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Football : Italian Serie A transfers in 2014/2015 season

Latest transfers in Italian Serie A

monthplayertofromm
Aug 14Albano BizzarriChievo VeronaGenoa 
Aug 14Ezequiel SchelottoChievo VeronaInter Milan 
Aug 14Ruben BottaChievo VeronaInter Milan 
Aug 14Andrea CostaParmaSampdoria 
Aug 14Marco MarchionniSampdoriaParma 
Aug 14Giancarlo GonzalezPalermoColumbus Crew3.8
Aug 14Carlos CarboneroCesenaRoma 
Aug 14GustavoVeronaAtletico Bragantino 
Aug 14Nana WelbeckAtalantaBrescia Calcio 
Aug 14Francesco LodiParmaCatania Calcio 

The most expensive transfers

monthplayertofromm
Aug 14Juan IturbeRomaVerona22
Jul 14Alvaro MorataJuventusReal Madrid20
Aug 14Konstantinos ManolasRomaOlympiakos13
Aug 14Stefan de VrijLazioFeyenoord8.5
Aug 14Gary MedelInterCardiff City8
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Summer transfers in Italian Serie A

3m

Atalanta

Ghanaian midfielder Nana Welbeck on a free transfer from Brescia Calcio; Paraguayan defender Marcelo Estigarribia on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Forward Valerio Rosseti on loan from Juventus; Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola on loan from Juventus; Forward Rolando Bianchi on loan from Bologna; Ghanaian forward Richmond Boakye on loan from Juventus; Defender Giuseppe Biava on a free transfer from Lazio; Belgian forward Nicolas Napol from Lorient; Midfielder Marco D'Alessandro from Roma for a fee of 2m; Defender Nicolo Cherubin on loan from Bologna; Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane from Parma for a fee of 1m; Senegalese defender Boukary Drame on a free transfer from Chievo Verona.

15.8m

Cagliari

Defender Luca Ceppitelli from Parma for a fee of 2.5m; Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on a free transfer from Watford; Brazilian forward Diego Farias on loan from Chievo Verona; Defender Marco Capuano on loan from Pescara; Romanian defender Stefan Popescu on a free transfer from Astra Giurgiu; Ghanaian midfielder Godfred Donsah from Verona for a fee of 2.5m; Goalkeeper Alessio Cragno from Brescia Calcio for a fee of 1.6m; Brazilian forward Caio Rangel from Flamengo for a fee of 2.7m; Midfielder Lorenzo Crisetig on loan from Inter Milan; Defender Antonio Balzano on a free transfer from Pescara; Forward Samuele Longo on loan from Inter Milan; Defender Simone Benedetti from Inter Milan for a fee of 4m; Goalkeeper Simone Colombi from Atalanta Bergamo for a fee of 1.5m; Forward Alessandro Capello from Bologna for a fee of 1m.

Cesena

Colombian midfielder Carlos Carbonero on loan from Roma; Icelandic defender Hordur Magnusson on loan from Juventus; Icelandic defender Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson on loan from Juventus; Midfielder Manuel Coppola on a free transfer from Siena; Brazilian midfielder Ze Eduardo from Parma; Defender Massimo Volta on loan from Sampdoria; Defender Gabriele Perico from Cagliari; Slovenian defender Luka Krajnc from Genoa; Defender Stefano Lucchini from Atalanta Bergamo; Romanian defender Constantin Nica on loan from Atalanta Bergamo; Goalkeeper Nicola Leali on loan from Juventus; Midfielder Emmanuel Cascione from Parma; Goalkeeper Federico Agliardi (permanent signing) from Bologna; Midfielder Luigi Giorgi on loan from Atalanta Bergamo; Midfielder Riccardo Cazzola on loan from Atalanta Bergamo.

5.3m

Chievo Verona

Argentinean goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri from Genoa; Argentinean midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto on loan from Inter Milan; Argentinean midfielder Ruben Botta on loan from Inter Milan; Midfielder Emanuele Gatto on a free transfer from Siena; Defender Alessandro Gamberini from Napoli for a fee of 0.3m; Brazilian goalkeeper Marcos Miranda on a free transfer from Sorrento Calcio; Argentinean midfielder Mariano Izco from Catania Calcio for a fee of 3m; Defender Cristiano Biraghi on loan from Inter Milan; Slovenian midfielder Valter Birsa on loan from Milan; Goalkeeper Francesco Bardi on loan from Inter Milan; French midfielder Thomas Mangani on a free transfer from Nancy-Lorraine; Forward Riccardo Meggiorini on a free transfer from Torino; Argentinean forward Maxi Lopez from Catania Calcio for a fee of 1.2m; Defender Raffaele Pucino from Sassuolo; Midfielder Nicola Bellomo from Torino for a fee of 0.8m; Bosnia-Herzegovnian defender Ervin Zukanovic on loan from Gent.

Empoli

Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on loan from Inter Milan; Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino on loan from Fiorentina; Defender Matteo Bianchetti on loan from Verona; Midfielder Tiberio Guarente on a free transfer from Sevilla; Forward Massimo Maccarone on a free transfer from Sampdoria; Midfielder Simone Verdi on loan from Turin; Goalkeeper Luigi Sepe on loan from Napoli; Forward Emanuele Rovini from Udinese; Uruguayan forward Rodrigo Aguirre on loan from Udinese.

3.6m

Fiorentina

German midfielder Marko Marin on loan from Chelsea; Argentinean defender Jose Maria Basanta from Monterrey for a fee of 2.6m; Australian midfielder Joshua Brillante from Newcastle United for a fee of 1m; Brazilian midfielder Octavio on loan from Botafogo; Cameroonian forward Steve Beleck from Udinese; Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu on a free transfer from Steaua Bucharest.

8.5m

Genoa

Argentinean midfielder Franco Mussis on loan from Kobenhavn; Brazilian defender Edenilson on loan from Udinese; Chilean forward Mauricio Pinilla from Cagliari for a fee of 2m; Spanish midfielder Iago Falque from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of 2m; Venezuela midfielder Tomas Rincon on a free transfer from Hamburger; Forward Davide Marsura on loan from Udinese; Goalkeeper Eugenio Lamanna on a free transfer from Siena; Defender Armando Izzo from Avellino for a fee of 0.2m; Forward Alessandro Matri on loan from Milan; Midfielder Antonino Ragusa from Delfino Pescara; Midfielder Leandro Greco on a free transfer from Livorno; Midfielder Stefano Sturaro on loan from Juventus; Defender Aleandro Rosi from Parma; Argentinean midfielder Diego Perotti from Sevilla for a fee of 0.3m; Forward Giuseppe Sculli (permanent signing) from Lazio; Argentinean forward Ricardo Centurion (permanent signing) from Racing Avellaneda for a fee of 4m.

9.2m

Inter

Senegalese forward Youssou Lo from Vicenza Calcio; Chilean midfielder Gary Medel from Cardiff City for a fee of 8m; Forward Pablo Osvaldo on loan from Southampton; French midfielder Yann M'Vila on loan from Rubin Kazan; Brazilian defender Dodo on loan from Roma; Goalkeeper Tommaso Berni on a free transfer from Torino; Midfielder Andrea Romano from Bologna; Defender Andrea Bandini from Bologna; Slovenian midfielder Rene Krhin from Bologna for a fee of 1.2m; Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer from Manchester United.

23.8m

Juventus

Midfielder Romulo on loan from Verona; French defender Patrice Evra from Manchester United for a fee of 1.5m; Spanish forward Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a fee of 20m; Spanish defender Carlos Blanco from Barcelona Juvenil; Argentinean midfielder Roberto Pereyra on loan from Udinese; Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola from Siena; Goalkeeper Vincenzo Fiorillo from Sampdoria; Goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio from Vicenza Calcio; Forward Cristian Pasquato from Udinese for a fee of 1.5m; Danish defender Frederik Sorensen from Bologna for a fee of 0.8m; Australian forward James Troisi from Atalanta Bergamo; French midfielder Kingsley Coman on a free transfer from Paris St. Germain.

15.9m

Lazio

Argentinean defender Santiago Gentiletti from Atletico San Lorenzo for a fee of 1.9m; Dutch defender Edson Braafheid on a free transfer from Hoffenheim; Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord for a fee of 8.5m; Serbian defender Dusan Basta on loan from Udinese; Midfielder Marco Parolo from Parma for a fee of 5.5m; Serbian forward Filip Djordjevic on a free transfer from Nantes.

4.3m

Milan

Colombian defender Pablo Armero on loan from Udinese; Spanish goalkeeper Diego Lopez on a free transfer from Real Madrid; French defender Adil Rami from Valencia for a fee of 4.3m; French midfielder Jeremy Menez on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain; Brazilian defender Alex from Paris St. Germain; Goalkeeper Michael Agazzi on a free transfer from Chievo.

15m

Napoli

Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman from Villarreal for a fee of 6m; Spanish midfielder Michu on loan from Swansea City; French defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Genk for a fee of 7m; Argentinean goalkeeper Mariano Andujar from Catania Calcio for a fee of 2m.

11.9m

Palermo

Costa Rican defender Giancarlo Gonzalez from Columbus Crew for a fee of 3.8m; Brazilian defender Emerson on loan from Santos; Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba on a free transfer from Trabzonspor; Moroccan defender Zouhair Feddal on loan from Parma; Midfielder Luca Rigoni from Chievo Verona for a fee of 1.4m; Swedish midfielder Robin Quaison from AIK Stockholm for a fee of 2m; Bulgarian midfielder Ivaylo Chochev from CSKA Sofia for a fee of 2m; Moroccan defender Achraf Lazaar (permanent signing) from Varese for a fee of 0.7m; Forward Andrea Belotti (permanent signing) from Albinoleffe for a fee of 2m.

Parma

Defender Andrea Costa from Sampdoria; Midfielder Francesco Lodi on loan from Catania Calcio; Brazilian midfielder Lucas Souza from Olhanense; Slovenian defender Matija Sirok from Gorica; Defender Mattia Cassani from Fiorentina; Chilean forward Ignacio Jeraldino on loan from Union San Felipe; Hungarian midfielder Daniel Tozser from Genoa; Forward Gianluca Turchetta from Cesena; Goalkeeper Nicola Ravaglia from Cesena; Forward Nicolo Lolli from Cesena; Hungarian midfielder Zsolt Tamasi from Ascoli; Defender Alberto Galuppo from Siena; Defender Giammarco Ferrari from Gubbio; Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil from Inter Milan; Defender Errico Altobello from Savona.

46.4m

Roma

Greek defender Konstantinos Manolas from Olympiakos for a fee of 13m; English defender Ashley Cole on a free transfer from Chelsea; Defender Davide Astori on loan from Cagliari; Argentinean forward Juan Iturbe from Verona for a fee of 22m; Turkish midfielder Salih Ucan on loan from Fenerbahce Istanbul; Dutch defender Urby Emanuelson on a free transfer from Milan; Argentinean midfielder Leandro Paredes on loan from Boca Juniors; Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan (permanent signing) from Cagliari for a fee of 6m; Forward Stefano Pettinari from Crotone for a fee of 0.5m; Malian midfielder Seydou Keita on a free transfer from Valencia; Paraguayan forward Antonio Sanabria from Sassuolo for a fee of 4.9m; Ghanaian midfielder Francis Obeng from Santarcangelo Calcio.

6.2m

Sampdoria

Midfielder Marco Marchionni from Parma; Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on loan from Palermo; Spanish midfielder Jose Campana from Crystal Palace for a fee of 1.8m; Argentinean forward Gonzalo Bergessio from Catania Calcio for a fee of 3m; Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan on loan from Inter Milan; Forward Francesco Fedato from Catania Calcio; Forward Stefano Beltrame from Juventus; Midfielder Lorenzo De Silvestri (permanent signing) from Fiorentina for a fee of 1.4m.

12.1m

Sassuolo

Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko from Genoa for a fee of 3.5m; Colombian midfielder Alexis Zapata (permanent signing) from Granada; Defender Federico Peluso from Juventus for a fee of 4.5m; Defender Paolo Cannavaro (permanent signing) from Napoli for a fee of 0.1m; Forward Antonio Floro Flores (permanent signing) from Genoa for a fee of 2.5m; Midfielder Davide Biondini (permanent signing) from Genoa for a fee of 1.5m.

18.2m

Torino

Brazilian defender Bruno Peres from Santos for a fee of 2m; Forward Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus for a fee of 3.5m; Uruguayan defender Gaston Silva from Defensor for a fee of 2.5m; Serbian goalkeeper Vlada Avramov on a free transfer from Cagliari; Midfielder Antonio Nocerino on loan from Milan; Defender Cristian Molinaro on a free transfer from Parma; Argentinean midfielder Juan Sanchez Mino from Boca Juniors for a fee of 3.2m; Midfielder Marco Benassi from Inter Milan for a fee of 1.5m; Moroccan midfielder Omar El Kaddouri on loan from Napoli; Spanish midfielder Ruben Perez on loan from Atletico Madrid; Venezuela forward Josef Martinez from Young Boys for a fee of 3m; Serbian defender Nikola Maksimovic (permanent signing) from Red Star Belgrade for a fee of 2.5m; Swedish defender Pontus Jansson on a free transfer from Malmo.

21.3m

Udinese

Greek midfielder Panagiotis Kone from Bologna for a fee of 4.5m; Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg from Kalmar; Paraguayan defender Ivan Piris on loan from Deportivo Maldonado; Brazilian midfielder Guilherme from Corinthians Sao Paulo for a fee of 4.5m; Midfielder Davide Faraoni from Watford; Malian defender Molla Wague on loan from Granada; Polish defender Pawel Bochniewicz from Reggina for a fee of 1m; Colombian midfielder Alexis Zapata from Granada; Brazilian midfielder Allan (permanent signing) from Granada for a fee of 3m; Defender Nicola Belmonte on a free transfer from Siena; French midfielder Cyril Thereau from Chievo Verona for a fee of 2m; Defender Agostino Camigliano from Brescia Calcio for a fee of 1.3m; Spanish midfielder Albert Riera on a free transfer from Watford; Brazilian defender Edenilson from Corinthians Sao Paulo; Moroccan midfielder Nabil Jaadi from Anderlecht for a fee of 1m; Uruguayan forward Rodrigo Aguirre from Liverpool Montevideo for a fee of 4m.

6.2m

Verona

Brazilian midfielder Gustavo on loan from Atletico Bragantino; Spanish defender Antonio Luna on loan from Aston Villa; Mexican defender Rafael Marquez from Leon; Uruguayan defender Guillermo Rodriguez from Torino for a fee of 0.4m; Brazilian forward Nene on a free transfer from Cagliari; Greek midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis on loan from Genoa; Midfielder Mattia Valoti on loan from AlbinoLeffe; Moroccan midfielder Mounir Obbadi on loan from Monaco; Midfielder Romulo from Fiorentina for a fee of 3.5m; Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Manchester United; Forward Riccardo Ravasi on a free transfer from Monza; Greek midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos from Bologna for a fee of 1.3m; Georgian midfielder Giorgi Chanturia from Cluj for a fee of 1m; Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a free transfer from Manchester United; Moldovan midfielder Artur Ionita on a free transfer from Aarau; Croatian defender Ivan Martic on a free transfer from St. Gallen.


Winter transfers

1.5m

Atalanta

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.

Bologna

Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg from Malmo; Brazilian midfielder Ibson from Corinthians.

Cagliari

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.

Catania

Forward Francesco Fedato from Bari; Argentinean midfielder Fabian Rinaudo on loan from Sporting Lisbon; Midfielder Francesco Lodi from Genoa.

Chievo Verona

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.

Fiorentina

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.

Genoa

Forward Giuseppe Sculli on loan from Lazio; Cape Verdean midfielder Cabral on loan from Sunderland.

19.8m

Inter

Brazilian midfielder Hernanes from Lazio for a fee of 18m; Defender Danilo D'Ambrosio from Torino for a fee of 1.8m.

Juventus

Forward Pablo Osvaldo on loan from Southampton.

Lazio

French forward Gael Kakuta on loan from Chelsea; Portuguese forward Helder Postiga on loan from Valencia.

Livorno

Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil on loan from Inter Milan; Algerian defender Djamel Mesbah on loan from Parma.

Milan

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

Napoli

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.

Parma

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

Roma

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.

Sampdoria

Midfielder Alessio Sestu on loan from Chievo Verona; Forward Stefano Okaka from Parma; Argentinean forward Maxi Lopez on loan from Catania.

6.7m

Sassuolo

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.

Torino

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.

Udinese

Algerian midfielder Hassan Yebda on loan from Granada.

15m

Verona

Argentinean forward Juan Manuel Iturbe (permanent signing) from Porto for a fee of 15m; Argentinean defender Ivan Pillud on loan from Racing Avellaneda; Brazilian midfielder Marquinho on loan from Roma; Czech forward Michael Rabusic from Slovan Liberec.

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news: transfers

Roma 27.8.14
Manolas completes Roma deal

Roma have completed the signing of Kostas Manolas from Olympiacos for 13m. The Greece international has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A outfit and will replace Mehdi Benatia following the Moroccan defender's permanent move to Bayern. The 23-year-old centre-back played four games at the World Cup for Greece this summer. He made 25 league appearances last season and scored three goals while he also featured in seven Champions League games for the Piraeus-based club.

Palermo 26.8.14
Palermo complete double signing

Palermo have signed centre-back Souleymane Bamba and full-back Emerson Palmieri. Bamba, an Ivory Coast international, has signed a three-year deal having most recently played for Trabzonspor. The 29-year-old started his career at Paris Saint-Germain and has gone on to represent Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian and Leicester City.

Palmieri has risen through the ranks at Santos and broke into the Brazilian outfit's first team in January 2012. The 20-year-old has penned an initial loan deal with Palermo retaining the right to make the move permanent.

Napoli 20.8.14
De Guzman signs for Napoli

Napoli have signed Holland midfielder Jonathan De Guzman on a permanent transfer from Spanish side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old, who spent the past two seasons on loan at Swansea and scored nine goals in 71 Premier League appearances, has penned a four-year contract. Toronto-born De Guzman started in three of Holland's matches at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Napoli 19.8.14
Fellaini to join Napoli on loan

Marouane Fellaini is set to end his Manchester United misery following reports Napoli have agreed a loan deal for the Belgian international. The 26-year-old was signed by former Red Devils' boss David Moyes last summer after an impressive five-year stay under the Scotsman at Everton. But he struggled to capture the form that led to United paying 35m for his services. Napoli will pay 5m for the temporary deal, according to reports.

Udinese 14.8.14
Udinese snap up Kone

Udinese have signed Greece international midfielder Panagiotis Kone from relegated Bologna. The 27-year-old was a key figure during his two-year stint at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara but has opted to prolong his career in Serie A with Udinese after Bologna dropped into the second tier back in May. No financial or contractual details were disclosed.

Milan 12.8.14
Diego Lopez completes Milan move

Diego Lopez has left Real Madrid to join AC Milan, it has been confirmed. Lopez arrived in Milan on Monday night and will sign a four-year contract. He will undergo his medical today, before being unveiled as a new Milan player. Following Keylor Navas' signing, Los Blancos had decided to get rid of one goalkeeper, and they chose to let Diego Lopez go and keep Iker Casillas. The 32-year-old arrives to the Rossoneri free of charge, although Madrid could get performance-related bonuses at the end of the season.

Sampdor. 12.8.14
Sampdoria snap up goalkeeper Viviano

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has joined Sampdoria. The Italian spent last season on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Palermo and was expected to challenge Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski for a first-team spot. But Viviano failed to make a single first-team appearance for the club and was not kept on for the new campaign.

Fiorentina 11.8.14
Marin joins Fiorentina on loan

Marko Marin is spending another season away from Chelsea after agreeing a season's loan to Fiorentina. The 25-year-old winger arrived from Werder Bremen in a 8.8m deal two years ago but has made just six appearances for the Premier League side. Marin spent last season on loan at Sevilla and helped the Spanish club win the Europa League.

The German returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer but he is not part of Jose Mourinho's long-term plans. As a result, he has been allowed to join the Serie A club and, should he impress, he could join Fiorentina in a permanent deal for around 5m next summer.

Inter 10.8.14
Medel signs for Inter

Inter Milan have completed the signing of midfielder Gary Medel, 27, from Cardiff City for a fee of around 12.5m. The Chilean, who impressed at this summer's World Cup, joined Cardiff from Seville in August 2013. However, despite quickly becoming a firm favourite among the Cardiff faithful for his combative style, he was unable to prevent them dropping out of the Premier league after just a single season.

Genoa 7.8.14
Genoa sign Pinilla

Mauricio Pinilla has joined Genoa from Serie A rivals Cagliari on a permanent basis. The 30-year-old Chile striker successfully underwent a medical on Thursday. A statement published on Genoa's official website said Pinilla, who scored 14 league goals for Cagliari following his arrival in July 2012, had joined his new teammates in training ahead of Saturday's friendly meeting with Hoffenheim.

Inter 7.8.14
Osvaldo moves to Inter

Pablo Osvaldo has joined Inter Milano on loan from Southampton, with the Nerrazzuri having the option to buy the Italian forward next summer. As part of the deal, 22-year-old Algerian midfielder Saphir Taider moves in the opposite direction on the same terms. Osvaldo returns to Serie A after finishing the second half of last season on loan with Juventus, where he made 11 appearances to help the Bianconeri win the title.

The Argentina-born striker, 28, arrived at Southampton at the start of last season for a club-record fee before being loaned to Juve after 13 appearances. Capped 12 times by Italy, he started his career in Europe with Atalanta in 2006 before spells with Lecce, Fiorentina, Bologna and Roma, scoring 27 goals in 55 Serie A games with the Giallorossi before signing for the Saints.

Verona 4.8.14
Marquez signs for Hellas Verona

Mexico captain Rafa Marquez has signed for Serie A side Hellas Verona. Italian media reports Marquez has penned a one-year deal, with a second-year option. Marquez spent a season at Leon, returning to Mexico following 13 years abroad. In Brazil, the 35-year-old defender became the first player to captain his national side in four consecutive World Cups.

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