Crotone confirm they are “very close” to Inter midfielder Assane Gnoukouri, but won’t sign Eloge Yao.
The Serie A new boys are trying to bolster the squad with loan reinforcements over the January transfer window.
They are in advanced negotiations with Inter for their 20-year-old midfielder Gnoukouri.
“It’s true that we are very close to Gnoukouri and I really hope we can finalise the move as soon as possible,” Crotone director of sport Beppe Ursino told FootballScouting.it.
“However, Yao will not be joining us. There is not even a negotiation in progress.”
The 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender has been given eight appearances this season between Serie A and the Europa League.