The Bologna defender ended up joining Hellas Verona instead.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini reveals that he was actually a defender not too long ago.
Aston Villa have signed Pierluigi Gollini from Hellas Verona.
The Swiss international has struggled to get regular football at Villa Park.
The Italian rivals are both keen on the player.
The Italian would be heading home after ten years in the United Kingdom.
The veteran stopper is set to be offered a three-year deal, according to reports in Italy.
The Argentine international is set to stay with Napoli this season.
Boro are said to be looking at bringing in a new keeper this summer to help their promotion push.
The Hellas Verona midfielder is reportedly wanted by many clubs this summer.