5 Serie A Transfers Which May Happen Before the January Window Closes

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5 Serie A Transfers Which May Happen Before the January Window Closes
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Which Serie A club are rumoured to be casting an eye over Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen?

After all the hype and speculation, we are now in the throes of the long-awaited January transfer window.

Whilst the revolving doors of English Premier League clubs may have been quietwith very little activity occurringover in Italy, there have been a number of noteworthy transfers

With Cagliari's Radja Nainggolan the subject of bids from Juventus, both Milan clubs and also Roma (as Cagliari's Director of Sport Nicola Salerno told TMW, h/t Football Italia), it is the latter who have won the race to sign him. The highly-rated Belgian international joins on loan for the rest of the season.

Reeling from the news that their star striker, and Serie A's top scorer, Giuseppe Rossi faces a spell on the sidelines, Fiorentina have parachuted in AC Milan's profligate forward Alessandro Matri on loan for the rest of the season.

La Viola also acquired from the EPL, ending Anderson's six years at Manchester United to instead bring him to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on loan until July. After making just 70 league starts since signing in August 2007 (and only completing 19 of those games), it looks likely the Brazilian has permanently traded Manchester for Florence.

The coup of the month took place in Naples though. With Hellas Verona performing admirably in Serie A, Napoli raided them of their star player Jorginho, signing the Brazilian-born midfield wunderkind for an undisclosed fee.

Let's now take a look at five moves, either to or from Serie A, which may happen before the much-vaunted January transfer window emphatically slams shut in nine days.

This list has been determined by examining current transfer speculation and then assessing the probability of a deal being concluded by looking at the strength in depth of both the selling and the buying team (i.e. can they afford to sell and do they need to buy?).

 

Football stats procured from WhoScored.comSquawka and Soccerway.

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