Sport Lazio reportedly looking to land Southampton target Petagna

23:40  12 july  2018
23:40  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

SPAL reportedly agree deal to sign Saints target Petagna

  SPAL reportedly agree deal to sign Saints target Petagna Southampton’s apparent hopes of signing Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna have seemingly taken a blow. According to multiple claims from the Italian press, notably from Sport Mediaset, SPAL have reached an agreement with Atalanta over the permanent signing of Petagna. The promising striker has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Southampton in recent weeks, with the Saints looking to add extra firepower to their attacking ranks. Petagna, who was a regular for Italy’s Under-21 side, was understood to have been lined up as a target by Southampton as they sought a replacement for Guido Carrillo. The club-record signing has joined Leganes on a season-long loan deal in recent times. It’s claimed that discussions between SPAL and Atalanta have been closed, with an agreement over terms secured. However, the decision is now down to Petagna. Previously, it was indicated that Petagna was not wholly convinced by the prospect of joining SPAL. Following Duvan Zapata’s arrival at Atalanta, though, the powerful striker’s future is currently unclear.

Lazio and Wolves are also said to be interested in the Italian forward. Southampton offered boost in Petagna hunt. By Elliott Cuff. Leganes reportedly finalise loan deal for Carrillo. Saints target Petagna not convinced by SPAL offer. By Ryan Darby.

Lazio and Sassuolo have still not reached an agreement for Francesco Acerbi and are reportedly looking at Holger Badstuber instead. Southampton are making a firm bid for Atalanta centre-forward Andrea Petagna , also a target for Lazio and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Lazio have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Southampton target Andrea Petagna.

It’s believed that the Saints are chasing the signature of the Atalanta star this summer as Mark Hughes looks to add extra quality to his pool of attacking options.

However, it seems Southampton will face stiff competition from Serie A, with SPAL and now Lazio allegedly looking to sign Petagna from Atalanta.

Andrea Petagna in a blue shirt: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport © Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport

It’s claimed by Corriere dello Sport, as cited by Calciomercato, that Lazio are planning a double raid on their Serie A counterparts and have identified Petagna and Alejandro Gomez as viable targets this summer.

Saints target Petagna not convinced by SPAL offer

  Saints target Petagna not convinced by SPAL offer Southampton target Andrea Petagna is reportedly not convinced by an offer from Serie A side SPAL. Calcio Mercato reports that the striker has an offer to join the Serie A side, but the player is unsure about a move. The contract on offer at SPAL is an improvement to his current deal, according to the report, but he may be looking to hold out for a Premier League move. Southampton have been heavily linked with a move to the €10m-rated forward with Mark Hughes looking to add goals into his squad. Petagna found the back of the net on six occasions last season and is attracting interest from several sides in Europe. Guido Carrillo looks set to leave St Mary’s this summer after failing to impress during his short stint in the Premier League. Mauricio Pellegrino is keen to take the player to Leganes, who he himself has recently joined.

Southampton are reportedly interested in a summer deal for Atalanta forward Andrea Petagna . With Southampton ’s goalscoring woes well-documented last season, it seems the club could be looking to recruit yet another striker to attempt to remedy their previous shortcomings.

By Elliott Cuff. Manchester City could seek buy-back clause in deal for Saints target Gunn. By Luke Osman. Southampton interested in Croatian defender Karlo Bartolec. Southampton offered boost in Petagna hunt. By Elliott Cuff. Leganes reportedly finalise loan deal for Carrillo. By Luke Osman.

Following the departure of Guido Carrillo to Leganes on a season-long loan deal, it’s thought that Southampton are on the lookout for a new striker as they continue to prepare for next season.

Petagna is an important player for Gian Piero Gasperini at Atalanta but it’s been previously reported that a sum in the region of £10 million could be enough to tempt the Italian outfit to offload the young forward.

Atalanta BC v Spal - Serie A © Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport Atalanta BC v Spal - Serie A

Newcastle told to pay club-record fee to land 21-goal striker .
Newcastle United have been told they’ll need to spend a club-record fee to sign Alassane Plea from Nice this summer. The Northen Echo reports that the Magpies could land the striker, but it is going to cost them. Newcastle, West Ham, Spurs and Borussia Monchengladbach are all interested in signing the player who Nice value at £27 million. West Ham are reportedly ready to splash the cash on Plea, leaving Newcastle with a decision to make. If Rafa Benitez’s men choose not to meet Nice’s asking price then they will strongly consider a move for Salomon Rondon, according to the report. The striker has a £16.5 million release clause in his contract after West Brom were relegated from the top flight. Plea is widely expected to leave Nice this summer after a standout campaign in Ligue 1. The forward found the back of the net 21 times in all competitions last season and is attracting plenty of interest.

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