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Kaan Ayhan nearing move to Italy

By Rune Gjerulff

Fortuna Düsseldorf centre-back Kaan Ayhan claims he is set to move to Italy.

Kaan Ayhan (right).
Kaan Ayhan (right).Photo: Антон Зайцев, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

Kaan Ayhan has claimed that he is poised to leave Fortuna Düsseldorf for an Italian club.

"Yes, it's true. I've made use of the release clause and am already with my new club in Italy," Ayhan said in an interview with Bild.

Fortuna Düsseldorf, on the other hand, insist that the centre-back's future hasn't been sorted out yet.

"There is no deal at the moment. The final decision on whether the release clause will take effect will not be made until Monday," said Fortuna Düsseldorf chairman Thomas Röttgermann in a statement.

According to Italian media outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, the 25-year-old is set to join Sassuolo for around €1.5 million.

The 25-year-old joined Fortuna from Schalke 04 in 2016.

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