FOOTBALL: DENIS GETS A DOUBLE.
Smith has also revealed he is keen to sign the Genoa duo of striker Marco Napi and midfielder Mario Bortolazzi - also on free transfers.
Like Sabitzer and Maresca, they will command lucrative personal terms and Smith said: "I will have to find more money, but that is my problem. There will always be a place in my team for quality players, but they will have to prove themselves."
Maresca has agreed a four-year deal, Sabitzer joins for three years.
Maresca has also played for Italy at under-16 level and spent last season at Cagliari.
Sabitzer, 28, scored 22 goals in 37 games for GAK Graz last season and only just missed out on a World Cup squad place.
Smith is also looking to bring former Dutch international Rob Witschge in for a trial next week.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 25, 1998|
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