Monday July 18 2011
Candreva on Cagliari radar

Cagliari have set their sights on signing Antonio Candreva from Udinese, according to reports.

The creative midfielder is back in Udine after Parma turned down their option to take a 50 per cent stake in him after his loan stint at the Stadio Tardini.

Having been paired with clubs such as Palermo, Fiorentina and Cesena already this summer, Cagliari are now pondering a swoop.

Sardinian chief Massimo Cellino is hoping to sign the player on loan with an option to buy at the end of 2011-12.

Cagliari midfielder Andrea Lazzari could be included in the proposed deal.

Born in February 1987, Candreva started his career at Lodigiani and Ternana before his 2007 switch to Udinese.

He also had 18 months on loan from the Stadio Friuli outfit with Tuscan side Livorno, as well as spending six months on loan at Juventus.

He's been capped twice by Italy, his first coming in the November 2009 friendly against Holland which ended 0-0.

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