Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has admitted defeat in the chase for Marco Borriello of Roma. “He’ll join Juventus.”
The Marassi outfit are looking for a new striker in January and Roma man Borriello, formerly of Genoa, was their top target.
However, the Italian international is now being paired with the Old Lady and Preziosi can see such a switch happening.
“I don’t think that Borriello will arrive at Genoa,” Preziosi told Radio Mana Mana Sport 24. “I believe that he will join Juventus who can offer him more than we can.”
Borriello is looking for a new club given that he doesn’t feature in the plans of first team boss Luis Enrique.
With the chances of netting Borriello reduced, Preziosi has set his eyes on a striker who Milan are also chasing.
“We’ll do something in attack because we haven’t scored that many goals – we could be complete with a striker,” the President continued.
“Catania’s Maxi Lopez is a player who we are interested in.”
Milan have actually agreed a deal with Catania for Lopez, but they’ll only net him if they fail to get Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.
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