10 Transfers That Would Light Up the Summer Transfer Window in Serie A
In recent years, the Serie A has become a selling league to a certain degree as some of the biggest stars that are unearthed on the peninsula move on to more lucrative pastures once the newly-rich clubs around Europe come calling.
However, bringing in key players by using sly transfer methods could be a great way for Italy to reach the top again with their domestic league.
Other than homegrown talent, here are 10 realistic transfers that could just be what the Serie A needs for its teams to become more competition in major European tournaments like the Champions League:
Alvaro Morata to Juventus
According to reputable SKY Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are on the trails of Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata.
The Spanish U-21 star could be a perfect signing for the future as the Bianconeri look to find a vice-Fernando Llorente.
Morata has gained valuable La Liga experience with Real Madrid and even scored a few crucial goals as a second half substitute.
DeAndre Yedlin to Roma
Young USA national team left-back DeAndre Yedlin has apparently signed a contract with Roma, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).
Even though Yedlin is a raw talent, this is the type of move that could really work out for a club like Roma that is trying to market itself around the world. It would also increase Serie A awareness in the States assuming that the lighting quick Yedlin continues to improve.
Robin Van Persie to Milan
The best way for this unlikely transfer to happen would be if Milan offered the polarizing Mario Balotelli in return for the services of the experienced Robin Van Persie.
Van Persie is the perfect No.9 for Filippo Inzaghi's team, as the former Rossoneri legend is searching for a goalscoring striker to lead the frontline.
With Balotelli's future in doubt, Milan fans could only dream of such a scenario to take them back to the glory days.
Lucas Leiva to Napoli
Rafael Benitez's love-affair with his ex-Liverpool players would continue if he'd bring in Lucas Leiva.
The Liverpool defensive midfielder would be an ideal addition as Napoli goes into the Champions League with decent expectations.
Napoli's back-line is nothing to boast about, so having help from the holding midfielders is key to protect the defense and keep a clean-sheet against some of Europe's biggest clubs.
Yann M'Vila to Inter
Yann M'Vila has seemingly disappeared from the footballing spotlight after making a move to Russian club Rubin Kazan after spending a few quality seasons in Ligue 1 with Rennes, where his performances got him 22 caps on the French national team.
M'Vila could be the perfect midfielder for Inter as it was one of their weak points last season in Serie A. He's an energetic midfield who's a good tackler and can pick out the clever, simple pass.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, a deal between the two parties is imminent.
Jackson Martinez to Milan
The possibility of Jackson Martinez has opened up now that Milan are looking for a complete No.9 to lead the line.
Martinez has terrorized the Portuguese league with Porto, scoring an astounding 46 goals in 60 appearances.
Overall, he didn't do much to raise his stock with Colombia at the World Cup, so he could be snagged by the Rossoneri for a fair price this summer.
Ashley Cole to Roma
Considered by many to be the best English footballer in years, Ashley Cole heads to Roma where he might have a Maicon-esque resurgence in the twilight of his career.
With Cole at left-back, the Giallorossi have a massively experienced veteran to help them in the Champions League where they'll play in the group stages, having skipped the qualification round by finishing second in the Serie A standings.
Marco Verratti to Juventus
Even though unlikely, this is a deal that must happen soon.
Not only is Marco Verratti the most worthy heir to the legendary Andrea Pirlo, but the fantastic deep-lying playmaker is just the type of star Serie A needs to really keep their credibility high.
In the past, it was almost unheard of for some of the finest young talents to leave the peninsula in search of more competitive football elsewhere. Now, it's becoming the norm.
Xherdan Shaqiri to Roma
Here's another interesting deal that could come to fruition soon enough.
Roma's Walter Sabatini met with Shaqiri's agent to potentially strike a deal that would bring the dynamic Swiss winger to the Giallorossi.
With Shaqiri on one side and Gervinho on the other, Roma would have one of the most electrifying tridents in Italy. Shaqiri is coming off a fine World Cup performance with Switzerland after failing to establish himself at Bayern Munich.
Stevan Jovetic to Inter
Stevan Jovetic's time with Manchester City hasn't exactly worked as planned.
The ex-Fiorentina attacker has spent most of his time in England either injured or on the bench.
A move back to Italy could be the perfect remedy to revive a once promising career that has gone stagnant.
Inter could be a logical destination as they look to build a team that can compete in Europe under the new management of billionaire Erick Thohir.