Published On: Sat, Jan 5th, 2013

Southampton close in on Cagliari defender

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are looking to seal the transfer of , reports in Italy claim.

The 25-year-old seems set to leave the Sardinian side after they admitted they are in dire financial trouble.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League club have offered €10 million for the central defender, but are looking for €12 million.

Astori is said to have already agreed terms with the Saints, so once a fee is agreed the player is likely to make the move.

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