Sampdoria have reached a €20m agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Luciano Vietto, say multiple media reports.
Sky Sport Italia led on the news which has now been verified by various media outlets in Spain and Italy that a deal had been struck for the Argentine striker, but the player himself is yet to commit to a move.
A move to the Serie A side would see the forward commit to a pay cut as he currently earns a reported €2.4m a year but would have to accept €1.6m plus bonuses in Italy.
A number of clubs had been interested in the 23-year-old including La Liga duo Valencia and former club Villarreal, but their interest ended after they landed Colombian striker Carlos Bacca.
Having spent last season on loan at Sevilla, the former Racing Club forward was reported to have held talks with Valencia on Monday after initial interest from Southampton and Samp.
Vietto netted 10 times in 31 matches for the Andalucians but did not convince enough in order for Los Rojiblancos to pursue their interest.
The attacker failed to impress in his one season at the Vicente Calderon – scoring just one La Liga goal – and is behind Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres in Diego Simeone’s pecking order.