The centre-back has been linked with Liverpool and Norwich City this month but will remain in Serie A, moving to Stadio Luigi Ferraris until the end of the season
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has joined Sampdoria on loan until the end of the season.
Ranocchia has fallen down the pecking order at San Siro under Roberto Mancini and is keen to play regular first-team football in order to make the Italy squad for Euro 2016.
The 27-year-old had been linked with Premier League duo Liverpool and Norwich City and even Inter’s bitter rivals AC Milan during the current transfer window.
Sampdoria, though, tied up a temporary deal to bring him to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Thursday.
“I want to repay the faith of the coach [Vincenzo Montella] on the pitch,” Ranocchia told Sampdoria’s official website.
“This a great group. I know many of the players, I have played with some of them already for the national team. I hope to acclimatise quickly and make my contribution.”