Italian club Sampdoria and Belgian side KRC Genk are in negotiations over a transfer for Gambia defender Omar Colley.
It is understood that negotiations are well underway as officials of Sampdoria flew over to Belgium in order to agree a fee with Genk.
The meeting between the parties went well though an agreement was far away from being met as Sampdoria still fall short of Genk’s €10m asking price, according to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio who claims the Gambian is interested in the offer and is pushing for a move.
“I will not hide the fact that Sampdoria has a lot of interest in Colley and there has been contact between us but we told them, we do not want to let Colley go now though we are discussing,” Genk general director Patrick Janssens told the Het Belang van Limburg.
Genk recently signed a defender in Ghanaian Joseph Aidoo, who is believed to be a replacement for the Scorpions captain though Janssens was adamant such was the case.
He said: “Aidoo’s arrival is completely different. With Aidoo we anticipate what can happen in the coming years and in the current window, we do not want to let anyone leave.”