It was already widely reported that negotiations were in place for the defender.
"Now the player and his agent have to agree terms with them. It's just a matter of putting pen on paper to complete Criscito's transfer to the Azzurri. It's a dream come true for the lad, going back to his home town.
"They have paid 6m in a co-ownership deal with an option to buy the remaining 50 per cent of his contract for a figure that has already been decided. Fabiano Santacroce does not play a part in this transfer."