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Market value: €16.5 million
Antonio Candreva's 12 goals and nine Serie A assists for Lazio this season have not only alerted a host of clubs across Europe, they have also earned him a place in Italy's final 23 for the World Cup.
On the back of six Serie A goals in 2012/13, last season was Candreva's most prolific campaign yet—his move from Udinese to Lazio in 2012 playing a huge factor in his recall to the Italian national squad.
Hard working, technically gifted, versatile in midfield and an excellent penalty taker, Candreva is heading into the 2014 tournament in fine form. He could well have a crucial part to play for the Azzurri, as they aim to progress beyond Group D.
Already being linked with a move to Juventus, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain, an impressive World Cup could seal a deal to go elsewhere, despite club owner Claudio Lotito's claims that he's staying put, as seen in Corriere dello Sport (h/t Skysports.com).
With a current contract that does not expire until 2018, Candreva would not come cheap.