But their initial approach seems to have fallen flat, as Calciomercato.it today reports that Grifoni President Enrico Preziosi has rejected a massive offer from the Italian champions.
The Beneamata reportedly put €20 million on the Ligurians’ table, plus the services of Chilean midfielder Luis Jimenez and youth product Francesco Bolzoni.
But the offer was deemed insufficient and it is suggested that Preziosi wants to find an adequate replacement for Milito before starting negotiations with any interested party.
Genoa have allegedly targeted Atalanta striking sensation Sergio Floccari, but their bid of €8m plus the rights to Argentine hitman Fernando Forestieri, who is currently on loan at Serie B side Vicenza, was turned down by the Orobici.
However, Inter could face competition from Juventus for ‘El Principe’, as the Old Lady have identified him as the ideal man to replace the outgoing David Trezeguet.
Vince Masiello, Goal.com