Serie A transfer latest: Juventus eye Liverpool-linked World Cup defender

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Juventus won the Scudetto for a third successive season under manager Antonio Conte, but the Bianconeri must improve their performance in the Champions League. Defensive re-inforcements could be on the agenda this summer, and one of the latest names linked with a move to Turin is Argentine defender Marcos Rojo.

The Sporting Lisbon defender plays at centre back for his club but has been featuring at left back at the World Cup, and whilst Liverpool have been watching his impressive displays in Brazil, it's now Juventus who are looking to make a move for the 24-year-old after the tournament.

Another World Cup star who could be heading to Italy is Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. The Nigerian has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Nemanja Matic, and is widely expected to leave West London this summer.

Inter Milan are now believed to be leading the chase for the 27-year-old, with speculation suggesting that Walter Mazzarri's men are willing to pay his £15m release clause in order to bring him to Milan after the World Cup.

One player leaving Italy today is Palermo striker Kyle Lafferty, as the Northern Ireland international returns to Britain to sign for relegated Norwich City. The former Burnley and Rangers forward has hit 12 goals in 35 games for the newly promoted Serie A side, but says he respects the decision to sell him to the Canaries.

"I like Palermo and playing here has been good," Lafferty said. "But I have to respect the decision that Palermo made to sell me. I hope that the club spend the money on good players and stay in Serie A for a long time. That is the League they belong to more than any other."

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