Tracked by most Serie A top clubs, Italian playmaking and offensive midfielder Francesco Lodi (29), currently on a deal with Catania until June 2016, might be on his own time to leave. Interviewed by TuttoJuve.com and asked about such a viewfinder, Giuseppe Bonanno, sports manager of Etnei, stated: "For the time being, Inter had tried to sign him last January, and AC Milan submitted an offer for purchasing him now. Juventus haven't instead made their own move, at least not by contacting us, although I can't rule out they are keen on Francesco. The right sum will develop from transfer market and competition among clubs willing to sign him". Lodi has been drawn towards Napoli and Fiorentina as well.
According to UK media, Newcastle management have just submitted Sampdoria a 14 million euros, aimed to get Belgian attacking midfielder Dennis Praet (23) signed. Tonight, in Serie A Matchday 1 home game against Benevento, former Anderlecht player has been scouted again by Magpies