By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports: Two Serie A sides interested in Mainz's Aaron Martin

Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio and Germany's Kicker Magazine report that interest from two Serie A sides might compel FSV Mainz 05 to cash in on Aaron Martin during the coming January transfer window. 
While Mainz are presumably still interested in extending his expiring contract, Germany's Kicker Magazine relays a report from Gianluca di Marzio that FC Torino and FC Bologna are interested in picking up Spanish left-back Aaron Martin Caricol during the coming transfer window. If the Rheinhessen find themselves unable to work out a new deal with the 25-year-old, the club may be compelled to cash in on him in January.

After multiple fall-outs with previous Mainer trainers, a loan-out to Celta Vigo, and a seemingly endless series of outgoing transfer rumors the one-time record transfer has finally enjoyed a revival with his German club this season. Martin featured in all 15 of head-coach Bo Svensson's league starting XIs thus far this year.

Aaron has found a role as a regular set-piece taker. In the process, he's scored three league goals and chipped in a further two assists in the current campaign. The defender's estimated market value is back up to €7 million in the latest transfermarkt listings after hitting a €3 million nadir last January.

Mainz will likely want upwards of €9 million for the player they once invested so heavily in. Parting company with such a vital part of the squad would certainly constitute a risk, but the recently signed Anthony Caci could fill Martin's role. The Frenchman hasn't done poorly as part of Svensson's back-three and has experience playing in the Spaniard's left-wingback position.

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