The latest transfer news, gossip and speculation from Verona.
The starting point for Hellas Verona's transfer activity this January is to retain the squad that has made such an impact in Serie A this season.
That's no easy task considering the likes of Amrabat, Kumbulla and Rrahmani are attracting interest from some of the biggest names in Italian football as well as further afield.
The objective for Hellas seems to be to agree lucrative deals for these players now, while retaining their services until the end of the season, ensuring that squad that has impressed so far is given the chance to achieve its objective.
In the case of Amrabat, having already played for two clubs this season (Club Brugge and Hellas), he is illegible to play for a third. This means that he will stay in Verona until the end of the season. A deal in the region of €30 million will almost certainly see him transfer to Napoli in the summer, with Hellas cashing in on an original €3.5m investment.
Kumbulla, the young defender who has been at the heart of Hellas' solid defensive record this season, is also attracting the interest of some of Europe's biggest names, with both Manchester United and Inter said to have tabled serious offers. Again, Verona will seek to secure the youngster's services until the summer before cashing in on their prized academy graduate.
Napoli are also said to be close to securing a deal for Kosovan defender Amir Rrahmani. After an impressive season, Napoli are thought to have made an offer in the region of €13 million with a five-year contract worth €1.5million a year.
Other players on the fringes of the squad, including Liam Henderson and Gennaro Tutino may be loaned out in order to secure valuable game time in the second half of the season.
The big news is the arrival from AC Milan of Fabio Borini. Borini is player of undoubted quality, but things haven't quite worked out for him at Milan, where he's made only 2 appearances so far this season. A product of the renowned Chelsea academy, the attacking player has also had spells at Rome, Liverpool, Sunderland and Swansea, where fans remember him fondly for his combative style and commitment, characteristics that will undoubtedly appeal to Juric. An intriguing character off the pitch, he joined the Chelsea Academy as a 16 year old, and has since completed his schooling and intends to study architecture with an eye to life beyond football.
Young Inter Defender Federico Dimarco is another name connected with a possible move to Verona. The 22-year old has made just two appearances for Inter this season (both as a substitute) and may fancy his chances of getting more game time with Hellas.