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Napoli & Inter Battle It out for Rossi

By Sungame31 @sungame31

The injured attacker is desperate to leave Villarreal in order to return to his native Italy this summer, and has caught the attention of the Serie A giants

Giuseppe Rossi - Villarreal (Getty Images) Giuseppe Rossihas set his sights on a transfer to Serie A this summer, withNapoliandInterboth keen to sign theVillarrealstar,Goal.comhas learned. The Partenopei are in the market for attacking reinforcements following the departure of Ezequiel Lavezzi to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, and they see the 25-year-old as a valuable addition to their squad. The forward is available on the cheap, given Villarreal's relegation to the Segunda Division last season, and an offer in the region of €7-8 million could be enough to lure him away from his current club. The Partenopei are hopeful of getting Rossi even cheaper, though, as they are preparing a €5m offer plus bonuses. Nevertheless, Napoli face stiff competition in the race for Rossi's signature as Inter are also closely monitoring the attacker's situation. Inter have made Brazil international Lucas Moura their primary transfer target this summer, but they consider the Italy international to be a capable alternative in case they fail to lure the Sao Paulo winger to the Giuseppe Meazza. Rossi is currently sidelined due to a knee injury which also kept him out of Euro 2012, but is nonetheless hopeful of securing a transfer to a top club in Italy, with his agent working hard to broker a deal.

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