Sampdoria sporting director Beppe Marotta has said that his club would consider making a move for former Internazionale striker Adriano if he was interested in returning to Serie A.
Adriano is currently playing in his native Brazil with Flamengo, but Samp would be interested in speaking to the striker who went AWOL from Inter.
"We are pleased with our squad at present. However, we are missing some important pieces, which hopefully we can fix in time," Marotta told the Corriere dello Sport.
"Our preferred policy is youth, but we also need to focus on filling the holes in our line-up.
"Adriano? He would be a player who could do exactly this.
"It's a pity that he has decided to remain in Brazil for now, but we would certainly consider taking him on if he were to return to Italy."
AC Milan have ended their interest in Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano, according to the club's lawyer, Leandro Cantamessa.
Milan are thought to have offered 14million euros for Fabiano, some way short of the fee the La Liga club had been demanding for the Brazilian.
"It's all a question of opinion. Jose Fuentes (Fabiano's agent) feels the money is not enough, whereas we feel it is," Cantamessa told Calciomercato.it.
"Has the deal failed? I don't think so, no. That's not the right word to describe it.
"We made an offer, they never replied on paper but they used strong words in a press conference to give a negative response.
"For now the deal is closed and, if Sevilla don't value our offer, then we will pull out."
Internazionale’s Argentina defender Nicolas Burdisso is a target for a major Spanish club according to the player’s agent.
The 28-year-old centre-back was linked with Chelsea earlier this summer, having slipped down the pecking order at the San Siro.
However, Spain now seems like Burdisso’s most likely destination, with Fernando Hidalgo telling Calciomercato.it: “I heard Roma want him but I have not spoken to them.
“I am speaking with a big Spanish side at the moment and I am trying to close the deal. I think that an offer will be made by the end of the week and I have already informed Inter.
“However, there could be problems within the next few days and I will tell Inter about them if they arise.”Reuse content