Monza have signed goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio from Inter for €4 million after their promotion to Serie A was confirmed yesterday, and they could also sign defender Lorenzo Pirola for €7 million.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Lombard club’s promotion to the top flight has automatically triggered a clause in Di Gregorio’s loan deal for the newly-promoted side to buy the 24-year-old permanently.

Two Inter-owned players were among Monza’s squad for a Serie B campaign which climaxed in promotion to Serie A via the playoffs as they beat Pisa 4-3 yesterday to win the playoff final 6-4 on aggregate, in the form of Di Gregorio and Pirola.

In the case of Di Gergorio, it is certain that the keeper will be purchased, as the loan deal included a clause that Monza would buy him for €4 million in the event of promotion.

Pirola’s deal, meanwhile, contains an option for the Lombard club to buy the 20-year-old for €7 million, while the Nerazzurri hold a counter-clause to buy him back for €8 million.