Levante strike double coup
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Levante look set to complete the signings of Damiano Tommasi and Cesar.
Spanish side Levante claim to have struck a deal to sign Roma midfielder Damiano Tommasi.
The 32-year-old has spent the last 10 years in the Italian capital but is set for pastures new and a stint in La Liga.
Tommasi is available on a free transfer and had previously attracted the interest of Premiership side Middlesbrough as well Espanyol, Galatasaray and Chievo.
However, Levante appear to have won the race for the Italian international after club president Pedro Villarroel revealed Tommasi will travel to Spain to pen a deal.
"Tommasi is a Levante player," Villarroel said.
"We hope he will arrive in Valencia tomorrow to complete the signing."
Meanwhile, Villarroel also revealed the club are close to clinching a deal for Deportivo La Coruna's Cesar.
The Spanish defender had been linked with a move to The Premiership during the summer but looks set to stay in Spain with the newly-promoted outfit.
Levante have been busy in the transfer market already this summer having secured the services of French duo Laurent Robert and Frederic Dehu.