Samp close to Keita & Candreva

Sampdoria are closing in on a double deal for Monaco winger Keita Balde Diao and Inter midfielder Antonio Candreva.

Sky Sport Italia reports the deal is agreed and Keita will arrive tomorrow for his medical.

Whereas Sportitalia claimed Samp were paying €1m for a season-long loan with a €12m option to buy, Sky notes the option is instead worth €10m.

The 25-year-old is well-known to Serie A audiences, having previously played for Lazio and Inter.

Candreva, on the other hand, is a bolt from the blue after a proposed move to city rivals Genoa broke down just yesterday.

According to Alfredo Pedulla, Inter have already accepted a bid from the Blucerchiati, with Calciomercato.com stating the former were holding out for a fee of €3-4m.

Pedulla adds the Italy international has been offered a salary worth €1.6m plus bonuses which, while being half of what he currently earns, could be spread over three or four years.

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