Sabatini Lands in England for Two Targets


Walter Sabatini is in England this weekend to try to negotiate the transfer of two players: John Heitinga of Everton and Étienne Capoue of Tottenham Hotspurs.

The Dutch centerback Heitinga is set to leave Everton in January and this week claimed that he wanted to play in Italy – virtually confirming his desire to join the Giallorossi. A deal for the player seems very likely, as Roberto Martinez confirmed that he will help the players who are not playing in his team seek a move away from the Liverpool-based club.

A deal for French midfielder Étienne Capoue may prove to be a challenge for Sabatini. The player arrived in August from Toulouse for €11m, a figure that the Giallorossi would be unlikely to match, which could complicate the potential purchase.