How Italy are planning for their summer transfer window

By Football Italian staffAn attempt to improve on their previous two seasons of disappointing signings has been hampered by the loss of a number of key players.

The Serie A side’s failure to attract the top names from the summer has seen them miss out on some of the top players on offer in the market.

The Bianconeri have lost a number players to relegation and relegation-threatened rivals Napoli, Lazio and Sampdoria in recent years, with former star forward Alessandro Del Piero one of the notable casualties.

The Rossoneri have also had to sell a number, including former Lazio defender Giorgio Chiellini, and Juventus striker Giorgi Ghedin.

This has seen the club look to strengthen their squad and make some tough signings in the transfer market.

Former Sampdori captain Ghedins departure will see the club open up an opening in midfield for the talented youngster.

The 28-year-old, who scored 16 goals for the club in 2015/16, has attracted interest from a number top European clubs, including Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

The Napoli striker was linked with a move to Italy, but is instead headed to Sampdora, who are believed to be ready to offer him a new contract.

Sampdoria are believed at the moment to be prepared to offer the striker a deal worth around €10 million, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 24-year old has been linked with Napoli and Juventus in the past, but the Italian champions are set to sign the player this summer.

He will join the club for a fee believed to run up to €18 million, with Sampdona willing to sell for as much as €15 million.