OFFICIAL: Diego Milito & Thiago Motta Join Inter, Sergio Floccari To Genoa

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has confirmed the deal...
Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has announced that Inter have signed star duo Diego Milito and Thiago Motta, in exchange for cash plus Robert Acquafresca.

The owner has also revealed that the Rossoblu have replaced Milito by purchasing Atalanta's Sergio Floccari.

Inter have been chasing Milito and Motta for some time now, and although the exact financial terms have not been disclosed, Preziosi has confirmed that the transfer is complete.

"I met [Inter] President Massimo Moratti for breakfast, and we have reached an agreement," Preziosi revealed while a guest on the programme 'We are Genoa' on TeleNord.

"It is official. It was a painful decision, and we thank the players for everything they have given this year.

"What do we get in return? It is economic and technical, but I say only the name of [Robert] Acquafresca."

It is not clear yet whether Acquafresca will join Genoa permanently, or on a co-ownership arrangement. One player who will arrive in full is Atalanta sensation Sergio Floccari, who will be Milito's direct replacement.

"He is no longer a boy, and he is going to give us so much joy," Preziosi said of Floccari's purchase.

"We have been following him since February. To have a strong Genoa we must suffer more than others, this is why we did this exchange.

"If we sell a great player, it is not right to just put the money in our pockets."

Floccari is expected to cost €11 million. Meanwhile, Milito is believed to have signed a four-year contract at Inter worth €3.5m per annum, and Motta a five-year deal worth €3m a season.

Anthony Sormani, Goal.com