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Bristol City and Bristol Rovers look to Italy for reinforcements in transfer window

Bristol City and Bristol Rovers are both looking to Italy for big signings to revitalise their squads this January. Credit: PA Images

Bristol City and Bristol Rovers are both looking to Italy as they search for reinforcements in the January transfer window.

The Robins look set to complete the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Milan Djuric from Italian club Cesena, while Rovers have confirmed they will take former Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci on a week-long trial.

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26-year-old Djuric has scored 11 times in 25 appearances this season for both club and country and is reportedly near to joining the Robins for a fee around £1.5 million.

The striker - who stands at 6 feet 6 and a half inches tall - has made 165 appearances for Cesena since 2007 and enjoyed loan spells around Italy.

But his best form has come for his country where he's averaging a goal every other game having scored seven goals in fourteen appearances.

Among them was the winner against Wales in qualifying for last summer's European Championships and - ironically - Djuric could make his City debut against Cardiff on January 14.

Former Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci is beginning a week-long trial with Bristol Rovers. Credit: PA Images

Rovers potential new goalkeeper Gianluca Curci made 149 appearances in Italy's top division with big clubs including Roma - where he briefly became first choice at the age of 19 -, Siena and Sampdoria.

He has also previously been called up to the Italy national squad but failed to make even a single appearance for German club Mainz after moving there in 2015.

Both sides are in action this afternoon with Bristol City at home to Reading and Bristol Rovers away at Charlton Athletic.