Cagliari are reportedly set to beat Sassuolo to Empoli midfielder Hamed Traore once he joins Juventus.
Traore appeared to be on his way to Sassuolo via Juve, but Sky Sport Italia claims he will instead replace Nicolo Barella at Cagliari.
The Bianconeri are closing in on an €15m deal for the Ivorian, although he may never play for the club.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for Empoli, despite their relegation, scoring twice in 33 appearances.
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