Sunday June 10 2012
Monaco make €8m Gilardino bid

Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa career may be over after six months, as French media claim Claudio Ranieri’s Monaco have offered €8m.

The 29-year-old striker only made the move from Fiorentina to Marassi in January for €8m, but struggled to make an impact at the club that barely avoided relegation.

He is not thought to be a part of Coach Gigi De Canio’s plans for next season and is therefore on the market, as confirmed by President Enrico Preziosi.

The 2006 World Cup winner has been heavily linked with Ligue 2 side Monaco, who are aiming for a relaunch by hiring ex-Inter boss Ranieri.

According to MaxiFoot in France, Monaco have now lodged an offer of €8m, precisely the sum Gilardino cost Genoa six months ago.

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