Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi has confirmed that Juventus are on the verge of signing midfielder Hamed Traore.
Traore had been close to signing for Fiorentina, but a change in ownership at the Artemio Franchi put that deal on the backburner.
He is now set to join Juve, although not for long as he is expected to be loaned to Sassuolo, in part exchange for defender Merih Demiral.
“We’re working to close the deal with Juve. Everything is set, we’re just missing the signatures now,” Corsi told Tuttomercatoweb.
“He was just a hot prospect in January, but in the last five months he’s grown an awful lot and he’s now showing his true potential.
“He’s a complete footballer and I think he’s destined to have a great career.”
The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for Empoli, despite their relegation, scoring twice in 33 appearances.
Gazzetta dello Sport writes he will pen a five-year contract with the Bianconeri, who will pay €12m up front plus €3m in bonuses.