Roberto Gagliardini scored a brace as Inter Milan crushed Genoa 5-0 to reclaim second spot in Serie A on Saturday and flex their muscles ahead of next week's Champions League blockbuster against Barcelona in the San Siro.
His is the name on all transfer bosses lips at the moment; but despite being linked to many top European club for weeks, it was only on Wednesday that Spanish giants Real Madrid made their formal interest for Krzysztof Piatek be known.
Krzysztof Piatek, somewhat of a revelation in Europe this season, has spoken in Poland about his future, and has expressed disbelief at Barcelona trying to sign him last season: "I heard the rumour, but they already have a top striker."
He is one of the continent's hottest talents. Krzysztof Piatek's name is on the agendas of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, but Giorgio Perinetti, Genoa's sporting director, has closed the door on any transfer speculation.
Krzysztof Piatek is Europe's in-form striker - a revelation this season in Serie A. Several of the continent's biggest clubs have him on their agendas and Chelsea are the latest to be interested in obtaining his services.
Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi proclaimed his innocence and evoked the possibility of "involuntary food contamination" after testing positive for the banned substance dorzolamide, media reports said Tuesday.