Argentinean midfielder Mario Santana from Napoli for a fee of 3m; Paraguayan forward Daniel Jara from Palermo; Midfielder Francesco Lodi from Catania Calcio; French defender Kevin Vinetot from Crotone for a fee of 1m; Senegalese forward Moussa Konate on loan from Krasnodar; Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of 4m; Defender Giovanni Marchese on a free transfer from Catania Calcio; French defender Sebastien De Maio on a free transfer from Brescia; Ghanaian midfielder Isaac Cofie from Chievo Verona for a fee of 3m.€ 28.3m
Forward Alessandro Capello from Bologna for a fee of 2.5m; Algerian midfielder Saphir Taider from Bologna for a fee of 5.5m; Brazilian defender Wallace on loan from Chelsea; Portuguese defender Rolando on loan from Porto; French forward Ishak Belfodil from Parma for a fee of 7.5m; Argentinean defender Matias Silvestre (permanent signing) from Palermo for a fee of 6m; Argentinean forward Mauro Icardi from Sampdoria for a fee of 6m; Belgian midfielder Gaby Mudingayi (permanent signing) from Bologna for a fee of 0.8m; Argentinean defender Hugo Campagnaro on a free transfer from Napoli; Defender Marco Andreolli on a free transfer from Chievo Verona.€ 26.8m
Austrian midfielder Marcel Buchel from Siena; Defender Angelo Ogbonna from Torino for a fee of 13m; Argentinean forward Carlos Tevez from Manchester City for a fee of 9m; Goalkeeper Alberto Gallinetta from Parma; Defender Federico Peluso from Atalanta for a fee of 4.8m; Spanish forward Fernando Llorente on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao.€ 20.6m
Albanien goalkeeper Etrit Berisha from Kalmar for a fee of 0.3m; Croatian defender Josip Elez from Hajduk for a fee of 0.4m; Argentinean midfielder Lucas Biglia from Anderlecht for a fee of 8m; Brazilian defender Vinicius Freitas from Cruzeiro; Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Santos for a fee of 8.2m; Midfielder Antonio Candreva (permanent signing) from Udinese for a fee of 1.7m; Argentinean defender Diego Novaretti on a free transfer from Toluca; Colombian forward Brayan Perea from Deportivo Cali for a fee of 2m.€ 1.8m
Goalkeeper Luca Anania from Padova; Colombian forward Miguel Borja from Deportivo Tulua; Defender Andrea Coda on loan from Udinese; Colombian midfielder Jhonny Mosquera on loan from Envigado; Defender Leandro Rinaudo on a free transfer from Napoli; Midfielder Marco Biagianti from Catania Calcio for a fee of 0.4m; Argentinean midfielder Ruben Botta on a free transfer from Tigre; Swiss forward Innocent Emeghara on loan from Siena; Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan on loan from Inter Milan; Senegalese defender Ibrahima Mbaye on loan from Inter Milan; Goalkeeper Gabriele Aldegani from Nocerina; Midfielder Leandro Greco from Olympiakos; Argentinean defender Nahuel Valentini from Rosario for a fee of 0.6m; Defender Cristiano Piccini on loan from Fiorentina; Goalkeeper Francesco Bardi on loan from Inter Milan; Midfielder Marco Benassi on loan from Inter Milan; Swiss defender Saulo Decarli from Chiasso for a fee of 0.8m.€ 25.8m
Brazilian midfielder Kaka on a free transfer from Real Madrid; Slovenian midfielder Valter Birsa from Genoa; Forward Alessandro Matri from Juventus for a fee of 11m; Goalkeeper Ferdinando Coppola on a free transfer from Torino; Argentinean defender Matias Silvestre on loan from Inter Milan; Midfielder Andrea Poli from Sampdoria for a fee of 3m; Colombian defender Cristian Zapata (permanent signing) from Villarreal for a fee of 6m; Colombian defender Jherson Vergara from Deportes Quindio for a fee of 2m; Midfielder Riccardo Saponara from Empoli for a fee of 3.8m.€ 86.2m
French defender Anthony Reveillere on a free transfer; Colombian forward Duvan Zapata from Estudiantes for a fee of 7.5m; Argentinean forward Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid for a fee of 37m; Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from Liverpool; Spanish defender Raul Albiol from Real Madrid for a fee of 12m; Spanish forward Jose Maria Callejon from Real Madrid for a fee of 10m; Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael from Santos for a fee of 5m; Croatian midfielder Josip Radosevic (permanent signing) from Hajduk for a fee of 1m; Belgian midfielder Dries Mertens from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of 9.7m; Colombian midfielder Pablo Armero (permanent signing) from Udinese for a fee of 4m.€ 7.2m
Swedish defender Carlos Garcia from Juventus; Chilean forward Cristobal Jorquera from Genoa; Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi on loan from Inter Milan; Goalkeeper Stefano Russo from Brescia; Uruguayan midfielder Walter Gargano on loan from Napoli; French defender Mory Kone from Le Mans for a fee of 0.5m; Defender Mattia Cassani on loan from Fiorentina; Serbian goalkeeper Lazar Petkovic on a free transfer from Milan; Defender Andrea Giallombardo on loan from Ascoli; Midfielder Gianni Munari from Sampdoria for a fee of 1m; Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah on loan from Hoffenheim; Defender Alessandro Ligi from Crotone for a fee of 0.4m; Brazilian forward Gabionetta from Crotone for a fee of 1m; Defender Alessandro Favalli from Cremonese; Brazilian defender Felipe from Fiorentina; Slovenian defender Alen Jogan from Gorica; Serbian midfielder Filip Jankovic from Red Star Belgrade for a fee of 0.5m; Uruguayan forward Gonzalo Mastriani on a free transfer from Cerro; Midfielder Marco Parolo (permanent signing) from Cesena for a fee of 3m; Midfielder Massimo Loviso from Crotone; Moroccan midfielder Soufiane Bidaoui on a free transfer from Lierse; Forward Antonio Cassano from Inter Milan; Midfielder Luca Fiordiani from Foligno; Forward Nicola Russo from Nocerina; Defender Riccardo Brosco from Pescara; Midfielder Salvatore Sandomenico from Arzanese; Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane from Cesena for a fee of 0.5m; Australian midfielder Terry Antonis from Sydney for a fee of 0.3m; Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes on a free transfer from Sporting; Croatian midfielder Tomislav Saric on a free transfer from Inter Zapresic.€ 59.9m
Serbian forward Adem Ljajic from Fiorentina for a fee of 11m; Ivory Coast forward Gervinho from Arsenal for a fee of 8m; Goalkeeper Morgan de Sanctis from Napoli for a fee of 0.5m; Dutch forward Kevin Strootman from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of 16.5m; Brazilian defender Maicon on a free transfer from Manchester City; Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski from Gornik Zabrze for a fee of 0.9m; Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese for a fee of 13.5m; Croatian defender Tin Jedvaj from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of 5m; Forward Mattia Destro (permanent signing) from Genoa for a fee of 4.5m.€ 8.7m
Forward Andrea Petagna on loan from Milan; Midfielder Antonino Barilla on loan from Reggina; Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason from Pescara for a fee of 1m; Midfielder Lorenzo De Silvestri on loan from Fiorentina; Polish defender Bartosz Salamon from Milan for a fee of 1.7m; Forward Manolo Gabbiadini from Juventus for a fee of 5.5m; Defender Michele Fornasier on a free transfer from Manchester United; Polish midfielder Pawel Wszolek on a free transfer from Polonia Warsaw; Midfielder Mirko Eramo from Crotone for a fee of 0.5m.€ 16m
Forward Antonio Floro Flores on loan from Genoa; Goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo from Siena for a fee of 0.5m; Midfielder Luca Marrone from Juventus for a fee of 4.5m; Defender Raffaele Pucino from Varese; Midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto on loan from Inter Milan; Ghanaian midfielder Raman Chibsah from Parma for a fee of 2.5m; Swiss defender Reto Ziegler on loan from Juventus; Goalkeeper Antonio Rosati on loan from Napoli; Forward Simone Zaza from Juventus for a fee of 2.5m; Romanian forward Marius Alexe on loan from Dinamo Bucuresti; Defender Francesco Acerbi from Genoa for a fee of 1.7m; Portuguese forward Alberto Aladje from Aprilia; Slovenian midfielder Jasmin Kurtic from Palermo for a fee of 2.5m; Swiss defender Jonathan Rossini (permanent signing) from Sampdoria for a fee of 1.3m; Midfielder Luca Antei from Roma for a fee of 0.5m.€ 6.9m
Goalkeeper Tommaso Berni on a free transfer from Sampdoria; Defender Giovanni Pasquale on loan from Udinese; Argentinean forward Marcelo Larrondo from Siena for a fee of 0.8m; Serbian defender Nikola Maksimovic on loan from Red Star Belgrade; Forward Ciro Immobile from Genoa for a fee of 2.8m; Defender Emiliano Moretti from Genoa for a fee of 0.7m; Moroccan midfielder Omar El Kaddouri on loan from Napoli; Defender Cesare Bovo from Genoa for a fee of 0.8m; Midfielder Matteo Brighi (permanent signing) from Roma; Swedish midfielder Alexander Farnerud from Young Boys Bern for a fee of 1.8m; Goalkeeper Daniele Padelli from Udinese.€ 12.3m
Brazilian defender Douglas Santos on loan from Granada; Goalkeeper Francesco Benussi on a free transfer from Palermo; Uruguayan forward Nicolas Lopez from Roma for a fee of 1m; Midfielder Valerio Verre from Roma for a fee of 2.5m; Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Kelava from Dinamo Zagreb; Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Novara for a fee of 2.5m; Croatian midfielder Frano Mlinar from Inter Zapresic for a fee of 1m; Croatian defender Igor Bubnjic from Slaven Belupo for a fee of 1.5m; Brazilian midfielder Jadson from Botafogo for a fee of 2.5m; Brazilian defender Naldo from Bologna for a fee of 0.5m; Swiss defender Silvan Widmer from Granada for a fee of 0.8m.€ 3.5m
Brazilian defender Rafael Marques on a free transfer from Atletico Mineiro; Forward Samuele Longo on loan from Inter Milan; Brazilian midfielder Romulo on loan from Fiorentina; Bulgarian goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov from Twente for a fee of 0.5m; Midfielder Jacopo Sala from Hamburger for a fee of 0.1m; Serbian forward Bosko Jankovic from Genoa; Argentinean midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano on loan from Atletico River Plate; Defender Filippo De Col from Virtus Entella; Defender Francesco Zampano from Virtus Entella; Forward Luca Toni on a free transfer from Fiorentina; Uruguayan defender Alejandro Gonzalez from Penarol for a fee of 2.4m; Defender Alessandro Agostini (permanent signing) from Torino; Defender Fabrizio Cacciatore from Sampdoria for a fee of 0.5m; Midfielder Massimo Donati from Palermo; Defender Matteo Bianchetti (permanent signing) from Inter Milan; Defender Michelangelo Albertazzi (permanent signing) from Milan; Brazilian defender Raphael Martinho (permanent signing) from Catania Calcio; Midfielder Simon Laner (permanent signing) from AlbinoLeffe.
Nemanja Vidic to join Inter Milan
Inter Milan have announced that centre-back Nemanja Vidic will join the club in the summer when his contract with Manchester United expires. The 32-year-old had already revealed his decision to leave Old Trafford after eight and a half seasons, during which he has won five Premier League titles, three English League Cups, the 2008 UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. Vidic, capped 56 times by Serbia, was linked with a number of major European clubs, among them Juventus, Monaco and Galatasaray, but has opted for a move to Inter.
Inter signs Hernanes from Lazio
Inter have confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Hernanes from Lazio for an initial fee believed to be in the region of €18 million, potentially rising to €20m depending on performance-related bonuses. The player has signed a contract that will expire in June 2018. The 28-year-old spent four years with Lazio, playing 154 matches for the Biancocelesti and scoring 40 goals.
Osvaldo completes loan to Juventus
Juventus have announced the loan signing of Southampton striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, 28, until the end of the season. A statement on the club's official website read: "Juventus Football Club SpA announces the agreement with Southampton Football Club Limited to acquire free of charge and temporary entitlement to the player Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. The contract also provides the option for Juventus to exercise, by May 31, 2014, the right of option for the definitive acquisition of the football player at a price of €19 million, payable in three years."
The player's move from Roma never really worked out for Mauricio Pochettino's side, who paid a club record 15 million pounds in August. Osvaldo made 13 appearances for Southampton, scoring just three goals.
Lazio take Kakuta on loan
Lazio have added another option to their midfield with the signing of Gael Kakuta on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The 22-year-old Frenchman, a product of the Lens youth system, arrived in London in 2009 but appeared just six times for the Blues. A series of loan spells followed, most recently at Vitesse, where he made 12 substitute appearances and scored once this term.
Marquinho joins Verona on loan
Roma midfielder Marquinho has moved to fellow Serie A side Verona on loan until the end of the season. A brief statement on Verona's official website said: "Hellas Verona has acquired Marco Antonio de Mattos Filho 'Marquinho' from Roma on a temporary loan deal." Brazilian midfielder Marquinho, 27, has been used sparingly by new Roma coach Rudi Garcia, who lured Belgian international Radja Nainggolan to the club from Cagliari recently.
Napoli sign Palmeiras defender Henrique
Napoli have bolstered their squad with the signing of Brazilian defender Henrique from Palmeiras for a reported €4m fee on a contract until 2017. The centre-back, 27, joined Barcelona from Palmeiras in 2008 but made no appearances for the Spanish giants, who loaned him to Bayer Leverkusen for the 2008/2009 season and to Racing Santander from 2009-2011. Henrique returned to Palmeiras on loan before rejoining the Brazilian side on a permanent deal in 2012.
Essien joins AC Milan
Chelsea's midfielder Michael Essien has joined AC Milan. The 31-year-old arrives on a free transfer having signed an 18-month deal. Essien is the first recruit of new Milan coach Clarence Seedorf. Essien started his career with Corsican side Bastia, making his name at French club Lyon before joining Chelsea. He teamed up again with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and headed back to Chelsea with the Portuguese coach this season, but has failed to feature for the English side.
Jorginho joins Napoli
Napoli have bolstered their squad with the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Hellas Verona on a contract which runs until June 2018. Jorginho, 22, joins Napoli for an undisclosed fee having made 89 league appearances in three seasons at Verona and helped the club to promotion last term. The midfielder has been in fine form this term, scoring seven goals in 18 Serie A starts.
Fiorentina sign Anderson on loan
Fiorentina have signed Brazilian midfielder Anderson on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season. The 25-year-old former Gremio and Porto player joined United in 2007, helping his new side win the Champions League during his first term in England. Capped eight times by Brazil, he scored five goals in 104 Premier League games with United, but has started just twice in the league this season.
Fiorentina have also recruited goalkeeper Antonio Rosati on loan from Napoli for the remainder of the campaign. The 30-year-old spent the first half of 2013/14 on loan at Sassuolo Calcio, playing twice in Serie A.
Milan loan Matri to Fiorentina
Fiorentina have reacted to Giuseppe Rossi's injury by taking forward Alessandro Matri on loan from Milan for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old Matri joined Milan from Juventus last summer for a reported €13m but has managed only one goal in 18 appearances. Serie A-leading goalscorer Rossi is unlikely to play for Fiorentina again in 2013/14 after suffering knee ligament damage earlier this month.
Honda joins Milan
Keisuke Honda has joined AC Milan on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow. The 27-year-old midfielder, who has scored 20 goals in 52 appearances for Japan, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal after his contract with the Russian club expired at the end of December. Honda moved to CSKA in January 2010 from Dutch side VVV-Venlo. In four years he netted 19 times in 94 top-flight outings, helping them to the 2012/13 Premier-Liga title, two Russian Cups and one domestic Super Cup.
Roma sign Cagliari's Nainggolan
Roma have signed Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan on loan from Cagliari Calcio until the end of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent in the summer. The 25-year-old scored seven goals in 131 Serie A games for since joining Cagliari from Piacenza in 2010. Nainggolan, born in Belgium to an Indonesian father and Belgian mother, has played four times for his national team.