Davide Astori has been a hot name in the transfer market rumours for quite some times. He’s always been on the radar of the top Italian teams, especially Milan and Napoli. He was close to Southampton and Spartak Mosca too, he even took his medicals in Germany before deciding not to join the Russian team.
His agent Claudio Vigorelli recently met with the executives of Manchester City: the CB is appreciated by Pellegrini. The deal, though, would be completed in summer as Cellino is reluctant to sell his jewels in January unless the team is already in a comfortable position to avoid relegation. The €12M tag price doesn’t scare the Citizens and an agreement about the wage (Astori currently make 1,2M per year) won’t be hard to find.