Tuesday July 24 2012
Zapata won’t return to Serie A

Cristian Zapata is unlikely to return to Italian football following Villarreal’s relegation from the Spanish top flight.

The Colombian will move on this summer, but a switch to the peninsula seems impossible at this moment of the transfer window.

“Even though the market is long and anything can happen, I don’t believe that he can return to Italy,” agent Massimo Italiani told Sport Italia.

“What I can say with some certainty is that he will leave Villarreal.”

The 25-year-old, linked with Milan, Juventus and Napoli, spent six years with Udinese before his 2011 move to Spain.