Serie A has been losing many of its top talents to clubs around Europe over the past few years and more big names are expected to leave this summer too.
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Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked to these 11 stars over the course of this summer, but it remains to be seen how many can be convinced to leave Italy’s top flight behind ahead of the new campaign.
GK: Samir Handanovic (Inter)
Handanovic has been a reliable presence for club and country for a number of years and there really aren’t many safer pair of hands in Europe.
A specialist penalty-kick stopper, the Slovenian ace has been linked as a possible replacement for David De Gea at Old Trafford, provided that he doesn’t sign a rumoured new deal at San Siro.
DF: Kostas Manolas (Roma)
The Greek international was a rock at the heart of the Giallorossi defence last season, as he immediately impressed in his first season in Serie A.
The capital club are adamant that they will not sell him this summer, but Arsenal could test their resolve if they truly believe that he can be a star for the present and long-term future.
DF: Daniele Rugani (Juventus)
The 20-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in Italy and has been tipped to become a permanent fixture for the national team somewhere down the line.
Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci are currently blocking his progress at Juve, so after a successful loan spell with Empoli last year, could he be on the move again?
DF: Alessio Romagnoli (Roma)
Dubbed the ‘new Alessandro Nesta’ by Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic during their time together at Sampdoria last season, it may have come back to haunt the Serbian tactician given the Rossoneri are seeing bid after bid rejected.
Milan are currently stuck on €25m with bonuses, but with Arsenal reportedly entering the race, they may well be losing out on a star for the future.
DF: Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli)
The 24-year-old has grown into being an important part of the Napoli side, but with Rafa Benitez moving on, could he be following him out the exit door?
Arsenal have again been linked with a move, but it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger makes a serious bid.