Siena are releasing Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci to Sampdoria.

New Siena chief Giorgio Perinetti announced yesterday Curci is leaving the relegated outfit for Samp.

He revealed: "Yes, it's already defined. The player wanted to stay in Serie A, Sampdoria came in with the offer that even allows him to play in the Champions League.

"We lose an important player and hope to replace him adequately. We sold our half to Sampdoria, who now shares him with Roma."