Serie A Transfer Rumours: 5 Deals That Could Reshape the Scudetto Table

Peter WebsterContributor IIIJanuary 9, 2012

Serie A Transfer Rumours: 5 Deals That Could Reshape the Scudetto Table

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    16 games into the Serie A season sees AC Milan top the table with Juventus level on points with 34.

    With third place Udinese just two points behind on 32 points, this January transfer window could prove pivotal for the Italian title race.

    In fact it will like prove pivotal for the whole shake up of the league.

    Whether players sign or leave a club, the impact can be tremendous.

    Here we'll take a look at some possible incomings and outgoings that could see teams rise and fall between now and the end of the season.

Carlos Tevez

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    AC Milan are currently in talks with Manchester City over signing hit-man Carlos Tevez.

    There is no doubting the ability of Tevez, but Milan are wanting a loan deal whereas City would prefer a permanent deal.

    If either of those occur, Milan will have increased their firepower dramatically and Tevez's goals could prove to be the difference in the title race.

Daniele De Rossi

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    Daniele De Rossi has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League club Manchester City.

    If Rossi were to leave Roma, they would have a hard time finding a replacement that can match his ability.

    Expect Roma's results to worsen if he leaves.

Alexandre Pato

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    It's AC Milan again who are the ones involved in transfer gossip.

    This time 22-year-old Alexandre Pato is the subject of speculation linking him with a move to French Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain.

    Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is hopeful he will keep the player however, as Milan look to maintain their position at the top of the league.

Wesley Sneijder

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    Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder has been a constant topic of discussion when it comes to Manchester United transfer targets.

    The player has apparently failed to rule out the move as Inter Milan lie fifth in the league only five points behind their Milan counterparts AC.

    With Inter Milan also interested in signing Carlos Tevez, any Sneijder money would help boost that deal probability.

Fredy Guarin

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    Juventus have apparently opened negotiations with FC Porto midfielder Fredy Guarin.

    Whilst it states there has been no contact with parent club Porto, it may only be matter of time before the Old Lady makes contact for the Colombian.

Afterthoughts....

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    As always in January the rumours come fast, and the more successful you are, the more rumours there are it seems.

    The Italian league is no different and there is a buzz of excitement as Juventus appear back where they belong at the top end of the division.

    There is a strong chance that a number of these transfers could occur.

    Carlos Tevez almost seems certain to be plying his trade in Serie A sooner or later and Wesley Sneijder might be the subject of a Manchester United bid now that Alex Ferguson has had to call upon previously retired Paul Scholes to plug his midfield gap.

    One thing for sure is that the January window will be a busy time in Italy, much like the rest of Europe.

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