Wednesday January 11 2017
Crotone: 'Very close to Gnoukouri'

Crotone confirm they are “very close” to Inter midfielder Assane Gnoukouri, but won’t sign Eloge Yao.

The Serie A new boys are trying to bolster the squad with loan reinforcements over the January transfer window.

They are in advanced negotiations with Inter for their 20-year-old midfielder Gnoukouri.

“It’s true that we are very close to Gnoukouri and I really hope we can finalise the move as soon as possible,” Crotone director of sport Beppe Ursino told

“However, Yao will not be joining us. There is not even a negotiation in progress.”

The 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender has been given eight appearances this season between Serie A and the Europa League.

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