Cagliari pushing to sign Pio Esposito, Nicola negotiations ongoing


Following Claudio Ranieri’s departure, Cagliari are yet to officially announce their new head coach for the upcoming season. However, Davide Nicola has emerged as the leading candidate to take over the Rossoblu bench.

Sky Sport Italia detail how for several days now, Nicola, the former Crotone and Torino manager, among others, has been the frontrunner for the Cagliari job. However, he is still under contract with Empoli, necessitating negotiations between the two clubs.

Initially, there was speculation of a potential player exchange as part of the deal, but recent developments suggest that Cagliari may opt to pay compensation to Empoli to secure Nicola’s release.

Simultaneously, Cagliari is actively pursuing reinforcements in the transfer market, with their primary attacking target being Pio Esposito, the young Inter striker who enjoyed a successful loan spell at La Spezia in Serie B last season, scoring crucial goals to help the Ligurian club avoid relegation.


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