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Four Serie A players Premier League clubs should be looking at

The summer transfer window has seen some massive deals completed over the past few days.

Paul Pogba has made the move from Juventus to Manchester United for £89million while John Stones has left Everton to join Manchester City for £47m.

Here we take a look at some more affordable options from Italy's Serie A that Premier League clubs could do worse than case an eye over before the end of August.

Andrea Belotti - Torino

With not many world class strikers available during this transfer window, Belotti would be a good signing for many Premier League sides.

The 22-year-old completed 35 league games for Torino, managing 12 goals and five assists as his side finished 12th last season.

At a young age, the Italian has shown what hard work gives you in return and it would not be a surprise to see him on the radar of English clubs even after being at Torino for just one campaign.

Belotti is yet to turn into a prolific goal-scorer, but his physical ability and grafting attitude would surely help him carve out a successful career, if the likes of Southampton or Liverpool were to go after him.

Riccardo Saponara - Empoli

Another potential bargain for English clubs would be Riccardo Saponara, especially with Empoli valuing the 24-year-old at around £10million.

The Italian ticks every box when it comes to the attributes of an attacking central midfielder, from creating chances within small spaces to converting them too.

After struggling to make an impact at AC Milan, Sayonara has rediscovered his best since returning to Empoli in January 2015. As the Azzurri went on to finish 10th in the league last season, the playmaker notched up five goals and 10 assists.

A crafty individual when used behind the striker, Saponara would suit a move to a club like Everton or Stoke City.

Allan - Napoli

One of the underrated stars of Serie A last season, a quiet player in the midfield of Napoli, Allan has been rock in front of his defence.

After being one of Maurizio Sarri's first signings when he tok over in Naples in the summer of 2015, the Brazilian has flourished at the Stadio San Paolo.

According to reports, he received offers from Arsenal and Chelsea before his move to Napoli.

The 25-year-old completed the most tackles per game for Napoli last season (3.1), as well as helping them on the attack, scoring on three occasions and creating five goals. Allan has proven to be a reliable defensive midfielder, making sure he's in the right place when his team needs him and to me it's an actual surprise he hasn't received a call-up for Brazil's senior team yet.

Alessandro Florenzi - Roma

Talking about a player who is versatile, Florenzi played in eight positions for Roma last campaign and could certainly be a big signing for any team that has injury problems.

The 25-year-old has proven to be a good full-back with a positive mind to always attack down the flanks - netting four times and creating one goal from his right-back role - for a total of seven goals and four assists over the entire Serie A campaign.

As a central midfielder, Florenzi is technically gifted alongside his energetic and hard working abilities and it is no surprise that Antonio Conte has been linked with him this summer. The Chelsea manager has already coached him during the Euro2016 with Italy and would already know what to expect from him.

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