Newly promoted Verona are closing in on the signing of Hamburg midfielder Jacopo Sala.
The midfielder, who can also be used as a right-back, is currently playing his club football in Germany following a 2011 switch from Chelsea.
Sala is a product of the Atalanta youth system who was snapped up by Chelsea as a 15-year-old in 2007.
The Under-21 international has scored one goal in 23 appearances for Hamburg over the last two campaigns.
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