Premier League pair launching audacious bids for Serie A talent
The Fiorentina career of Alessio Cerci looks to be coming to an imminent end with numerous clubs circling around his signature, the last of whom is said to be Stoke City and Everton.
Manager of the Florence side, Delio Rossi, recently stated that he is ready to let the winger leave the club following a change in approach since his appointment.
The Italian hasn’t started a match in over a month and his involvement with the Viola looks to be in doubt and a January departure is a distinct possibility.
Manchester City were being linked with Cerci last summer as Roberto Mancini looked to beef up his attack, however the move never materialized and Mancini missed out on signing his countryman.
The 24 year-old is now once again being linked with a move to the Premier League and could be available for a cut-price fee of £4m.
Everton have reason to sign a wideman given the imminent departure of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow, leaving a void to be filled on the right flank.
The Toffees are notorious for being notoriously low spenders in transfer windows due to insufficient funding, however the fee received from their Russian’s departure may free up the finances necessary to sign Cerci.
Stoke City on the other hand have stepped up their spending in recent seasons, racking up an expenditure of over £20m in the last summer transfer window.
The Potters are hoping to progress once again after seeing their league position and European involvement improve since moving up to the Premier League and see the Fiorentina misfit as the key to doing just that.
Cerci is attracting attention from across Europe and the Premier League pair will have to move quick to offer the winger a route out of Florence in this transfer window.