It’s widely reported Catania striker Gonzalo Bergessio will join Sampdoria this week for €3m plus add-ons.
Sky Sport Italia, Tuttomercatoweb and Sportitalia all back the story negotiations are down to the details.
President Massimo Ferrero did not attend the Serie A fixtures ceremony in Milan this evening, reportedly because he was in a meeting with Catania representatives.
Argentine hitman Bergessio is due to join over the next few days for €3m plus performance-related bonuses.
He just turned 30 last week and has been in Sicily since January 2011.
Bergessio scored 10 goals in 30 Serie A appearances last season and had also been linked with Fiorentina.