Emanuele Giaccherini has finalised his Sunderland exit, claims agent

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Emanuele Giaccherini's agent has confirmed that the Sunderland midfielder's move to Napoli is done.

Giaccherini's future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer, with several Italian clubs vying to sign the 31-year-old after his productive loan spell at Bologna last season and a series of impressive performances at Euro 2016.

Torino had looked favourite to sign Giaccherini, who was entering the final 12 months of his contract at the Stadium of Light.

But the ex-Juventus man's agent, Furio Valcareggi, has confirmed that a move to Napoli - mooted to be around the £1.2million mark - is done and is due to be confirmed today.

"It's all done, the last few details with Sunderland are being smoothed out," said Valcareggi.

“Emanuele is very happy to join Napoli, a great team that will be playing to win. He's finally getting what he deserves, after being underestimated for years.

"It's true, we did have a deal with Torino, but in football these things happen and will continue to happen. It was inevitable that an offer by Napoli would be answered affirmatively."