Reports in Spain suggest Enzo Maresca is already in Italy to complete his transfer from Malaga to Sampdoria.
Although not made official by either club yet, newspaper Marca are running the line that the 32-year-old midfielder is already in Italy ahead of an announcement on his move being made.
The former Juventus and Sevilla man has been continually linked to newly-promoted Samp this summer and last week admitted that he was mulling over a two-year contract offer from Ciro Ferrara’s men.
Left out of the Malaga squad for their weekend draw with Mallorca, Marca now suggest that the player has finalised his transfer and that it will be made official shortly.
He would be the second new signing in only a few hours, as last night Sampdoria officially snapped up Danish international full-back Simon Poulsen.