Sport Lazio reportedly looking to land Southampton target Petagna

23:40  12 july  2018
23:40  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

SPAL reportedly agree deal to sign Saints target Petagna

  SPAL reportedly agree deal to sign Saints target Petagna Southampton’s apparent hopes of signing Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna have seemingly taken a blow. According to multiple claims from the Italian press, notably from Sport Mediaset, SPAL have reached an agreement with Atalanta over the permanent signing of Petagna. The promising striker has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Southampton in recent weeks, with the Saints looking to add extra firepower to their attacking ranks. Petagna, who was a regular for Italy’s Under-21 side, was understood to have been lined up as a target by Southampton as they sought a replacement for Guido Carrillo. The club-record signing has joined Leganes on a season-long loan deal in recent times. It’s claimed that discussions between SPAL and Atalanta have been closed, with an agreement over terms secured. However, the decision is now down to Petagna. Previously, it was indicated that Petagna was not wholly convinced by the prospect of joining SPAL. Following Duvan Zapata’s arrival at Atalanta, though, the powerful striker’s future is currently unclear.

Lazio and Wolves are also said to be interested in the Italian forward. Southampton offered boost in Petagna hunt. By Elliott Cuff. Leganes reportedly finalise loan deal for Carrillo. Saints target Petagna not convinced by SPAL offer. By Ryan Darby.

Lazio and Sassuolo have still not reached an agreement for Francesco Acerbi and are reportedly looking at Holger Badstuber instead. Southampton are making a firm bid for Atalanta centre-forward Andrea Petagna , also a target for Lazio and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Lazio have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Southampton target Andrea Petagna.

It’s believed that the Saints are chasing the signature of the Atalanta star this summer as Mark Hughes looks to add extra quality to his pool of attacking options.

However, it seems Southampton will face stiff competition from Serie A, with SPAL and now Lazio allegedly looking to sign Petagna from Atalanta.

Andrea Petagna in a blue shirt: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport © Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images Sport

It’s claimed by Corriere dello Sport, as cited by Calciomercato, that Lazio are planning a double raid on their Serie A counterparts and have identified Petagna and Alejandro Gomez as viable targets this summer.

Reported Saints target Petagna joins SPAL

  Reported Saints target Petagna joins SPAL Despite several reports linking him with a move to Southampton this summer, Andrea Petagna has joined SPAL on a season-long loan. The promising Italian forward had been heavily linked with a transfer away from Atalanta ahead of next season, with St Mary’s emerging as a potential destination for the player. However, it has today been confirmed that Petagna has joined SPAL for the upcoming season as he looks to lead the line for the Serie A outfit. Twitter: L’attaccante Andrea #Petagna in prestito alla #SPAL dall’Atalanta Scopri di più https://t.co/f7tk7t2Ujh #ForzaSpal https://t.co/cBUT5paJFf (@spalferrara) Southampton are understood to be monitoring attacking targets this summer as they build ahead of next season, but their pursuit of a new striker could depend on whether or not Sam Gallagher leaves the club on loan. Sheffield United are chasing a temporary deal for the 22-year-old forward and Mark Hughes may be willing to let the forward depart for the season. However, after weeks of speculation, it’s been confirmed that Petagna will not be arriving in the Premier League any time soon, with the Italian attacker set to line up for SPAL next term.

Southampton are reportedly interested in a summer deal for Atalanta forward Andrea Petagna . With Southampton ’s goalscoring woes well-documented last season, it seems the club could be looking to recruit yet another striker to attempt to remedy their previous shortcomings.

By Elliott Cuff. Manchester City could seek buy-back clause in deal for Saints target Gunn. By Luke Osman. Southampton interested in Croatian defender Karlo Bartolec. Southampton offered boost in Petagna hunt. By Elliott Cuff. Leganes reportedly finalise loan deal for Carrillo. By Luke Osman.

Following the departure of Guido Carrillo to Leganes on a season-long loan deal, it’s thought that Southampton are on the lookout for a new striker as they continue to prepare for next season.

Petagna is an important player for Gian Piero Gasperini at Atalanta but it’s been previously reported that a sum in the region of £10 million could be enough to tempt the Italian outfit to offload the young forward.

Atalanta BC v Spal - Serie A © Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport Atalanta BC v Spal - Serie A

Carrillo to complete Leganes loan move in the next 24 hours .
Southampton striker Guido Carrillo is set to complete his loan move to La Liga side Leganes within the next 24 hours. According to Sky Sports, the striker is set to join up with former Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino in Spain. The report does not state whether or not the deal will include the option to buy the player permanently. The Saints, who were then managed by Pellegrino, splashed the cash to sign Carrillo for what was a club-record fee back in January, but he has failed to impress. After making the £19 million move from Monaco, Carrillo was unable to find the back of the net once for Southampton. Mark Hughes now looks set to move the player on this summer in a bid to bring his own faces. Andrea Petagna from Atalanta has been discussed as a potential target after impressing in Serie A last season.

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