Sampdoria are reportedly down to the details for a €3.5m deal with Groningen defender Julian Chabot.
According to Sportitalia, news agency Ansa and more, Samp have agreed basic terms for the 21-year-old German centre-back.
Blucerchiati scouts have been watching him for several months and working behind the scenes to get ahead of the competition.
It is believed Chabot will be the replacement for Joachim Andersen, who has received offers from Inter and overseas clubs.
So far this season, Chabot has contributed one goal and one assist in 29 competitive appearances for Groningen.
He started his career with Eintracht Frankfurt, moving on to RB Leipzig, Sparta Rotterdam and in the summer of 2018 FC Groningen.
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