It is now official that Sampdoria have signed Riccardo Saponara, on loan with option to buy from Fiorentina.
According to various sources, the cost of the operation is €2m for the one-season loan and an option to purchase for another €9m next summer.
The 26-year-old joined the Viola in January 2017 on an initial loan deal, which was made permanent that summer.
The former Italian Under-21 international made 20 appearances in all competitions, but is now set to move to the Blucerchiati.
Saponara is reunited with former Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo.