Premier League clubs going down an Italian route

Premier League clubs are seemingly going down an Italian route in the last week of the transfer window.

To start with, Swansea have signed Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi for a reported fee of £8 million, according to Sky Sports.

The deal, which is subject to a medical, will provide a boost to the Swans in their relegation battle during the second half of the season.

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin, who has previously worked with the 26-year-old at Parma, confirmed the deal, saying: “Alberto Paloschi was my player when we worked together at Parma. He was a promising player but very young.

“He is a good player and a good guy, and will be important for us. I think he can help the team to get results and to score many, many goals.

“I asked by my chairman [Huw Jenkins] if there was a possibility [of signing him] because I like him. I think he is a modern player and can play well in the Premier League, because he’s strong and generous.

The Italian manager als admitted there are many rumours about other players. “If there is the possibility, I hope to have another midfielder. At the moment Paloschi is coming, and after a medical test, I think he could be our player.”


Paloschi has scored eight league goals for Chievo this Serie A season.

Furthermore, Watford FC are close to signing Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez. BBC Three Counties Radio claims that a deal has been agreed between the clubs for a transfer fee believed to be about £4 million.

The 28-year-old defensive midfielder joined the Florence side from Atletico Madrid last summer, and he has made 13 appearances for his side.

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores recently admitted that a deal for Suarez is nearing completion.

“Mario Suarez is close but it is not finished,” Flores said. “At the moment, I don’t have official notice of the club that it is done. So, when Mario Suarez is done I will have the possibility to talk about this player, but it is the kind of quality we are looking for.”


Suarez worked with Flores during his time with Atletico Madrid between 2009 and 2011.


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