Gian Marco Ferrari joined Sampdoria from Sassuolo on a season-long loan deal last summer.

The defender made 30 appearances in Serie A and scored two goals in the process. According to, the 26-year-old’s form for Marco Giampaolo’s side has not gone unnoticed. claim Ferrari is attracting interest from other clubs in Italy, Spain and England.

Fulham became the latest club to get promoted to the Premier League after defeating Aston Villa in the play-off final. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are said interested in signing Ferrari this summer, but they’re not the only English club interested in the defender.

Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United are also looking at the option of signing him, according to the claims, and have joined Sevilla and Sampdoria in the race to secure Ferrari’s signature. Sampdroia chairman Massimo Ferrero wants to keep the Italian defender at the club as they have an option of securing his services for €13m.

The report claims Samporia have asked for a discount on signing the player. Should Ferrari continue at Sampdoria, it will be only the second time in his career the defender has played at the same club for two consecutive seasons.