Sampdoria midfielder Gaston Ramirez is reportedly close to joining Spartak Moscow.
According to Telenord, Ramirez has no place in Eusebio Di Francesco’s plans for Samp.
That is because whereas he was the No 10 in Marco Giampaolo’s 4-3-1-2 formation, Di Francesco will line the Blucerchiati up in a 4-3-3.
With that in mind, the broadcaster writes Spartak are willing to spend around €12m on the Uruguayan.
However, they would be facing competition from Russian rivals Krasnodar, who have qualified for this season’s Europa League.
The 28-year-old has scored eight goals and provided as many assists in 55 games for Samp since signing from Middlesbrough in 2017.