Ciro Immobile says he feels ready to play for Juventus, but he’s been told that he is staying at Genoa.
The Italian Under-21 international is co-owned between both clubs and there are suggestions that he could make a January switch to Turin.
“I know that I am being talked about in the transfer market,” the former Siena and Pescara forward stated on Monday.
“However, I spoke with President Enrico Preziosi before Christmas and he told me that I would be staying at Genoa.
“Juve? It would be nice to go there because I would be fighting for the Scudetto and not Serie A safety…”
Immobile is seen as a cheaper option to Didier Drogba and Fernando Llorente – a man who is expected to move to the Old Lady from Athletic Bilbao on a Bosman in June.
“It is a bit of an exaggeration to see my name linked with those of Drogba and Llorente, but I would be ready for Juventus,” Immobile continued.
“It would be a really important opportunity for me.”
The centre-forward, 22, has scored five goals in 19 Serie A games so far this season.
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