Inter keen to sign D'Agostino

The Nerazzurri are looking to hijack Pescara's move for the experienced midfielder, while Genoa have put the sale of Ciro Immobile to Juventus on hold for now
By Elia Raimondo

Inter have shown an interest in signing Siena midfielder Gaetano D'Agostino in the January transfer window, can reveal.

The 30-year-old initially appeared to be set to join Pescara this winter, but the Nerazzurri are keen to lure him to the Giuseppe Meazza instead as they aim to add some more depth to their midfield.

Head coach Andrea Stramaccioni sees the former Udinese midfielder as a valuable addition to his squad, but sporting director Marco Branca is not 100 per cent convinced yet the Siena player is the right man for the job.

D'Agostino's relatively low price-tag makes him a serious option for Inter, though, as the midfielder could be available for a fee close to €2.5 million.

Elsewhere, Juventus remain keen to sign Genoa attacker Ciro Immobile, as revealed by earlier this week, but their patience could be tested as the Grifone want to sign a replacement for the 22-year-old first.

Genoa are willing to let go of the player this winter, but only if they manage to add some fresh blood to their ranks first as head coach Luigi Del Neri feels they could struggle with fewer attacking options.

Immobile is co-owned by Genoa and Juventus, and club president Enrico Preziosi is ready to part company with their 50 per cent of the player's rights for an estimated €4.5m once they have found a suitable replacement.