Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Everton considered signing Cheick Diabate on a free but he headed to Serie A with Benevento instead.
Achraf Lazaar made just four Championship apperances for Newcastle United in 2016/17 and has struggled in Serie A too with Benevento.
Achraf Lazaar has failed to make an impact in Serie A and will return to Newcastle.
Former Manchester City and Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna could have stayed in the Premier League with West Ham or Crystal Palace.
Rangers defender Bruno Alves was linked with a move from Ibrox to Italy.
Glasgow Rangers defender Bruno Alves could reportedly be out of Ibrox and out of Graeme Murty’s team.
It was fitting that Marek Hamsik should grab the winner on Friday night: a record-breaking player adding a final exclamation mark to his team’s record-breaking year.
Benevento offered Achraf Lazaar the chance to return to Serie A this summer after failing to win over Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.
Achraf Lazaar wanted to get his career back on track at Benevento after leaving Newcastle United on loan.
Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci is reportedly on the radar of Cagliari and Benevento.