Serie A stars being targeted in January transfer window


Italy’s Serie A is finally enjoying a welcomed resurgence, having gone through a period of turmoil for several years in recent times.

The Premier League has long been the main division in terms of popularity among football fans, while La Liga has always been a well-followed league across Europe.

But, with the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan previously having endured periods of turbulence, teams which were very popular among foreign fans through the years, Serie A perhaps lost some reputation among the ‘big guns’ in European football.

But it is now back booming and it has plenty of big-name and promising upcoming stars to thank. However, these players could end up departing in the coming months if the big-money offers come flooding in as expected from the likes of England and Spain.

Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina)

Fiorentina wide man Federico Chiesa has been busy catching the eye of some of the big guns in the Premier League with his impressive showings in Italy’s top division so far this current campaign.

This includes Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who are reportedly keeping tabs on the 21-year-old for a potential swoop in the January transfer window.

He would supposedly cost in the region of £52 million, though, but with 12 goals and 16 assists in 82 outings for the Viola, it looks like it would be money well spent for the Red Devils.

Sime Vrsaljko (Inter Milan)

Inter are currently seen as 9/1 third-favourites with bet365 in the Serie A betting behind both Juventus and Napoli to go on and ultimately clinch the league title this season.

One of the key reasons behind them mounting a challenge this term has been stalwart centre-back Sime Vrsaljko.

The Croatian defensive rock is reportedly being tracked closely by Man Utd and struggling Spanish giants Real Madrid, who are in desperate need of a boost this term.

Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)

Another defender from the San Siro, but this time from the red and black of AC Milan, is also catching the eye of some of the top clubs in Europe.

Alessio Romagnoli is a reported target of Chelsea, with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri being a keen admirer of his fellow countryman for when the winter window opens in January. Watch this space.

Suso (AC Milan)

Staying in Milan and in-form winger Suso has gathered plenty of attention in recent seasons since his rejuvenation in Serie A.

The high-flying Spaniard has been an integral aspect of Milan’s season success so far and without him, they would undoubtedly struggle for the remainder of the campaign, with European positions within the historic club’s sights.

Although, it may prove to be a difficult task keeping hold of the Spanish attacker, with none other than Real Madrid reportedly readying a big swoop for his talents in January. Can the Rossoneri retain the services beyond the winter window? Los Blancos is always tempting for any player in world football.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.