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European transfer round-up: Including Biglia and Kaka

Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Liverpool and Norwich City targets all feature in a run-down of the transfer news from the continent

Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, Inter Milan, Napoli, Juventus, Lazio, Genoa, Porto, Galatasaray, Anderlecht, Steaua Bucharest and Grasshopper Zurich all feature.

Real Madrid are prepared to release Brazilian Kaka on a free transfer this month. Los Merengues are reportedly said to be growing tired of his fitness battles, poor performances and hefty wage bill; with the final straw being his red card against Osasuna last weekend. They will offer him to various outfits for nothing over the next month and if no teams are willing to tie him down to anything like a lucrative deal Real will offer him a mutual termination package to remove his wages from the bill.

Another big name being offered on the cheap is Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. The Dutch international has been told he can leave for similar reasons as Kaka at Real; as a cost cutting exercise. Now it appears Galatasaray and his parent club are growing impatient with Sneijder’s apparent waiting game. The 28-year-old is reportedly hopeful that a Premier League team may make a move for his services but at the moment Gala are his only option.

Inter Milan are the favourites to sign Porto defender Rolando this month as they will offer the services of Argentine playmaker Riccy Alvarez as part of any deal. Juventus and Napoli have previously been linked with his services.

Juventus however are now reportedly ahead of the pack in the race for the highly talented Italian youngster Domenico Berardi. The Sassuolo forward has previously been watched by English teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool but it now appears that the Bianconeri are the favourites to snap him up due to their good working relationship with the Serie B league leaders. Inter and Napoli have also been linked.

Meanwhile Juventus could also negotiate Ciro Immobile finishing the season in Turin after entering negotiations with Genoa to buy the rights for the co-owned player outright.

Milan Vilotic will not be going anywhere this January according to his agent; despite strong interest from Inter Milan and Lazio. His agent compared him to Franz Beckenbauer and stated his belief that he would one day move on from current club Grasshopper but suggestions he could sign for Lazio or Inter Milan this month are wide of the mark.

Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia wants a move to Italy. The Argentine failed to turn up for the Belgian outfits recent training camp amidst rumours of an impending exit with clubs like Arsenal and Norwich previously linked. Teams in Russia and China are apparently in the running for the 26-year-old but Italy remains his number one choice - along with England.

Spanish side Rayo Vallecano have signed Brazilian Gabriel Machado from Romanian outfit Steaua Bucharest. He has struggled in Romania and a move to Madrid will hopefully help reinvigorate the 23-year-olds career.


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