Genoa will be keen to make a mark in Europe next season when they take part in the inaugural Europa League alongside fellow Serie A teams, Roma and Lazio.
The Grifoni were undoubtedly the biggest improvers in the 2008/09 Serie A campaign, which consequently saw them finish in an outstanding fifth position, equal on points with fourth placed Fiorentina, the team that snapped up the final Champions League berth.
In the lead up to the new season, the Rossoblu have made some significant acquisitions, including Hernan Crespo from Inter, Sergio Floccari from Atalanta and Robert Acquafresca from Cagliari, however their latest move is arguably the most valuable of them all.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the club have officially signed the full rights of their star central defender Salvatore Bocchetti from Frosinone, meaning that his future is with the Grifoni for the time being.
The cost of the move is undisclosed at this point, but it is safe to say that the money was certainly well spent by Genoa.
Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com