Wednesday January 12 2011
Report: Cicinho to Villarreal

Roma full-back Cicinho is close to joining Villarreal, while Empoli have officially signed Italian-Argentine talent Fernando Forestieri.

The Giallorossi had warned they wanted to cut down the squad during the transfer window and have already released Julio Cesar to Malaga and loaned Stefano Okaka to Bari.

It's widely reported that Spanish side Villarreal have a deal in place to take Cicinho on loan from tomorrow.

The knock-on effect is that Aleandro Rosi will now probably stay at Roma rather than go to Bologna for six months.

In official news, Serie B outfit Empoli have signed Italian-Argentine striker Forestieri on loan.

He is co-owned by Udinese and Genoa, while the talented 20-year-old has played for Vicenza, Siena and Malaga.

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