AC Milan winger Samu Castillejo has been specifically requested by new Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as a January addition, a report claims.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com) report that Giampaolo wants to reunite with Castillejo because he sees him as a quick and technical winger who is capable of adding an extra dimension to a Sampdoria attack that are really struggling to score goals consistently.
Giampaolo obviously knows the Spaniard from his 111-day stint as Milan boss and is a great admirer of his quality, but the problem at the moment is the salary that the ex-Villarreal winger currently receives.
According to the paper, Castillejo himself is very open to the idea of a move Sampdoria because he still has a year and a half of his contract left with the Rossoneri, and the possibility of having a permanent position as a starter entices him. The parties will have to negotiate his salary though, which remains the main hurdle.