New boys Sampdoria are close to completing the capture of Danish fullback Simon Poulsen from AZ Alkmaar.
Poulsen, who was linked with Napoli earlier in the summer, is a versatile left sided defender. Aged 27, he has accrued 21 caps for the Danish national side.
According to Tuttomercatoweb Samp Vice-President Edoardo Garrone has sanctioned Poulsen's signing on a three year deal and the player will arrive in Italy tomorrow.
Ciro Ferrara's Blucerchiati will mark their return to Serie A with a clash against Milan at San Siro on Sunday.