Sean Martin Date: 2nd September 2013 at 3:59pm
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Cagliari are set to recruit young Pescara centre-back Marco Capuano, fueling speculation that Davide Astori is about to depart the Sardinian club.

Capuano, 21, came through the youth ranks at Pescara, making his senior debut in 2010. Marco Capuano Pescara

He has been interesting clubs such as Scottish Premiership champions Celtic in recent weeks, although with the Scottish transfer window already having closed that link has failed to come to fruition.

Rossoblu defender Astori, 26, has been linked with a host of clubs this summer, not least English Premier League champions Manchester United.

As a result Cagliari have reportedly stepped up their interest in Italian Under-21 international Capuano as a replacement should Astori leave the club in the final few hours of the transfer window.