Friday August 16 2013
Genoa explain Niang complications

Serie A side Genoa have almost conceded defeat in their pursuit of Milan youngster M’Baye Niang.

Club officials and boss Fabio Liverani have spoken of their desire to net the 18-year-old forward before the transfer window closes.

Rumours of a possible deal intensified this week after Preziosi again met with Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

“I think I can exclude a swap deal between Juraj Kucka and Niang,” the Marassi President told Sky Sport Italia.

“Milan’s failure so far to sign [CSKA Moscow’s] Keisuke Honda and Adem Ljajic [of Fiorentina] has complicated talks with the Rossoneri.”

Asked about other targets, Preziosi admitted that Nacional’s Gonzalo Bueno, a 20-year-old Uruguayan forward, is liked.

“Bueno is a player with great prospects and quality, we are looking to bring him here to Genoa,” he noted.

Roma and Livorno are also interested in the South American attacker.