Sampdoria are thought to be on the verge of selling Reto Ziegler to Spanish side Malaga for €3.5m.
The Swiss international would be the latest in a series of additions to the club during the January transfer window.
They have already reached agreements for Roma striker Julio Baptista, Enzo Maresca and Bayern Munich's Martin Demichelis.
According to Italian sources, Sampdoria have agreed to sell Ziegler to Malaga for €3.5m.
Negotiations are continuing over personal terms for the full-back.