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Transfer Tuesday: I'm waiting for my man

Yeah, we're still waiting for some actual news, although at least it seems like stuff is beginning to happen.

Ripple effect.
Ripple effect.
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Luca Lezzerini is at least sticking around for another 6 months before he decides whether or not he's leaving.


Nicolò Gigli is close to a move Salernitana on loan. Benevento has made a formal approach to Fiorentina for Ricardo Bagadur. That's about it for possible exits right now. For entrances, Marseille's Karim Rekik seems to remain the top option, although Inter Milan are also interested. Coritiba's Juninho is supposed to the top fallback option, although we've also heard that Palmeiras' Hugo Vitor has been the subject of a surprise €7 million bid according And the Martín Caceres rumor is back, although AC Milan and Inter are also sniffing around. Finally, Fiorentina are closing in on a move to Ecuadorian teenager Erick Fenigra, who's currently owned by Barcelona.


Milan are interested Milan Badelj, but I sort of don't believe that it's really a thing. But, while we're talking about Balkan midfielders, Marko Bakić's move to Portugal seems to have fallen through, and he's expected to rejoin the Viola this week. Avellino, meanwhile, are interested in bringing Andrés Schetino on loan. Benfica's Ljubomir Fejsa, already the subject of a failed Fiorentina bid, but it sounds like Corvino hasn't given up hope yet, although it's really hard to see what the path forward for him would be. Empoli star Riccardo Saponara is, according to La Nazione, now available to Fiorentina for €12 million, which, huh.

The Cristian Tello saga is getting weirder and weirder, as he's close to renewing his loan move to Fiorentina. Barcelona seem like they really don't care where he ends up, though, as they're also considering sending him to Valencia to help fund the Andres Gomes deal. At this point, it's probably a fifty-fifty whether he makes it back. Some of the details on the Hernan Toledo deal have leaked: it's a 2 year loan with a €7 million fee to redeem him. And finally, Simone Minelli drew the start for Italy's U19 Euro final against Germany.

18 year old Uruguayan winger Joaquin Piquerez is tipped for a move to Florence by various media outlets. Honestly, I know pretty much nothing about him, so here are some highlights.

Other options include Liverpool winger Lazar Marković, who could be allowed to leave for €10 million (which is €25 million under his buyout clause; way to go, Reds). It's worth noting, though, that he's a Ramadani client. PSG winger Jean-Cristophe Bahebeck has been frozen out of the preseason schedule, clearing the way for an exit.


Gonzalo Higuaín's move to Juventus has cleared the way for Napoli to renew their interest in Nikola Kalinić, who could be allowed to leave if the Partenopei make a €30 million offer, although he seems to be their second-choice after Mauro Icardi. Theoretically, they've already made contact for the Croatian, but Paulo Sousa says he's untouchable. Mario Gómez has stated he wants the freedom to pick his own future, which is unlikely to occur. Inter is thought to be interested, while Barcelona have tapped him as an alternative to Lucas Vietto. Steve Leo Beleck has been training with the Primavera, so he's likely to leave on loan. Salernitana are interested, but there's supposed to be interest from France and Belgium, too.

Kalinić's replacement is supposed to be Leonardo Pavoletti, but Fiorentina will probably only make an approach if Kalinić leaves. And former Viola target Jonathan Calleri is now a target for West Ham, so we can probably kiss that one goodbye.