Serie A - Transfer round-up: De Ceglie to join Stoke

A round-up of the day’s transfer gossip in Italy, as Juventus left-back Paolo De Ceglie could make a summer move to Premier League club Stoke City, reports in the English media suggest.

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Serie A - Transfer round-up: De Ceglie to join Stoke
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2012 Genoa-Juventus De Ceglie Palacios

TalkSport believe that the 26-year-old may join Mark Hughes' team during the off-season following his disappointing campaign in 2012/13.

The former Italy U21 international played just 14 times for the Bianconeri last term and is rumoured to be surplus to requirements at Juventus Stadium.

Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov admitted on Thursday that he could move to the Old Lady.

De Ceglie could leave for a fee of around €3m (£2.56m).

Jordy Clasie has revealed that Fiorentina have tried to lure him away from the Netherlands.

The 21-year-old defender is seen as one of the hottest young properties in European football at the moment.

And despite interest from the Viola, the Holland international is not ready to leave his home country yet.

“I can confirm the interest in Fiorentina for me,” he said. “They came forward at the end of the season.

“But I have never thought about leaving Feyenoord.

“I am glad I renewed my contract that binds me to the club for years to come.

“I'm still not ready to leave Holland.”

Cristian Chivu’s agent says he knows nothing of reports that Inter want to rescind his client’s contract.

The Nerazzurri are looking to cut costs and getting Chivu off the wage bill is one option that is understood to be under consideration.

“Inter haven’t contacted me to discuss such a possibility,” representative Victor Becali told TMW on Friday afternoon.

“Cristian still has a year left on his current contract with Inter and he intends to respect that agreement.”

The Romanian defender, 32, featured in just 15 games for the club last term after struggling with injuries.

He signed a new two-year deal with the Beneamata only last summer.

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