Wigan Athletic striker Mauro Boselli is close to a move to Italy with Genoa, according to reports in the Italian and English media.
The 25-year-old has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and has yet to score in eight games for the Latics.
Mediaset claim Genoa are considering a move for the Argentine, something which Enrico Preziosi, the club President, appeared to confirm last night.
Speaking to Primo Canale Sport, he said: "I like Boselli. He is our objective. We are talking about an interesting player also in terms of his prospects.
"He has played with Rodrigo Palacio. They know each other well. We will try and take the best chance available to us.
"We want to dismantle the old house and rebuild another that can give our fans' satisfaction."
Wigan's chief secretary later acknowledged that "Genoa's interest is concrete" and that there is contact between two clubs.
The player also tweeted that he is looking forward to "six months" on loan in Genoa.
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