Serie A Transfer News — 12 June 2013

Massimo Ambrosini is being linked with a move to West HamTwo of the big stories involving transfers in Serie A at the moment surround the future of players from the Milan giants.

Veteran AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has spent 18 years at the San Siro. However, the 36-year-olds contract with the Rossoneri expires this summer and he will be released.

Ambrosini has been club captain of Milan since 2009, when he replaced legend Paolo Maldini. The former-Italy international is now being linked with a move to the Premier League with West Ham.

AC Milan’s arch-rivals Inter look like they could be also sell a midfielder with Joel Obi attracting interest from the Premier League. The Nigerian youngster struggled with injuries in the 2012/13 season and made just three appearances last season.

Despite his problems with injuries north east clubs Newcastle and Sunderland have an interest in signing the Nigerian international. The 22-year-olds agent revealed that he does not know where his client’s future lies.

According to reports emanating from Brazil, Inter could replace Obi with Brazilian international star Paulinho. The Corinthians central midfielder is a regular in Brazil’s national team and his performances for his club have attracted interest from Europe.

The midfielder has told the press that he is interested in a move to Europe, but for now, he is concentrating on his national side.

Serie A Parma has revealed they are prepared to sell highly-rated young striker Ishak Belfodil, but only for 11million euros.  The likes of Inter, AC Milan and Juventus have all shown an interest in the 21-year-old.

On the managerial front, Lille head coach Rudi Garcia is close to becoming the new Roma boss. The Giallorossi are looking for a replacement for interim boss Andrea Andreazzoli and Garcia seems to be their prepared choice.

Garcia is highly-rated and has done a solid job at Lille. Garcia lead the French side to sixth in Ligue one last season.

Will Inter sign Paulinho this summer?


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