Reds to land Italian
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Liverpool are close to clinching the signing of Sampdoria goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.
The 21-year-old is flying to Merseyside on Wednesday to hold talks and undergo a medical at Anfield.
Padelli, who is currently on loan at Serie B side Crotone, is highly regarded in Italy.
The player's agent Silvano Martina revealed a six-month loan deal had been agreed between Liverpool and Sampdoria and that the player was excited about the prospect of moving to England.
"Padelli will travel to Liverpool this afternoon," said Martina.
"The clubs have agreed on a six-month loan deal and the player is excited at the prospect of playing for Liverpool."
The move places a major doubt over Jerzy Dudek's future at Anfield with the Pole failing to impress in the recent defeats to Arsenal in the FA Cup and Carling Cup.