Italian midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is on the verge of signing for Sion, the Swiss club have revealed.
The veteran midfielder has left AC Milan when his contract expired earlier this month and he was heavily linked with a return to Rangers.
However, with the club’s ongoing financial problems scuppering the deal, Gattuso decided to listen to other offers.
Even though media sources from Italy yesterday claimed he was set to sign for Galatasaray, it has now been revealed that he will be moving to Sion instead.
“We moved well, tomorrow (Friday) we will have the final meeting,” Sion sporting director Marco Degennaro told Radio Mana Mana. “Everything is in place to complete the deal.
“Sion’s project will be built around Gattuso. He immediately got on well with the president.”
The ambitious Swiss club also tried to sign Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero, but they understand that is a mission impossible.
“Del Piero? We would like to sign him, but let’s keep our feet on the ground,” Degennaro added.
Gennaro Gattuso was released from his contract at San Siro after spending last thirteen years playing for the Rossoneri.
During that time the combative midfielder appeared in 335 Serie A games and managed to score 15 goals in the process.