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Chievo look to trio to relieve the striking burden from Sergio Pelissier

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By Andrew Harding

Monday 08 August 2011

Earlier this week, Giovanni Sartori, the sporting director at Chievo was quoted stating the club were interested in bringing an attacker or two and then proceeded, in a fashion rare in the world of football, to name the three particular strikers who Mussi Volanti were actively pursuing in the transfer market. Chievo are in need of increasing their firepower as they look to lift some of the burden of reliance from the shoulders of Sergio Pelissier. The three forwards Sartori has highlighted give more of a clue as to what manner they wish to go about their business this coming season.

The first name mentioned was that of Alberto Paloschi, who is now back at Milan following a lengthy sojourn at Parma and a brief spell at Genoa. Paloschi has shown a lot of potential and is still widely held in high regard as a talented prospect, but his stock has slightly diminished as his playing time has declined in recent seasons due to a string of injuries. The talent is definitely there and he’s still only 21 years of age. If he can get a complete season of games behind him then he could develop into a real talent and would definitely be of great benefit to Coach Domenico Di Carlo. In regards a transfer, a complete sale is highly unlikely and of the three targets, a deal would prove more complex as Sartori himself has alluded to. Another co-ownership agreement for the young forward would be the likely transfer method should negotiations reach a positive conclusion for il Gialloblu. Acquiring a player like Paloschi would certainly be a progressive step for the club.

The next name on the list was Andrea Carraciolo who would appear to be the most likely acquisition of the three names mentioned as following last season’s relegation from Serie A, his employers Brescia admitted they were willing to let the striker go. Chievo will face competition for his signature as Caracciolo has attracted interest from various other clubs both domestic and abroad but he would seem the more likely and his experience at clubs at a similar standing to Chievo would serve him well at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.

Nicola Pozzi was the third name mentioned but it is felt that Pozzi is strictly the third option should Chievo prove unsuccessful in their bids for Paloschi and Caracciolo. Pozzi has shown moments of quality but needs consistency and a solid season behind him. A year in Serie B with current employers Sampdoria would not be such a bad thing for him as it would allow him to work on his game and hopefully get some goals to his name.

The three targets all give an indicator as to what Chievo’s ambitions are for the coming season. Paloschi is easily the most ambitious of the three targets but it would appear that Chievo do not rate their chances too highly, with Caracciolo and Pozzi the two more likely alternatives. One thing is abundantly clear - Mussi Volanti are determined to have a new face leading their attack.

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