Emanuele Giaccherini will be playing his football in Italy again after Serie A outfit Napoli completed a £2m deal with Sunderland.
Giaccherini spent last season on loan at Bologna and is into his final year of his contract at Sunderland.
The Italian midfielder has attracted the interest of many after impressive performances at Euro 2016, but he has ultimately failed to show he is capable of these high-quality displays with the Black Cats.
He has started just 18 Premier League games in his two-year stint with Sunderland, who are still pressing on with their transfer plans despite the ongoing turmoil surrounding the future of England-bound Sam Allardyce.
Giaccherini will be playing for his seventh different Italian club should the transfer go through with no complications. He has also played for Cesena, Forli, Bellaria Igea, Pavia and Juventus.