Aliadiere attracts attention
A host of Europe's top clubs are lining up summer moves for Middlesbrough's Jeremie Aliadiere.
Last Updated: 25/03/09 8:25pm
A host of Europe's top clubs are lining up summer moves for Middlesbrough's Jeremie Aliadiere, skysports.com understands.
Middlesbrough are expected to lose a number of their top performers if they end up suffering relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.
It is thought Aliadiere would not be adverse to a switch as he is keen to continue his career in the top flight.
The news has alerted a number of sides to the possible availability of signing Aliadiere in the summer, with the Frenchman highly-rated on the continent.
Italian duo Roma and Fiorentina along with Spanish side Villarreal and Dutch outfit Twente FC are thought to be eyeing a move for the 26-year-old.
All four clubs are believed to be in the market for a new striker and Aliadiere is one of their top targets.
The interested parties are thought to be exploring the possibility of signing Aliadiere on loan for a season - an option which may suit Boro if they are relegated as they could welcome him back the following season.
Aliadiere joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old from the famed Clairefontaine Soccer Academy and had spells on loan at Celtic, West Ham and Wolves before joining Middlesbrough in 2007.