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As had already been suggested in recent weeks, both Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri might find themselves as Premier League rivals next season.
According to Football Italia (h/t Yahoo!), Matri is drawing the interest of Everton while West Ham and Norwich City are said to be the parties hoping to lure Quag away from his Serie A surroundings.
The duo will certainly have a more difficult time figuring for the club this season after Antonio Conte sealed the signings of Llorente and Tevez, both of whom are likely to start.
In terms of Matri and Quagliarella’s sales, the fees being associated with the pair are €12 million and €10 million, respectively.
Last term, the pair made just 23 Serie A starting appearances between them, with that number only likely to diminish in the near future.
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Despite wrapping up the signatures of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper already, Norwich manager Chris Hughton has remained coy regarding his side's interest in Quagliarella, per BBC Sport.
The Canaries boss is quoted as saying:
That is a story I have seen and heard. But it was exactly the same with our work with Gary. Most were aware there was an interest. Until there was something official to say then we didn't say it.
From our side we did our work in the correct way [for Hooper], which is very much behind the scenes. The fact that some players are being linked with us is in some ways a good thing, because it means we are trying to be proactive and trying to improve.
Just where that leaves the Norfolk side on their bid for Quagliarella's services is anyone's guess, but Hughton far from rules out an offer, that's for sure.