Sampdoria are reportedly on the verge of signing Santos defender Lucas Verissimo, although there is still competition from Turkish clubs.
According to Globoesporte, the Blucerchiati are leading the race for the centre-back who turns 25 next month.
It’s believed the cost of the operation is going to be €5m, although Samp have so far offered €4.5m, so bonuses can bridge the gap.
There is also interest from Turkey, with Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray potential options.
Verissimo has long been linked with a move to Serie A, as he had been very close to Torino last year.
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