Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18: Colombian intertiols Yerry Mi and Miguel Borja could join Italian football club Sampdoria from Brazil’s Palmeiras ahead of the European summer transfer deadline on August 31, according to media reports. The Italian Serie A club is prepared to pay 15 million euros ($17.62 million) for centre-back Mi but face competition from a host of other European clubs, including Barcelo, Brazilian portal Globoesporte reported on Thursday.
Sampdoria eyeing Palmeiras' Colombian pair
It added that forward Borja, who has been linked with Marseille, is being sought by Sampdoria on a loan deal, reports Xinhua news agency.
Mi has earned six Colombia caps and Borja four, having both made their intertiol debuts last year.
Sampdoria, who finished 11th in Italy’s 2016-17 top flight standings, will host promoted club Benevento in their opening Serie A match of the 2017-18 season on Sunday. IANS