Pazzini leaves Sampdoria for Inter Milan
Inter Milan have bought striker Giampaolo Pazzini from Sampdoria, Italian media reported Thursday, dpa reported.
The Italian and European champions reportedly paid around 12 million euros (16.5 million dollars) to the Genoa side and also transferred French striker Jonathan Biabiany and defender Luca Caldirola, who was on loan at Dutch side Vitesse.
Inter were to present Pazzini this week after the signing of his new contract.
Pazzini, 26, began his career with Atalanta in 1993. He then moved on to Fiorentina and joined Samp in January 2009, with a tally of 73 goals from 233 games.
He also played 14 games and scored one goal with the national team.