Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has agreed personal terms with Napoli and is expected to join the Italian giants before the end of the transfer window according to the Daily Mail.
Giaccherini is on the verge of returning to Italy on a €1.5 million deal after an impressive display for the national team at the European Championships over the summer.
The 31-year-old midfielder joined the Black Cats from Juventus back July in 2013 but struggled to settle in and lock down a regular spot in the starting line-up.
The experienced midfielder did however, impress over Euro 2016 scoring and providing an assist for Antonio Conte’s Italy side over the course of the four games he featured in. Italy reached the quarter-final stage losing out to Germany on penalties.
Giaccherini did actually want to be reunited with Conte who was appointed manager of Chelsea over the summer.
The Italian intentional’s agent Furio Valcareggi revealed that Giaccherini dreams of being reunited with his former boss – although he did point out that it is unlikely.
The reunion with Conte is probably not going to happen anytime soon – if ever at club level.
“Do we have an agreement with the Granata? Not at this time,” agent Furio Valcareggi was reported as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport. “There has been contact made and there is interest.
“Torino inquired about the costs and requirements of a possible deal, now we are both reflecting. But it is the same for Fiorentina and Bologna, who are assessing the situation before moving forward. Chelsea remain a dream.”
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