Saturday June 29 2013
Viola on Julio Cesar, Roma Diego Alves

As Arsenal, Fiorentina and Roma tussle over Julio Cesar, the Giallorossi consider Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves instead.

The Brazilian international shot-stopper is suddenly hot property on the transfer market after a good season at QPR.

English media claim Julio Cesar is now very close to a deal with Arsenal, though Italian papers continue to suggest Fiorentina are making big strides forward for the ex-Inter star.

Roma are being left behind and, according to Il Messaggero, turn their attention towards a new target.

Diego Alves would be available from Valencia for approximately €6m, an affordable figure for the Giallorossi.

Another of Roma’s goalkeeping targets is Rafael, but the Santos goalie appears to be on the verge of a move to Napoli.

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